Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds (TOMs) provides students with opportunities to develop diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively whilst solving a challenge in a competitive environment.

Students in year 6 are invited to audition for the team(s) by attending several sessions where they are given TOMS example problems to solve.

Six weeks before the Tournament Day, the TOMs team(s) select a long term problem to solve from the categories of Language Literature, Maths and Engineering, Applied Technology or Social Sciences.

The students are also required to solve a spontaneous challenge which is only revealed to them on performance day, held at Flinders University. This task requires the students to demonstrate their abilities as a team to work together, be creative and express original thinking.

Flagstaff Hill students have been successful competitors in the past and this year scored ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ in nine of twelve scoring criteria for their long term challenge.


Pedal Prix

Flagstaff Hill Primary School has been involved in Pedal Prix since 2001, with the major emphases being on participation, teamwork and co-operation. Parents who have been involved in past years agree that the weekend in Murray Bridge is an excellent community activity.

Teams have a designated pit area as well as an area for camping. Teams are responsible for their own catering. Each Primary school team is allowed 24 riders.

Keep updated on Pedal Prix this year by subscribing to our Pedal Prix Skool Bag!

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Student Voice

At Flagstaff Hill School students are involved in Student Voice from reception to year 6 either through class meetings or as part of an executive council.

Students in Year 6 nominate for the position and consequently meet at regular intervals. They will visit classes from Reception - Year 6 to collate issues and suggestions and run meetings if required.

These issues will then be shared at the Student Voice Meetings and can also be raised with other staff, senior staff and parents.

We believe being a good leader means being responsible in following our school values of Integrity, Respect and Care. It's also about being respectful to others' ideas and opinions. A good leader is confident, a good role model and willing to give up time to help the school be a better place. We believe student voice is about speaking up, sharing ideas and being involved in our school's decision making policies.

We are looking forward to having a successful, happy and fun year!

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Instrumental Music

At Flagstaff Hill Primary School, we recognise the overall benefits of learning and playing a musical instrument. Qualified Instrumental Teachers are invited into our school, and we allow students time out of their regular classroom to attend lessons – usually a half hour each week. Students get opportunities to perform at assemblies and in classroom Music lessons throughout the year. We offer two types of lessons – Department Instrumental Music and Private lessons.

Department Instrumental Music – Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello) – No tuition Fee - Year 3-6
Strings are taught by Ms Kirsty Feeby to students year 3 and older. Lessons are in small groups and occur during school hours. This is a Department for Education program and there is no tuition fee (there is a small services cost to cover music printing and string replacements). We have a number of Violins, Viola’s and Cellos available to hire at a very reasonable price.
Students in year 3 in 2022 are given first priority for lessons.

Private Instrumental lessons – Payments and arrangements made directly with the instrumental teacher
Private instrumental lessons are provided by teachers who are not part of the Department for Education program and therefore have a lesson cost. By expressing interest in these lessons your details will be passed onto the relevant instrumental teacher who will make contact about lesson times, costs etc.

We have 2 companies that provide private instrumental lessons:

Pathways Music School

Pathways offer lessons at school during class time and also have a studio in Flagstaff Hill offering instrumental lessons out of school hours.

For more information check out their website

Instruments on offer are

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Aspiring Musicians Academy

Tamzin at Aspiring Musicians Academy offers lessons during class time and can also arrange lessons out of school hours at her studio.

For more information check out

Instruments on offer are

  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Singing
  • Piano
  • Drums

Instruments - All teachers will require students to have their own instrument - Flagstaff Hill Primary School has a number of instruments available to hire at a very reasonable price.

Any questions please contact Miss Katie Williams at

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Page last edited: September 21, 2022