Tournament of Minds – Well done Craigburn teams!

For over twenty years, Craigburn has entered teams into the annual Tournament of Minds competition held in September at Flinders University.

Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving programme for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. They are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the following disciplines:

  • Science Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Language Literature

This morning I had the opportunity to visit Flinders University to view our teams’ performances, which students had been working on over a six week period.

Both teams of seven students, presented creative solutions to their problems, demonstrating skills in divergent thinking, problem solving, risk taking, cooperative learning and team work – all within a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning.

Special thanks and commendation to Mrs Robertson who once again coordinated and facilitated the teams – often spending many after-school hours with the teams preparing their solutions. Mrs Robertson also volunteered her time to judge other team’s solutions.

Congratulations to all students who participated – your performances were enjoyable to watch and showed how well you worked together over six weeks to present such creative solutions. Well done!


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