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Tournament of Minds (TOM)

Tournament of Minds (TOM) 2016

We would like to congratulate our 2016 TOM teams, and thank all students who participated in our Critical and Creative Thinking course. What a bright bunch of students we have here at Esperance Primary School!

Karl Gurney (facilitator), Koden Cooper, Lucy Gray, Jack Harris, Samuel Jefferies, Meg Kirchner, Montanna Marshall, Caleb Shipp

Hayley Kirkup, Lisa Helenius (facilitators), Lawson Baker, Mia Helenius, Ruby Luxton, Jai McElroy, Elise Quinlivan, Chelsea Ryan-Galloway, Jasmine Walter

The timetable we will be working with these students in Term 3:

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 18/7 19/7

20/7

8.45-10.45

21/7

22/7

11.30-3.05

23/7

24/7

8.30-11.30

2

25/7

1.00-3.05

26/7 27/7 28/7

29/7

11.30-3.05

30/7

31/7

8.30-11.30

3 1/8 2/8

3/8

8.45-10.45

4/8

5/8

11.30-3.05

6/8

7/8

8.30-11.30

4 8/8 9/8 10/8 11/8

12/8

11.30-3.05

13/8

14/8

8.30-11.30

5 15/8 16/8 17/8 18/8

19/8

11.30-3.05

20/8

21/8

8.30-11.30

6 22/8 23/8

24/8

8.45-3.05

25/8

8.45-3.05

26/8

27/8

3.00-7.00

28/8

Tournament Day!

caleb tom website

 

Tournament of Minds 2015

We would like to congratulate the 2015 Esperance Primary School Tournament of Minds team:

Ryan Quinlivan
Islay Reichstein
Kasey Graham
Gabby Botha
Montana Marshall
Chelsea Ryan-Galloway
Sophie Ferguson  
Elise Quinlivan
Anthony Sims
Mia Helenius
Jai McElroy
Sammy Ryan-Galloway
Koden Cooper
Ruby Luxton
Meg Kirchner
Carla Harris
Caleb Shipp
Alana Harris
Samuel Jefferies
Lucy Gray
Eloise Lochowicz

The students selected for teams are now a part of a TOM program commencing on Fridays which we will train different skills with the students, and trial different team dynamics which we will help us form our teams. This year we will be entering in Social Science, Applied Technology, and Language Literature. We will notify the students of the division they will be participating in by week 10.

Next term will begin training for a six week period in preparation for a presentation day. We will be meeting as a team on Fridays 8:45am -11:30am, and Sunday 8:30am-11:30am. The regional final presentations will be held at Esperance Primary School on Sunday 30 August. More information will be provided as it becomes available. For more information, visit the Tournament of the Minds website.

Karl Gurney, Hayley Kirkup, Melissa Wolfenden and Lisa Helenius

2015 TOM Facilitators

 

Tournament of the MInds Team

Esperance Primary School has some of the brightest young minds in the state. Our students have shown themselves to be top problem solvers possessing the skills of perseverance, critical & creative thinking, effective time management and exceptional teamwork.

Esperance Primary School has established a wonderful reputation over the years in a challenging nationwide problem solving competition; Tournament of Minds.

What TOM involves

This competition requires a team of 7 students from Year 4 to Year 7 to combine all their talents and their high-level critical & creative thinking skills to solve an open-ended challenge. These can be in the disciplines of Maths & Engineering; Language Literature or Social Science. Initially there is a regional competition where children have six weeks to devise a solution to a problem. Esperance hosts one of the regional centres.

The top 3 – 5 teams across the state then progress to a State Final at the University of WA where they are given three hours to solve an open-ended challenge and present their solution to a panel of judges in the afternoon. They also complete a 5 minute spontaneous problem for a different panel of judges during the 3 hour period. The winner of the State Final then has the honour to represent WA in a National Final.
Unprecedented Record

Tournament of the MInds

Our Unprecendeted Record

In twelve years of involvement, Esperance Primary School has had 12 teams win the State Final to represent WA in National Finals. Teams have gained a creativity award in 1996 and earnt an Honours (top 3) in 2001. The fruits of all the thinking Skills being taught in classes and in PEAC courses paid off in 2003 with an outstanding accomplishment by students: two Esperance Primary teams WON their divisions of the Tournament (Maths Engineering & Social Science) at the National Final in Darwin.

This unprecedented record at National Tournament Of Minds has well and truly cemented Esperance Primary Schools reputation not only in this competition but as an institution providing a quality education to all students in the teaching of Creative and Critical thinking skills.

Visit: The TOM Website

Our TOMS History:

TOM Results 2000-2011

2011
Australasian Pacific Winners (Social Science)

Congratulations to our amazing Social Sciences Team who became National TOM Champions, by winning the  Australasian Pacific final in Hobart recently. Estella Starcevich, Samantha Crisp, Hayley Revell, Ruby Connor, Simon Poole, Isaac Marold and Mitchell Helenius and  their amazing facilitator, Mrs Liz Ellett.

2009;
State Winners (Social Science)

2008
Australasian Pacific Winners (Social Science and Honours in Language Literature)

2007
State Hounours (Social Science Team was awarded a perfect score in their long term problem ensuring they received State Honours for their efforts)

2006
State Winners ( Language Literature )

2003
State Winners (2 Teams – Social Science & Maths / Engineering).
National Winners (2 Teams – Social Science & Maths / Engineering)

2001
State Winners (Social Science)
Honours (top 15%) – (Social Science)

2000
Honours (top 15%) – (Language Literature)
Honours (top 15%) – (Social Science)

TOM Results 1992-1999

1999
Honours (top 15%) – (Social Science)
Honours (top 15%) – (Language Literature)

1998
State Winners (Social Science)

1997
Honours (top 15%) – (Math Engineering)
Honours (top 15%) – (Language/Literature)

1996
State Winner (Language/Literature)
State Winner (Social Science)
Special Creativity Award

1994
State Winner (Math & Engineering)

1993
Certificate of Commendation (Math & Engineering)

1992
State winners (Math & Engineering)