Imagination and creativity merge for Tournament of Minds

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On Saturday 9 September, 21 students from Years 5-10 competed in the Tournament of Minds (ToM) State Finals. ToM is a problem-solving program which requires teams to work cooperatively to find a creative solution to a given problem.

St Mary’s College entered three teams into the competition: one in the Primary Language and Literature division, one in the Secondary Language Literature division and one in the Primary Social Science division.

The teams had to complete a spontaneous challenge on the day and perform a 10-minute play as part of a long-term challenge. They were given six weeks to produce their answers to the long-term challenge, which included writing a script and designing costumes and props ready to perform for the judges.

All teams worked hard to complete their tasks and had a great time on competition day. To add to their success, the Primary Language Literature team received second place.

All of the students are to be commended on their dedication, creativity and teamwork throughout the challenge period. Congratulations to the following teams on a fantastic effort.

Language and Literature (Primary):  Sophie Breen, Zoe Ratcliffe, Chukwu Ndupu, Phoebe Watt, Matilda Cunningham, Emma Clark, Abbie Fidanza

Social Sciences (Primary): Nina Canning, Amelie Webb, Mila Hardaker, Molly Medhurst, Lucy Kearney, Katie Yan, Annabel Hutchinson

Language Literature (Secondary):  Ava Schultz, Hal Cormack, Cara Watt, Mae Williams, Elsa Clennett, Madison Lennox


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St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.