Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

13 October 2016

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Students represent Tasmania at Tournament of Minds

Tasmania students will go head to head against students from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Hong Kong at the 2016 Australasian Tournament of Minds Competition Finals.

Over the next two days eight teams from four Tasmanian schools will head to Queensland’s Griffith University to represent Tasmania in the Australasian Pacific Finals, following their success at the Tasmanian State Finals.

I am sure I speak for the school community and the state when I say we are all very proud of these students, who have worked so hard to make it to this point in the Tournament.

Running for 30 years in Australia, the Tournament of Minds is a team-based problem solving competition for students of all ages, where teams participate in open ended challenges requiring experimentation and divergent thinking.

Students select a challenge from a range of disciplines from Engineering Mathematics, Language Literature, Science Technology or Social Sciences.

Last year the Tasmanian contingent won three of the eight disciplines, achieving Honours in three others, being amazing ambassadors for their state and schools in their spirit and attitude.

I’d like to congratulate all the participating students on their success and wish them well for the finals as they meet and compete against students from across Australasia.

The competition commences on Saturday 15 October, with the winning team announced at the Presentation Ceremony at SeaWorld.

Teams representing Tasmania this year are:

Engineering Mathematics

  • Primary – Goulburn Street Primary School
  • Secondary – Ogilvie High School

Language Literature

  • Primary – Mount Carmel College
  • Secondary – Mount Carmel College

Science Technology

  • Primary – Goulburn Street Primary
  • Secondary – Ogilvie High School

Social Sciences

  • Primary – Sandy Bay student group (team name: Sandy Bay Home School)
  • Secondary – Ogilvie High School

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