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22 September 2023

Year 5 Team Triumphs at Tournament of Minds State Competition

  • Junior School News

We are thrilled to announce that our Year 5 South Plympton team has emerged as champions, securing the first-place position in the Language Literature category at the prestigious Tournament of Minds State Competition!

On Sunday, 10 September, the stage was set at Adelaide High School as two talented teams from Emmaus Christian College entered the battle of wits and creativity at the State Finals of the Tournament of Minds competition.

Over seven weeks of intensive preparation and practice, both our teams exhibited unwavering commitment and unleashed their creative potential as they tackled both the Long Term and Spontaneous challenges with flair. Their remarkable performances on the competition day showcased their talent and team work.

This victory in the State Finals has opened the door to the opportunity for our Year 5 South Plympton team. They have been selected to represent us on the national stage at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where they will compete in the National Tournament of Minds competition scheduled for 21 October.

This remarkable achievement is a testament to the hard work of our students, the dedication of their mentors, and the support of our school community. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and excited to see them represent us at the national level.

Congratulations to our Year 5 South Plympton team on their well-deserved victory. Stay tuned for more updates as we cheer them on in their journey to Melbourne!

Students in our Year 5 Team:

  • Prisayus
  • Ruth
  • Emma
  • Hayley
  • Lucinda
  • Isaiah
  • Ava

Students in our Year 6 Team:

  • Eunice
  • Cara
  • Noah
  • Abbey
  • Diana
  • Elaine
  • Elijah

Thank you to all the students, facilitators, teachers and parents who have worked alongside these students and supported this opportunity.

About Tournament of Minds (TOM)
Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. TOM's aim is to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment. They are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from one of the following disciplines: The Arts, STEM, Language Literature, Social Sciences.

Kristy Houston
Year 5/6 Teacher