Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tournament of Minds

Last weekend our Tournament of Minds Team (TOM) competed in the
2019 Regional Competition. TOM offers teams of students the opportunity
to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent
thinking while developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and
teamwork. Teams are required to work together on a long term challenge for
six weeks without assistance from teachers, parents and peers. They are
encouraged to explore possibilities and experiment with ideas as they endeavour
to produce a creative and original way to communicate their solution to others.
On competition day they also participate in a Spontaneous Challenge which
requires quick, creative thinking skills. Throughout their long term challenge our
St Albans teams showed amazing teamwork producing 2 quality performances.
Kāhu North team performed 'A Kiwi Quest' winning 1st place and Kāhu South
team performed 'The Wizard of Aus' winning 2nd place honours. We are so very
proud of all the hard work these two teams have put into planning, preparation and
developing polished performances.