Aubin Grove students heading for finals of Tournament of Minds


Aubin Grove students with their State Language Literature trophy. Back row (left to right): Owen Bayao, Yanna de Guzman, Hannah Mulligan, Jasmin Draper and Sophia Martinez. Front row (left to right): Ella Sharman and Timothy Tan.
Aubin Grove students with their State Language Literature trophy. Back row (left to right): Owen Bayao, Yanna de Guzman, Hannah Mulligan, Jasmin Draper and Sophia Martinez. Front row (left to right): Ella Sharman and Timothy Tan.

A GROUP of the area’s brightest local kids are heading to the Gold Coast to take part in the Australasian Pacific finals of the Tournament of Minds (TOM).

TOM is a problem solving competition involving primary and secondary school students.

The team of seven from Aubin Grove will represent WA against teams from other states, as well as New Zealand and Thailand.

They qualified for Saturday’s competition after taking out the language literature category for primary school kids at the state finals.

The school’s social science team fell just short of qualifying for the competition, but did pick up a creativity award for highest spontaneous score.

The school has built quite the tradition of qualifying for the tournament, having had teams represent WA in 2012, 2014 and 2015.