North Beach: Our Lady of Grace PS to represent WA at Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Finals


Back: Nerida Hince (facilitator), Charlie Burke, Ashton-Faye Joyce, Josie Hicks, Grace Sputore, Kyle Bernacki, Kynan Gallen, Brady Lamont, Lisa Meyers (facilitator). Front: Steven Carr, Oscar O'Hare, Sebastian Pellizzon, Sophia Joyce, Ella Davies, Christian Fazzari, Nathan Taylor
Back: Nerida Hince (facilitator), Charlie Burke, Ashton-Faye Joyce, Josie Hicks, Grace Sputore, Kyle Bernacki, Kynan Gallen, Brady Lamont, Lisa Meyers (facilitator). Front: Steven Carr, Oscar O'Hare, Sebastian Pellizzon, Sophia Joyce, Ella Davies, Christian Fazzari, Nathan Taylor

OUR Lady of Grace Primary School is one of six West Australian schools heading to Adelaide next month as part of the Tournament of Minds (TOM) Australasian Pacific Finals.

The North Beach school took out Social Science and Science Technology categories at last month’s State Championships and will be joined by Whitford Catholic Primary School, winner of the Language Literature category, and St Hilda’s who took out the Engineering Mathematics category.

TOM is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years and helps develop diverse skills in enterprise, time management and team work.

Social Sciences team member Josie Hicks said the team was proud to be representing WA at the finals in Adelaide.

“We get to meet and compete against so many brilliant and creative students and develop many valuable skills,” she said.

About 900 students from 62 WA schools competed in this year’s competition.

RESULTS
State Finals Results:

Primary School

Language Literature: Whitford Catholic Primary School
Engineering Mathematics: St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
Social Science: Our Lady of Grace Primary School
Science Technology: Our Lady of Grace Primary School

Secondary School

Language Literature: Esperance Senior High School
Engineering Mathematics: Sacred Heart College
Social Science: Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
Science Technology: Sacred Heart College

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