St Hilda’s students engineer impressive result at Australasian Pacific Tournament of Minds finals


Jiarui Xiang, Piper Brooks, Poppy Aristel, Jessica Bihler, Isabella Thompson, Lea Van Reenen and Angelie Lakshmi Narayan from the St Hilda’s Tournament of Minds team.
Jiarui Xiang, Piper Brooks, Poppy Aristel, Jessica Bihler, Isabella Thompson, Lea Van Reenen and Angelie Lakshmi Narayan from the St Hilda’s Tournament of Minds team.

SEVEN junior school students from St Hilda’s have shown off their engineering and mathematics skills in Adelaide.

The St Hilda’s team took home second-class honours in the primary Engineering and Mathematics division at the Australasian Pacific Tournament of Minds (TOM) finals.

About 700 students from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Hong Kong took part in the international problem-solving competition.

“It was an absolute pleasure to watch the comradery and spirit of TOM on display in Adelaide,” teacher Louisa Kennard said.

“Our students were exceptional ambassadors for STEAM (science, technology, enterprise, arts and mathematics) at St Hilda’s and for Western Australia.

“We were blown away by the solution the girls created.”

The team qualified for the finals after taking out the top primary division Engineering and Mathematics prize at the State Championships in September.

“TOMs is exhilarating and challenging,” said Year 6 student Jessica Bihler.

“And it’s great fun.”