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22/01/18

Retweeted From South East Water

This week & took a tour of our Arlington Reservoir as part of our ‘Know H₂ow Awards’! An initiative for students to work with our expert staff on related projects 😀 https://t.co/TKziQiI37w

22/01/18

Retweeted From Louise Farrow

Another inspiring evening

22/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Reflect upon Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

22/01/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Kate Shoesmith, head of member engagement for the Recruitment and Employer Confederation, explores what the future holds for Kent young people, their education and working lives. https://t.co/CWKqMFLiJo

19/01/18

Date for your diary! FIGS Quiz Night - Saturday, 24 February 2018. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Featuring; Family Quiz, Ploughman's Supper, Bar, Raffle, and lots of other games and prizes! Tickets will be on sale soon! https://t.co/uSnkhRMGAJ

19/01/18

Last night we were fortunate to have speakers from the University of Oxford and Cambridge speak to Year 11 and 12 students about everything they need to know about applying to these very prestigious universities, as well as having an interview workshop with Mr John Krumins. https://t.co/D8xZAXn2go

19/01/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the 'Ms Empowered' Breakfast this morning. The event generated some great discussion around the implications of gender inequality for young women in the workplace. https://t.co/MWkNmSF2d8

18/01/18

Thank you for an excellent visit. https://t.co/4Kjf3ZvlwC

18/01/18

Thank you to everyone who attended the Piano Soiree yesterday evening. What amazing, talented students we have! https://t.co/0Zri18igEK

18/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Fed up with dreary skies where you live - come and join us developing a new career through Train to Teach and enjoy days like this one... https://t.co/UsfzDXDYX3

17/01/18

Tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/wAgVm7PpoP

17/01/18

Have you read Invicta's blogs recently? There is something of interest to everyone! https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c

16/01/18

We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/0TVqMjBpr5

16/01/18

For enthusiasts. https://t.co/Mx5NtKlL0P

15/01/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ETMwNzuX53 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself!

15/01/18

Congratulations to Amelia in 7T, who has been invited to ‘try out’ for the Junior British Show Jumping Team on Monday, 15 January 2018. Good luck Amelia!

15/01/18

Well done to Sophie in 7T, who has been invited to participate in the Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts National Swimming Gala from the 26-28 January 2018. The Royal Navy hosts this prestigious event in Cornwall for around 200 young people from all around the United Kingdom.

15/01/18

A lovely article in the celebrating the achievements of students at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening in December. https://t.co/NlTdAC8iBJ

15/01/18

Our World Challenge students are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 3 February, in the School Hall, raising funds for their trip in the summer.

15/01/18

On Sunday 25 February 2018 sixteen staff will be running the Headcorn Half Marathon, raising money for . Donation can be made via our Just Giving page using the following link: https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO. Many thanks for your continued support!

15/01/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/smiRHMz85Y

15/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Politics and Economics. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

15/01/18

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

This week some very strange footprints appeared in our classroom. We used our detective skills to try and find out who or what had been in Opal Class. https://t.co/3fOMATJhjF

12/01/18

Do you have what it takes to be crowned Britain's best lego builder?? Do you love to build awesome creations? Well, look no further. Register your interest for the second series of 'LEGO MASTERS' on Channel 4 today. https://t.co/Pj1bEEIxza

09/01/18

Epoc Careers organises high quality careers events for students. Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018 Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer, Sunday 4 February 2018 For full details, see https://t.co/plOwJqUqWj. https://t.co/ZSPNVxXo0k

09/01/18

We are very pleased to hear that Trixie, the Guide Dog sponsored by Invicta, has been successfully placed with a family where the man has no sight. Trixie also has the family dog to play with when she is not working. Thank you for your support! https://t.co/8CinH4ytfg

08/01/18

Don't forget, tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/dWm0rsHQNY

08/01/18

Congratulations! https://t.co/avcaI0uWMZ

08/01/18

Congratulations to Maddie who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, National Award Ceremony, for her academic result and other achievement in the GCSE category. The Awards ceremony is in Manchester on 31 January 2018. https://t.co/R3SZlA8Lge

08/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Take Inspiration. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/01/18

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year as Invicta's new school term begins today.

15/12/17

The Over 60s enjoyed a Christmas Lunch this week in school. They enjoyed a 2 course meal, a Christmas photo booth and lots of festive games! https://t.co/vu3XLUiOai

14/12/17

Thank you to everyone who donated food items to the You Can Appeal. We are pleased to say that approximately 500 cans of food and other items have just been collected for the homeless. https://t.co/HzitJ4kdj5

14/12/17

A group of Year 8 students, in their POP group, have been making little paper gift boxes which they have left around the school for other students to find. Each box has been handmade and contains a chocolate and an inspirational quotation.

14/12/17

Invicta students from Years 7 - 10 are looking forward to their trip to London for the Olympia Horse Show today.

13/12/17

Christmas jumpers were very popular today! https://t.co/RqxTMUDcaA

13/12/17

10 students went to Gravity Trampoline Park as a reward for their handwork in PE lessons this term and for attending the most extracurricular PE clubs. https://t.co/2yONEr6kEo

12/12/17

Year 8 in a Geography lesson learning about tectonic plates. Madison, Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/hFNbHBSAqx

12/12/17

Invicta recently hosted a VIAT primary school football tournament, with teams from Lakes, Chase, Hill, Eastborough Primary school and . Congratulations to Eastborough overall winners! https://t.co/l6jnbGv8HC

12/12/17

Further congratulations to Georgia in 8C, who has also been awarded first place in the Tonbridge Town Sailing Club Junior Series for the second year running.

Charity Fund-raising

   Cake sale for epilepsy 27   Tropical non uniform day   Royal marsden colour run 4

At Invicta Grammar School we are keen that our students and staff are fully committed to and participate in fund-raising opportunities for charity.  We believe that fund-raising should be fun but we also strongly believe it is an ideal way for our school community to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.  Raising money for charity is a fantastic way to give something back to our local, national and international communities and to make a real difference to the lives of others.  However, we also know our students personally benefit from being involved in fund-raising activities in school.  Organising fund-raising activities presents our students with a real opportunity to develop as individuals and develop key skills such as events management, marketing and people management as well as team building skills.  These are all very relevant skills to students' future lives at university and in the world of work.

There are many easy, wonderful and outright bizarre ways to raise money and at Invicta we have tried and tested a large variety, thanks to the imaginations of our students and the positive participation of our staff and students! Events have included dress up days, staff vs. students competitions, performing arts shows and staff dancing and singing in front of students – which is always a crowd pleaser!  Each year, sees a new event appear on the Invicta calendar and our students never cease to amaze us with their commitment to ensure we make a real difference to the charities we support annually.

Our students choose the charities they want to support throughout the academic year either through decisions for RAG (Raise and Give) Week or through our House system.  This year, our student chosen RAG charities are:

• Dandelion Time

• Bliss

• Parkinson’s UK

• Rubicon Cares

• The Befriending Society

We continue to work on some ongoing projects with the Royal Marsden Hospital and The Guide Dogs Association for the Blind. We have a strong link with the Royal Marsden Hospital following the sad loss of one of our former students, Amanda Slann, to leukaemia.  We are proud to celebrate her memory each year and have raised over £30,000 for the Royal Marsden alone over the last five years.  Our work with the Guide Dogs Association for the Blind is also ongoing and we have recently been able to adopt a third puppy in the school’s name following the hard fund-raising work of our students. 

We are proud to celebrate our fundraising achievements with our students and staff at the end of each academic year. Last year we managed to achieve another all time school record with the amount we raised, achieving a total of £50,267.00 raised for charity in just one school year!  We set ourselves a challenging target for fundraising each year and each year we seem to smash our targets!  This could not be achieved without the commitment of our students, staff and parents to our fund-raising endeavours. 

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