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12/12/17

The Theme of the Week: Celebrate Success and Show Appreciation. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

11/12/17

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

Writing your teacher training application? Here are some useful tips to bear in mind: https://t.co/Jl7aU7BCD3

08/12/17

Man 'O' Man - Battle of the Sixth Form Boys is complete! Congratulations Sean! https://t.co/0e38AwOmcV

08/12/17

The final RAG theme for this week is 'Glitter'! It has been an action packed week and we will announce the grand total that has been raised early next week! https://t.co/nw3jRpvVPE

07/12/17

Retweeted From Maidstone Museum

We’re in a festive mood tonight as we welcome for their Christmas concert here 🎄🎄🎄 https://t.co/afZC9bYSs5

07/12/17

Thank you and well done to all the Year 11 students who have completed the British Physics Olympiad Experimental Project "the motion of a slinky under gravity". Excellent projects and we wish the finalists good luck in the National Competition. https://t.co/zvHmKQYBMw

05/12/17

Chloe in 11A has been a volunteer at Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled for 10 years. She will be volunteering once again at their annual Nativity event on Friday 8 December.

05/12/17

The RAG theme for the day is Heroes and Villains and the students, and staff, excelled with their outfits! https://t.co/7glnzA3teO

05/12/17

We are supporting two local charity appeals this Christmas, the Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal and the You Can Appeal. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts and non-perishable food (e.g. tins of food, coffee, crisps, squash). https://t.co/kQ10m4CqVP

05/12/17

The video from the Young Cooks 2017 competition: https://t.co/5c665i5pCk

05/12/17

We are very proud of Charlotte! https://t.co/TMyrpnEB4B

04/12/17

We have 12 exchange students and 2 of their teachers from GT College, Hong Kong with us this week. GT college is a highly prestigious school in Hong Kong and we are delighted that they chose to build an exchange programme with us from the many UK schools they contacted. https://t.co/MaiRgA0ZE9

04/12/17

The RAG Dance Show is this evening, Monday 4 December at 7pm! Tickets are being sold in the dance studio during lunch, and they will also be sold on the door tonight. We look forward to seeing you there!

04/12/17

Lovely to see students borrowing the wrapped books from under the Library’s Advent Tree this morning – the gift of reading for the Christmas holidays. https://t.co/RTPywivP5x

04/12/17

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who is doing extremely well on her pony at the moment and has qualified for national championships for showjumping.

04/12/17

Today is the start of Invicta's annual RAG event raising money for 5 chosen charities throughout the school year. The dress-up theme for the day is pyjamas, and the students dressed accordingly with a wide range of pyjamas and onesies! https://t.co/CCs7BwgxyP

04/12/17

The Theme of the Week: Care about the Arts and Media. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

01/12/17

Well done to the Year 9 Digital Leaders who have have been delivering E-Safety Assemblies all week. Such an important topic. https://t.co/blQBKBJAB7

30/11/17

Thank you! https://t.co/dpsVk3LKgT

30/11/17

Thank you! https://t.co/ESf2U1Ayoe

30/11/17

Congratulations to Charlotte who was awarded overall winner at the Kent Cooks final today! https://t.co/PqPUn7oBwx

30/11/17

Our Science lesson - The image shows that, in hot water, particles move quicker than in cold water. Isabel, 7C, Digital Leader https://t.co/Ev8OqLT4sj

30/11/17

Good luck to Charlotte, Year 10, at the Kent Cooks Competition today, and also to Lizzie, Year 8, and her sister Nicole who are also competing in the family section too. https://t.co/UFDbhbWxtk

29/11/17

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

Check out winners live at tonight from 6pm https://t.co/pPM9YZEjMk Well done Olivia & Leah on your success. https://t.co/HxCfJTCcIi

29/11/17

7V learning new and exciting dance choreography! Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/hQfURIAgO7

29/11/17

7V using the interactive website Padlet in their Spanish class. Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/m3HY0zacI5

28/11/17

8I have been learning about the lungs in Science. Madeleine 8I, Digital Leader https://t.co/BUkalEQ1g2

28/11/17

The Sunday Times newspaper published the Schools Guide 2018. In the latest publication, Invicta is once again recognised as the best school in Maidstone and also the 23rd best state school in the South East of England. Julie Derrick, head teacher, was thrilled by the recognition. https://t.co/1rQSiInVjt

27/11/17

Invicta students raised £547.09 for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who contributed! https://t.co/iAqkyS2rRd

27/11/17

Pupils from local primary schools, as well as Invicta students, have been enjoying our annual Cultural Festival today. There has been food and drink, dancing and music as well as quizzes. https://t.co/Z7pRXhePGb

27/11/17

The U13 netball team also played to a very high standard and some excellent shooting from Hannah and Natalie helped to secure a 12-1 victory, these girls were ably supported by brilliant centre court play from Amelie and Nhyira (named player of the match by Wally Hall). https://t.co/BSVSm14huh

27/11/17

Invicta's U12 age group played their first game, and some excellent netball, resulting in a 7-3 win. Superb shooting came from Mia and strong centre court play came from Aoife (voted player of the match by Wally Hall). https://t.co/8JgBTmRDFW

27/11/17

The Classical Civilisation GCSE students recently went to Cranbrook School to see the Actors of Dionysus Theatre Company in a production of Sophocles’ Antigone. This Greek tragedy is a set text for coursework and was a very interesting production of a 2400 year old classic. https://t.co/J2ApJZsoOh

27/11/17

Emma in 8I, took some photos of her form during their netball lesson. https://t.co/lZIwQp6yfD

27/11/17

37 Year 11 and 12 students braved the chilly conditions of late November and completed a mini-expedition in the Ashdown Forest over the weekend. The tasks included tent construction, planning local treks, planning and cooking meals outdoors for the groups, and basic survival. https://t.co/GTHRd8jDrG

27/11/17

Thank you to our Inspiring Einsteins Club who discussed the Fermi Paradox, the future of our universe, Habitable zones and the Dyson Sphere. Thank you to Mrs McGrath for the delicious and thematic cakes. https://t.co/hrTu4UPF0A

27/11/17

The Theme of the Week: Be Inquiring about Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

27/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Looking through applications for School Direct next year it is good to see applications from past students of and amongst others 😀#teaching

27/11/17

Retweeted From The Lenham School

Don’t forget our production of Little Shop of Horrors this December! Get your tickets from School reception https://t.co/7OElnojNXS

24/11/17

A very successful business lunch for the Young Chamber today. Thank you to all the guests but in particular, Mrs Helen Grant, , his worshipful the Mayor of Maidstone and the very generous sponsors Pillory Barn and Financial Advice & Services. https://t.co/H4LodzEedQ

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Posted on: September 23rd 2017

Fun at the FIGS Autumn Fair

Saturday, 23 September saw the return of a firm favourite in the Invicta calendar: The FIGS Autumn Fair. Organised and run by parents, staff and a contribution of stalls from students, this was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy and afternoon of fun and games, meet new friends, try new challenges and make some money.

The afternoon “kicked off” at 12:30pm in a blaze of glorious sunshine. Students, who had set up their stall in advance, began selling treats and setting competitions to the eager punters as they arrived. The Year 9 House Band, courtesy of Mr Heaton, were there to start the day with some fabulous renditions of well-known songs to get everybody in the festival spirit. Not only did they choose their songs well, but played very professionally and sounded great. Many a person was left singing the tune to ‘Valerie’ as they walked past.

Among the stalls on offer this year were the ever popular inflatable assault course, welly wanging and crockery smash! Students also ran a highly popular Pillow Fight competition along with popcorn and candy floss, glitter tattoos, hook a duck, the lollypop game and the balance game – which consisted of balancing three poker chips on top of an orange floating in a bowl of water. Not as easy as it sounds.

We were also joined by the farmers and animals from Valley Park’s Young Farmers club who brought along rabbits, a goat, ducks and alpacas for our visitors to meet and as you can imagine, were very popular all day.

This year saw a new addition to the stalls which was ‘Buskers Corner’ an area where anyone aged 8-18 could bring along an instrument, or their band, and perform for the eagerly awaiting crowds. Courtesy of Clive, a parent and local owner of the Make Some Noise recording studio, we were able to offer a prize of 3 hours free recording time for the performers in the Buskers Corner. All they had to do was perform to get automatically entered into the draw. At 3:30pm that afternoon, Mrs Derrick very kindly drew the winning ticket and the prize was awarded to Lila Deverson in 9I. She now has the unenviable task of picking 3 other musicians to join her to make the most of this wonderful prize.

All in all, the Fair raised over £1000 which will be put back into the school in one way or another over the academic year. Last year, FIGS contributions helped towards the completion of non-curriculum projects around the school, such as the decking, outdoor games, canopies and sunshades for the Izatt plaza, among many others. The stalls which raised the most money were 8S with Glitter Tattoos, an astonishing £138; 8V who ensured everybody had a constant supply of Popcorn and candy floss with £95; and 9C who ran the Pillow Fight competition and raised over £70.

We are eternally grateful to all those parents and staff who gave their time to make the Fair such a fabulous success. We are indebted to Mr Heaton for his organisation of the House Bands and music area. Thanks must also go to all the new members of the FIGS committee who have joined this year and brought with them their enthusiasm and ideas. A big thank you too, to Gemma from the Valley Park Farm for making the arrangements for the animals to join us. But most of all, the thanks must go to all the students who gave up a Saturday to make the fair such a great event and to think of ideas which would raise money. Lastly, a thank you to Mrs Stafford, who assured me that she had made arrangements for good weather for the day – she was true to her word.

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