Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

Close

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.

12/12/17

Well done to Rachel in 10T, Megan in 9S, Abigail in 9A and Georgia in 8V who have all been selected to represent the Maidstone West Scout Groups at the International Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019, and also to Jessica in 9N, who will represent the Weald District. https://t.co/XaHItUasms

12/12/17

Invicta is once again supporting the annual You Can Help Appeal, by collecting cans of food for the homeless. Staff and students are requested to bring the cans to school on Wednesday 13 December.

12/12/17

Staff and students are looking forward to giving their Christmas jumpers an airing tomorrow, ready for the own clothes day and Christmas dinner. Funds raised will go to the 5 RAG charities. https://t.co/ogUVwrphez

12/12/17

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

Latest News

Posted on: January 23rd 2016

Invicta celebrates Burns Night

On Saturday, 23 January 2016, we celebrated our third Burns' Night with a traditional four course supper of Haggis, neeps and tatties and a wee dram of whiskey. Invicta welcomed over 80 guests to an evening that also included Scottish singing and dancing. Many of our guests were parents or from the Maidstone Riverside Rotary; all looked splendid is a variety of kilts, tartans and evening dress. We were delighted to welcome Mr Ray Dixon, who is the Rotary District Governor for Kent East Sussex and South London. 

The evening started with the Selkirk Grace read by Mrs LLoyd before the first course of smoked salmon pate was served. The Haggis was ceremoniously piped in by Mr Michael Hicks, followed by chef, Mrs Berry, carrying the Haggis. Our very own Scot, Mrs Giles gave the address to the Haggis which starts:

Fair and full is your honest, jolly face
Great chieftain of the sausage race!

and finishes with the Haggis being stabbed with a ceremonial knife, which was kindly loaned to us by Mr Chris Venus.

Sixth former, Dominika Warecka-Mccabe beautifully sang “The Skye Boat Song”. Dominika has a fantastic voice and has been classically trained. Her rendition of this traditional Scottish folk song had the room entranced. Mrs LLoyd read "A Man's A Man For A' That“, one of Robbie Burns' poems. The evening continued with the traditional "Toast to the Lassies" given by Mr Richard Ratcliffe from Maidstone Riverside Rotary, while the "Reply from the Lassies" was delivered by Mrs Catherine Pierce, also from Riverside Rotary.

After dessert, our guests enjoyed Scottish dancing led by Ms Jenny Barrow. Everyone jumped to their feet to join in the Gay Gordons and the Dashing White Sergeant, each dancing with varying levels of expertise! We were delighted that our student helpers joined in the fun and games at this point.

A special treat this year was a rendition of “I will walk 500 miles” by Gianni Huseyin, who led the guests in a spot of community singing.

The event was organised by Invicta's Young Chamber, led by chair Will Richards and the school's Interact branch of the Rotarian Club, led by Georgia Fothergill. Their teams of students have been involved in many aspects of planning of the supper. On the day they laid tables, prepared food and waited on the tables, looking extremely professional in their black uniforms with tartan sashes. They created a wonderful Scottish feel to the school hall and reception using flowers, flags and bunting.

The vote of thanks by Mr Mike Springett of Rotary, Will and Georgia followed the raffle. Many of the prizes had been donated by Invicta parents, friends, Rotary and mcch. In keeping with tradition the evening finished with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne accompanied by Mr Hicks on his bagpipes.

All money raised will go Young Chamber and Interact's chosen charities African Revival and mcch (a Maidstone based charity supporting mental health). We are delighted to announce that over £1600 was raised on the night. If you would like to find out more about these charities please follow these links:

African Revival: http://africanrevival.org/

mcch: http://www.mcch.org.uk/

We would like to thank the students from Young Chamber, Interact, Riverside Rotary, Mrs Bennett, Mrs LLoyd, Mrs Berry, Mrs Giles, Mr Chambers and Mrs Brewster for their hard work in making the evening such a success.

 

Page Gallery