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11/10/17

We hope to see you at our concert this evening! https://t.co/mpj7AXnka1

10/10/17

Congratulations to Briony and Sophia in Year 11, who have secured a place at the Cambridge MFL workshop next week. You should be very proud!

10/10/17

To celebrate the Library is running a competition to win this bundle of books. Entry forms available in the Library. https://t.co/EcznEgcP9f

10/10/17

Silly Sock Day is in full swing for Year 7 today! https://t.co/a44z2Nm0Lx

09/10/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our 11+ Open Mornings. Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 October. Booking required https://t.co/t27ZPDcRLs.

09/10/17

Congratulations to Abigail and mum for winning the Library Book Quote Competition during our 11+ Open Evening. https://t.co/WGW8BCxJOM

09/10/17

The Theme of the Week: Reflect Upon Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

06/10/17

Do you like solving murder mysteries? Tickets are still available for this fantastic Murder Mystery Evening on Saturday, 4 November 2017! https://t.co/VmkTV6bV1s

06/10/17

We were delighted to welcome prospective students and their parents to our 11+ Open Evening last night. https://t.co/X55fv7NVF9

05/10/17

Congratulation to Invicta's U15 hockey team who won a match against Kings Rochester, 6-2. Goal scorers were Olivia, Abi and Issy. https://t.co/EVUjw4O0MC

05/10/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Thinking of becoming a teacher? Find out more at a VITSA Train to Teach event: https://t.co/GgVCKZP4Dg

05/10/17

The walking POP group enjoyed their afternoon session yesterday! https://t.co/Fbv3NXWMWH

05/10/17

We hope you can join us for our 11+ Open Evening tonight! https://t.co/JpmixwAdpZ

05/10/17

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U15s warming up for tonight’s game v with guest coach, club captain Aspen Cumming. https://t.co/DssP6mC2aR

05/10/17

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Half time U15🏑 update: 1-3 . Goal from Gabby Mouzo. Very competitive, lots of chances for both teams https://t.co/QYfC01dUCK

05/10/17

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U15 🏑 final score 2-5 . (2nd half goal from B Ajayi) Thanks to our visitors for a great game. https://t.co/EpRf0fxF0t

04/10/17

An exciting final in the Spelling Bee Competition between Frank, Nightingale and Curie! 1st place to Curie. Well done Mia and Miranda 🏆 https://t.co/Sq1ndlGPPd

03/10/17

UPDATE: We raised over £800! A very big thank you to all those involved in the morning on Friday. We love cake! https://t.co/UiSfU8RIp3

03/10/17

Well done to Year 8 for the Virgin Island Fundraiser on Monday! Lunchtime mocktails and a hula hooping competition all added to the fun! https://t.co/C5ssoj3dJ6

02/10/17

The Theme of the Week: Care about Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based around the theme.

29/09/17

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Monica Hartwell to School to meet the World School delegates as they prepare for Brisbane 2017! https://t.co/fatEmDwckJ

29/09/17

A very successful World's Biggest Coffee Morning here at Invicta Grammar School. https://t.co/y9A3SS6zmG

29/09/17

Well done team! https://t.co/3ql7AP8zk1

29/09/17

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Our went to a fair at yesterday with a petting corner of rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, alpacas & goats. https://t.co/cCoRLbp7Oq

28/09/17

Well done to the Netball Team. Winning all 7 games in the Under 19 Netball Tour, securing a place at the Kent Finals in November! https://t.co/GNqAvs1F6i

28/09/17

Year 7 are really pleased to see their Primary School Teachers at the Primary Afternoon Tea this afternoon. https://t.co/ZyTxCSkAHV

27/09/17

Janet Irons from University and Keith Light from University will be presenting at an Information Evening at Invicta today.

27/09/17

Good luck to Invicta's U19 netball team taking part in the County Netball Tournament today!

27/09/17

Invicta's Over 60s ICT classes have started once again today at the school. Please contact m.pope.viat.org.uk if you are interested.

27/09/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Free teacher subject specialism training in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages: https://t.co/sOhqVDiDZb

26/09/17

Congratulations to Libby and Emma in 11N who completed a sponsored Stand Up Paddleboard Marathon @ Leybourne Watersports Centre on Saturday. https://t.co/eA3kvyNp3I

26/09/17

Interact and Young Chambers Murder Mystery Evening. Saturday, 4 November 2017. Tickets are available now. We hope you can make it. https://t.co/jURYtWQ3Ir

26/09/17

Congratulations to Sophie in 10V, Emma in 11C, Emily in 10T and Phoebe in 11C - all winners in the Canterbury Festival Poetry Competition!

25/09/17

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our Year 7 Parents Information and Tutor Evening today.

25/09/17

Thank you to everyone who supported the FIGS Autumn Fair, it was a lovely afternoon. Final total raised will be announced once known. https://t.co/8g2Hgg3hpU

25/09/17

Challenge 20 launched today in School Library. Read 20 books over the academic year and write a review. Prizes and incentives as you go! https://t.co/TMH21AnX82

25/09/17

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

22/09/17

Fun in the sunshine at the IGS Fest. A great time was had by all! https://t.co/XUefNLfp6a

22/09/17

Congratulations to Lara, 10I for 6th place in the Pentathlon GB Biathle Series Race in Weymouth last week. A fantastic achievement.

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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.

 

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