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20/04/18

Year 12 and Year 13 enjoying the sunshine and a game of rounders at lunchtime today. Better luck next time Year 13! Thank you to Miss Abbott for organising it. https://t.co/7wPf1ePk6L

20/04/18

We look forward to welcoming all our New Entrants to their Language Workshops tomorrow, Saturday, 21 April 2018. See you there!

19/04/18

Student led tutorial showing how to import original material from garage band into Scratch. Jess, Digital Leader https://t.co/vGtRn3oK6L

19/04/18

Today's lecture starts at 3.30pm for Years 9-13. We are very pleased to have Thane Campbell, a PhD student from Edinburgh University, coming to Invicta to share his PhD research on the latest imaging equipment for the Proteus project for the medical sector.

19/04/18

Congratulations to Eleanor, in Year 8, who recently played her harp at the Mayor's Reception for Judge Carey in the Town Hall. Mr Greer described her performance as stunning!

18/04/18

The frames have propolis (bee glue) on them, which is a resin-like substance. The keepers also add syrup to the feeder. https://t.co/FQdpUFHfX2

18/04/18

Attending to Invicta's hives and adding syrup to the feeder. We hope we get another bumper crop of excellent honey again this year! https://t.co/gzr8wsuPaM

17/04/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Did you miss our last Train to Teach Day? Not to worry, join us on Tuesday 22 May for our next Train to Teach Day. https://t.co/awlexhgHbL

17/04/18

Binary poem written by Katie in Year 7 to support her computer science revision. https://t.co/hGA2LFcBwL

17/04/18

7V were testing acids and alkalis in a fun and interactive science lesson. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/phdjUWDjid

17/04/18

Photosynthesis in elodea, pond weeds in Year 8 Biology lesson, and counting bubbles of oxygen to determine rate of photosynthesis. https://t.co/k2oFY7sJSF

17/04/18

Year 11 scientists are excited to try out the new 'Required Practical' Questions on Tassomai - 150 new questions to support their revision. https://t.co/rXAez0BnrN

17/04/18

We hope to see you here! https://t.co/QkQntpC633

16/04/18

Never too old to make a daisy chain! https://t.co/rBdDvULFkp

16/04/18

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice weekend went very well for Invicta students, apart from a grey start to the day. https://t.co/1NQLJVVPaD

16/04/18

Congratulations to our 3 persons Invicta team whose entry into the KM Bright Sparks Award has been accepted. We wish them well.

16/04/18

Students and Staff enjoyed their fantastic ski trip to Italy during the Easter break, both on and off the slopes! https://t.co/J4fXSLKJgd

16/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Disciplined. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

16/04/18

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely time.

29/03/18

Well done to Angel in 8N who represented Medway Rugby Football Club on Sunday, 25 March at the Kent U13 Tournament at Priestfields, Rochester. They came 2nd overall out of 5 teams and Angel received a medal for taking part in the games!

29/03/18

Adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe is at Invicta speaking to Year 9 about confidence and passion for life. https://t.co/pRsIlnaKcb

29/03/18

Students from Book Club enjoyed their visit to South East Schools Themed Book Awards evening to hear authors Patrice Lawrence and Juno Dawson speak. https://t.co/HqzOSwq0ko

29/03/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 13S - her fantastic alternative book cover won first prize South East Schools Themed Book Awards ceremony. https://t.co/3NdJZkTMhg

29/03/18

Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students baked and decorated sponge cakes. Prior to this they investigated the ingredients in cakes and why each ingredient is important. The cakes produced are stunning and each one is individual with very professional presentation. https://t.co/zkORupvftx

28/03/18

Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight at our New Entrants' Evening. We shall look forward to seeing you at our Languages Workshops on Saturday, 21 April! https://t.co/FnwkjyDLPF

28/03/18

We are ready and waiting for the new Year 7's to arrive for their New Entrants' Welcome Evening. See you soon! https://t.co/t54vJyxOQw

28/03/18

We look forward to welcoming our New Year 7 at our New Entrants' Welcome Evening tonight. Congratulations to them all!

28/03/18

Pictures from the Art STEM session yesterday lunchtime of walking rainbow water and erupting colour. https://t.co/JWXZUR3l9i

28/03/18

A Year 5 pupil who attended a recent Art and DT Workshop kindly created a card for our staff in appreciation! https://t.co/ZWQ8bLhZfc

28/03/18

Year 8 Testing a leaf for the production of starch. The leaf, when boiled and the chlorophyll destroyed with ethanol, can be tested with yellow iodine. If starch is present then the leaf turns blue black. https://t.co/fdpV5SpnO8

27/03/18

Students and staff have been helping to raise funds for Guide Dogs with an Easter Fair this lunchtime. https://t.co/JtDQ510yVJ

27/03/18

Strangely coloured flowers demonstrating water transport in plants in the Year 9 Biology lesson today. https://t.co/wCc84xIsjE

27/03/18

The image of a practical setup for A level Physics looking at Potential Divider equations. The potential difference from the power supply is shared out between the fixed resistor and the thermistor, a non-ohmic device where the resistance varies with temperature. https://t.co/3pX4YiLsvV

26/03/18

Invicta will be holding an Easter Fair for the students and staff tomorrow to raise funds for Guide Dogs https://t.co/CVwXJRy8bi

26/03/18

Geography students collecting data for their Geography coursework whilst in Snowdonia. https://t.co/klsNckZFtp

26/03/18

Physics experiment in Parallel with 3 bulbs by Katie and Isabelle, Year 9 https://t.co/7UqfG7kDN5

26/03/18

Year 7 get up close and personal with the tissue layers of a leaf! https://t.co/ZkmzdPqB2B

26/03/18

The Theme of the Week: Celebrate Success and show appreciation. Assemblies and tutor times will be based on the theme.

23/03/18

Well done to Francesca in 12A who is the new Head Girl for 2018-2019, Ellie in 12C who is the new Deputy Head Girl and Joe in 12A who is the new head boy! They will work alongside the new Senior Prefect Team: Caitlin B, Sarah, Amelia, Matilta, Aimee, Caitlin O, Rebecca and Asha! https://t.co/zNmVCGs7nc

22/03/18

Cansat students are building a mini satellite to launch in York tomorrow. It must have a primary and secondary mission. We have chosen to look into co2 and methane levels around the country due to the latest news reports. They are at National STEM Centre run by esero UK. https://t.co/5AXGoK4ZYv

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Posted on: March 6th 2017

Last week, we were delighted to be sending our ‘new Year 7’ offers to join us as students in September 2017.

Last week, we were delighted to be sending our ‘new Year 7’ offers to join us as students in September 2017.  It is lovely to see, that once again, we are oversubscribed. To be leading such a popular school is a truly wonderful responsibility.  As part of our preparation for the ‘new Year 7’ we have been talking to our ‘current Year 7’ about their experiences of their first year.  It has been really interesting to see how they have developed in such a short time.  It is wonderful too, to hear about the different passions and interests our girls now have: what they do beyond the school curriculum; the sports they play; the clubs they are involved in; the books they like to read. 

Coincidentally, ‘The Monitor 2017’, recently published report from Childwise, based on online surveys with 2,000 schoolchildren highlighted that there has been a welcome rise in the proportion of girls aged 15 and 16 taking part in sport at school, with three in four now participating, compared with just half in 2015. There were also some interesting statistics about children’s and young people’s use of mobiles: 31% said they had to check their devices every few minutes, rising to 42% of 17-18 year olds, while a quarter of 9-16 year olds admitted to turning off or getting round parental safety controls online. 

Young people’s reading habits are also changing.  The report found that 9 to 16 year-olds spend half an hour reading printed materials such as books, comics and magazines every day, and half an hour reading online content like blogs, fan fiction and online magazines.  However, the way children read changes, as they hit their teenage years: 13-16 year olds spend double the amount of time reading online. Teenagers are also more likely to say they do not read at all – as a third of 15-16 year olds said they never read, compared to 5% of 9-10 year olds. 

There is no doubt that there are many changes taking place in the ways young people spend their time outside lessons.  At Invicta, we aim to adapt to these changes, to make the best of links between the learning students do in lessons and different learning experiences outside school – our Personal Opportunities and Broadening Horizon’s Programmes are clear examples. But the most important thing of all, in my view, is that every student is enabled to find her passion or interest; something she can enjoy beyond school and into adulthood. I am keen that no one misses the opportunities afforded by our school in terms of developing those interests, whether it be in sport, reading, drama, dance, computing, debating, art, philosophy, ecology or in an area we have not yet developed!  I was therefore thrilled to hear of so many Year 7 describing how they have developed new interests over the course of the year.  I cannot wait to start talking to our 2017 cohort to find out what they might get involved in.  I wish them the very best of luck and hope that they too, will inspire our youngsters to engage in opportunities beyond the school curriculum; after all, they are the true product of Invicta!