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13/07/18

Students enjoying the sunshine on the Izatt Plaza under the newly purchased parasols! https://t.co/X7p2v9m6Qj

12/07/18

There are some tickets still available for Invicta's production of Sister Act on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week via: https://t.co/oXRzG4IGjv https://t.co/bnM5XSrgsd

11/07/18

Only 2 days left until the Young Persons Travel Pass - 2018-2019 application date closes! https://t.co/703MiUygfH

11/07/18

8 students attended a Biathlon competition at Ashford Preparatory School. They had an 800m run combined with a 100m swim in an outdoor pool. Charlotte had a fast run on the track but Lara produced an excellent swim in the pool combined with a good run to secure 2nd place overall. https://t.co/aFR52ykTaT

11/07/18

Congratulations to Maddie 7A who has been chosen to play for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football. Maddie also plays for Charlton Athletic FC U14 Girls which is part of the FA Talent Centre programme. https://t.co/fYUt8Ri4D0

11/07/18

Congratulations to Hannah, Elyisia and Charlotte in 10V and Lara in 7S who took part in the Stagecoach 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Performance. troupe across the world took part for the most performances at the same time simultaneously. https://t.co/km8D5kRRdZ

11/07/18

Well done Megan 8A who competed at AJ Bell World Triathlon in Leeds. She raced alongside the best girls from across Great Britain and placed an impressive 4th! She also met some of the elite triathletes such as Sophie Coldwell, Jess Learmonth, Jake Birtwhistle and Andrea Hewitt. https://t.co/f9aZ0IvE9B

11/07/18

Well done to everyone who took part in the Military Mayhem Obstacle Course – the event managed to raise an incredible £2276.10! https://t.co/Xf8cEqWmEE

10/07/18

The Seniors came 1st with Charlotte breaking the 800m record by 6 seconds and Lauren breaking the high jump record. The whole team had 7 1st places and 1 2nd. It means Invicta retain the trophy for the 4th year in a row! Charlotte received an individual performance trophy.

10/07/18

The Invicta Athletics team had a great day out at the Maidstone District Athletics at the Julie Rose Stadium. The Juniors, who were made up purely of Year 7, came 2nd against Year 7 and 8 teams and did themselves proud, for many of them had not competed in the event before. https://t.co/9yn8srNUw9

09/07/18

Well done to Aoife 7T, she travelled to Brean Sands in Somerset on Friday, 22 June with The Breakaways Netball Under 13's team for a national netball tournament! https://t.co/ZjyLd5NGTK

09/07/18

Well done to Lucy in 8N who was invited to volunteer to work by Kent Police Cadets at the Kent Police Open day along with other Cadets from her unit! https://t.co/9w0ukVD4u2

09/07/18

Congratulations Sophie 7V who took part in a weightlifting competition in June. It was the first time she had competed, it was all about technique and Sophie managed to score 40 out of 52 and she was awarded her certificate by Commonwealth Gymnast Courtney Tulley https://t.co/WgA0a3edwj

09/07/18

Well done to Lauren 7S who competed at the same competition as Amber. She performed two solo dances with a routine, canasta and then a duo with her friend Rosie doing a Collegiate and Olympic Foxtrot. Lauren didn’t place in her solo event but came 2nd in her Duo. Congratulations! https://t.co/3efvuHdk93

09/07/18

Congratulations to Amber 8N who belongs to Kent Artistic Roller Dance Club KARDC. Their Annual Roller Dance Competition on 1 July 2018 and Amber danced in a team event with 3 other girls called Kent Little Mix. Kent Little Mix were placed 1st!! https://t.co/2jmGikdYra

09/07/18

Congratulations to Jasmine 11I and Amelia 11V, both have achieved 100% attendance for the 5 years that they have been at Invicta Grammar School. In recognition of this amazing achievement, the girls have been awarded a Platinum Attendance Certificate and gift cards.

09/07/18

Well done to Hannah 7S who competed in the Aquathon 1 July 2018, having to swim 250m in the reservoir before completing a 2km run. She led from the start and was the first girl in her age group to finish as well as the first finisher overall in the 11-12 year group. https://t.co/L5cQejrZne

09/07/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/JwL7hAXuxO

09/07/18

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

06/07/18

After a gruelling selection progress we are delighted to announce that Maddie in 7A has been selected to join the squad for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football Team! Well done Maddie. https://t.co/HL5QBFjlm7

06/07/18

Well done to Hannah, Elyisia & Charlotte in 10V, who together with Lara in 7S took part in Stagecoach's 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Attempt! groups across the world took part for the most performances taking place at the same time! https://t.co/TUvchLJJCd

05/07/18

Our new Year 7 have had a great Taster Day today, making new friends and experiencing lessons here, whilst finding their way around. We look forward to welcoming them back in September. https://t.co/IMVNAyOA5c

05/07/18

Year 9 Art and Photography students are using their thinking skills to spark ideas for their exciting new project. They are enthusiastic about their mini summer sketchbooks to research and explore before returning as Year 10 to experiment and refine their creative ideas further. https://t.co/ipsXqn8Yeo

05/07/18

IGS Trailblazers smashing their challenge to pieces on the ice today! https://t.co/by2sRciWv7

04/07/18

Well done to Year 10 student Daisy who has been selected by GCHQ to be part of their Elite cyber security team in a workshop in the summer. https://t.co/F3uuji94eR

04/07/18

The Real Schools Guide 2018 has Invicta Grammar School listed as the number 8 school Nationally and the number 2 school in Kent and Medway. https://t.co/ehxvXP3XNt

03/07/18

Year 11 students celebrated the end of the exam season at The Barnyard in Upchurch. The Prom Committee spent months meticulously planning a truly special evening for the year group and all their hard work paid off on the night! The girls looked very elegant in their gowns. https://t.co/OUK0mHl8D5

03/07/18

Five Invicta girls and ponies competed at Felbridge in showjumping and dressage. All girls did very well but a particular well done to Niamh, Alice and Katie who formed a team in the 60cm Grassroots competition and finished in 2nd place, next the Grassroots National Championships https://t.co/2grneHinfF

03/07/18

Well done Alex in 12G and Joelle in 12N who took part in a triathlon on 23 June to raise money for Haematology Cancer Care. They raised over £600 and came 2nd and 3rd for their age group, it was their first triathlon! It was at Leeds Castle, a 750m swim, 29km cycle and a 5km run. https://t.co/K1CwHDtbAK

03/07/18

Congratulations to Isabel in 7T who competed in the Kent Advanced Floor and Vault Championships on Sunday, 24 June 2018 placing 5th. Well done Isabel. https://t.co/cOIaqX0nPr

03/07/18

I feel most free when… by 9I No one telling me what to do, say, think or act, the moment where your life becomes a slow-motion scene – the character’s sudden revelation that life’s too short, you’ve got to be happy. https://t.co/E0YVgsLUBL

03/07/18

Congratulations to all of the nominees who attended the annual Invicta Awards event last night, and to our speakers, former student Katie Andrews and athlete Lina Nielson. https://t.co/cqo3jfI1Dm

03/07/18

Invicta raised an amazing £2276.10 for Sport Relief doing Military Mayhem! https://t.co/OYjw14Oo0C

03/07/18

The Theme of the Week: Reflect Upon Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme and there will be various STEM activities taking place.

28/06/18

Invicta students are going to the at the NEC in Birmingham today as part of

27/06/18

I feel most free when… by 8I - I feel most free when away from civilisation. I feel most free when I’m united with my family,

27/06/18

I feel most free when… by 8I - I feel most free when I run and skip in an open land of grass. I feel most free when I see the stars in the sky and the phases of the moon, I feel most free when I close my eyes, I feel most free in my deepest dreams;

27/06/18

I feel most free when… by 8I - I feel most free when I am outside, I feel most free when the sand feels hot beneath my bare feet, I feel most free when the wind blows, I feel most free when I am sitting in an open field, I feel most free when I go on morning walks with my dad,

27/06/18

Applications are now open for Young Persons Travel Pass 2018/19. It is very important you apply on or before Friday, 13 July 2018 to ensure the passes arrive in time for the start of term in September 2018. https://t.co/lxGbIoX0oN https://t.co/oq7y2c3pUJ

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: October 16th 2017

2017 World School Australia - Blog Two

World School 2017 – Noosa  

On Monday, we were met bright and early at Brisbane Airport, by the welcoming committee of St Paul’s School. After a quick snack and a tour of the airport shops, we met the other delegates who had just arrived from the USA, Italy, Germany, Japan, Thailand, India, Hong Kong and Romania.  
After a short stop at St Paul’s we jumped on a coach to Noosa North Shore, where we spent the next 5 nights. Our accommodation at Noosa Eco retreat was just 100m from Lake Cooroibah and at the gateway to the Great Sandy National Park. 

It has been a very busy week - Miss Laming started her days at 5.30 by running to the beach with staff from Finland and Australia, while Ellie, Asha and Holly were kept busy from 6am until 11pm every day! However, it has been an unforgettable experience and, as you can see from the photos, it was a stunning place to be staying in. We are feeling incredibly lucky to have worked here for a few days!

World School Forum 2017 officially opened On Tuesday, with speeches from Dr Paul Browning, Head of St Paul’s School, Daryoosh Matsudaira, World School Director, James Harman, the Principle of Kanto International High School and Jon Andrews, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at St Paul’s School. We also received a fantastic welcome from an Aboriginal elder, who also talked to us about the surrounding area, played the digeridoo (which was very impressive!) and led us in our cultural activity; painting our own boomerangs! 

Following this, Ellie, Asha and Holly gave their country presentation. They presented with great professionalism, as well as with humour, and were very well received by all of the delegates. This year, each country was given two ‘Global Design Challenges’ to present on, revolving around the theme, ‘The Future of Food and Water’. These challenges included:  the amount of water accessed for agriculture; dealing with the world’s waste; the impact of commercialisation on food supplies, the reliance on convenience food; and sustainable access to clean water. It was fascinating to find out different perspectives on global challenges and was also a brilliant opportunity to learn more about each country.

On Wednesday, the delegates started their task preparation. Tim Osborne, Head of Learning – Design at St Paul’s School, introduced the Design Led Innovation process the students are using to solve the problems associated with this year’s theme. In groups of six (with a selection of students from each country), the delegates were all given one of the Global Design Challenges. Firstly, they studied and annotated their problem, establishing definitions of each word and what themes the challenges encompassed. Secondly, they brainstormed ideas as to who the challenge applied to and who they needed to make the solutions accessible to.

Over the next few days they came up with 'How Might We' statements, which proposed initial ideas regarding solutions. They were then given 100 squares of paper and 15 minutes to come up with 100 possible or impossible solutions to the problem. The groups then categorised these solutions under headings, such as ‘Domestic Politics’ and ‘Technology’. They will use all of this information next week when they begin to establish feasible solutions.

Thursday was performance day - it was finally the time to put all of their hard work and practice into the real performance! With the help of Katie Mason (one of the 2016 World School delegates) as their choreographer, Ellie, Asha and Holly were able to celebrate great British music with the enthusiastic audience, who sang along to every song that came on, from Queen, to the Spice Girls, to One Direction.

Their nerves were high as they were selected as the first to perform, but everyone was excited as the night got underway. The girls decked out the tables, where the audience sat, with Union Jack flags so that everybody could join in and get involved, especially during the final song: ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles. The girls did a fantastic job of keeping everyone entertained, and were a perfect opening number!   

Every delegation performed incredibly well, displaying pride and passion for their culture and heritage. Some delegates danced, some sang, some acted, and some did a mix of all three! All in all, it was a wonderful way to share and immerse ourselves in the cultures of others, and each and everyone's warm reception to every performance made the experience enormously enjoyable!

We also received many opportunities to participate in activities during our time in Noosa, such as mountain biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing and raft building. Ellie and Asha went mountain biking (which turned out to be very, very wet and muddy!), Holly had a great time rock climbing and Miss Laming had a brilliant time paddle boarding! 

We also spent a day at the beach, where the delegates were kept busy, practicing life-saving techniques shown by the team at Noosa Surf Club, playing games, swimming through the surf and exploring the shopping street! Meanwhile, the staff spent several hours playing in the waves – Miss Laming particularly enjoyed how warm the water was, compared to the sea at home! 

The week was rounded off with a party on Friday evening, where the delegates could all relax and get their dancing shoes on! While sad to be saying goodbye to Noosa, we are very much looking forward to meeting our host families and spending the next week in Brisbane.