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23/04/18

Invicta Grammar School has been recognised for its excellence by becoming a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network, a national group of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. https://t.co/F0ziwrr124

23/04/18

Invicta has been successful in achieving the Inclusion Quality Mark for the school. Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all students, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. https://t.co/wOyHkOpj1c

23/04/18

Monday to Thursday lunchtimes this week, students will holding their Business and Enterprise Spring Fair raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. https://t.co/stQkFn4g7d

23/04/18

Invicta students will be making cakes for the Heart of Kent Bluebell Walk cake table on Sunday 6 May. https://t.co/FTcKouDjae

23/04/18

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who competed at the County Showjumping Championships as one of the youngest competitors. In the warm up event she came 2nd out of 63 riders. On Saturday qualified her for the next round, unfortunately she did not make it to the final round. https://t.co/Kcx8WjzhiM

23/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

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

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Posted on: October 30th 2017

2017 World School Australia - Blog Three

On Saturday, we departed Noosa and headed straight to Australia Zoo. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and it rained heavily all day, but that didn't dampen the spirits of any of the delegates! We all had a wonderful time feeding kangaroos, petting koalas, watching a very impressive crocodile and bird show and checking out all the weird and wonderful creatures Australia has to offer!

Later that afternoon, we returned to St Paul’s and were matched up with our host families. We all spent a lovely evening with our hosts, relaxing and relaying all we had been up to. We had a free day with our hosts on Sunday and all had great days out, experiencing some excellent Ozzie hospitality!

We made our way to Queensland University of Technology on Monday – an incredibly impressive centre. We were treated to a tour of the state of the art university and got to experiment with the Cube; one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT's Science and Engineering research. The delegates were given the opportunity to present their initial solutions to the Global Design Challenges and gain some valuable feedback on how to move forward with their ideas. They also had some inspirational talks from some top academics at the university, including the Chief Scientist, who discussed a range of projects currently taking place, such as biofabrication; the process whereby scientists can regrow most types of human tissue using 3D printers!

Later in the afternoon we made our way to Mt Cootha, where we spent a relaxing hour and were treated to some beautiful views of Brisbane.

Tuesday was a very busy day, with a stunning opening ceremony at St Paul’s, followed by booth day, classroom exchanges and country performances. We had a brilliant time speaking to younger students from St Paul’s, the other delegates and our host families about all the things Invicta and the UK have to offer! Ellie, Asha and Holly also loved performing their dance to a mashup of British music again! 

We were also invited into a Year 2 class, where we taught the younger students about St George and the story of George and the Dragon. We would like to thank the students and teacher of 2G for giving us such a warm welcome, and for being an absolute delight to spend a lesson with.

We had a brilliant day sightseeing and exploring the city of Brisbane on Wednesday and a very busy day of task preparation on Thursday. Friday then came around all too quickly! The teams presented their solutions to the Global Design Challenges to a panel of experts and discussed what they could bring back to their schools and implement successfully. Asha, Holly and Ellie all did a fantastic job! 

The traditional tree planting ceremony was held in the afternoon, followed by the farewell ceremony, dinner and party in the evening. St Paul’s put on an excellent afternoon and evening and the students had some very emotional goodbyes! 

Sadly, our time in Australia has now come to an end. We have had an absolutely fantastic 16 days and World School truly has been a life changing experience for us all. 

We would like to thank Jon Andrews, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at St Paul’s School, Dr Paul Browning, Head of St Paul’s School, and Daryoosh Matsudaira, World School Director, for all of their work in organising and hosting the event. Additionally, Tim Osborne’s Design-Led Innovation programme has really challenged us, helping us to push ourselves to think differently. St Paul’s were brilliant hosts, organising an outstanding programme, including a range of activities and wonderful excursions. An awful lot of work goes into the Forum, and the whole team, staff and students, have truly made it an event we will never forget.

Similarly, our host families were absolutely wonderful from start to finish, and we cannot thank them all enough for their overwhelming kindness and hospitality.

We are looking forward to selecting the delegates for the next World School, which will take place at Kanto International High School in October 2018.