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25/04/18

Have you read our school blogs recently? https://t.co/6T2RIu2gP7 They are written by our Leadership Team and our Student Prefects and are very interesting. https://t.co/Mb1uB4DP3n

25/04/18

There have been a wide range of PHSEE sessions taking place today from diets to The Samaritans to Year 8 visiting local businesses. All of which raises thought-provoking issues for the students.

25/04/18

Invicta Grammar School will be hosting the Kent Schools' Under 14 Debating Competition this afternoon.

25/04/18

Have you made a date in your diary yet? We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/udpmApza5B

25/04/18

Year 9 wiring plugs in their Physics lesson. https://t.co/23Ac59DZ6K

25/04/18

Year 7 practising their spreadsheet skills on desktops and iPads. https://t.co/ee2KCZg74X

24/04/18

The PE department would like to welcome all students, of every age and ability, to attend the summer sports clubs which are now running during lunchtimes or after school. If you would like to improve your skills; or try out for one of our successful sports teams, give them a try! https://t.co/GGlu2ug7Ig

24/04/18

Congratulations to Jess in 7V who competed at the South East Regional National Grades on Sunday, 8 April in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Jess passed her National Grade 2 with a Commendation. https://t.co/xgo2okTQWj

24/04/18

Congratulations to Megan in 8A who competed at the Hillingdon Duathlon on Sunday, 15 April and finished in 1st place! https://t.co/KgqgukCpUP

24/04/18

A group of Year 7 students visited The Holmsdale School for the visit of poet Neal Zetter. They came back to school very inspired! https://t.co/z3OhHlPFRn

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

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: November 13th 2017

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own?

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own? Before this took place, can you remember how many times you spoke to your child about being safe and what to do? How many times had you checked the route with them? How many times had you checked that they were safe to play on the apparatus? How many times had you discussed; the safe ways to cross the road, what to do if someone is mean to them when they are playing or what they should do if someone asks them to go somewhere else with them? 

I would imagine that you researched the area and play space thoroughly and all checked, and double checked, that they knew exactly what to do if anything bad, worrying or unpleasant were to happen to them. Some of you may have initially even followed them without them knowing just to be doubly sure all was fine.

With this in mind, can you cast your mind back to when this same child first signed up for their own social media account, when they got their first phone, when they were given unbridled access to the Internet? Before they were granted all of this freedom, did you spend as long talking to them about the possible dangers and issues which could arise? 

Perhaps more importantly, did you discuss how your child should behave when out in that big open playground we call the Internet? Did you discuss what to do if they find themselves in a situation they do not want to be in? How many of you thoroughly checked out the “apparatus” like you would have done with the park? By this, I mean did you sign up for the same social media accounts to find out what they are, how they work, what the possible issues are?

A recent Internet Safety special, published by TES, has some rather worrying and concerning facts and figures. These could be really helpful in informing you about the ongoing issues which are arising and help you to prepare for conversation with your child/children. 

Having an awareness of these issues before they find themselves in a situation that you, and they, would much rather they were not in, would be incredibly helpful to you all. The article identifies that students are most likely receiving the messages about safety but these are perhaps not ‘hard hitting’ enough as they are still being ignored in many cases. Although we in school, do as much as we can, and I am sure parents are having the necessary conversations with their children, some are simply still not listening. Unfortunately, in school we still hear of students finding themselves in compromising situations; we also hear of students signing up for all sorts of accounts which we are sure will only lead to them being unhappy. 

Although the Internet offers some fantastic opportunities for learning and communicating, it also provides a minefield of issues which need to be navigated carefully. Clearly we do not want a blanket ban on the use of the Internet and mobile devices but I still think more needs to be done to help ensure all of our children are as safe as they can and we need to work on this together.
If you are interested in reading the full article you can access the special edition via the link below and download it as a PDF. I would most definitely advise anyone reading this to do just that, so that they are armed with the most up to date information and statistics so that you can be fully informed and therefore help to support your child and keep them safe at all times.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tes-online-safety-special-11751272

Working on this together, we will hopefully build a safer Internet and most importantly develop a culture and ethos where everyone can use the new technology at our disposal safely and with confidence.

For further help and support, please follow this link which will take you to the parental section of the “Think You Know” website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
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Mr Ehren
Assistant Headteacher