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23/06/18

We hope all the girls from Year 5 enjoyed their Experience Day today! We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Morning on Tuesday, 26 June (9am - 10.30am) or our Open Afternoon on Tuesday, 3 July (2pm - 3.15pm). https://t.co/i5vfW0sKIs

19/06/18

Year 10 are enjoying a day of workshops and seminars as part of their Careers Education Day today. Thank you to Gap 360, Projects Abroad and Kent University. https://t.co/DJyFNyUZLj

18/06/18

Well done to Ava in 7I, who was selected for the Kent School Games Athletics Championships held at Julie Rose Stadium on 9 June. She competed in the 100m and secured 3rd place in her heat with a time of 14.4 secs (a personal best). Ava was placed 6th overall for final time trial.

18/06/18

Congratulations to Zara in 10N who has been selected to represent England as part of the U15 Korfball Squad to compete in a World Cup event in the Netherlands later this month. https://t.co/RfpVFj3Bi5

18/06/18

The Theme of the Week: Care about Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

15/06/18

Thank you to everyone that attended our Alumni event this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time... https://t.co/bRy4JuGYKM

15/06/18

Good luck to all of the Bronze participants completing their Assessed Expedition this weekend.

15/06/18

Congratulations to Keira in 8S who attended the British Baton Twirling Association Nationals in Southampton. She gained a 2nd and 3rd in her solo events, and won 3 1sts in her team events! Well done Keira. https://t.co/teJP3IX3ug

14/06/18

On 14 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7, keep up the good work! https://t.co/zofTMROLcj

12/06/18

On 12 June, Year 7 and Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7 and Year 8, keep up the good work! https://t.co/4y5ZBYJ2sq

12/06/18

Year 7 took part in a Geography field trip to Spot Lane Nature Area. It was a lovely sunny day for the 5.5 km walk through Bearsted, on to Spot Lane Nature Area and finally through Mote Park back to school. https://t.co/Gl8oWoumVp

12/06/18

Year 7 girls took part in the STEM Tetrahedron Finals at BAE Systems, having won the first round earlier in the year. Firstly they had to make a sphere out of straws and split pins, then they had to build a bridge with k’nex without support in the middle. They were joint winners. https://t.co/FnXkNdblUC

12/06/18

Well done to Izzy in 9V who was selected as part of an invitation U15/U17 Kent Girls’ cricket team to play against the FairBreak Global Women’s team, comprising international women cricketers from around the world. https://t.co/BbFWzi1YBE

12/06/18

Well done to Emily and Sasha in 10N who have both secured a one week work experience opportunity with BAE Systems . This is a unique opportunity and one that will give both Emily and Sasha a true and further understanding of a possible future career.

12/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). https://t.co/pzVdABOjZS

11/06/18

POP group CSI undertaking their final challenge - investigating a murder! Jennifer, 7C Digital Leader https://t.co/I7rjFRbqra

11/06/18

On Tuesday 26 June have a group of world class speakers to talk to year 12 students at a Science Symposium event, covering a range of cutting edge topics, from forensic science to Neurodegenerative diseases. Invicta Students are invited. https://t.co/Dfz1fFTseB

11/06/18

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Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

11/06/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Inquiring about Politics and Science. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/06/18

We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7's to the New Entrants Welcome Evening on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. 7-8pm.

08/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). Well done Lara! https://t.co/PJ23ZRdfvC

06/06/18

Today Wednesday 6 June, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!

05/06/18

Applications are open from Monday, 4 June 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018 for a Young Persons Travel Pass. It is very important that applications are made during this time to ensure the passes arrive in time for the start of term in September 2018. https://t.co/pWbAompdrH

05/06/18

30 enthusiastic Year 6 students from a variety of primary schools attended a library workshop, a Library Scavenger Hunt, they each decorated a piece of bunting, an activity of not judging a book by its cover and the girls borrowed a book to read and then bring back on Taster Day. https://t.co/dn7gAUq3W3

05/06/18

Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

04/06/18

Well done to the following staff that were Highly Commended at the same awards: Mrs Robinson German, Miss West History, Mr Salsbury Maths, Mrs Harrington Head of Sixth Form, Miss Gater Business Studies, Mrs Parsons DT, Mrs Rush Receptionist, Mrs Poulter Business Studies/HoY 8. https://t.co/GTRNXKIc8Q

04/06/18

Congratulations to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for ‘NQT of the Year’. https://t.co/jCZyQr131Z

04/06/18

Well done Hermione in 7T who entered an on-line Pangea International Maths Competition. There were 50,000 entrants worldwide and 4,000 from the UK. Hermione came 6th in her age category and qualified for the final. She went to Queen Mary University to complete a final 45min exam. https://t.co/cXvebhbKXW

04/06/18

Congratulations to Jessica in 7A and Scarlett in 7C who took part in the "Can You Dance?" Competition recently in Essex. The girls are part of the junior squad at Maidstone Dance School. https://t.co/Z26cr3jcsy

04/06/18

Well done to Lavinia in 7T who took part in charity, music event organised by the Boughton Monchelsea Community Choir in order to raise funds to build a hydrotherapy pool for Five Acre Wood School. Lavinia played the Clarinet and guitar for the event which raised £1600!

04/06/18

Well done to Maddie in 7A who has been playing football for Charlton Athletic this season. The team has had a successful season playing in the Tandridge boys league. Maddie was awarded Players Player of the season and been offered a place in Charlton’s U14 girls team. https://t.co/e2okaWCFSx

04/06/18

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Today is the day ! Enjoy your geography trip to Sorrento and Sicily! https://t.co/NpvMSqqAhM

29/05/18

Congratulations to our DofE Gold Award students who went to Buckingham Palace to collect their awards! https://t.co/sGBWNf9bBt

29/05/18

Well done to Isabelle Year 9 who has been accepted for a one-day masterclass in Design for Performance at the Universtity of Creative Art (UCA) Rochester. Isabelle loves art and design, and has been encouraged her to apply for the Summer School Art Bronze awards.

29/05/18

Well done to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of Secondary Teacher of the Year and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for NQT of the Year. Images from the presentation can be viewed via this link https://t.co/zDHO2eWxFA

24/05/18

Congratulations to Year 7 who came joint 1st at the STEM Engineering Finals at BAE Engineering today! https://t.co/CH6eFmlrGH

24/05/18

Momentum is gathering for the final day of Set Your Hands Free week at Invicta. How will staff manage without their iPads, Macbooks, IWBs, MMP, visualisers, email, the Internet........ https://t.co/f2PkoNr46V

24/05/18

In 7G’s science lesson today they were building their own rollercoasters. They were investigating kinetic and gravitational potential energy. https://t.co/hdziXXbTo9

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Posted on: March 5th 2018

Headcorn Half-Marathon – Running for Parkinson’s UK

On Sunday 25 February myself and 12 other colleagues made our way to Headcorn, to take part in a half-marathon in support of Parkinson’s UK. The day was clear, with the sun shining; a crisp blue sky, the temperature struggling to get higher that 1 or 2 degrees and a cold wind blowing. I did not have a great deal of sleep the night before; I was very nervous, as I had never done anything like this before and I was terrified of letting our team down. In the build-up to the race, many people asked me if I had a time in mind to complete the dreaded 13.1 miles. I didn’t! I just hoped I could finish in a decent enough time, before all spectators had gone home. I knew I had prepared fairly well and even covered the distance in a training session, but the thought of being surrounded by ‘elite’ athletes and making a ‘spectacle’ of myself totally petrified me. 

On the day, it was lovely to meet with my colleagues and fellow runners, to have a chat and a little warm up together; commenting on the cold and wind and wishing each other luck with the intention to be all together at the end. The race was tough. I was really cold, despite the many layers and a double pair of gloves and at some stretches, a cold headwind made me feel as if I wasn’t even moving and my lungs ached. But I knew I was not going to give up, that I was running for a very worthy cause and I surely wasn’t going to be the one to let everyone down. In those hard moments, I was thinking about the relentless battles that people affected by Parkinson’s face every day and I couldn’t find any excuse for me to give up on the insignificant battle I was fighting. I kept running ‘using’ two other runners whom I had never met before (who kept looking at me quizzically!) to pace me.  I crossed the finishing line in a very respectable time, that actually made me even complement myself (which I don’t tend to do very often). My colleagues also made it to the end and all did well; we gathered for a final photo together and parted our ways for a long hot shower!

On the drive home, I kept thinking about how humbling and amazing this experience had been. Having been part of a team, that has raised over £3000 for Parkinson’s UK, makes me feel extremely proud and happy. I was overwhelmed by the incredible support we had from colleagues, friends, students and parents - making all this even the more worthwhile. Would I do it again? Certainly! What can be more rewarding than feeling the camaraderie of being part of a team, facing a challenge, winning a battle, while raising money for charity? 

Thank you to all who have supported us and to those who have encouraged me and believed that I would have done well. They probably know me better than I know myself!  So, as we embark upon the theme for the week of ‘Be Inquiring About Sport, Health and the Environment’, how about thinking of your involvement in sport and how you could get involved?

Dr Marchesini
Associate Assistant Head