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26/04/18

A group of Year 8 went to the Guildhall Museum yesterday as part of their PSHEE Preparation for Employment Day. https://t.co/USWYuGqrdc

26/04/18

Year 10 History students visited The Globe Theatre in London this week to conduct a site study of the Elizabethan building. https://t.co/p1689F3p4u

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

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: June 29th 2015

It is always a relief when you arrive home safe and sound from a trip nd our return from America on Friday morning was no exception.

The responsibility of such a trip is sometimes overwhelming, but when you reflect and look back upon what has been gained, you quickly realise that it is all worth it!

We had an action packed week learning all about the American education and university system; it certainly opened up our eyes and broadened our students’ horizons!  The overriding message was the emphasis on the need to have a ‘thirst’ for learning and a breadth of knowledge through the’ liberal arts’ – everything from history, literature, philosophy, music, global studies, science, mathematics, languages, politics and management to name but a few!  ‘The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a person to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for Ancient Greece) included participating in public debate, defending oneself in court, serving on juries, and most importantly, military service’. Our girls have returned back to school, not only impressed and inspired to apply to the one or more of the Ivy League universities, but with the understanding that it is important to extend our outlook and knowledge of everything around us in order to get the most out of the world we live in; this includes the people we live and work with.  This supported a viewpoint that I have always had – one whereby we aim to encourage all our students to be ‘interesting’ and ‘interested’ people.  To be able to hold a conversation about music, art, politics or literature will undoubtedly help to make us ‘interesting’ but to also have a mind that constantly asks questions and challenges our thoughts on topics such as philosophy and science, I hope, would support the fact that we are ‘interested.’  Our education system tends to ‘pigeon hole’ students into specialising their learning by studying only 4 subjects at A Level.  I know that we cannot change this, and indeed, would not want to, but what we must do is encourage our students to develop the passion for lifelong learning; to constantly ask questions and extend our understanding of the world we live in. Students who are curious and inquisitive will definitely develop a broader knowledge base and as such, be more interesting to talk to.  We strive to provide a curriculum that is thought provoking, motivating and stimulating.  Our visit to America has not only confirmed that we are doing the right thing at Invicta but it has supported our change of curriculum for the next academic year, whereby our students will be given the opportunity to further develop their interests and talents through our Personal Opportunities Programme which will be launched this week.  I shall look forward to our students becoming more ‘interesting’ and ‘interested.’  However, we will also not be complacent and shall now review aspects of our curriculum to see how the ‘liberal arts’ can be further developed. In the meantime, I look forward to supporting our students’ applications to study in America!