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11/10/17

We hope to see you at our concert this evening! https://t.co/mpj7AXnka1

10/10/17

Congratulations to Briony and Sophia in Year 11, who have secured a place at the Cambridge MFL workshop next week. You should be very proud!

10/10/17

To celebrate the Library is running a competition to win this bundle of books. Entry forms available in the Library. https://t.co/EcznEgcP9f

10/10/17

Silly Sock Day is in full swing for Year 7 today! https://t.co/a44z2Nm0Lx

09/10/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our 11+ Open Mornings. Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 October. Booking required https://t.co/t27ZPDcRLs.

09/10/17

Congratulations to Abigail and mum for winning the Library Book Quote Competition during our 11+ Open Evening. https://t.co/WGW8BCxJOM

09/10/17

The Theme of the Week: Reflect Upon Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

06/10/17

Do you like solving murder mysteries? Tickets are still available for this fantastic Murder Mystery Evening on Saturday, 4 November 2017! https://t.co/VmkTV6bV1s

06/10/17

We were delighted to welcome prospective students and their parents to our 11+ Open Evening last night. https://t.co/X55fv7NVF9

05/10/17

Congratulation to Invicta's U15 hockey team who won a match against Kings Rochester, 6-2. Goal scorers were Olivia, Abi and Issy. https://t.co/EVUjw4O0MC

05/10/17

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Thinking of becoming a teacher? Find out more at a VITSA Train to Teach event: https://t.co/GgVCKZP4Dg

05/10/17

The walking POP group enjoyed their afternoon session yesterday! https://t.co/Fbv3NXWMWH

05/10/17

We hope you can join us for our 11+ Open Evening tonight! https://t.co/JpmixwAdpZ

05/10/17

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U15s warming up for tonight’s game v with guest coach, club captain Aspen Cumming. https://t.co/DssP6mC2aR

05/10/17

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Half time U15🏑 update: 1-3 . Goal from Gabby Mouzo. Very competitive, lots of chances for both teams https://t.co/QYfC01dUCK

05/10/17

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U15 🏑 final score 2-5 . (2nd half goal from B Ajayi) Thanks to our visitors for a great game. https://t.co/EpRf0fxF0t

04/10/17

An exciting final in the Spelling Bee Competition between Frank, Nightingale and Curie! 1st place to Curie. Well done Mia and Miranda 🏆 https://t.co/Sq1ndlGPPd

03/10/17

UPDATE: We raised over £800! A very big thank you to all those involved in the morning on Friday. We love cake! https://t.co/UiSfU8RIp3

03/10/17

Well done to Year 8 for the Virgin Island Fundraiser on Monday! Lunchtime mocktails and a hula hooping competition all added to the fun! https://t.co/C5ssoj3dJ6

02/10/17

The Theme of the Week: Care about Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based around the theme.

29/09/17

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Monica Hartwell to School to meet the World School delegates as they prepare for Brisbane 2017! https://t.co/fatEmDwckJ

29/09/17

A very successful World's Biggest Coffee Morning here at Invicta Grammar School. https://t.co/y9A3SS6zmG

29/09/17

Well done team! https://t.co/3ql7AP8zk1

29/09/17

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Our went to a fair at yesterday with a petting corner of rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, alpacas & goats. https://t.co/cCoRLbp7Oq

28/09/17

Well done to the Netball Team. Winning all 7 games in the Under 19 Netball Tour, securing a place at the Kent Finals in November! https://t.co/GNqAvs1F6i

28/09/17

Year 7 are really pleased to see their Primary School Teachers at the Primary Afternoon Tea this afternoon. https://t.co/ZyTxCSkAHV

27/09/17

Janet Irons from University and Keith Light from University will be presenting at an Information Evening at Invicta today.

27/09/17

Good luck to Invicta's U19 netball team taking part in the County Netball Tournament today!

27/09/17

Invicta's Over 60s ICT classes have started once again today at the school. Please contact m.pope.viat.org.uk if you are interested.

27/09/17

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Free teacher subject specialism training in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages: https://t.co/sOhqVDiDZb

26/09/17

Congratulations to Libby and Emma in 11N who completed a sponsored Stand Up Paddleboard Marathon @ Leybourne Watersports Centre on Saturday. https://t.co/eA3kvyNp3I

26/09/17

Interact and Young Chambers Murder Mystery Evening. Saturday, 4 November 2017. Tickets are available now. We hope you can make it. https://t.co/jURYtWQ3Ir

26/09/17

Congratulations to Sophie in 10V, Emma in 11C, Emily in 10T and Phoebe in 11C - all winners in the Canterbury Festival Poetry Competition!

25/09/17

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our Year 7 Parents Information and Tutor Evening today.

25/09/17

Thank you to everyone who supported the FIGS Autumn Fair, it was a lovely afternoon. Final total raised will be announced once known. https://t.co/8g2Hgg3hpU

25/09/17

Challenge 20 launched today in School Library. Read 20 books over the academic year and write a review. Prizes and incentives as you go! https://t.co/TMH21AnX82

25/09/17

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

22/09/17

Fun in the sunshine at the IGS Fest. A great time was had by all! https://t.co/XUefNLfp6a

22/09/17

Congratulations to Lara, 10I for 6th place in the Pentathlon GB Biathle Series Race in Weymouth last week. A fantastic achievement.

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: June 1st 2015

On Friday last week, the winners of this year's BBC Radio 2, 500 WORDS competition were announced during a special broadcast of Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

To be able to listen to the stories at home, during Half Term was a real treat. I was particularly impressed with Lara Akhurst’s ‘Blue’ (read by Eleanor Tomlinson), who is 11 years old from Hertfordshire. Lara’s writing was not only mature, but immensely moving.  It was referred to as ‘elegantly written’ in the way the descriptions of different types of water linked Lara’s memories together. It was a quietly touching and beautiful.

In sharp contrast, there was great media excitement the week before Half Term, around the publication of the new Collin’s Scrabble word list which included obvs (obviously), ridic (ridiculous), lolz (laughs), shizzle (US rap slang) and cakehole (mouth).  Other new words in the list reflect contemporary trends and events, such as onesie and shootie (shoe that covers the ankle).  I am not sure that I agree with the additions, but realise that we do have to change with the times.  I know that dictionaries have always included formal and informal English and I do feel that these changes are a reflection of how flexible our English language is. Some would argue that without slang and informal English we would never have had the works of Shakespeare. 

This has made me think about the importance of language, reading and the love of the spoken word.  Not only was the Radio 2 competition evidence that we have some talented writers but a recent National Literacy Trust survey showed that a record number of children enjoy reading and that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day.  This is exactly why we have put so much time and energy into establishing our Reading Room at Invicta – a room aimed at encouraging our girls to just sit down and enjoy a ‘good read’.  I am extremely grateful to Mrs Mackie, our Librarian and Mrs Hutton, Lead Teacher of English, who have spent a considerable amount of time in both setting up and maintaining the Reading Room. It is therefore extremely exciting and rewarding to know that we have just received an Award from the Kent Messenger for promoting literacy and reading for pleasure.  This is a great tribute to Mrs Mackie and to our English Department but, what is even better, is that our students will not only contribute to the increased number of children reading every day, but that in doing so, they will learn to explore their creativity through reading and writing – using language in whatever form!  So, as Chris Evans commented ‘to all the authors of tomorrow, keep reading, keep those pens poised and keep the stories flowing from the irrepressible imagination.’  I shall look forward to many ‘good reads’ and lots of ‘new vocabulary’ in the future!