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09/02/18

Congratulations to Charlotte in Year 10, runner up in the 'Future Chef Regional Final' yesterday. We are very proud! https://t.co/z0KVCaYVRb

08/02/18

Year 11 photography students enjoyed their trip to London and their visit to The Tate Modern, which they found very inspiring! https://t.co/rnoiLpFVdE

08/02/18

Local Primary School pupils attended the Primary Maths Challenge Day at Invicta yesterday. https://t.co/OxtL6cthon

08/02/18

Congratulations Maddie, we are very proud of you! https://t.co/2DKm1MmUDF

07/02/18

Our next Broadening Horizons Lecture, open to all students in Years 9-13, will be on Thursday, 8 February, given by Reverend David Cook: ‘Sparta, Plato, and Joined-Up-Thinking on Education’.

07/02/18

Retweeted From Press Association

One hundred years ago today, British women secured the right to vote (if they were married, over 30 and owned property). But the UK was not the first country to do so https://t.co/QJhUDx3M0q

06/02/18

Reinforcing the importance of e-Safety on Safe Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/HIxQM4gktG

06/02/18

All students are taking part in special audience participation assemblies today, dedicated to Safer Internet Day. They have been reminded about age restrictions, bullying, fake news, plus much more on Social Media. https://t.co/Ji9EumPoh0

06/02/18

On Saturday, a few people from the invicta music department were invited to watch the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Sheku Kanneh-Mason play at the Maidstone Leisure Centre. It was a great experience and some people even got signatures! Jennifer, Digital Leader https://t.co/VSt2ch9W3k

06/02/18

Safer Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/ORPrGyZ7NY

05/02/18

Invicta’s Annual Burns Night was a great success. Guests enjoyed having the haggis piped in, followed by a traditional meal after having Mrs Lloyd address the haggis. After the meal the raffle was drawn and then the dancing commenced! https://t.co/gf8YgYOZfU

05/02/18

In preparation for their World Challenge Expedition to Cambodia in July, the challengers from Invicta completed a 12.5 mile hike around the Bewl Water Reservoir. All students completed the hike in 5 hours or less, despite the weather not quite being on side! https://t.co/X7BIHeBzBB

05/02/18

Alice in 9G, Niamh in 7A and Holly in 10I recently competed in the Kent County Dressage Qualifiers, in our first Invicta Equestrian Event. All of the girls did very well despite being up against some tough competition and unfavourable weather. A special well done to each of them. https://t.co/MNKg1cIX9X

05/02/18

Well done to Asha in 12T, for being selected by the British Athletics to join their Athlete Academy in Sporting Excellence Programme for 2018. The Academy is a key part of the British Athletics Performance Pathway for young athletes aged between 16 and 18. https://t.co/quVMf07GTR

05/02/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 7T. Sophie, together with the 4th Gillingham Sea Scout Swimming Team competed in the Royal Navy Annual Swimming Gala in Plymouth. Sophie came 4th in the Under 12’s Back Stroke race.

05/02/18

Well done to Lottie in 9I and Isabelle in 7A. Both competed at High Wycombe Judo Tournament for Girls in January. Isabelle competed in the U13 and narrowly missed out on bronze in her last fight! Lottie competed in the U16 and gained 3rd place, Bronze for her category. https://t.co/yrwE51ffPs

05/02/18

Good luck to the following students: Year 7 - Josie, Ava, Aoife, Amelia, Bryony, Charlotte, Lily and Amy and Year 8 students - Mary, Anna, Toni, Zuzanna, Carys, Emma, Megan and Nhyira, who will all be competing in the Kent Sportshall Athletics Finals. .

05/02/18

Thank you to everyone who supported the non-uniform day on Friday raising funds for , an amazing £1025.39 was raised! The next event is the half marathon in Headcorn on 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/n6O6YtTkGo

05/02/18

Students enjoyed celebrating the international with sorting cupcakes, punch and a very challenging quiz. https://t.co/jtHTbSJIoz

05/02/18

Congratulations to the World Challenge students for organising a fantastic quiz night on Saturday, raising over over £1100 for their Summer expedition. https://t.co/z9207uJ7Ah

05/02/18

The Theme of the Week: Safer Internet Week - Be Knowledgeable about Safety. Assemblies and tutor times will be based on the theme.

05/02/18

Congratulations ladies, excellent team work! https://t.co/Ax9AXeExlH

05/02/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Become a qualified builder by doing an ! This is a brilliant opportunity in the Dartford/Gravesend area to earn while you learn. Go to - https://t.co/5SpKlhht5v https://t.co/WFgnBS9lMs

05/02/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Wondering if take up a career in Primary or History teaching on our School Direct programme whether there will be good places for trips? What could be better than the home of the Boleyns?! https://t.co/LeLdlio1cX

02/02/18

Congratulations to Megan in 7A who recently attended the Leon Paul Fencing Tournament in Stratford-upon-Avon. Megan competed in the U13's and came a respectable 9th. Well done Megan and good luck for your tournament in London this weekend. https://t.co/iqdrbUEduO

02/02/18

Thank you to everyone for donating to for the Non Uniform Day today. Do not forget there is still plenty of time to sponsor the team of Invicta staff taking part in the Headcorn Half Marathon on Sunday, 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/FVybZcKQ3m

01/02/18

7S were investigating how the brightness charges according to the number of bulbs and batteries. Mollie, Digital Leader https://t.co/6mnBMOaR6c

01/02/18

On your marks get set go! 8A in their PE lesson. Heidi, Digital Leader https://t.co/C9Pi5MBo8l

01/02/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ZB7cdBXlV3 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself! https://t.co/DGjdwY3M3g

01/02/18

Have you read Invicta's School Blog this week, written by Senior Prefect Erin-Jane? https://t.co/5BoYIJLFAv https://t.co/gFEtSkBduQ

01/02/18

Congratulations Maddie! https://t.co/lY0z9PCwJ7

31/01/18

A2 Computer Science students in their lesson learning about Turing machine, with a hands on approach! https://t.co/0j9L6TpZdc

31/01/18

Invicta Grammar School remains the most popular first preference for selective pupils. See the article in the latest edition of the Downs Mail. https://t.co/BBT4lbqtNi

31/01/18

7T have been learning about Fair Trade and Globalisation in Geography. They have been working hard for 20 minutes, making paper bags, in poor conditions and with no electricity! Rachel, Digital Leader https://t.co/bVQY5iPATs

31/01/18

Retweeted From Emma

in fact it has now broken down, children have started to walk as have been told replacement bus not due until after 9 am https://t.co/EtKwTO320K

30/01/18

Students enjoying their lunch in the Winter sunshine around the school grounds. https://t.co/PcezDwyKtt

30/01/18

Students in 7S were finding out which chemicals moved when the charged rod was next to the water. Mollie, Digital Leader https://t.co/GdEnippzMs

29/01/18

Congratulations to Charley in 10V who has been offered a place in the Regional Finals of Future Chef 2018 on Thursday, 8 February in Crawley, East Sussex.

29/01/18

Congratulations to Esther in 11N, who has qualified to compete in 3 events at the Championships at Crystal Palace and the London Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 11 February 2018. She will compete in the 100m butterfly, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: November 9th 2015

"Successful people have fear, doubts and worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them."

Last week, I was most impressed to meet with several different groups of students working on projects that they are passionate about – an Amnesty International Group and a Journalism Group, who are newly formed editors of Invicta Voice.  It was lovely to share in our students’ enthusiasm for their ventures.  Not only had the students completed a great deal of research to enable them to be well informed, but they also had great ideas.  I know that initially, students are naturally hesitant in the presentation of their thoughts, but I was extremely impressed with the quality of teamwork and their mature approach to problem solving.  Our Amnesty International group, for example, are in the process of launching several conferences whilst the Invicta Voice students want to radically change the format of the publication. These concepts are challenging and require an element of bravery along with a strong belief in their own ideas.  This is something that I want to encourage in all our students – one of well-informed risk taking, whereby research has been undertaken to ensure that there is a strong justification for doing things.  This was apparent in the conversations that I had with both groups this week and for that, I totally support their projects.

I have witnessed a similar approach in our Erasmus Conference this week, whereby we have welcomed students and staff from Spain, Italy, Turkey and France. They have embarked on a varied programme to explore the ‘digital world’.  Students have also explored a wide variety of activities – everything from preparing a selection of dishes to represent their country, STEM related team building, market research at Maidstone Museum and Leeds Castle, as well as an international relations debate. Students from across all five countries have worked together to solve problems and learn about one another’s cultures.  This requires an element of risk from all exchange partners.  It is always a little daunting to meet and host someone new.  But, to the credit of all our students, they have embraced this concept with excitement and determination.  As a result, they have benefited from making new friends and gaining a greater understanding of ‘life and learning’ in Europe. This is similar I know, to the experiences of our students who travelled to Spain for their exchange this week.  It is always a little daunting, but to have seen and heard about the friendships and learning that has taken place, it is clear that what may have initially been a bit ‘scary’ has actually further developed our students’ interests, viewpoints and character.  I often state that Invicta is about so much more than an academic education; this week has certainly been testament to that for so many of our students.  I read a quote that stated "Successful people have fear, doubts and worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." This succinctly sums up my thoughts on the need to take a risk!