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22/11/17

Congratulations to Maddie in Year 12 who has been selected for the England Women's U17 Testing Camp. Good luck! https://t.co/JMivwyxZs8

22/11/17

Our fantastic students completed the Bebras Challenge 2017. Hajiya Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/NxN3ffNuvs

22/11/17

Yesterday, Invicta held the first heat of the 2017-18 Secondary Maths Challenge. 16 teams took part, each of them undertaking a variety of different Mathematical challenges. The winners on the day were Simon Langton Boys School, with Invicta a very creditable second place. https://t.co/w0uruULITN

22/11/17

A Year 8 student at work during our Textiles lesson. Jennifer 7C, Digital Leader https://t.co/AXvzfr8ohQ

22/11/17

Year 8 practicing their French after getting their test results back. Lucy and Beth 8N, Digital Leaders https://t.co/RHKeA4CBcs

22/11/17

We're looking forward to the 'Young Chamber Business Lunch' this Friday. We will welcome guest speakers, Helen Grant and Paul Wookey from Locate in Kent, together with VIP guests, Helen Whately and the Mayor and Mayoress of Maidstone .

22/11/17

Beautiful bread made by 8S. Toni, Digital Leader https://t.co/aaxrzWsakk

22/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely to meet with one of past students who is applying for teaching next year 😀😀

22/11/17

Photos from 7V's lesson - creating and designing their own leisure centres. Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/FEDeZi6BWe

21/11/17

7V enjoying reading the amazing story of Stone Cold by Robert Swindells! Lily 7V https://t.co/sKPH9RKjfy

21/11/17

Retweeted From Kent-Teach

What a great guest to have in the school 😲. A really good inspiration for your students too!

20/11/17

Dr Heather Campbell, Astrologer, has been at Invicta today giving talks to Year 13 students. https://t.co/uw60xzNVIA

20/11/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our Autumn Concert on Wednesday evening at 7pm. https://t.co/LdTw9HTrd1

20/11/17

Congratulations to Eleanor in 9A, who was invited to attend and perform at a celebration dinner for the 10th Anniversary of the Young Lives Foundation at Allington Castle on Wednesday, 8 November. https://t.co/NaY2I9GQTN

20/11/17

An exciting science lesson on Atoms, Elements and Compounds lesson with 8V. Abigail, Digital Leader https://t.co/1vCrwcNyYe

20/11/17

We are all loving learning a new instrument, the ukulele! Inara and Rachel, 7T Digital Leaders https://t.co/9CesJlkMrY

20/11/17

Year 8’s working on their designs in their Design Technology Resistant Materials lessons. Mary Ellis 8S, Digital Leader https://t.co/yiCYgJeLp8

20/11/17

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

20/11/17

We are proud that our students form part of the image, it looks amazing! https://t.co/8bZYPAIJUi

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely day with our visitors who are looking to next year with vists to and East Borough Primary School 😀

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Get that and apply for with us in Maidstone, Kent! Primary & Secondary courses with bursaries of up to £26,000 available for some subjects. eMail us to find out more: vitsa.org.uk

20/11/17

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

This time next week our 8 finalists will be cooking up a storm in the Live Final to be crowned 2017! Good luck to all our amazing finalists. Thx to our judges and sponsors for making it possible https://t.co/azZBtp7cCj

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Announcing the winners of our Bake-off. Thanks to for judging. https://t.co/niUKCwjZIo

17/11/17

Don't miss out. Tickets are still available for the second Broadening Horizons Production to see 'An American in Paris' at The London Palladium next Friday, 24 November. Tickets available via Wisepay. https://t.co/To7vpyIF4O

17/11/17

Good luck to Bryony in 7T who is busy training hard to complete an Iron Man later this month. (2.4mile swim/112 mile bike ride/26 mile run.) Raising funds for as her Nanny has cancer. If you would like to donate visit . https://t.co/30OVaRvuVa

17/11/17

Some Year 6's had fun this week at the Team Invicta Games Workshop. Thank you to Miss Abbott for taking the session. https://t.co/TNxCxyN9uf

17/11/17

There are lots of spots in school today. Thank you for all your donations . https://t.co/n1iww1Vcej

16/11/17

Thank you for the training! https://t.co/YvN1y12iXX

16/11/17

Thank you to everyone who created a gift box for 2017 Operation Christmas Child, we are sure the children who receive the boxes will be extremely grateful. https://t.co/Rn9HD3ShIW

16/11/17

Invicta students attended the Pretty Curious Event and Detling Showground run by . They had to create electronic circuits and drones using clip together electronics called little bits. There were about 20 teams and our teams did extremely well. https://t.co/HsGaavzArT

16/11/17

On 15 November the Junior Interact and Junior Young Chamber POP groups invited the Invicta Over 60s group to a Barn Dance. The students made decorations of bunting and paper chains, as well as homemade cup cakes for the afternoon tea. Everyone showed off their dancing skills! https://t.co/1sP9YgYy7d

16/11/17

Year 8 students in POP creating Beautiful Words. Creating art based on our favourite books! Mono printing, drawing, sculptures etc. Madison, Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/GjKQdlH0Yg

15/11/17

Invicta’s bees are doing well and we had a good honey harvest, which the girls enjoyed collecting. We are selling the honey to raise money to buy some new bee suits. Beekeeping continues to help girls towards their D of E award, either as a skill or as community service. https://t.co/8JhFMpPimb

15/11/17

Would you be interested in volunteering to help here at Invicta or at one of the VIAT primary schools? We are looking for parents or grandparents to volunteer to help with Art or read with our children in all phases of primary; from the youngest children in Y1 to the oldest in Y6 https://t.co/2PQ4q0G7jQ

15/11/17

If you have any old Invicta School Uniform that is still fit for purpose and no longer required, please consider donating this back to school. Please hand any items into the Main Reception. https://t.co/Z4AnZsSsnH

15/11/17

On Saturday, 4 November, 20 eager Year 5 students joined Mrs Billingham and Mrs Moore for a Food Technology Workshop. The girls had a fabulous time, making and decorating their ‘Christmas-themed’ cupcakes. Each student left the workshop with a tub full of goodies and a big smile! https://t.co/NqgPO2JktL

15/11/17

Congratulations to those involved in Invicta’s first ever MAMMOTH all school . This event was spread over six lunchtimes in the Reading Room, not including the Form time preliminary rounds. Congratulations to all those who participated in the Spelling Bee. https://t.co/LdeGVnJINs

15/11/17

June 2016, Daisy, Melissa and Megan in Year 8 entered ’s ‘Treasures from Trash Competition’. The aim was to design and build a chair using only recycled materials. They won! Their chair featured in the exhibit in the museum and we received a bench with a plaque https://t.co/p2FHqmk2Ae

15/11/17

We are very proud to receive acknowledgement from KCC congratulating us on the schools Progress 8 2017. Also, that it was very positive to see that this is well above the National Average, meaning that learners do well compared with their peers from the same KS2 starting points.

14/11/17

8G food students have been coming to school at 8am to start making their bread. The results have been amazing! https://t.co/4uVfq1spaq

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: September 29th 2014

We are constantly told that we live in a world that is forever changing and I am sure that we would all agree with this.

I have always been a firm believer of the quote that ‘the most effective way to cope with change is to help create it’ and in order to do this, we must develop leadership qualities.  As a result, one of my primary aims at Invicta is to ensure that our students have as many opportunities as possible to ‘grow’ as a leader.  This week has been no exception.

On Monday, we were fortunate to witness both strong leadership and talent in the organisation of our Encore Show.  Our senior students did an amazing job of organising such a superb event which raised £555 for charity as well as showcasing some stunning talent in acting, singing, dancing and music.  It was a lovely evening mixed with hope and laugher where we also had Alumni students return to participate and support the evening.  It was great to see our former students and see how well they are doing. 

Leadership was also evident in our hosting of a Primary Workshop Day for Mathematics, where 50 students carried out problem solving activities.  Our students and staff modelled qualities of leadership by having the ability to inspire; reinforcing how important it is to have commitment and confidence – key aspects of leadership that underpin all we do.

Our Year 10 Geography Coursework Day highlighted our development of leadership too, whereby they undertook over 12,500 steps in order to complete the day’s task – the need for a positive attitude was undoubtedly required as well as an emphasis on humour. I am sure that our staff need a sense of humour by the end of the day. They now have all the coursework to mark!

One of the highlights this week has to be hosting our Yale and Harvard Information Evening on Wednesday where we had over 250 students and parents listen to an inspiring presentation on the opportunities that an American university experience provides.  The message of the whole evening was ‘if you do not try, you will never know’ and this, along with the amazing opportunities available certainly inspired the whole audience.  I would love to have my time again and explore this idea. I know that a number of students are now determined to aim for this and we will be there to help them realise their dreams. 

On Thursday, I was delighted to welcome over 20 of our Year 7 primary school teachers into school to meet some of our Year 7.  We already have the early signs of some superb leaders in Year 7 who were able to show their former teachers around the school without getting lost, along with talking to them about their new friends and school activities.  It was lovely to see the smiles of our students and to hear from their teachers about how they are missed in their primaries.  Meanwhile, some of our Year 10 students attended a TeenTech Conference and won the ‘Best I can Design’ award for the Design an App competition.  Well done girls – I am so proud of you!

To close the week, we had some truly fine examples of leadership – our Mc Millan Coffee Morning on Friday, whereby in excess of £500 was raised and our Leadership Fair at lunchtime further reinforced our emphasis on the value we place on leadership – great examples of communication, delegation, integrity and intuition.  These qualities come in different forms and in varying degrees, but we without doubt witnessed it in our promotion of prefect opportunities in a Fresher Fair and then again, on Saturday where we hosted our Autumn Fair through our parents’ association – FIGS. This was a delightful afternoon whereby friends and family enjoyed the autumn sunshine and witnessed some very enterprising students in the organisation of their stalls, along with some lovely singing, dancing and sporting events.  We are indeed, very lucky to have such great parents and students.

Finally, our Hospitality students, along with Mrs Bennett, Mrs Lloyd, and Mrs Berry hosted a ‘Murder Mystery Evening’ with acting, food and lots of laughter, as well as raising over £500 for charity.  They did a fine job – I have already received e-mails congratulating the students on their warmth, friendliness, professionalism and hard work to make the evening such a success.  I would like to add my thanks and congratulations to them too. 

To reflect on this week, I think we can honestly say that our drive for leadership matches the quote: ‘The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision’ and there is no doubt that we have that at Invicta.  We are certainly preparing our students for the changing world ahead of them and if our girls continue to have fun whilst doing this, then it is certainly a job well done!