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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: 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!