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19/01/18

Date for your diary! FIGS Quiz Night - Saturday, 24 February 2018. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Featuring; Family Quiz, Ploughman's Supper, Bar, Raffle, and lots of other games and prizes! Tickets will be on sale soon! https://t.co/uSnkhRMGAJ

19/01/18

Last night we were fortunate to have speakers from the University of Oxford and Cambridge speak to Year 11 and 12 students about everything they need to know about applying to these very prestigious universities, as well as having an interview workshop with Mr John Krumins. https://t.co/D8xZAXn2go

19/01/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the 'Ms Empowered' Breakfast this morning. The event generated some great discussion around the implications of gender inequality for young women in the workplace. https://t.co/MWkNmSF2d8

18/01/18

Thank you for an excellent visit. https://t.co/4Kjf3ZvlwC

18/01/18

Thank you to everyone who attended the Piano Soiree yesterday evening. What amazing, talented students we have! https://t.co/0Zri18igEK

18/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Fed up with dreary skies where you live - come and join us developing a new career through Train to Teach and enjoy days like this one... https://t.co/UsfzDXDYX3

17/01/18

Tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/wAgVm7PpoP

17/01/18

Have you read Invicta's blogs recently? There is something of interest to everyone! https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c

16/01/18

We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/0TVqMjBpr5

16/01/18

For enthusiasts. https://t.co/Mx5NtKlL0P

15/01/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ETMwNzuX53 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself!

15/01/18

Congratulations to Amelia in 7T, who has been invited to ‘try out’ for the Junior British Show Jumping Team on Monday, 15 January 2018. Good luck Amelia!

15/01/18

Well done to Sophie in 7T, who has been invited to participate in the Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts National Swimming Gala from the 26-28 January 2018. The Royal Navy hosts this prestigious event in Cornwall for around 200 young people from all around the United Kingdom.

15/01/18

A lovely article in the celebrating the achievements of students at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening in December. https://t.co/NlTdAC8iBJ

15/01/18

Our World Challenge students are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 3 February, in the School Hall, raising funds for their trip in the summer.

15/01/18

On Sunday 25 February 2018 sixteen staff will be running the Headcorn Half Marathon, raising money for . Donation can be made via our Just Giving page using the following link: https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO. Many thanks for your continued support!

15/01/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/smiRHMz85Y

15/01/18

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

15/01/18

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

This week some very strange footprints appeared in our classroom. We used our detective skills to try and find out who or what had been in Opal Class. https://t.co/3fOMATJhjF

12/01/18

Do you have what it takes to be crowned Britain's best lego builder?? Do you love to build awesome creations? Well, look no further. Register your interest for the second series of 'LEGO MASTERS' on Channel 4 today. https://t.co/Pj1bEEIxza

09/01/18

Epoc Careers organises high quality careers events for students. Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018 Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer, Sunday 4 February 2018 For full details, see https://t.co/plOwJqUqWj. https://t.co/ZSPNVxXo0k

09/01/18

We are very pleased to hear that Trixie, the Guide Dog sponsored by Invicta, has been successfully placed with a family where the man has no sight. Trixie also has the family dog to play with when she is not working. Thank you for your support! https://t.co/8CinH4ytfg

08/01/18

Don't forget, tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/dWm0rsHQNY

08/01/18

Congratulations! https://t.co/avcaI0uWMZ

08/01/18

Congratulations to Maddie who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, National Award Ceremony, for her academic result and other achievement in the GCSE category. The Awards ceremony is in Manchester on 31 January 2018. https://t.co/R3SZlA8Lge

08/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Take Inspiration. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/01/18

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year as Invicta's new school term begins today.

15/12/17

The Over 60s enjoyed a Christmas Lunch this week in school. They enjoyed a 2 course meal, a Christmas photo booth and lots of festive games! https://t.co/vu3XLUiOai

14/12/17

Thank you to everyone who donated food items to the You Can Appeal. We are pleased to say that approximately 500 cans of food and other items have just been collected for the homeless. https://t.co/HzitJ4kdj5

14/12/17

A group of Year 8 students, in their POP group, have been making little paper gift boxes which they have left around the school for other students to find. Each box has been handmade and contains a chocolate and an inspirational quotation.

14/12/17

Invicta students from Years 7 - 10 are looking forward to their trip to London for the Olympia Horse Show today.

13/12/17

Christmas jumpers were very popular today! https://t.co/RqxTMUDcaA

13/12/17

10 students went to Gravity Trampoline Park as a reward for their handwork in PE lessons this term and for attending the most extracurricular PE clubs. https://t.co/2yONEr6kEo

12/12/17

Year 8 in a Geography lesson learning about tectonic plates. Madison, Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/hFNbHBSAqx

12/12/17

Invicta recently hosted a VIAT primary school football tournament, with teams from Lakes, Chase, Hill, Eastborough Primary school and . Congratulations to Eastborough overall winners! https://t.co/l6jnbGv8HC

12/12/17

Further congratulations to Georgia in 8C, who has also been awarded first place in the Tonbridge Town Sailing Club Junior Series for the second year running.

12/12/17

Well done to Rachel in 10T, Megan in 9S, Abigail in 9A and Georgia in 8V who have all been selected to represent the Maidstone West Scout Groups at the International Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019, and also to Jessica in 9N, who will represent the Weald District. https://t.co/XaHItUasms

12/12/17

Invicta is once again supporting the annual You Can Help Appeal, by collecting cans of food for the homeless. Staff and students are requested to bring the cans to school on Wednesday 13 December.

12/12/17

Staff and students are looking forward to giving their Christmas jumpers an airing tomorrow, ready for the own clothes day and Christmas dinner. Funds raised will go to the 5 RAG charities. https://t.co/ogUVwrphez

12/12/17

The Theme of the Week: Celebrate Success and Show Appreciation. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

Invicta Blogs

Posted on: February 8th 2016

I absolutely love watching programmes such as Location, Location, Location, and Grand Designs.

I absolutely love watching programmes such as Location, Location, Location, and Grand Designs.  I always find myself looking at architecture and buildings too.  As a result, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to an interview with Zaha Hadid on Radio 4 this week, and to learn that she has been awarded the Royal Gold Medal for architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects in recognition of her body of work - an accolade whose previous recipients include Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry and Lord Norman Foster.

Zaha is one of only three women to have received the award; her designs include the Aquatics Centre constructed for the 2012 London Olympics, the Maxxi Museum in Rome and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London – all stunning forms of art, design and engineering.   Professor Peter Cook described Zaha as ‘our heroine’ and said her work was ‘special’.  In the interview, I gained an insight into how Zaha ‘ventured where few would dare’ – with building designs ranging from the small to monumental, many of them complex and intricate tours de force, made possible by advanced computational methods and engineering.  Zaha explained how she moved to the UK at the age of 17 and has gradually built a business to include a dozen architects with 400 employees.  The self confidence that allows her to command such a ‘big ship’ could cause some to feel uneasy, but throughout the interview, there was no doubt that Zaha has unquestionable talent and a ‘boldness’ that I really admire. She mentioned the need for there to be no ‘glass ceiling’ - refusing to be pinned down as a woman.  Zaha’s professional success and fame are clearly based on her talent and hard work. She was honest about how difficult it is to be a woman in architecture.   Her success, she said is ‘due to perseverance, determination, and focus’ – qualities I firmly believe in. 

The concept of the ‘glass ceiling’ - the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements is important.  I want all our girls at Invicta to understand that this can be broken.  To take on board Zaha’s ‘boldness’ is key, I believe, to our approach at Invicta.  So, when this week, we have had students demonstrate just this, I am incredibly proud.  I have been lucky enough to watch our Year 7 – 13 students lead a United Nations Conference with children from Lunsford, Offham and Mereworth Primary School.  They discussed international politics and relations with great self-assurance.  Our Amnesty International group led a Human Rights’ Workshop with Aylesford Primary School and over 24 piano soloists from Years 7 – 12 provided us with a delightful evening of charming music at our Piano Soiree.  The students involved in these activities have pushed their own boundaries and as such, are on the way to ‘breaking that glass ceiling’!  As we embark upon a week whereby we have students participating in the ‘Invicta Speaks Competition’ I shall look forward to seeing our students’ work described as ‘special’ – just like Zaha!  I have no doubt that this will be the case.