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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

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

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

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

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: 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.