There is a great deal going on in the world and there is no doubt that our Invicta students are made aware of newspaper headlines, such as the referendum last week, and aspects of economics and citizenship at every level of society - both at home and abro
There is a great deal going on in the world and there is no doubt that our Invicta students are made aware of newspaper headlines, such as the referendum last week, and aspects of economics and citizenship at every level of society - both at home and abroad. As they get older, our students are encouraged to know more about this world, to be ready to take an active part in it as citizens, and to lead or support change for the good, when they can. They will not all be trail-blazers, but they will all be encouraged to become adults who care about others and have respect for the beliefs of others. It is therefore lovely to see in our Newsletter this week, the reports of our students who have contributed so well to their community – raising £5750 this year for their chosen charity - African Revival. What an amazing achievement and certainly testament to the fact that we encourage our students to think about the needs of the wider community.
In contrast, as we move towards the end of term, and the end of examination diets for our older girls, there is a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief – before starting it all again. This week, we actually start our new timetable for 2016 - 2017! However, there is something about those annual markers, at the end of the school year, which evokes nostalgia and optimism in equal measure. Sports Days, concerts and the much anticipated annual production – The Sound of Music, will stay in the memories of our young people for a lifetime, as they reflect on the pleasures of working on a common endeavour. Other events are milestones: The Prom, Farewells, End of Term Assemblies, and of course, our Awards Evening.
At Invicta every student, whatever their achievements, is recognised equally – not just academically, but very importantly, with their understanding and input into the world around them. So, as we embark upon a week of Prom, Summer Concerts and Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, I know that we will have done our job well - each student will go home confident about growing and coping with our increasingly complex world, in the knowledge that they have the balance of academia and opportunity to explore the wider community debates; the impact of our recent referendum being one of them! Very interestingly, our students and staff voted to be in the EU!