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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

14/11/17

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Good luck to our a capella choir, who are performing at the Albert Hall tonight.

14/11/17

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It's nearly here - 14 November! Unable to join us during our Train to Teach Day then join us at The Hilton, Maidstone at 6.30pm to find out more about training to be a teacher through School Direct with VITSA https://t.co/2qbTsSq88R

14/11/17

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Thinking of teaching? Try School Direct, you have a choice of training provider with us! Choose from the universities of Brighton, Sussex, Greenwich or Canterbury Christ Church.

14/11/17

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Looking forward to welcoming everyone to another tonight. 'Teaching with Media' at https://t.co/XCFvFDhlZH

14/11/17

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Save the date for our 6th Form Open Evening! https://t.co/JVQ2IHE7f2

14/11/17

Are you or anyone you know interested in considering a career change and would like to consider training to teach? As a teaching school, Valley Invicta Teaching School Alliance, offers the opportunity to train to teach through salaried and non-salaried School Direct courses. https://t.co/04xrxzmJIF

14/11/17

We are very proud to report that Eloise in 9I recently competed at the European Kimura Shukokai Karate Championships in Estonia. Eloise achieved Silver for her individual fighting and together with her team they won Gold for the Junior Team Kata. https://t.co/tIKNPe9NTS

14/11/17

Maddy Hill in 11N and Lottie Hill in 7G are both competing in a National Squash Competition in Pontefract on Friday, 24 November, a competition that is only open to top players in the Country! Well done and good luck to you both.

14/11/17

Congratulations to Lauren Kirby in 10C who has won an amazing competition to attend the 2018 dance convention in London next March as a VIP guest! Lauren will be participating in dance classes with teachers from top performing arts colleges across the U.K.

14/11/17

Congratulations to Lara Gough in 10I, she has received confirmation that, as a result of her performance in the regionals in October, she has qualified for the British Modern Biathlon Championship in Solihull in December.

13/11/17

The Year 8’s working on their key-rings in Resistant Materials after giving amazing presentations about Smart Materials. https://t.co/QR6htuwc3t

13/11/17

Everyone is enjoying playing the quick quiz game in French in 7T. Rachel, Digital Leader. https://t.co/4f8XnKoRU9

13/11/17

Watching a video clip, and taking notes, in Year 8 Geography lesson, to help us understand more about the effects of tourism in Antarctica. Madison https://t.co/QcJCWn5hZE

13/11/17

Invicta will be supporting Children in Need day on Friday encouraging staff and students to wear something spotty as an accessory to their usual uniform or work outfit eg. socks, beanie boppers, hats, scarves, hair accessories. Donations will be collected on the door. https://t.co/2hKo75gz3m

13/11/17

The Invicta Aspiring Einsteins academic hub has begun with the discussion of the news story "The star that would not die.. the Supernova discovery that challenges known theories of the death of stars". Thank you Charlotte in Year 9 for organising. https://t.co/G38haGyAdt

13/11/17

The Theme of the Week: Be Principled about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and Tutor Times will be based on the theme.

13/11/17

Retweeted From Dami Salako

Make sure your voice is heard in this years’ Kent Youth County Council elections! https://t.co/i9UJrmN1Wl

13/11/17

Retweeted From Ellen R Kent Music

Want to learn an instrument? Join Maidstone Music Centre Not just for kids! https://t.co/VNHJBLmSFN

10/11/17

Congratulations to Tihana in 8V who recently participated in a Trampolining Competition. Her efforts were rewarded with a Silver Medal and qualification for the next stage! Well done Tihana. https://t.co/CTVuRXxe8A

10/11/17

Congratulations to Daisy, Melissa and Megan in Year 10 who won a competition to design and build a chair using recycled materials! Can you find their prize at school? https://t.co/0Kgkxk6zNT

09/11/17

Dr Kathryn Harkup will be delivering the next Broadening Horizons lecture to students today. Exciting!! https://t.co/vb2Q2d9jUD

09/11/17

Excellent advice from the Anti Bullying Alliance. https://t.co/72wleRBHWf

09/11/17

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Positivity and kindness looks good on you! 🙂 https://t.co/zzydH2h4J1

Sport News


Cross Country

11 November 2017

The intermediate cross country team qualified came 3rd out of 12 teams from across the South East therefore qualifying for the ESAA National Finals for Cross Country.

The juniors were placed 5th, which was also a fantastic result for them.


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Trampolining

November 2017

On Sunday, 5 November Tihana Kayla Durkin in 8V participated in a trampolining  competition for her club “Jumpers” at the Rebound Centre in Gillingham. Her efforts were rewarded with a Silver Medal in the Team Competition and qualification for her next stage - Grade F. 


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Karate

November 2017

We are very proud to report that Eloise Moliner in 9I recently competed at the European Kimura Shukokai Karate Championships in Estonia. Eloise achieved Silver for her individual fighting and together with her team they won Gold for the Junior Team Kata.


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Badminton

November 2017

Invicta's U14 and U16 badminton teams played in a tournament at New Line Learning with the teams final scores as 3/4th in each age group.

The Year 8 Junior team faced tough competition from Sevenoaks School and Walthamstow Hall School but played well, enjoying the extra height offered by the sports hall to improve their overhead clears. They finished 4th overall but were playing against Year 9 students so plan to get revenge next year! Well done to: Mary Bashford, Efia Appiah-Ashia, Annabel Young and Nhyira Zigah.

The Intermediate team was made up of four Year 10 students. They had close matches against St Simon Stock and Cornwallis winning both, but lost to Walthamstow Hall finishing 3rd overall.  Well done to: Isabelle Stapley, Lauren McManus, Maria Bragin and Lara Gough.


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Korfball

November 2017

Zara Wheaton, Year 10, went to Ghent with the England U15 Korfball Squad
 
The team played 7 matches over 2 days with mixed results, but the highlight was a win over a strong Netherlands South team. This was the first time the squad had played in competitive matches as a team and the improvement over the weekend was fantastic. 


Flag American Football

November 2017

Invicta started a new club starting on 6 November called Flag American Football. Which is similar to non-contact rugby, run by an external coach coming to school in order to teach the new and exciting sport. 


Netball

12 October 2017

U16 County Netball Tournament ​

Invicta vs St George's CE Foundation School - 9-3
Invicta vs Kent College - 4-3
Invicta vs Farringtons School - 9-1
Invicta vs Walthamstow Hall - 4-11
Invicta vs Rainham Mark Grammar - 6-6
Invicta vs Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School - 2-14
Invicta vs Benenden School - 3-13


2017 u15 hockey team

Hockey

October 2017

Invicta students played in the U15 hockey match against Kings Rochester, we won 6-2. Goal scorers were Olivia Ryan, Abi Vallance and Issy Shelley. 


2018 sportshall team photo

Sportshall

October 2017

On 31 October, 4 teams competed in the Maidstone Schools Sportshall Athletics competition at Mote Park. We were extremely lucky to be able to field two teams of Year 7 students and two teams of Year 8 students.

All girls did extremely well in their events, resulting in the Invicta teams coming 1st and 2nd in their respective age groups. This means that we have qualified both a Year 7 and a Year 8 team to take part in the Kent finals in February 2018.


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Squash

September 2017

Charlotte Highway in 7A competed in the Kent U13s girls closed squash tournament on Saturday, 23 September at the Park Langley Club, finishing in an impressive 3rd position.   


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Stand Up Paddle Board Marathon

September 2017

Libby Abson and Emma Palmer in 11N both signed up for World Challenge and decided to launch their fundraising activities taking part in a sponsored Stand Up Paddleboard Marathon on Saturday, 23 September 2017. Both girls aimed to paddle 13 miles each, and on Saturday, in less than 4 hours they paddled 15 laps of Leybourne Watersports Lake with friends, family and members of the local Stand Up Paddleboard Club joining them on the lake or shouting encouragement from the bank!


Gymnastics

September 2017

Jessica Hudgell in 7V is an elite gymnast and trains with The Meapa Gymnastic Club.  In September she competed at the South East Regional Womens Artistic Championships in Guildford.  It was a very successful weekend, with Jessica placed 2nd all around at level 3 in the 2006 age group.  Added to this, out of all the level 3's across all age groups she came 2nd for her bars. Her team also won Gold!  

Isabelle Stockwell in 8N, took part in the same Championships. This was her first competition since having several months out of training due to injury. Although she did not place individually, Isabelle competed as part of the Level 2 Team from The Meapa Gymnastics Club. Her scores on beam, floor and vault all contributed to help her team win Gold.


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Show Jumping

September 2017

Amelia Simpson McGinty in 7T, competed at the Hickstead Show Jumping Championships.


U19 netball team

Netball

27 September 2017

On Wednesday, 27 September the Under 19 Kent Schools Netball Tournament took place at Rainham
School for Girls. Our team included Ellie Brown, Alice Hill, Eloise Osborn, Alex Sykes, Evie 
Horner, Emma Worsfold, Joelle Wilton, Ayishah Chaudry and Ewelie Lifanje. After the success of the 
team last year getting through to the South-East Regional Finals, we were eager to repeat the 
achievement of last year. Upon arrival we were apprehensive to see the standard of competition that 
we would face throughout the day. Once we received our pool, we realised that our toughest matches 
would be the last two of the day, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls and Benenden School. It 
was an intense day as we had 7 matches to play in the surprisingly warm weather! However, we are 
proud to say that we won all of our matches, beating Benenden for the first time, securing our 
place in the Kent Finals on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

The scores of each match were as follows:

Invicta vs St Dunstans College 14-3
Invicta vs Langley Park Boys School 22-3
Invicta vs Hayes 20-2
Invicta vs Weald of Kent 24-5
Invicta vs Rainham School for Girls 22-3
Invicta vs TWGGS 13-4
Invicta vs Benenden School 12-6


Fencing

September 2017

Megan Hughes in 7A is a keen fencer. Over the last few months she has competed in several competitions including the English Youth Championship and the British Youth Championship. 


Athletics

September 2017

Maya Marriner in 9G and Keira Rose in 9V competed in the final of the Kent County Relay Championships held by the Kent County Athletics Association in Norman Park, Bromley.  Both girls were in the Maidstone and Medway U15 Girls 4 x 300m.   It was an incredible race and the team won silver!   

At the same Championships, Lily Crossley in 7I participated in the U13 Girls 3 x 800m and the team won bronze.  


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Biathle

September 2017

Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run competition open to competitors of all ages from seven to seventy! The competition consists of a pack start followed by a run, a swim before a final run to the finish line.

Lara Gough competed in the GB Biathle Series race 6 in Weymouth on Saturday coming home in 6th place in her age group. The competition featured an 800m run followed by a 100m sea swim followed by another 800m run.


Korfball

Zara Wheaton in 10N has been selected for the England Under 15 Korfball squad. She attended trials at the beginning of July and took part in National Youth Day later in the month, where the England coaches were talent spotting! Zara was thrilled to be chosen for the squad and we are sure it will be an amazing experience.


Cricket

Phoebe Wilkinson in 8V has been selected for the Kent Schools Under 14 Cricket squad for season 2017-2018. Her Under 13 cricket team; Hayes Hawks, has also reached the national finals of the Lady Taverners Cricket Competition.


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Athletics

Grace King, 8S, represented the Paddock Wood Athletics Club (PWAC) at the Kent County Championships on 13 and 14 May at Ashford, competing in both the 100m and 200m U15 track events, and securing two new personal bests (PBS).  Then improving her PBs in these two events at the Kent Young Athletes League (KYAL) on 4 June at Dartford: 100m (14.6s) and 200m (30.5s).  She also made up the PWAC U15 Girls Relay Team at this meeting too. 

Grace is now looking forward to the British Athletics Startrack and a further KYAL meeting over the summer holidays.


Bewl Water Aquathlon

Lara Gough won the Bewl Water Aquathlon on Sunday 9 July, (400m swim and 3km run).


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Rounders

On Thursday 22 June, the Year 9 Rounders Team played in the Maidstone Schools Tournament, competing against Valley Park, Maplesden Noakes, St Simon Stock, and Cornwallis. The girls played extremely well, having put together a team at very short notice.

The score against Valley Park was 6½ - 3, against Maplesden 7½ - 4, against Cornwallis 8- 3 ½ and our only unfortunate loss was against St Simon Stock with a score of 3½ - 5.

Some superb batting came from Kitty Worsfold and excellent fielding from Zara Wheaton. Well done girls! 


Year 9 rounders july

Rounders

On Tuesday 20 June, the Year 8 Rounders Team played in the Maidstone Schools Tournament attended by Cornwallis, St Simon Stock and ourselves.

Our girls played fantastically in both games. Against Cornwallis, our girls’ strong fielding stopped our opponents from managing to score much at all. Olivia Moss at backstop and Grace Garret at 1st post, were on fine form managing to get several of the Cornwallis team out. Some brilliant batting saw our team score several good rounders from nicely placed hits, notable performances came from Bethany Brunton and Iyioluwa Ayoola. The final score for this game was 6 ½ - 2 ½ .

Against St Simon Stock, Invicta batted first, again on top form with some lovely powerful hits from Grace Garrett and Iyioluwa Ayoola. Invicta went into field in a strong position, faultless bowling and a great catch from Izzy Geall and some brilliant catches from Olivia Moss and Lizzie Crooks saw our girls get 7 of the St Simon Stock team out. The final score for this game was 7 – 3.  

Excellent play girls, well done! 


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Netball

Alex Sykes, 11V, and Lottie Sykes, 9T, both received the prestigious Player of the Year award at their Netball Club’s annual presentation evening on Saturday 18 June, at Kent County Netball Club.

Alex for the Under 16 squad and Lottie for the Under 14’s. Lottie has also been selected to train in the National Premier League team Surrey Storm’s U15 squad for next season, starting in September 2017.


Karate

Eloïse Moliner, Year 8, competed in the Midlands Open Shukokai Karate competition on 18 June. Eloïse won bronze in the team fighting event. 


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Sussex Aquathlon

Lara Gough won the Sussex Aquathlon (400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake) at Ashburnham Place near Battle (13-14 yrs olds) on Sunday 18 June, in 24 mins 18 secs. 


​Rounders

Year 10 had their first rounders tournament of the year on Thursday 15 June. They played against Valley Park, St Simon's Stock and Cornwallis.

The girls had their closest first match against St Simon's Stock, picking up a lot of half rounders due to the great fielding skills of the opposition. However, Invicta managed to win 5 and a half, to 4 and a half rounders.

They then played against Cornwallis, and had a good win of 4 and a half to 2 and a half rounders, achieving lots of rounders, as they had warmed up from the previous game.

Lastly, the girls competed against Valley Park in a 6 and a half to 3 and a half win, therefore winning the tournament. 


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Athletics

Eleanor Callaghan-Inge (Year 11) won a gold medal in the Kent Schools athletic competition on Saturday 10 June for 200m and will now be representing Kent in the southern counties competition in Basingstoke on 17 June.
 


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Athletics

A number of Invicta girls competed in the Kent Schools Athletics Finals at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.

Charlotte Young (9V) won a bronze medal in the 1500m, with Billie Rouse (8V) and Izzy Shelley (8V) both achieving personal best times in the same event. Keira Rose (8V) ran in the 100m and 200m sprints, qualifying for the 200m sprint final.
 


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Rounders

On 25 May the Year 7 and 8 rounders teams played in a friendly tournament against other Maidstone Schools. 

The Year 7 team played brilliantly, all working together superbly. They won each of their matches, with the scores as follows: against Maplesden 7-4, against The Holmesdale School 8½ - 4½ , and against St Simon Stock 7 – 4½ .

Outstanding batting came from Mary Bashford and a brilliant catch out in the field was taken by Hannah Dunnill. 

The Year 8 team also played to a very high standard. They won both of their matches, against St Simon Stock the score was 7½ - 6 and against Maplesden 6½ - 6½ but as our girls had managed to get more players out than they did, we took the win.

Excellent batting came from Bethany Brunton and managing to get many of the opposition out each game was Grace Garrett. 

A great start to the rounders season. Well done girls! 


Athletics 24 may 2017

Athletics

On 24 May, the Year 7 and 8 athletics teams had a match at Holmesdale School. There were 7 teams competing in the Year 7 event and 6 teams competing in the Year 8 event. 

The Year 7 team won convincingly, comfortably winning the javelin (Mary Bashford), the long jump (Chloe Jane Fraser), the 1500m (Megan Ormiston), the 800m (Annabel Young) and the 100m (Chloe Jane Fraser), before an extremely exciting but victorious win in the relay.  

The Year 8 competition was a lot closer with there being one point separating the top three teams going into the relay. We enjoyed some good wins in the following events, 1500m (Billie Rouse), 800m (Izzy Shelley) and 200m (Keira Rose). The girls performed brilliantly in the relay, winning that too, resulting in Invicta being victorious overall. 

A brilliant result for the first fixture of the season for this age group. A big well done to all those involved! 


Year 9 and 10 athletics

Athletics

On 17 May, Year 9 and 10 team went to their first Maidstone School's Athletics Competition this year. Our Year 9 team was made up of Solape Tunde-Dauda, Rebecca Roodt, Lottie Sykes, Maria Bragin, Holly Newman and Lara Gough. This team did incredibly well in the events, coming 1st in 800, 300m, 200, javelin and relay, 2nd in shot, and 3rd in 100m and long jump. This gave us an overall 1st place position against 6 other schools. 

Unfortunately, our Year 10 team only included 3 athletes, nevertheless all very talented, and consisted of Jasmine Etheridge, Izzy Fisher and Sophie Howell. They came 1st in their relay, 2nd in the 100m (we were extremely close to coming 1st - it was very exciting to watch!), and 3rd in 800m and long jump which again is a great achievement for the girls. 

We would like to thank all the students who took part in the competition for their continued efforts and dedication to representing Invicta in sports teams. 


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Football

Grace Garrett and her football team Larkfield Ladies Under 13's are the winners of this years Division 2 Kent Girls and Ladies Football league. They were also runners up in the Tina Marshall cup. 

Congratulations to them all!


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Hockey

On 6 May, Izzy Shelley (8V) was presented with the Holcombe Hockey Club U14 Female Player of the Year Award by the captain of the Holcombe Men’s first team and ex-GB player, Richard Lane.

Well done Izzy!


Lara 100m fly

Swimming

On 6 May, Lara won the 100m Butterfly title at the Medway Championship for her age group (14).  Congratulations Lara!


Athletics

Athletics

On 5 May, the Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club held its annual awards event for cross country running and indoor athletics. Emma Ryan, (7A) was awarded a Medal for U13 Girls’ Cross Country, Izzy Shelley (8V) was awarded the Best U13 Girl Cross Country award, and Charlotte Young (9V) was given the Best U15 Girl Cross Country award. In addition Billie Rouse (8V) was given a Merit award for U13 Girls’ Cross Country.

Congratulations to them all.


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Golf

Harrison Rowe in 12G took part in the Kent County Schools Golf Tournament, in May. The tournament was made up of a field of 46 boys ranging from Year 8 to Year 13. It was a Division One tournament, so the field was made up of very good golfers, some of which currently play for the county and England.

Harrison said that he had started off poorly with a front nine of 41 (6 over par) due to the windy conditions, However, he started off the back nine in good form, being 1 under par through the first 3 holes. He finished the round 9 over par which placed him second in the competition.

Well done to Harrison for this great achievement.


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Employer Visit

On 26 April, some Year 8 students went to David Lloyd, Maidstone, to learn about the different roles within the fitness industry and explore the world of work. Whilst there, the girls had the chance to try out a taster session of 2 fitness classes, learn about the qualifications needed to become a personal trainer or a life guard, the perks and benefits of working within David Lloyd and how to progress within the company. The girls were also lucky enough to have a tour of the gym and try out some of the gym equipment including the vibrating power plate (which, needless to say, they all loved!).

By the end of the session, most of the students had decided they wanted to work in the health and fitness industry when they were older! Thank you to David Lloyd for making us all feel very welcomed, the ample information which was provided and for answering all of the students questions! 


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Hockey

Rebecca Jarvis, 9V, won the ‘Most Improved Player’ in the Under 14 Girls section at the Maidstone Hockey Club’s end of season awards.

She has also played with the Maidstone Ladies 4s, scoring two goals as the team came 2nd in the Kent Ladies Division 5, thereby gaining promotion.  

The photo shows Rebecca winning the ‘Most Improved Player’ award, presented by the coach of the Under 14 Girls squad.


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Swimming

Over the Easter holidays, Lara Gough won the 100m Breaststroke Title at the Medway Championship for her age group (14) and also finished 4th in the 100m Butterfly (10-16 age group).

She also represented the Medway ASA area in an international gala in France where she won three bronze medals in the 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly and Freestyle relay.

Lara has qualified for the South East Regional Swimming Championships and will compete in the 50m Breaststroke on Sunday 14 May.
 
On 23 April Lara completed in the Kingfisher Aquathlon in Morden, London finishing 4th for the second year running.


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Activ8 

On 29 March, students took part in an Activ8 workshop on Mental Health to increase their awareness of the illness. Thanks to HeadStart Kent. 


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Netball

On 28 March our U15 netball team played against Kings Rochester in what was the most exciting match of the season! The team consisted of Izzy Fisher, Lizzy Morgan, Emily Bailey, Hollie Bath, Maddy Hill, Nadia Kamel and Jasmine Etheridge. 

The defence from Kings was second to none, however the defence from Invicta was just that little bit better! Nadia Kamel was making some amazing interceptions as GK, preventing Kings from being able to score. Izzy Fisher was then our key player in bringing the ball up to the court towards our shooting end, allowing Emily Bailey and Maddy Hill to make some brilliant shots. Despite our efforts and commitment to the game, Kings were constantly in a 2 goal lead throughout the first 3 quarters of the match. However, during the final quarter, we upped our game even more, scoring 7 goals compared to Kings' 3! This meant that the final score of the match was 20-18 to Invicta! Well done to all the team for your hardwork and dedication this year to Netball. 

On 28 March our U14 netball team also played against Kings Rochester in what was another brilliant game. The team consisted of Sadie Page, Solape Tunde-Dauda, Kitty Worsfold, Annabel Williamson, Sophie Thexton, Megan Reynolds and Hannah Starck. The students showed amazing commitment and dedication to the game and worked extremely well together. The defence was brilliant, preventing Kings from having a lot of opportunities to get the ball down their end, whilst the attacking players made a great effort at constantly bringing the ball up to our shooing end. The overall score of the match was 21- 3 to Invicta! Another brilliant achievement for this age group's last match of the season. Well done to all the girls who have been involved in netball this year and for the hard work you have put into the team. 


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Netball

On 16 March, our U14 A and B team competed in the Maidstone Schools Netball Tournament. There were 7 teams participating in the tournament, with 2 teams coming from Invicta and 2 teams coming from MGGS. Both teams put up a good fight, but with such short games, were not able to get to properly get into the games that they played so were not able to play to their full potential. Our A team had a good mid-court team to enable the ball to get passed to the attacking end on numerous occasions however, our GS and GA were very unlucky with shots hitting the rim of the posts as opposed to going in! Our B team had a strong defence team with Evie Hinde making some brilliant interceptions, however again, we were not able to score enough goals. 

Our B team came 5th in the tournament, with MGGS A and B team and St Simon's Stock coming ahead of them, whereas our A team came 2nd, narrowing missing out on 1st place to MGGS A team. 

Well done to all the girls who took part, it was a great team effort from everyone and I hope you all enjoyed the tournament! 


2017 u14 netball team   2017 u15 netball team

U14 and U15 Netball

On 14 March, Invicta's U14 and U15 netball teams played matches against Highsted School. The U14 team got off to a good start, intercepting Highsted’s first centre pass to go onto scoring their first goal by Hannah. There were some good interceptions taking place around the court by a number of players including Sadie and Kitty, which meant Invicta were constantly winning the ball, giving them chances to score. Although Invicta had some inaccurate passes during the match, sometimes giving the ball away, and they were up against a strong defence team from Highsted, Invicta still went on to win 13-8. Well done to all the team. 

The U15’s played an outstanding match against Highsted with the defence being on fire! Nadia Kamel and Jasmine Etheridge were constantly making interceptions which prevented Highsted from very rarely being able to get the ball into their shooting area. Our strong midfield playing by Izzy, Emma and Lizzy meant that Invicta were able to pass the ball successfully to the shooting area on numerous occasions for Emily and Kate to make some blinding shots! Their amazing team work, effort throughout the entire match, and positive approach to winning meant that Invicta achieved a 14-4 victory. 


2017 6th form boys football

Football

On 13 March, the Invicta Boys team travelled to MGGS for a well-awaited football match.  

The game kicked off and the Invicta boys got off to a good start, with Matt Spry coming close to scoring 2 or 3 times but the MGGS keeper making great saves. It didn’t take long for Invicta to break the deadlock through a cracking strike from James Brooker straight into the top right-hand corner of the goal. MGGS then had their chance to score but thanks to Anu and Angel’s solid defensive work, they were able to cut out that chance.

The second goal from Invicta came from a beautiful through ball from the midfield up to Matt, who calmly took it round the keeper and tapped the ball into the net. Unfortunately, the next action in the game was a bad one, Matt was 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper and once again took it round him, but as the keeper dived to get the ball, unfortunately he hit his head on Matt’s knee. It was at this point half time was called.

The second half began and Invicta scored almost instantaneously through Josh Kamara but was helped into the goal by their centre-back. One minute later, the referee deemed the keeper unfit to carry on, consequently calling the match off.

The final score was a 3-0 win to Invicta. A great effort after only their second match. Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch our match and to Tia Walby for being a great referee! 


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Swimming

Lara Gough has finished her individual events at this year Kent Swimming Championships with the following results:

50m Fly  12th 
100m Fly  12th
200m Fly  12th
50m Breaststroke   6th in heats and 6th in final
100m Breaststroke  8th in heats and 8th in final
200m Breaststroke  12th
100m Freestyle 21st 
200m Individual Medley 12th
400m Individual Medley did not compete as it was the same day as the
Kent Schools Cross Country

Lara has been selected to swim in the Kent Team Championship (relays events) at the London Aquatic Centre on 5 March.
 
During February half-term, Lara competed in the first Medway Championship of the year coming 2nd in the 100m Freestyle (14yrs) and was part of the winning Maidstone team in the 4X50m Freestyle relay (14/15 yrs). 

Excellent results, well done Lara!


2017 Cross Country Finals  2017 Cross Country Final Winners

Cross Country

On 4 February, Charlotte Young (9V) and Izzy Shelley (8V) represented Kent Schools in the Junior Girls’ race at the South East Schools Inter-counties Cross Country Championships at Brands Hatch against Berkshire, Essex, Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.

There were 97 finishers in the race. Charlotte finished in 8th position and was the 2nd placed Kent runner. Izzy came 17th and was the 4th placed Kent runner.

The Kent girls’ team won the team gold medal. Both girls have now achieved automatic selection to race for Kent Schools in the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Norwich on 18 March.

Well done girls!


7 A-Side Football

Invicta students played extremely well on Thursday 2 February - 7/8 7-a-side 
 
Results;

Invicta Grammar School   3 - 0   St Augustine's Academy
Invicta Grammar School   2 - 0   St Simon Stock
Invicta Grammar School   2 - 0   HOL
Invicta Grammar School   3 - 0   Wrotham

Well done girls!
 


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U19 Netball

On Sunday 29 January, the U19 Netball team participated in the South East and London Regional Finals at Redbridge Sports Centre in Essex. The first match was an extremely close game with the girls fighting hard and working brilliantly as a team, narrowing missing out on a 13-10 loss.  This was a magnificent achievement considering the school they were playing against was a Netball Academy, who are trained by Kadeen Corbin (an England Netball player)!  Despite the wet and cold weather, and the tough competition that the girls were up against, they were superb with great attacking skills and some brilliant interceptions.  Although unfortunately the girls did not make it through to the National’s, the team achieved 6th place in the South East and London region and have done Invicta incredibly proud.

The results are below:

Barking Abbey vs Invicta– 13-10
Alleyn’s School vs Invicta – 10-5
Benenden vs Invicta – 9-5
Lady Eleanor Holles vs Invicta – 4– 8
St Pauls Girls’ vs Invicta – 19-8
Guildford High vs Invicta – 21-5
Bancroft’s vs Invicta – 5 - 9

Thank you to Mrs Smart and Mrs Newark for coaching the girls, and the rest of the PE department for supporting them during the tournament. 


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Cross Country

On Saturday 28 January, Year 8 students Maya Marriner, Izzy Shelley and Billie Rouse competed for Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club in the U13 girls’ race at the Southern Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields in London. There were 283 finishers in the race, with Maya finishing 103rd (13th placed for Kent), Izzy finishing 13th (3rd placed for Kent) and Billie finishing 125th (17th placed for Kent). 

Charlotte Young also ran at the event in the U15 girls’ race. She was placed 55th out of 270 and was the 6th placed Kent runner.

Well done to them all!


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Roller Dancing

On Saturday 28 January, Isabelle Jarvis took part in a roller dancing competition with Maidstone Roller Dance Club.  Winning the first place in my age category dancing City Blues and Canister Tango! 



Cross Country Jan 2017

Cross Country

The following Year 8 and 9 girls from Invicta represented Maidstone District in the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships at the Duke of York’s Military School in Dover on Saturday 21 January 2017. They competed in the Junior Girls’ race over a distance of 3000m in cold but bright conditions. 103 girls finished the race:

Keira Rose - finishing position 51
Izzy Shelley - finishing position 7
Billie Rouse - finishing position 34
Grace Garrett - finishing position 74
Maya Marriner - finishing position 36
Millie Morris - finishing position 63
Charlotte Young - finishing position 4 – will now represent Kent in English Schools’ Championship in Norwich

Not pictured in photo:
Lara Gough - finishing position 40
Maria Bragin - finishing position 49
Annabel Williamson - finishing position 81

Congratulations to them all!


Ayishah Chaudry

Korfball

Ayishah Chaudry, Year 11, will be travelling to The Netherlands during the Christmas holidays with the rest of the England Under 17 squad to take part in an international Korfball competition.  We wish them well.
 


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Gymnastics

Toni-Ivana Awofeso in class 7G took part in her club's gymnastics competition along with over 40 girls on Sunday 4 December and achieved 3rd place. 

They were assessed doing a number of routines on the beam, floor and vault. 


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Trampolining

Kent Trampoline Championships - congratulations to:

1st Sian - Over 15 Advanced

2nd Rhainnon - Over 15 Intermediate 

Team 2nd - Charlotte, Rhiannon and Tilly

3rd Ellie Under 15 Intermediate 

Team 1st Ellie, Sophie and Tess.

Special mention Sophia, Grace,Amelia and Katie who competed for the first time.
 


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Roller Dance

Angelica Isyarlar competed in a Roller Dance competition at Herne Bay. She competed in 4 dances and won 3rd prize. 


2016 Charlotte Young and Izzy Shelley Athletics December

Cross Country

Charlotte Young, Year 9 and Izzy Shelley, 8V who both represented Kent in the Southern England Athletics Association Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Horspath, Oxford on 10 December.

Izzy came 13th out of 90 runners and was the 3rd placed Kent runner, helping the U13 team achieve a silver medal.

Charlotte came 40th out of 107 runners in the U15 age category and was the 5th placed Kent girl, an excellent result as one of the youngest competitors in the race.
 


2016 Under 19 Netball December 2

U19 Netball

On Saturday 26 November, the U19 Netball team played in the Kent Finals at Rainham School for Girls, having qualified 1st in their group from the preliminary round.

The girls faced a tough battle with lots of private schools also competing in the tournament. However, they started the day off well with a 7-7 draw against Sevenoaks, a school we thought would be our toughest opposition. They continued to play well, having an excellent defence, and great teamwork. The results were as follows:

Colfes - 7-7
Hillview - 8-4 win 
Sevenoaks - 7-7
TOGS - 10-7 win
TWGGS - 6-1 win
Walthamstow Hall - 13-5 win

The results means the girls have qualified for the Regional Finals on Sunday 29 January at Redbridge, Essex. This is a fantastic achievement for the girls, and we wish them every success in the Regional Finals. 
 


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Pony Competition

Congratulations to Megan Chandler of 7I who was placed 1st place in two classes in a showing completion with her pony Dylan on 4 December. One 1st was for best junior handler and the other was for the most handsome gelding. 
 


Hockey

Well done to Alex Penry, Year 12, who has been invited to attend a new Hockey Performance Centre which is an exciting development to the England Hockey Player Pathway. This is a fantastic achievement for Alex which is well deserved after her hard work, commitment and dedication to the sport. 
 


Netball Academy

Congratulations to Chloe-Jane Fraser in 7I who took part in the Kent U12 Netball Academy trials and was accepted into the academy.
 


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Sportshall

On 29 November, 4 teams of athletes from Year 7 and 8 competed in the Area Sportshall Athletics competition at Mote Park. Students have been working on their skills during lessons and at club since September and this was clearly reflected in their performances. In both age groups we had two teams competing in a variety of events including sprints, relays, jumps, speed bounce and shot putt. We had some amazing results with Invicta winning all but one event and taking second place as well in a number of them. Overall the teams were placed 1st and 2nd in each age group and have now qualified for the Kent Finals to be held in February. They are continuing to train in preparation for this and we are hoping for a good result. 

The lunchtime club is open to any students who wish to try the sport or try and improve, it is also good preparation for the summer athletics.
 


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Athletics

Congratulations to Grace King, Year 8, for being awarded the U/13 Track Award 2016 trophy and medal by Paddock Wood Athletics Club (PWAC) for a second year.
 


Year 7 cross country   
Year 8 and 9 cross country  Year 10 and 11 cross country

Maidstone School's Cross Country Championships

32 students across Years 7 and 11 took part in the Maidstone School's Cross Country Championships on Friday 18 November. The girls were absolutely phenomenal, having great determination and motivation throughout. Every single student put all of their efforts into their races which meant that Invicta achieved some outstanding results. The girls deserve an enormous well done and should be incredibly proud of themselves. 

The results were:

Year 7 - 9 students came in the top 16, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.  
Year 8/9 - 8 students came in the top 16, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th positions! 
Year 10/11 - 5 students came in the top 16, including 1st and 3rd position. 


Squash

Annabel Williamson, Year 9, and Maddie Hill, Year 10, were part of a team of 4 representing Kent in the second round of the Squash Inter-Counties Under 15. Both girls played very well winning most of their games.  The County have now qualified for the Inter-Counties final, which comprises of only the top 4 counties from the whole of the UK. The final is 14/15 January 2017.


Hockey U14

U14 Hockey Team

On Thursday 17 November, Invicta's U14 Hockey team played Cornwallis. The team has improved considerably since last year, with the girls making some very good passes to each other. During the first half, both teams were extremely even, having equal possession of the ball and playing very well. Unfortunately, during the second half, Cornwallis scored a goal which put them in the lead. Invicta continued to play with great enthusiasm and effort, however did not manage to score a goal. The match ended with a 1-0 win to Cornwallis. 

Well done to all the girls in the team, and Alex Penry who has been coaching the girls. 


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U14 Netball Team

On Wednesday 9 November, Invicta's U14 Netball team competed in the County Netball Tournament in Rainham. The team consisted of Hannah Starck,  Maddie Stratton, Lottie Sykes, Kitty Worsfold, Sadie Page, Sophie Thexton, Solape Tunde-Dauda and Rebecca Roodt. The girls had a very strong pool which they were entered into, having to play a total of 7 games. Although the girls worked extremely hard in all of their matches, they missed out on going through to the next stage of the competition. The girls demonstrated a lot of skills and tactics throughout the game and worked extremely well together. The effort between Hannah Starck and Lottie Sykes in the D to shoot was brilliant, helping Invicta get many goals.

Well done to all the team for their great sportsmanship and efforts. 


Lucy Chapman in 8S passed her 2kyu Karate grading last weekend. This was a really great achievement for Lucy especially as she has recently returned to her karate after a two year break. Well done Lucy! 


Roller skating

Amber Tilby in 7N received third place in her team event, skating for Kent Artistic Roller Dance Club at a Medway competition on Sunday, 23 October. Congratulations Amber! 


Swimming

Annie Biggs, 7C competed in the Synchronised Swimming Kent County Championships in Canterbury on Sunday, 6 November. She is part of Sevenoaks Synchronised Swimming Club's 12 years and Under Team which were awarded silver medals for their performance of a challenging swimming routine to music from “Annie, The Musical”. Well done Annie! 


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Year 10 students who are currently studying GCSE PE, recently took part in a 3 hour Kayaking taster session at Maidstone Canoe Club. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the session and have been told by the coach that they have great potential in the sport and should continue to train in in order to take it as one of their GCSE practical options.


Izzy Shelley, 8V, and Phoebe Wilkinson, 8V, plus their friend from Kent Cricket, Alice Grant, competed as “The Spitfires” in the Hever Castle Team Triathlon on Sunday, 25 September. The girls achieved a fantastic second place, narrowly missing out to a team of boys by 17 seconds!  A great achievement for their first attempt at a triathlon.  Well done girls, what a fantastic achievement!


Hollie Tilston, 10I, has been offered a part as a senior dancer in this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty at the Hazlett Theatre. Congratulations Hollie. 


Maddie Brant,11I, has been selected by The FA to attend a number of residential training camps as part of the pathway towards selection for the England Woman’s Football Squad. Well done Maddie!

Maddie and her team from Chelsea Ladies FC have been invited to participate in The Dallas International Girls Cup in USA. 


Grace King and Charlotte Whiffen in Year 8 successfully compete in a Kent County Athletics Association Club Relay Championship and qualified for the finals. 


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Athletics

Hollie Newman has just been awarded, for the 2nd year running, the Coaches Merit award for effort and progress and it was mentioned on the awards evening that Hollie had achieved '16 PBs' in 2016 alone.

Hollies 2016 season kicked off entering into the Lee Valley Indoor Championships in March where Hollie gained a respectable 4th place in Shot and 5th place in the 100m.
She went onto being selected for a 2nd time for the Kent County Athletics Team as well as competing in the South of England Schools and South East Schools Inter Counties, along with her Club Open Competitons and the Club Team.

Hollie broke a record at the Kent County Schools Competition in Ashford for Shot and was also awarded the 'Best Female Performance Overall ' shield.

In July, Hollie entered herself for the Discus at the club open, only the 2nd time she had thrown it, and went onto come 1st as well as achieving 1st in Shot and 2nd in the 100m on the same day.

Hollie's season competing in the Youth Development League and Kent Young Athletes League Competitions saw the following results:

Youth Development League:

April 1st Javelin(B) 1st Shot (B)   
May 2nd Javelin(A) 1st Shot(A)   
June  2nd Javelin(A) 1st Shot(A)  1st Long Jump N/S

Kent Young Athletes League:  

May 2nd Javelin (B)  1st Shot (B)
June 2nd Javelin (B) 1st Shot (B)
July 2nd Shot(B) 5th Discus (A)

Lara Gough, 9I, Lara went to Cyprus over the October 2016 half term with Maidstone Swimming Club to complete a total of 20 hours of Swimming Training. Lara had great fun and her dedication and commitment to the sport is certainly paying off.

Since September 2016, Lara has achieved the following 1st, 2nd of 3rd places, along with competing in numerous other competitions: 

100m Freestyle (12-13)   1st
100m Breaststroke (12-13) 1st
100m Butterfly (12-13) 1st

50m Aggregates (12-13) 
(4 separate races of 50m (Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke)

1st

Medway Championship: 

100m Breaststroke (13)  2nd
100m Freestyle (13)  3rd

 
Bromley Open:

200m Breaststroke (13)   1st
200m Butterfly (13) 1st
200m Freestyle (13)  2nd
50m Breaststroke (13) 3rd

Rugby

Hermione Starns,11A, has been selected to play for the Kent Girls U18's Rugby Squad. Congratulations Hermione.