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18/11/19

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising day we've raised £691! Well done to Year 7 for organising the cake sale, and also to the 59 students and 23 staff who cycled continuously from 7.30 til 16.00pm. The total distance covered was 397km! https://t.co/9are9y23D2

15/11/19

At the beginning of lunch we have reached 273 miles on our Invicta Bikeathon! The staff and students are doing a fantastic job - keep it up! https://t.co/18yXfES2qr

15/11/19

We all enjoyed the cake sale organised by our Year 7's this breaktime!🧁 https://t.co/YMfxwTcjN0

15/11/19

We are an hour and a half into our Invicta Bikeathon for with 82 miles already cycled! https://t.co/BcXRTdphVP

14/11/19

The Year 7 Computer Science students have been putting their and skills to the test this morning with the . https://t.co/6XSjROXtHr

14/11/19

Students turned out in force yesterday, to demonstrate their generosity and compassion for children who are unlikely to receive a Christmas present this year. Together filling over 250 boxes - the equivalent of one year group, who will feel loved and excited at Christmas! https://t.co/puDjYdTFNr

14/11/19

On Tuesday, 12 November Year 7G and 7I went to Zizzi's for their form meals! It went down a treat!🍕 https://t.co/ErEmAL1FC6

13/11/19

The Year 9 GCSE girls are drawing their very own Global Circulation System on balloons in Geography today! https://t.co/xwB0glppG0

12/11/19

What a great idea! https://t.co/Ch7gKrqLue

12/11/19

Congratulations to Izzy in 11V, who has, following a number of trials been notified by that she has been selected for the England Under 16 Girls’ squad. Well done Izzy, a fantastic achievement! https://t.co/4EbcdPz65I

12/11/19

Year 8 Art students have been researching Pop Art to inspire ideas for props to use in a selfie that asks us to consider important individual, community or world issues. https://t.co/iHV5N5iDVU

11/11/19

Congratulations to the Under 14 Netball Team who played at the County Tournament on Wednesday, 6 November. They played seven highly competitive games and finished 4th in their group. Well done girls! https://t.co/2uV5U9nW5r

11/11/19

Today we respect the 2 minutes silence for the 100th Commemoration of , to remember those who have fallen in the World Wars. With the Last Post being played, students show awareness.

11/11/19

The Year 9 Design and Technology students presented their projects to the Leadership Team on Thursday. They were all nervous to start but did an amazing job of presenting their unique ideas! The whole project was great fun and they all enjoyed it very much! https://t.co/9fFAEAvnFt

08/11/19

On Wednesday, 11 PE students visited Medway Park to carry out previously planned experiments. They were researching how heat has an effect on exercise using the heat chamber facilities. A great day had by all! https://t.co/i955dEGZkq

08/11/19

On Wednesday, 6 November 30 Year 10 and Year 12 students visited the National Space Centre in Leicester for a Careers Conference. Thank you to all the speakers, it was a fantastic day. https://t.co/OesGHN2167

07/11/19

On Thursday 7 November, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

07/11/19

to many years ago! Our Male teachers are embarking on the challenge again this year, who's excited to see the results? https://t.co/C0vYq07wtT

07/11/19

Yesterday saw the launch of our new MFL Club! A range of students from Years 7 - 12 came along to play Scrabble, Pictionary and Taboo all in French, thus developing their vocabulary and oral fluency whilst having fun! https://t.co/EjMmW0hE4L

06/11/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Aylesford

400 flags being waved. The children loved seeing The Queen. They will be writing all about it in school tomorrow https://t.co/DBM7fyoFft

06/11/19

Year 7 have cooked their own couscous dish, in food technology this morning. The girls chose which extra ingredients they added and are now all looking forward to their lunch! https://t.co/LaqGwIpyoZ

05/11/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

If you applied for a place at SST Maidstone, you should've now received an email with details of an assessment date. If you haven't received this, please check your spam folder in the first instance. If you need any help, please contact us: admissions.viat.org.uk https://t.co/G3oVi4vbsg

04/11/19

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Very excited to be welcoming 15 visitors interested in a career in teaching tomorrow at our first Train to Teach Day this year.

04/11/19

Lots of science fun had in Orlando for 58 Year 8-13 students. Theme Parks, and a little bit of shopping at the Florida Mall! https://t.co/Hv2LSAcVff

18/10/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our open events over the last week. We were delighted to welcome children and their parents to experience what our exciting new school has to offer. We are very much looking forward to receiving applications for September 2020! https://t.co/wPKbP12GPE

17/10/19

Good luck to Year 6 receiving their 11+ results today - 'you've got this' 👏 https://t.co/OJpOEqTDJI

17/10/19

Retweeted From The Female Lead

We loved 's Female Lead Board! This month their 'Female Lead of the Month' is lawyer, politician and founder of 💪#DisruptYourFeed https://t.co/atBzrqa4Ku

16/10/19

The POP Group have staged a Model UN Conference this afternoon, their chosen topic - LGBT Rights. https://t.co/NKxp0uqPC4

16/10/19

We are delighted that we have been ranked the best school in Kent by the Real Schools Guide 2019! https://t.co/fBjJEBUyDB

16/10/19

Year 7 enjoyed their first geography fieldwork trip, spending the day investigating local nature reserves. https://t.co/hxG0a79Pn2

15/10/19

Congratulations to the students who entered the Library’s Climate Change competition and won themselves a copy of “No One is Too Small to Make a Difference” courtesy of and https://t.co/6LRZ3wa7HW

14/10/19

Have you read our latest School Blogs? https://t.co/uMAXuUDO4F

12/10/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Some of our prospective students enjoying a science lesson as part of our open event this morning! https://t.co/1wmSGPbdd4

11/10/19

Invicta Grammar School, Year 11 on Leysdown Beach. https://t.co/QS3Kdfup7G

11/10/19

Today's non-uniform theme... eco-festival, and we have raised a fantastic amount of 1332.20! https://t.co/xgHQb78AEk

10/10/19

To celebrate the library would like to introduce the latest collection of wellbeing books. https://t.co/ZaKbsX2K4t

10/10/19

Well done to our Under 14 football team who won 6-0 against John Wallis in the first round of the Kent Schools Cup! https://t.co/Q273CYKZ75

10/10/19

Year 7 students loved welcoming their former Headteachers on Tuesday for a tour of the school, a look at all the work they have done this term and a catch up! https://t.co/Bl8fp74X5a

10/10/19

Yesterday, 11 students in Years 9-12 visited the University of Kent to complete their own research projects. They will be presenting their findings on Wednesday, 4 December! https://t.co/fx0qULR3St

09/10/19

The 'roots and shoots' POP group have been busy this afternoon painting their bird boxes along with preparing old tires to be reused as plant pots. We are looking forward to seeing the final outcome! https://t.co/C9AAD22oLj

International Events

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Hong Kong Exchange from Ellen Yeung School to Invicta, November 2018


German Exchange from Invicta to Rheine, November 2018


International Cultural Festival, November 2018


French Exchange from Bordeaux to Invicta, November 2018


Spanish Exchange from Invicta to Jerez, November 2018


World School International Forum Tokyo Japan, October 2018


Sri Lanka Community Sports Tour, October 2018


European Day of Languages, September 2018


Hong Kong Exchange, December 2017 and March 2018


International Cultural Festival, November 2017


Juvenes Translatores - the European Commission's Young Translators' Competition, November 2017


Model United Nations Conference, November 2017


Italian Design Tour, October 2017


Barbados Sports Tour, October 2017


World School - Australia, October 2017


Canadian Exchange, October 2017


European Day of Languages, September 2017


Visitor from Japan, July 2017


World Challenge Expedition to India, July 2017


Year 7 visit St Omer, June 2017


Visitors from Singapore, June 2017


Visitor from USA, June 2017


Year 10 Rewards visit to Disneyland Paris, June 2017


Invicta visit to Hong Kong, May 2017


Visit from Belgium Student Teachers, May 2017


World Challenge Colour Run, March 2017


World Challenge Indian Quiz Night, March 2017


World Challenge Hike in preparation for Kerala, India in the Summer, March 2017


Japanese Exchange Visit to Invicta, March 2017


German Exchange Visit to Kopernikus-Gymnasium School in Rheine, Germany, March 2017


Spanish Exchange Visit to Invicta, March 2017


Year 8 Battlefield Visit to Ypres, Belgium, March 2017


Ski Trip to Italy, February 2017


Japanese Exchange Visit, February 2017


Year 7 Eurovicta Competition, February 2017


MFL Spelling and Translation Bee Competition, February 2017


Geography visit to Iceland, February 2017


International Week at Invicta, February 2017


Invicta Mini Model United Nations Conference, February 2017


World School 2017 Delegates Selected, February 2017


MUNGA Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017


Year 5 Familiarisation Language Workshop, January 2017


Model United Nations Conference Preparation, January 2017


Year 11 World School 2017 Assembly, January 2017


World Challenge Bewl Water Hike in preparation for Kerala, India, January 2017


International Week and Cultural Festival, January 2017


Spanish Theatre visit to Cervantes Theatre, London, December 2016


French Exchange visit by Lycee Fernand Daguin, Bordeaux, December 2016


Year 12 students visit Auschwitz, Poland, November 2016


Spanish Exchange trip to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, November 2016


Awarded British Council International School Award Ceremony, November 2016


Visit to Invicta from GT College, Hong Kong, November 2016


German Exchange students visit Invicta, November 2016


Spanish Exchange to Jerez, November 2016


Years 9 - 12 students visit Silicon Valley in California, November 2016


International World School Forum Japan, October 2016


World Challenge Quiz Night for expedition to Kerala, India in 2017, October 2016


Year 8 Visit Paris, October 2016


Invicta Celebrates Hispanic Day, October 2016


Year 8 Cross-Curricular Trip to Paris, France, October 2016


Textiles Study Trip to Paris, September 2016


Our partner school from Singapore visited Invicta, September 2016


World School 2013 students visit World School 2016 students, September 2016

2015 - 2016

World Challenge Malaysia, July 2016

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GCSE Geography visit to Sicily and Sorrento, June 2016

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Year 10 visit Disneyland Paris, June 2016

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Year 7 visit to St Omer, France, June 2016

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Belgium Teachers visit Invicta, May 2016

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Ski trip to Italy, April 2016

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Classical Civilisation tour of Greece, April 2016

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Belgium Teachers visit to Invicta - May 2016

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    French Exchange from Lycee Fernand Daguin to Invicta - March 2016

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Spanish Exchange from Jerez de la Frontera to Invicta - March 2016

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Italian Exchange from Milan, Italy - March 2016 

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    Visit from Trafalgar Girls School, Montreal, Canada - February 2016

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Berlin History Visit - February 2016

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  ​Eurovicta Competition - February 2016

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  International Cultural Festival - December 2015

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Erasmus Conference – November 2015

Twenty five students and nine teachers from Italy, Spain, Turkey and France, have arrived at Invicta to participate in the Erasmus + Conference. The event is designed to bring together the first year of each countries work on the theme of Innovative Learning and Digital Technology. The students are staying with Invicta host families.

The students enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea on their arrival, before going to their host families for the night. The first day of the conference has seen delegates creating their local dishes with the Food Technology team and taking part in a STEM challenge with the Design and Technology Department. They will also attend a marketing presentation at Leeds Castle and carry out a SWOT analysis at Maidstone Museum. Friday will see them taking part in a number of debates before relaxing with a day of London sightseeing on Saturday.

Monday, 9 November will be the main conference day. Students will present their Erasmus + Project work, including their marketing campaigns and designs. A number of keynote speaker presentations are attending: Frances Coppola, writer on the banking sector, finance and economics will speak on the importance of technology in the financial sector, Richard Lack, UK Director of software company GIGYA will speak about his company and communication developments using new technology and Ralph Leighton from Canterbury Christchurch will speak about the use of technology in education. Caroline Morgan from the London College of Fashion will share her on-line portfolios and an on-line new business case study. The conference will end with a dinner for all delegates and staff in the Hall.

A big thank you to Mrs Lloyd, Mr Perry and Mrs Brewster for all their hard work in making the conference such a success. We would also like to thank Mrs Billingham, Mrs Woolley and Mrs Moore for the brilliant Cross Cultural Tasting event and the STEM Challenge.

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2014 - 2015

Visit from Kanto International School, Japan, March 2015 

We are delighted to welcome students and two teachers from Kanto International School in Japan. This is the sixteenth year that Kanto has visited our school and we value their friendship and contribution to the cultural aspect of our students learning.

The group have been following a varied programme of activities since their arrival. They have been to the Tower of London and were amazed at The Crown Jewels. On Tuesday, they returned to the class room to undertake English lessons and an Easter Egg Hunt. On the same day, Year 7 were treated to a drama, dance and cultural performance. Our students were shown how to write in Japanese and some had the opportunity to dress in kimonos.

On Wednesday, they returned to London for a tour of the city and a theatre visit to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thursday saw them in Canterbury Cathedral in the morning. The afternoon was spent at Kingshill Primary School performing for the primary school students and showing them how to write in Japanese. Friday will be spent at Valley Park School, where the group will take part in a Drama Day and will visit the school farm. Both Japanese and Invicta students are having a farewell dinner that evening before the final homestay weekend.

We were sad to say goodbye to our visitors but are looking forward to our students visiting Italy in October for World School 2015.

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Erasmus Visit from Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux in France, March 2015

We were delighted to welcome students and teachers from the Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux. The visit was part of the Erasmus Plus Innovative Learning Project, with a focus on marketing.

The group visited Leeds Castle and Canterbury to analise the marketing of each site and completed a number of tasks at each location. They also enjoyed a lesson given by Miss Gater from our Business Studies Department. The rest of the visit included a visit to London and a series of debates.

Students really appreciated the hospitality of our host families and have praised the quality of the teaching at Invicta. One French student commented that “this was the best cultural experience he had ever had”.

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Headteacher of Singapore’s flagship School visits Invicta, September 2014

Invicta was delighted to welcome Mr Chua Chor Huat, headteacher of Singapore’s flagship School of Science and Technology (SST). Mr Chua’s visit marks a milestone in the newly set up link between the two schools. SST and Invicta became partner schools in May 2014 when Invicta headteacher, Mrs Derrick, visited Singapore on a fact finding mission.

SST is a specialised school set up by the Singapore Government following an initiative to promote high level of Science and Technology teaching in secondary education. The school offers a broad and innovative curriculum which allows students to carry out extensive research and applications in Science and Computing, whilst developing them into all rounded young people.

Mr Chua confirmed the cooperation between Invicta and SST during his visit today and said he “was pleased to have set up a strong tie with a like minded secondary school in England.”

“I am here today on my sabbatical to learn the best practice in education in England and feel very lucky to be here at Invicta, an impressive school that is committed to preparing students for the 21st century in which the world is changing fast.”

Invicta’s Headteacher, Mrs Derrick said she was very impressed with SST’s clear vision with an emphasis on Science and Technology, a vision that Invicta passionately shares. She is extremely excited about the “prospect of running joint projects with the staff and students at SST.”

Invicta’s commitment in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in its diverse curriculum has been well supported by the students and their parents. The school is proud of the phenomenal number of students pursuing STEM subjects at degree level.

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Spanish Exchange from Insituto Serritium, Jerez, March 2015

Visit from Kanto International School, Japan, March 2015 

Erasmus Visit from Lycee Daugin in Bordeaux in France, March 2015

33rd Year of the German Exchange, March 2015

A Level Geographers in Iceland, February 2015

Business Studies Visit to New York, USA, February 2015

Dance Department’s Visit to New York, USA, February 2015

Year 7 Cross Curricular Trip to Paris, France, February 2015

United Nations Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 2015

Auschwitz, Poland, November 2014