International Events - Invicta Grammar School
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Invicta is thrilled for their students’ future once again, as Year 13 students achieved superb results with 73% of all grades being A*, A or B grades this year. Out of 156 Year 13 students, nearly 200 A* and A grades were achieved, with 100% A* - E grades and 10.5% A* grades.


The first sixth form entry for the challenge has arrived. Hoping this fantastic entry is the first of many from our inventive sixth form students.


Congratulations to everyone involved with Sister Act - it is amazing!


Congratulations to Sharna in 7N who won her category in the Young Pea Chef competition! She won a £50 hamper for herself and £500 for Invicta (from Ocado) to put towards a 'Grow your own project'.


Some staff at Invicta have already entered into the spirit of the Book Face Competition. Can you guess who is behind the books?


Congratulations to Daisy Year 10 who is in the Government’s flagship cyber security training programme, Cyber Discovery. She is ranked in the top 200 out of over 23,000 initial participants and has qualified for the final stage of the programme - CyberStart Elite.


On 12 July a group of Year 7 students attended a talk by the author Chris Hallatt Wells focussing on his debut children’s novel King Bones. The girls all received a copy of the book and Chris signed each one individually.


Students and staff have been challenged to compose and photograph a over the summer holidays to be displayed in the new academic year.


On 9 July the Invicta over 60’s arrived for their final meeting this year. All were dressed to impress for the annual Ascot themed afternoon day at the races. Everyone enjoyed a welcome drink of prosecco and an afternoon tea of scones strawberries and cream.


On 6 July, Chaaya, Nasheetha and Madison attended the KM Bright Sparks Awards at The Discovery Park in Sandwich. During the course of the year, they were working towards achieving the Perfect Bath Bomb, and they managed to get to the final of the competition.


Congratulations to Elspeth in 9C and Maisie in 9T who have been awarded their Chief Scout’s Gold Award.


Well done to Charlotte 10T who was asked to take part in ‘The Mall and Horse Guards Parade’ with the Royal Air Force in London on 10 July 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. After a fly past at the end of the parade, all cadets were able to join a reception.


Well done to Tegan, Caitlin, Millie and Isobelle in 9C took part in the Pretty Muddy 5K in Mote Park, raising at least £100 for Cancer Research. They were also the fastest finishers in their group!


Congratulations to Asha in 12T who has been selected to represent Kent Schools Athletic Association in the English School Athletics Championships in Birmingham.


Congratulations to Lottie in 9I who competed in an athletics competition at The Julie Rose on Sunday, 8 July. Lottie took part in hammer, shot put and discus. She got personal bests in discus and shot and placed 1st in hammer.


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We have some seats left on Tuesday and Thursday evening for the schools production of Sister Act.


The Theme of the Week: Celebrate success and show appreciation. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.


Students enjoying the sunshine on the Izatt Plaza under the newly purchased parasols!


There are some tickets still available for Invicta's production of Sister Act on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week via:


Only 2 days left until the Young Persons Travel Pass - 2018-2019 application date closes!


8 students attended a Biathlon competition at Ashford Preparatory School. They had an 800m run combined with a 100m swim in an outdoor pool. Charlotte had a fast run on the track but Lara produced an excellent swim in the pool combined with a good run to secure 2nd place overall.


Congratulations to Maddie 7A who has been chosen to play for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football. Maddie also plays for Charlton Athletic FC U14 Girls which is part of the FA Talent Centre programme.


Congratulations to Hannah, Elyisia and Charlotte in 10V and Lara in 7S who took part in the Stagecoach 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Performance. troupe across the world took part for the most performances at the same time simultaneously.


Well done Megan 8A who competed at AJ Bell World Triathlon in Leeds. She raced alongside the best girls from across Great Britain and placed an impressive 4th! She also met some of the elite triathletes such as Sophie Coldwell, Jess Learmonth, Jake Birtwhistle and Andrea Hewitt.


Well done to everyone who took part in the Military Mayhem Obstacle Course – the event managed to raise an incredible £2276.10!


The Seniors came 1st with Charlotte breaking the 800m record by 6 seconds and Lauren breaking the high jump record. The whole team had 7 1st places and 1 2nd. It means Invicta retain the trophy for the 4th year in a row! Charlotte received an individual performance trophy.


The Invicta Athletics team had a great day out at the Maidstone District Athletics at the Julie Rose Stadium. The Juniors, who were made up purely of Year 7, came 2nd against Year 7 and 8 teams and did themselves proud, for many of them had not competed in the event before.


Well done to Aoife 7T, she travelled to Brean Sands in Somerset on Friday, 22 June with The Breakaways Netball Under 13's team for a national netball tournament!


Well done to Lucy in 8N who was invited to volunteer to work by Kent Police Cadets at the Kent Police Open day along with other Cadets from her unit!


Congratulations Sophie 7V who took part in a weightlifting competition in June. It was the first time she had competed, it was all about technique and Sophie managed to score 40 out of 52 and she was awarded her certificate by Commonwealth Gymnast Courtney Tulley


Well done to Lauren 7S who competed at the same competition as Amber. She performed two solo dances with a routine, canasta and then a duo with her friend Rosie doing a Collegiate and Olympic Foxtrot. Lauren didn’t place in her solo event but came 2nd in her Duo. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Amber 8N who belongs to Kent Artistic Roller Dance Club KARDC. Their Annual Roller Dance Competition on 1 July 2018 and Amber danced in a team event with 3 other girls called Kent Little Mix. Kent Little Mix were placed 1st!!


Congratulations to Jasmine 11I and Amelia 11V, both have achieved 100% attendance for the 5 years that they have been at Invicta Grammar School. In recognition of this amazing achievement, the girls have been awarded a Platinum Attendance Certificate and gift cards.


Well done to Hannah 7S who competed in the Aquathon 1 July 2018, having to swim 250m in the reservoir before completing a 2km run. She led from the start and was the first girl in her age group to finish as well as the first finisher overall in the 11-12 year group.


Well done Charlotte!


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


After a gruelling selection progress we are delighted to announce that Maddie in 7A has been selected to join the squad for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football Team! Well done Maddie.


Well done to Hannah, Elyisia & Charlotte in 10V, who together with Lara in 7S took part in Stagecoach's 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Attempt! groups across the world took part for the most performances taking place at the same time!

International Events

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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


GCSE Geography visit to Sicily and Sorrento, June 2016


Year 10 visit Disneyland Paris, June 2016


Year 7 visit to St Omer, France, June 2016


Belgium Teachers visit Invicta, May 2016


Ski trip to Italy, April 2016


Classical Civilisation tour of Greece, April 2016


Belgium Teachers visit to Invicta - May 2016


    French Exchange from Lycee Fernand Daguin to Invicta - March 2016


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


Italian Exchange from Milan, Italy - March 2016 


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


Berlin History Visit - February 2016


  â€‹Eurovicta Competition - February 2016


  International Cultural Festival - December 2015


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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