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22/09/18

You've still got time to come and join the fun! We've got lots of stalls, performances, hot food and an inflatable assault course. An event you don't want to miss! https://t.co/qhGakv3Cxx

22/09/18

FIGS Fair starting in 55 minutes, taking place in the school hall and the gym, enter through main reception or side hall doors. Can't wait to see you all... https://t.co/2icUsZOuIb

21/09/18

Don’t miss the annual FIGS Autumn Fair, expected to be an afternoon of fun and fundraising! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. https://t.co/t8RWnnkr9K

21/09/18

Don’t forget school photographs Monday, can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces!

21/09/18

Few pictures from yesterday’s Physics trip to Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge with Year 11 https://t.co/UzM9Dwqtxo

19/09/18

Another week, another House Competition: Sixth Form Benchball! https://t.co/8zNIZtdisB

19/09/18

Year 11 have been taste testing their pastries and using the sensory vocabulary to write down their findings. Yummy! https://t.co/quuWRiAN75

18/09/18

Today we are holding our Year 7 Leadership Fair at lunchtime for students to see the Prefect Opportunities available and meet our Senior Prefect Team.

18/09/18

Don't miss out on the 'Catwalk Catastrophe'! All proceeds from the event will go to the Young Chamber and Interact chosen charities. To secure your tickets please contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/ZnoJ6sRd2Z

17/09/18

On Sunday, 16 September a team of Invicta staff and students headed to Sandgate to take part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018. Well Done Team! https://t.co/U6uNbITXTi

17/09/18

Year 9 getting creative in Georgaphy, learning about tectonic plates. https://t.co/oGcPazjhbB

17/09/18

Year 8 kick-starting their Monday morning with double science, investigating the unusual properties of Transition Metals and the displacement reactions of Halogens. https://t.co/NasOcpbACG

14/09/18

Now, Forest Challenge!! https://t.co/F2vqUYOW27

14/09/18

Next stop Orienteering! https://t.co/ThNsNjnmyH

14/09/18

We've had a great time open canoeing, but definitely ready for some lunch! https://t.co/vUPtSeFnen

14/09/18

First activity of the day, open canoeing! https://t.co/FPRbZl4uwM

14/09/18

We've arrived! Quick welcome then off to the activites. Lets get started! https://t.co/WVJC1lCEA3

14/09/18

Year 7 all ready for their trip to Bewl Water. Smiles all round! https://t.co/xxyfqdkJ0o

13/09/18

What a great end to the day - Year 11 Yoga https://t.co/zFO4zWFVZO

13/09/18

Year 10 Food Tech, cooking sausage rolls and making butter! Very nice! https://t.co/caSEXv3rE0

13/09/18

As part of our Broadening Horizons programme we would like to welcome Vincent Fraser, President of Nottingham University Law Society for our first lecture of the year titled 'Pathways to Law'. Photos to follow tomorrow.

13/09/18

Year 8 creating new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters in their English lesson as part of the Roald Dahl Day Celebrations. https://t.co/qjb5vrk4Ni

12/09/18

Tonight we welcome Year 11 for an evening of sharing information to support students and parents in getting ready for GCSE and A Level options.

12/09/18

Another House Competition, Year 7 Benchball. Well Done to the Winners 7C and Runners up 7T, everyone played fantastically https://t.co/YlUbHwYDRV

12/09/18

The Summer Reading and Book Face Challenge Winners are in! Well done to Adena Rowan Year 8 and Claudia Pitcher Year 8. Keep up the great reading. https://t.co/5P9O26XY22

12/09/18

Year 7 displaying their beautiful summer work this morning, in English. https://t.co/IGVk7bSEwf

11/09/18

Students have enjoyed finding out about all the different Clubs and Societies available to them. https://t.co/EMhYa7nZfi

11/09/18

Today we are launching our Clubs & Societies Fair at lunchtime for all students to view and register their interest in over 60 clubs on offer. This is an opportunity for all students to Take on a new challenge.

11/09/18

Our Young Chamber and Interact hope that you can attend the Catwalk Catastrophe Murder Myster Evening on Saturday, 6 October! For more details or to book contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/8r8vLg8rKw

11/09/18

Congratulations to everyone earning their bronze and silver awards for DofE. https://t.co/vjm1f2ceNt

10/09/18

Tonight we welcome over 250 guests to celebrate the success of our students completing their Bronze and Silver DofE awards. Well done girls!

10/09/18

Year 13 Investigating Capacitors in Series and Parallel - Keep up the great work! https://t.co/Rhrj98WiI7

10/09/18

'I did not think I would be using a sewing machine in my second Textiles lesson!' Year 7's enjoying their first go on the sewing machines today. https://t.co/yJqTfk25uo

06/09/18

On 6 September, Year 11 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 11, keep up the good work!

05/09/18

The House Competitions are underway! Year 8 playing Capture the Flag in Period 5 this afternoon. https://t.co/coHOY8V3v4

05/09/18

We would like to wish all Year 6 students sitting the 11+ test tomorrow the very best of luck. Remember that all you can do is try your very best. https://t.co/aDPGXAYu29

05/09/18

On 5th September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!”

05/09/18

Tonight we welcome our Year 12 students and parents to our Post 18+ Options Information Evening (6-8.30pm). This will include Academic Support and Career Guidance including workshops for UCAS/Oxbridge/Apprenticeships/Student Finance.

04/09/18

For our second workshop of the week we look forward to welcoming another 65 students this afternoon for our 11+ Maths Preparation Workshop.

04/09/18

Exciting News : Invicta Grammar School has been nationally recognised as a Transforming Educational Practice under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education. More to follow in this weeks Invicta News.

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Posted on: October 30th 2017

2017 World School Australia - Blog Three

On Saturday, we departed Noosa and headed straight to Australia Zoo. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and it rained heavily all day, but that didn't dampen the spirits of any of the delegates! We all had a wonderful time feeding kangaroos, petting koalas, watching a very impressive crocodile and bird show and checking out all the weird and wonderful creatures Australia has to offer!

Later that afternoon, we returned to St Paul’s and were matched up with our host families. We all spent a lovely evening with our hosts, relaxing and relaying all we had been up to. We had a free day with our hosts on Sunday and all had great days out, experiencing some excellent Ozzie hospitality!

We made our way to Queensland University of Technology on Monday – an incredibly impressive centre. We were treated to a tour of the state of the art university and got to experiment with the Cube; one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT's Science and Engineering research. The delegates were given the opportunity to present their initial solutions to the Global Design Challenges and gain some valuable feedback on how to move forward with their ideas. They also had some inspirational talks from some top academics at the university, including the Chief Scientist, who discussed a range of projects currently taking place, such as biofabrication; the process whereby scientists can regrow most types of human tissue using 3D printers!

Later in the afternoon we made our way to Mt Cootha, where we spent a relaxing hour and were treated to some beautiful views of Brisbane.

Tuesday was a very busy day, with a stunning opening ceremony at St Paul’s, followed by booth day, classroom exchanges and country performances. We had a brilliant time speaking to younger students from St Paul’s, the other delegates and our host families about all the things Invicta and the UK have to offer! Ellie, Asha and Holly also loved performing their dance to a mashup of British music again! 

We were also invited into a Year 2 class, where we taught the younger students about St George and the story of George and the Dragon. We would like to thank the students and teacher of 2G for giving us such a warm welcome, and for being an absolute delight to spend a lesson with.

We had a brilliant day sightseeing and exploring the city of Brisbane on Wednesday and a very busy day of task preparation on Thursday. Friday then came around all too quickly! The teams presented their solutions to the Global Design Challenges to a panel of experts and discussed what they could bring back to their schools and implement successfully. Asha, Holly and Ellie all did a fantastic job! 

The traditional tree planting ceremony was held in the afternoon, followed by the farewell ceremony, dinner and party in the evening. St Paul’s put on an excellent afternoon and evening and the students had some very emotional goodbyes! 

Sadly, our time in Australia has now come to an end. We have had an absolutely fantastic 16 days and World School truly has been a life changing experience for us all. 

We would like to thank Jon Andrews, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at St Paul’s School, Dr Paul Browning, Head of St Paul’s School, and Daryoosh Matsudaira, World School Director, for all of their work in organising and hosting the event. Additionally, Tim Osborne’s Design-Led Innovation programme has really challenged us, helping us to push ourselves to think differently. St Paul’s were brilliant hosts, organising an outstanding programme, including a range of activities and wonderful excursions. An awful lot of work goes into the Forum, and the whole team, staff and students, have truly made it an event we will never forget.

Similarly, our host families were absolutely wonderful from start to finish, and we cannot thank them all enough for their overwhelming kindness and hospitality.

We are looking forward to selecting the delegates for the next World School, which will take place at Kanto International High School in October 2018.