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18/10/18

What great work! We look forward to seeing them all at the Remembering the Armistice event on Saturday 10 November. https://t.co/AtIt1uR5LK

17/10/18

Year 6 Parents - don't forget the deadline for your daughters secondary school options is 31 October 2018. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call, we are here to help!

16/10/18

Last week our Year 7 students were challenged in Science, to extract salt out of a container of rock salt. They did a great job! https://t.co/x7dVbgZJl7

15/10/18

We hope our student's have a lovely half term and get lots of rest, as they have all worked very hard this first term. Here are some highlights! https://t.co/3FGiGGHLeC

12/10/18

Year 6's enjoying taster lessons at the 11+ Open Morning today. We hope you enjoyed the morning and well done for passing the 11+. https://t.co/WjqFQOeFb3

11/10/18

We would like to wish all Year 6 students GOOD LUCK on their 11+ results. https://t.co/7LaEGCrVE6

11/10/18

A day in the life of an Invicta Student, made by our Digital Leaders Rachel and Inara. Ahead of our Taster Open Morning tomorrow why not get a feel for what Invicta has in store for you. https://t.co/1NzGJ2YZDI

11/10/18

Year 8 have been creating characters in English this afternoon, with the help of hats to get their ideas flowing. They will then progress on to write a monologue next lesson. https://t.co/jAbbsx6VG8

11/10/18

Invicta is pleased to support https://t.co/FibftJh3Sc

11/10/18

Year 7 in their Resistant Materials lesson, melting the pewter using the brazing hearth and pouring the molten metal into their mould to create their keyring. Along with cutting off the sprue for a perfect finish! https://t.co/50OO8wB6O6

11/10/18

We look forward to welcoming Year 5 and 6 to our Open Morning today.

10/10/18

The girls have been building DNA Structures this afternoon in their CSI POP session. https://t.co/kcNIyhL3Ib

10/10/18

Our first House Competition Spelling Bee for Year 7 and 8 this lunchtime. Well done to our winners Frank and runners up Roddick. https://t.co/P7eBu6JGdY

10/10/18

One of our staff book groups discussing their latest read, 'The Bone Sparrow', in the library this lunchtime. https://t.co/JNtH1vz7Ut

10/10/18

Year 8 preparing to create a dance animation based on their own routines. https://t.co/pdK1dcuVO2

10/10/18

Thank you for coming, was great to see you, we know the girls enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to inviting you back to Invicta in the future. https://t.co/3ohgLk1rs8

10/10/18

It was great seeing you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Invicta in the future! https://t.co/Fuh3Un7f44

10/10/18

Girls Night in was a great success! We hope all our Year 7's had a great evening and we are looking forward to the next World Challenge event. https://t.co/65BIDrXXRB

09/10/18

Year 7 Girls Night in is well underway, sweets and popcorn at the ready, let the films begin! Well Done to the World Challenge girls for organising it all!

09/10/18

Our Year 7 Primary Head Teachers have started to arrived for their Afternoon Tea, look at the girls books and Tour of the school! https://t.co/GM9Y8hLFSa

09/10/18

Year 11, GCSE DT Class, Developing and Testing for their NEA Coursework. https://t.co/a6HVlMRIOX

09/10/18

Year 7 are having their Library Introductions this week, where they are finding out how to use the Library and borrow books. Also, being introduced to the Challenge20. https://t.co/x1RfvkRCOM

08/10/18

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! https://t.co/UAcAGYxUQg

08/10/18

A very successful Murder Mystery Evening on Saturday, 6 October. Guests had a great evening solving the murder and enjoyed food prepared by our students. Well Done to all the Young Chamber and Interact Students. https://t.co/iXlY1xfet2

08/10/18

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We have just launched our brand new trust website. Click here to take a look https://t.co/F3iQxBv5Ab https://t.co/KHj9K5rpfx

08/10/18

Year 8, hard at work this morning baking shortbread. Yummy! https://t.co/esik8EMW6Q

05/10/18

Was lovely to see so many new faces last night. Glad so many enjoyed the evening and loved the Shakespeare Selfie corner in our English Department, here are some of your creations! https://t.co/ebcdVkP33u

05/10/18

Well done to Adeana in 8S and Esme in 9T who both collected their prizes for the Canterbury Poetry Festival Competition. Adeana’s poem was Highly Commended and Esme won the Silver Award! Well done girls. https://t.co/b6QZbUlRz4

04/10/18

We are looking forward to seeing all our future students tonight at our 11+ Open Evening. https://t.co/ADs9gHm81w

04/10/18

The results are in for Macmillan Coffee Morning... In total we have raised £836.33! The house competition winners raising the highest amount was Curie with £134.55. Well done to all the students for supporting such a great charity. https://t.co/4mZLAl0Kbs

03/10/18

The D of E students have also been very busy this afternoon with learning how to put up tents, in preparation for their expeditions! https://t.co/uY3C9CTUMB

03/10/18

The World Challenge girls have been busy this afternoon holding their very old car wash for teachers, in order to raise money for their trip. Great work girls! https://t.co/Y2FhDVT0hW

03/10/18

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Don't miss your opportunity to see what our great school has on offer for you! First open event on Thursday, 4 October. https://t.co/fH2GXswYLB

03/10/18

Year 7 in their Art lesson drawing shells using different pens and pencils on different textures. Very creative! https://t.co/qYZGI9ATaM

03/10/18

A few pictures from last nights English Aspire Workshop for Year 11-13. The Workshop focused on the language we use and how it might shape the way we think or be reflective of the society in which we live in. https://t.co/MuqwyEVJMk

02/10/18

Preparations for Open Evening are well underway, with the choir practicing their performance! https://t.co/uKSM157hKB

02/10/18

Afterschool today our English Department are holding an Aspire Workshop for Years 11-13 entitled 'How language we use is affected by and reflective of the society we live in'

02/10/18

Not got you Catwalk Catastrophe, Murder Mystery tickets for Saturday yet? You still have time! A thrilling evening for all the family, so don't wait any longer to buy your tickets! https://t.co/bmNGNsmdwV

01/10/18

Pictures from Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday, what a turn out! We are currently in the process of counting all the money raised... Results of house winners and total raised coming soon. https://t.co/FEHzFnYWeQ

28/09/18

Fantastic Opportunity to see 'Everybodys Talking About Jamie' our next Broadening Horizons Trip on 23 November. Open to all Students/Friends and Family. https://t.co/NoV7r0CDBY

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Posted on: November 13th 2017

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own?

How many of you can remember the first time you let your first child go to the park on their own? Before this took place, can you remember how many times you spoke to your child about being safe and what to do? How many times had you checked the route with them? How many times had you checked that they were safe to play on the apparatus? How many times had you discussed; the safe ways to cross the road, what to do if someone is mean to them when they are playing or what they should do if someone asks them to go somewhere else with them? 

I would imagine that you researched the area and play space thoroughly and all checked, and double checked, that they knew exactly what to do if anything bad, worrying or unpleasant were to happen to them. Some of you may have initially even followed them without them knowing just to be doubly sure all was fine.

With this in mind, can you cast your mind back to when this same child first signed up for their own social media account, when they got their first phone, when they were given unbridled access to the Internet? Before they were granted all of this freedom, did you spend as long talking to them about the possible dangers and issues which could arise? 

Perhaps more importantly, did you discuss how your child should behave when out in that big open playground we call the Internet? Did you discuss what to do if they find themselves in a situation they do not want to be in? How many of you thoroughly checked out the “apparatus” like you would have done with the park? By this, I mean did you sign up for the same social media accounts to find out what they are, how they work, what the possible issues are?

A recent Internet Safety special, published by TES, has some rather worrying and concerning facts and figures. These could be really helpful in informing you about the ongoing issues which are arising and help you to prepare for conversation with your child/children. 

Having an awareness of these issues before they find themselves in a situation that you, and they, would much rather they were not in, would be incredibly helpful to you all. The article identifies that students are most likely receiving the messages about safety but these are perhaps not ‘hard hitting’ enough as they are still being ignored in many cases. Although we in school, do as much as we can, and I am sure parents are having the necessary conversations with their children, some are simply still not listening. Unfortunately, in school we still hear of students finding themselves in compromising situations; we also hear of students signing up for all sorts of accounts which we are sure will only lead to them being unhappy. 

Although the Internet offers some fantastic opportunities for learning and communicating, it also provides a minefield of issues which need to be navigated carefully. Clearly we do not want a blanket ban on the use of the Internet and mobile devices but I still think more needs to be done to help ensure all of our children are as safe as they can and we need to work on this together.
If you are interested in reading the full article you can access the special edition via the link below and download it as a PDF. I would most definitely advise anyone reading this to do just that, so that they are armed with the most up to date information and statistics so that you can be fully informed and therefore help to support your child and keep them safe at all times.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/tes-online-safety-special-11751272

Working on this together, we will hopefully build a safer Internet and most importantly develop a culture and ethos where everyone can use the new technology at our disposal safely and with confidence.

For further help and support, please follow this link which will take you to the parental section of the “Think You Know” website:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
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Mr Ehren
Assistant Headteacher