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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: April 11th 2016

On the last day of term, our whole school took part in our first ‘Colour Run’.

On the last day of term, our whole school took part in our first ‘Colour Run’.  I was not only amazed at our students’ enthusiasm and energy for such an event, but their leadership and creativity.  It was a delight to see so many students really embracing the event’s fund raising cause along with the camaraderie across year groups!  As I wished the World Challenge organisers ‘good luck’ for the event, they had huge smiles on their faces and said that they had already learnt so much about organising an event, that even if they did not raise much money, they would have achieved.  What a great way to approach their challenge!  Then, to see the girls at the end of the challenge, still full of smiles and absolutely ‘buzzing’ from the adrenalin of their success, was just the right way to start our holiday.  I really do want to congratulate and thank the girls for such a superb achievement.  I have no doubt that they will do extremely well in the summer for their expedition.

I have always believed that an essential part of building self-esteem is to encourage students to look outwards and away from the introspection that can often play too large a part in adolescence. This is why our fund-raising and performance activities are so important to us at Invicta. The World Challenge students ran a wonderfully successful Colour Run and as we embark on a new term, we are now all looking forward to Year 9 completing their sponsored cycle on the 15 April, whilst the whole school embraces music and the performing arts in the POP production of Matilda on the 13 April, along with the 70’s Concert on the 18 April. In the summer, we will celebrate our 75th Birthday with a Race for Life.  Involvement in these kinds of activities, raising money for, and awareness of, other less fortunate makes us all feel good.

But benefits to our self-esteem do not just come from giving generously and performances. Recently, the concept of gratitude has been the focus of research studies in psychology and neuroscience. The results are surprising: although expressing gratitude often means thanking someone else, the real benefit of feeling and expressing gratitude is gained by the person expressing gratitude. Even when expressed to no one in particular, expression of gratitude has some real and measurable benefits.

Among the benefits described by academic studies of the subject are increased happiness, better connections with others, and general improvement of one’s relationships.  Feeling grateful activates areas of the brain associated with the neuron-transmitter dopamine.  An increase in dopamine makes us feel good and want to be more positive with others in order to keep that good feeling going.  Thus, we are happier and are kinder when we consistently practise the habit of feeling grateful.

I shall take this opportunity, then, to say to all our outward-looking girls (and their extremely generous parents) how grateful we are for everything you do to support our school’s charity, fund-raising activities and performances throughout the year.  I do hope that you will enjoy the forthcoming term’s activities as much as we have valued the last two terms!