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23/09/20

We are excited to support first-ever podcast!#WeRiseByLiftingOthers https://t.co/tKLn6EtPR4

23/09/20

A virtual experience of lunch at Invicta! https://t.co/skDvcRykEY

23/09/20

As lunchtime begins our students are greeted by Mrs Smith & Mrs Weston our amazing Lunchtime Supervisors into the Hall for our grab & go service. video coming shortly! https://t.co/RWo005zMwE

23/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Harriet Year 9! with her family dog ‘Honey’ Year 9 have been exploring feelings from lockdown/isolation and what has been important to them. Using line and stitch, onto string drawings.#LondonDesignfestival https://t.co/j1xHyZB4zc

23/09/20

Feedback so far confirms our first ‘Virtual’ Consultation Evening was a success! Thank you to our Year 13 Parents for your comments ‘The evening ran smoothly, on time, can this be a long term thing’ https://t.co/GnIqqTU0dn

22/09/20

Some more of the Year 7 Team Build Day - lots of smiling faces https://t.co/gejNJyC586

22/09/20

After starting with Ecological footprints onto a video to mindmaps, Year 8 are are looking to ‘Design a replacement piece of single use plastic environmentally friendly’. We look forward to seeing the designs. https://t.co/azvZtL6vZb

22/09/20

Our second Student Designer of the Day - Iris Year 10! Greece - Inspired by using Macramé and drapery in her work. https://t.co/KXdSEnSZ2w

22/09/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Get your 11+ Open Event Tickets and find out more information here: https://t.co/ZyEPOjrcX3

22/09/20

Some of our Year 8 Geography students watching ‘Drowning in Plastic’ before creating mind maps from the film. https://t.co/duZ7fLBKBH

22/09/20

Today our Year 8 Geography students have been learning about plastic pollution. https://t.co/f9vuy5eb0k

22/09/20

Year 7 enjoying their Team Building Day! Lots of fun in the sun ☀️ https://t.co/3hrwU8q033

22/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Thea Year 10! Japan - Abstract Fashion Designers and Artists, Thea is busy working on Abstract silhouettes and subtraction cutting. https://t.co/y7N7EOn1G1

22/09/20

Year 7 are all systems go - for the Team Build Day ahead what beautiful weather they have for a day on the field....photos to follow later. https://t.co/arOWD1nFTs

22/09/20

Retweeted From KSS Design Group

Our brand-new school with recently opened its doors for the first time to the founding cohort of students – Read more about our latest education project in here https://t.co/AFLIHeZVv8 https://t.co/dxfhb6nsGp

21/09/20

Sadly nothing to do with social distancing on our part, but the company for safety reasons. The Year 7 class photos were taken by our own staff member for their first year.

21/09/20

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 13’s and parents tonight on our first ever ‘Virtual Consultation Evening’.

21/09/20

Student Designer of the Day - Charlotte Year 13! A display of amazing work showing how Art Textiles can link into Biology. Charlotte is looking to progress onto a Print Degree at London College of Fashion https://t.co/Ygpd6NRrHb

21/09/20

It is ‘The Great British Beach Clean/Recycle Week & London Fashion Week’ - Watch out for our tweets this week to see what our students have been up to!

21/09/20

What a fantastic extracurricular programme - Thank you and Well Done Charlotte. https://t.co/UvCbzvCMMH

21/09/20

Charlotte's report - 'CyberFirst Defenders was a brilliant course. For two weeks we were taught how to ethically hack into products and crack passwords. We were kept in a safe ‘lab’ environment at all times. The course was very hands-on ' https://t.co/5Hs1uO6p62

21/09/20

We are proud of all our students as they have been superb in the way in which they are using our ‘one way’ system, face coverings, and the new routines associated with school.

18/09/20

We would like to wish all our students off to University this weekend the very best of luck!

18/09/20

Fantastic to see some of our Year 9 Food students making Ratatouille! https://t.co/NyE4mbFNBu

18/09/20

We are very proud of the fundraising we do at Invicta, supporting many charities https://t.co/aI64ipXsLy

18/09/20

Super proud of one of our VIAT siblings! https://t.co/mVftisH8FN

17/09/20

Retweeted From The Female Lead

We're so excited to announce the arrival of The Female Lead's first-ever podcast! The Making Of... is an 8-part series launching next Wednesday. Subscribe today to be the first to listen: https://t.co/69QXykCSfQ https://t.co/N6c40CtG5m

17/09/20

Retweeted From UK Safer Internet Centre

We are delighted to announce the UK theme for Safer Internet Day 2021! This year the theme is: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world https://t.co/P600VPi98H https://t.co/CHaQvSViNk

17/09/20

CyberCenturion is the perfect way to develop your technical skills and build strong foundations for a rewarding career in the cyber security industry. Miss Fenson will be inviting our students to enter a team https://t.co/BkuQJnXYUs

17/09/20

We are excited to announce that over the summer Invicta was accepted on to the Microsoft Showcase School Incubator Program. This acceptance shows Invicta’s continued commitment and drive to implementing innovative technology in our classrooms and community. https://t.co/a9K35PUbnk

16/09/20

In POP Core this afternoon, Lower School created class collages using individually designed hands with inclusivity and equality messages, as part of our diversity program under the heading 'we are all unique and beautiful, but together with are a masterpiece'.#Diversity https://t.co/Jxc5mHifk5

16/09/20

The Geography Department encourage you to watch this hard hitting documentary, to further develop your geography knowledge! https://t.co/2lZzxqifPu

15/09/20

A question from our Geography Department: How can Geography help meet the sustainable development goals? https://t.co/bIJQceAXG8

15/09/20

Year 11 Food Preparation and Nutrition students enjoyed their first Choux Pastry practical. The girls made Profiteroles and Éclairs whilst learning about food science and developing their high skills. https://t.co/2ta27HHvNq

15/09/20

We are excited to announce our 11+ Open Events for 2020. Use the link below to book your tickets! https://t.co/0P43MLFL8P https://t.co/d7fyi2wU9P

14/09/20

It is Sourdough September, if you didn't make sourdough in lockdown why not have a go now! Make a start by mixing strong flour and water and 'feeding it for a week'. Have a go and send us your pictures.

14/09/20

We have the school photographers in today, with individual staff and student photos in full swing! https://t.co/Lh1gGS2euu

14/09/20

Well done to Bethany-Kirstyn in 8V who has been awarded her Keeping Busy Participation Certificate! https://t.co/torqt5ZBjX

11/09/20

Year 12 have had a fun filled day of Team Building at the field today. Well done to the Senior Prefect Team for organising such a great day! https://t.co/WfH3qrT4GD

11/09/20

Time to meet the next 4 forms, 7T, 7V, 7G and 7S! https://t.co/p5BNXfXRwX

World School

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World School International Forum October 2018 - Tokyo, Japan

On Sunday, 21 October, after much anticipation and hard work, we finally left for Tokyo, Japan. We arrived at Heathrow airport at around 1pm, where we were all very excited to finally set off! We boarded the plane and settled in for the long-awaited flight, which was a tiring 11 hours but worth every minute to start our World School adventure!

After we collected our bags at Narita airport, we were greeted by the wonderful staff and students from Kanto International High School, the founding member of World School. While we waited for a bus to take us to Katsuura, our home for the majority of the trip, we met some of the delegates from Russia, Canada and France and, despite the jet lag, spent a few hours getting to know each other.

When we arrived we had all of the Kanto staff waiting for us with welcome signs! We were shocked with how enthusiastic they were when we got off the bus, but greatly appreciated such a kind and warm welcome. We met our new room-mates at dinner and, after lots of excited conservations, finally headed to bed for a much-needed sleep.

The first full day flew by! Breakfast was a very animated occasion as it was the first time all of the delegates were together; it was great to meet everyone and start sharing information about our lives and countries. During the opening ceremony we heard speeches from the World School organisers; Natsuki Kitayama, Marian Rosenstiel and James Harman, Principal of Kanto International High School. We then took a photo of everybody outside together and played some ice breaker games to introduce ourselves to everyone. After lunch, we started our country presentations in which each delegation presented on their country and the food and waste situation in it. These were very interesting and allowed us to see the similarities and differences in our cultures and homes.

On Wednesday the country presentations continued. After lunch, we had an excellent talk from our keynote speaker, Mr Koichi Takahashi, the President of the Japan Food Ecology Centre about how the centre works and how they are tackling food and waste in Japan. The rest of the day was spent getting to know our new friends more, and packing for our 4 day trip to Tokyo.

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World School International Forum October 2017 - Brisbane, Australia

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After months of preparation, Ellie, Asha, Holly and Miss Laming finally embarked on their World School 2017 journey to Australia.

Following a jam-packed 24-hour stopover in Dubai, they made the 14-hour flight to Brisbane, where they were met by the welcoming committee of St Paul’s School. After a short stop at St Paul’s they jumped on a coach to Noosa North Shore, where they spent the next 5 nights. 

It was a brilliant, albeit busy, first week! Miss Laming started her days at 5.30 by running to the beach with staff from Finland and Australia, while Ellie, Asha and Holly were kept busy from 6am until 11pm every day! The days included painting boomerangs, paddle boarding, rock climbing, raft building and mountain biking. They also spent a day at the beach, where the delegates were kept busy, practicing life-saving techniques shown by the team at Noosa Surf Club, playing games, swimming through the surf and exploring the shops.

Ellie, Asha and Holly gave their country presentation during the first week too, presenting with great professionalism, as well as humour. This year, each country was given two ‘Global Design Challenges’ to present on, revolving around the theme, ‘The Future of Food and Water’. It was fascinating to find out different perspectives on global challenges and was also a brilliant opportunity to learn more about each country. The delegates worked incredibly hard throughout the Forum to create solutions to the challenges, and produced some amazing results by the end.
The Invicta delegates also put on a fantastic performance, with the help of Katie Mason (one of the 2016 World School delegates) as their choreographer. Performance night was a wonderful way to share and immerse themselves in the cultures of others, and each and everyone's warm reception to every performance made the experience greatly enjoyable!

From Noosa, after an excellent day petting kangaroos and koalas at Australia Zoo, the delegates made their way to Brisbane, where they met their wonderful host families. The days that followed were spent sightseeing, working at St Paul’s and Queensland University of Technology, and showcasing Invicta and the UK on Booth Day. 
The last day 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 terrific job! 

The traditional tree planting ceremony was held in the afternoon, followed by the farewell ceremony, dinner and party in the evening. The day was full of emotion, but the delegates have already started planning when and where they will travel to visit their new friends!

The UK delegation 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 making it such a memorable event. 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, truly made it an event the delegates will never forget.
 


World School International Forum 2016 – Tokyo, Japan

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After months of preparation and an eleven and a half hour flight, the World School 2016 Delegates finally arrived in Japan.  Evie, Michalina, Katie-Louise and Mrs Brewster were met at Narita Airport in Tokyo, by the welcoming committee from Kanto International School. 

The theme for World School Forum 2016 was “Food and Culture”. Students made presentations about their school, local area and discussed traditional and modern foods of their country. Each delegation has to comment on solutions to the modern food issue of convenience vs. health. When the Invicta students give their presentation, they were articulate, professional and had clearly done their research.

A variety of visits, cultural activities and hard work followed in the next two weeks. Michalina and Evie had the opportunity to take part in a traditional Mochitsuki preparation ceremony, bashing wet rice with wooden mallets! A chop stick lesson caused much excitement but the Invicta Girls had already been practising. Not a grain of rice was dropped! The group visited Asakusa Sensouji, one of the few areas in Tokyo left standing after WW2. It is a special place with temples, gardens and prayer spaces. A visit to the Tokyo Metropolitan Office was another highlight with speeches, lots of bowing and exchanges of presents. The students were particularly impressed with the visit to the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Factory.

The girls experienced a four day home stay, where they had the opportunity to live with a Japanese family and experience their food and life.  The girls also enjoyed the Kanto School Festival, where they were able to showcase, UK, Kent and Invicta. As the theme of the forum was “Food and Culture”, they had brought traditional foods such as Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cake, tea and shortbread. Edward, the Invicta World School mascot also put an appearance! It was interesting to talk to visitors about Invicta, traditional British foods and the Royal Family. Many believed that English people regularly had tea with the Queen!

On Performance Day, the girls were a little nervous as they took to the stage dressed in Union Jack leggings and T-shirts. Congratulations to Katie-Louise who choreographed the dance mash up of famous British pop songs from Queen through One Direction and The Beatles.

The last few days of World School saw the students splitting into groups to discuss convenience, heath and culture as related to “Food and Culture” based on months of research. The result was a number of “Calls to Action” which would bring solutions to the issues identified. The issues and solutions were endless and thought provoking as each student brought a different international perspective to the discussion.

After an emotional farewell dinner with speeches, presentations and promises to keep in touch, the UK delegates left for the airport, tired but happy that they had been excellent ambassadors for Invicta.


World School International Forum 2015 – Milan, Italy

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On Monday, 19 October, Rosie Ebsworth, Claire Tipton and Erin Withey, travelled with Miss Coston to Italy to represent Invicta, and the United Kingdom, at the World School Forum 2016. Twenty other nationalities from as far Australia and the USA travelled to Busto Arsizio, just outside of Milan, to discuss the topic ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, which was the same theme as Expo 2015 being held in the city centre.

Initially, we spent time at Lake Garda to get to know the other delegations, before travelling back to Busto to meet our host families and work in our partner school ITC Tosi. Part of the experience was a cultural performance, in which Rosie, Erin and Claire took the audience on a musical journey across the UK, singing songs made famous by English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish artists. Another element was booth day, where we shared our cultures with each other and the Italian public. We were very excited to welcome the students and staff from the Invicta World School delegation of 2014, Harriett, Summer, Zoe and Mrs Brewster, who had also travelled to Italy. Mrs Monika Hartwell, who instigated Invicta’s involvement in World School also visited us on this day.

Our delegation were split into three groups, each group conducting a ‘mock trial’ relating to the topic of the Forum; meat consumption, land grabbing and cosmetically perfect food.  Each side had a prosecution and defence, with a jury of experts ruling who won.

Although it was an exhausting 12 days, we were all really sad to leave. World School is an amazing and unique experience, where you have the opportunity to learn about so many cultures and, indeed, to learn more about your own. Invicta Grammar School are looking forward to the World School Forum 2016, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on the topic of ‘Food and Culture’.

Well done to Rosie, Erin, Claire and Miss Coston for representing Invicta on the World Stage and for being true ambassadors for the school.  


World School International Forum – Vladivostok, Russia, 2014

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The Invicta Grammar School delegation to the World School International Forum 2014, have returned safely back to school after their visit to Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU,) Vladivostok in Russia.

Year 12 students: Zoe, Summer and Harriet with staff member Mrs Brewster, attended this prestigious event which had the theme: Environment: Clothing. Tradition and Innovation. They took part in workshops, seminars, performances, fashion shows and presentations based on this theme. The organisers had also arranged for cultural activities such a performance of a Russian Ballet, a Russian Cultural Festival and Russian folk dancing and singing. During the two week visit, the delegates had the opportunity to visit Vladivostok City and the Children’s Centre “Ocean” where elite Russian children attend for three weeks of the year. The students felt that one of the highlights of the visit was a four day homestay with a Russian family.

21 schools from countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Macau and France took part. The students have made lasting friendships, gained a better knowledge of their different cultures, become more tolerant of each other and have returned with a new viewpoint on the world. Together, they have broken down global boundaries and grown together to become part of the 2014 World School Family.

The delegation would like to thank the Russian World School Team and Kanto International School in Japan for all the organisation, planning and hard work that made this forum such a success. It was an experience that students and teachers will never forget. We now looking forward to World School 2015 which will be held in Milan in Italy.           


 

2017 World School - Australia

 

World School International Forum October 2017 - Brisbane, Australia 

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After months of preparation, Ellie, Asha, Holly and Miss Laming finally embarked on their World School 2017 journey to Australia.

Following a jam-packed 24-hour stopover in Dubai, they made the 14-hour flight to Brisbane, where they were met by the welcoming committee of St Paul’s School. After a short stop at St Paul’s they jumped on a coach to Noosa North Shore, where they spent the next 5 nights. 

It was a brilliant, albeit busy, first week! Miss Laming started her days at 5.30 by running to the beach with staff from Finland and Australia, while Ellie, Asha and Holly were kept busy from 6am until 11pm every day! The days included painting boomerangs, paddle boarding, rock climbing, raft building and mountain biking. They also spent a day at the beach, where the delegates were kept busy, practicing life-saving techniques shown by the team at Noosa Surf Club, playing games, swimming through the surf and exploring the shops.

Ellie, Asha and Holly gave their country presentation during the first week too, presenting with great professionalism, as well as humour. This year, each country was given two ‘Global Design Challenges’ to present on, revolving around the theme, ‘The Future of Food and Water’. It was fascinating to find out different perspectives on global challenges and was also a brilliant opportunity to learn more about each country. The delegates worked incredibly hard throughout the Forum to create solutions to the challenges, and produced some amazing results by the end.
The Invicta delegates also put on a fantastic performance, with the help of Katie Mason (one of the 2016 World School delegates) as their choreographer. Performance night was a wonderful way to share and immerse themselves in the cultures of others, and each and everyone's warm reception to every performance made the experience greatly enjoyable!

From Noosa, after an excellent day petting kangaroos and koalas at Australia Zoo, the delegates made their way to Brisbane, where they met their wonderful host families. The days that followed were spent sightseeing, working at St Paul’s and Queensland University of Technology, and showcasing Invicta and the UK on Booth Day. 
The last day 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 terrific job! 

The traditional tree planting ceremony was held in the afternoon, followed by the farewell ceremony, dinner and party in the evening. The day was full of emotion, but the delegates have already started planning when and where they will travel to visit their new friends!

The UK delegation 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 making it such a memorable event. 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, truly made it an event the delegates will never forget.

2016 World School - Japan

World School International Forum 2016 – Tokyo, Japan

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After months of preparation and an eleven and a half hour flight, the World School 2016 Delegates finally arrived in Japan.  Evie, Michalina, Katie-Louise and Mrs Brewster were met at Narita Airport in Tokyo, by the welcoming committee from Kanto International School. 

The theme for World School Forum 2016 was “Food and Culture”. Students made presentations about their school, local area and discussed traditional and modern foods of their country. Each delegation has to comment on solutions to the modern food issue of convenience vs. health. When the Invicta students give their presentation, they were articulate, professional and had clearly done their research.

A variety of visits, cultural activities and hard work followed in the next two weeks. Michalina and Evie had the opportunity to take part in a traditional Mochitsuki preparation ceremony, bashing wet rice with wooden mallets! A chop stick lesson caused much excitement but the Invicta Girls had already been practising. Not a grain of rice was dropped! The group visited Asakusa Sensouji, one of the few areas in Tokyo left standing after WW2. It is a special place with temples, gardens and prayer spaces. A visit to the Tokyo Metropolitan Office was another highlight with speeches, lots of bowing and exchanges of presents. The students were particularly impressed with the visit to the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Factory.

The girls experienced a four day home stay, where they had the opportunity to live with a Japanese family and experience their food and life.  The girls also enjoyed the Kanto School Festival, where they were able to showcase, UK, Kent and Invicta. As the theme of the forum was “Food and Culture”, they had brought traditional foods such as Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cake, tea and shortbread. Edward, the Invicta World School mascot also put an appearance! It was interesting to talk to visitors about Invicta, traditional British foods and the Royal Family. Many believed that English people regularly had tea with the Queen!

On Performance Day, the girls were a little nervous as they took to the stage dressed in Union Jack leggings and T-shirts. Congratulations to Katie-Louise who choreographed the dance mash up of famous British pop songs from Queen through One Direction and The Beatles.

The last few days of World School saw the students splitting into groups to discuss convenience, heath and culture as related to “Food and Culture” based on months of research. The result was a number of “Calls to Action” which would bring solutions to the issues identified. The issues and solutions were endless and thought provoking as each student brought a different international perspective to the discussion.

After an emotional farewell dinner with speeches, presentations and promises to keep in touch, the UK delegates left for the airport, tired but happy that they had been excellent ambassadors for Invicta.

2015 World School - Italy

On Monday, 19 October, Rosie Ebsworth, Claire Tipton and Erin Withey, travelled with Miss Coston to Italy to represent Invicta, and the United Kingdom, at the World School Forum 2016. Twenty other nationalities from as far Australia and the USA travelled to Busto Arsizio, just outside of Milan, to discuss the topic ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, which was the same theme as Expo 2015 being held in the city centre.

Initially, we spent time at Lake Garda to get to know the other delegations, before travelling back to Busto to meet our host families and work in our partner school ITC Tosi. Part of the experience was a cultural performance, in which Rosie, Erin and Claire took the audience on a musical journey across the UK, singing songs made famous by English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish artists. Another element was booth day, where we shared our cultures with each other and the Italian public. We were very excited to welcome the students and staff from the Invicta World School delegation of 2014, Harriett, Summer, Zoe and Mrs Brewster, who had also travelled to Italy. Mrs Monika Hartwell, who instigated Invicta’s involvement in World School also visited us on this day.

Our delegation were split into three groups, each group conducting a ‘mock trial’ relating to the topic of the Forum; meat consumption, land grabbing and cosmetically perfect food.  Each side had a prosecution and defence, with a jury of experts ruling who won.

Although it was an exhausting 12 days, we were all really sad to leave. World School is an amazing and unique experience, where you have the opportunity to learn about so many cultures and, indeed, to learn more about your own. Invicta Grammar School are looking forward to the World School Forum 2016, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on the topic of ‘Food and Culture’.

Well done to Rosie, Erin, Claire and Miss Coston for representing Invicta on the World Stage and for being true ambassadors for the school.