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08/11/16

An excellent turn out for our 1st Chess Club session. The students were enthusiastic & are really looking forward to next week’s session.

14/10/16

Stunning performance!! Invictus students did us proud! https://t.co/hah78dBgpQ

14/10/16

Well organised event - thanks to all https://t.co/jIs8wLNoHF

12/10/16

Well done to the Year 7 football team for showing great resilience last night. They came from 2-0 down to win the game 4-2!

04/10/16

Harris Invictus came 1st in the World Maths Day Tournament - Well done to all!

22/09/16

Open Evening 2016 – Over 600- guests came to the Academy on Monday, they toured the academy met staff & students.

27/06/16

40 students spend 2 hours of their Saturday morning walking to raise money for Wheels for Wellbeing: around 240 miles racked up. Well Done!

16/05/16

14 Yr 8 students have won awards for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge on 28th April. We have 3 gold, 4 silver & 11 bronze winners. Well done!

22/04/16

Our debate team celebrate victory over Harris Beckenham.

23/03/16

Year 7 enjoyed a great day out to the Tate Modern yesterday, All the students were extremely well-behaved and a credit to the Academy

21/03/16

Thrilling football match yesterday in which Harris Invictus Year 8’s overcame Oasis Coulsdon 4-3 in a close encounter

17/03/16

Y7 thoroughly enjoyed an interactive and engaging performance of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe.

18/12/15

Our first ever Winter Concert on Thurs 17th Dec; stellar performances from our dancers, singers and players – well done to all involved.

18/12/15

Students thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December. Thanks to all the staff who helped make it run smoothly.

18/12/15

At breakfast club this morning listening to the students discussing Shakespeare's play - Hamlet

18/12/15

Well done to the Year 7 students who took part in the Castle project https://t.co/1xe8IcfSa2

15/12/15

... All the students were 100% engaged and the quality really impressive. A proud moment!

15/12/15

Thursday 10th Dec: It was a real privilege to watch Year 8 students in a basketball assessment at Thornton Heath today...

09/12/15

Looking forward to our first annual Winter concert on Thursday at 5pm in the academy hall! Just the thing to get us in the holiday spirit!

08/12/15

... Real Invictus spirit shown. Well done.” E Evans, Principal

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Academy News

Posted on April 18th 2016

DEBATE MATE CUP

There was much nervousness and excitement ahead of the last, and biggest debate competition of the school year at the University of Westminster. 

We arrived at the venue, and our team of 6 was unfazed by the dozens of schools that occupied the lobby. Everyone eventually shuffled into the lecture theatre, where the music was blaring.  Here the draw for the first round was made and we were up against…Harris Academy Beckenham! Off we went to our small classroom where the verbal jousting would take place; our opponents were already there, and their opening gambit upon entering the room was ‘are you a primary school?’ Our team reacted to this with dignity and I simply told them they had all the motivation they needed to win.

Sitting in the audience, a smile spread across my face as our team debated with flair and passion about why the army shouldn’t be banned from advertising (this was the motion for Round 1).  They have come a long way from the first competition, and we anxiously waited for the result while the judge totalled up the scores. A WIN! This was a milestone; the first victory for Harris Invictus in a debating competition, and the students left the room on cloud nine. The fact that they beat a team of Year 9 students made it even more impressive.

Next up in Round 2 was Kensington Aldridge Academy, and they proved to be much tougher opponents. We lost the debate, but the victors offered some encouraging words for our team, encapsulating the spirit of the competition. Round 3 saw us pitted against the Norwood School, and again we were defeated; the result was quite close, and considering the team was made up of Year 9 and 10 students it was an impressive performance.

We stayed to watch the final, and I have to say the level of debating witnessed was exceptional. Our students, thoroughly enjoyed the day, and are committed to keeping the Society going.  Hopefully more students will join, so we can send more teams for future competitions!  A big thankyou to Miss Mathurin for accompanying us on the day.

Mr Amankwah