Thank you to our students

Thank You

A huge thank you to our students, parents and colleagues for their calm support and understanding at this challenging time.

Houses

The JCG House system is an integral part of school life and helps support the ethos created at the College. Upon entry to JCG, each student is placed into one of our six houses - Austen Bartlett, Cavell, Curie Fry, Garrett Anderson, Inglis and Nightingale. 

Each House is led by a team of Year 13 House Captains who coordinate House meetings, competitions and fundraising events for the two house charities nominated on an annual basis. 

In addition to House fundraising, students regularly raise money for charities such as Comic Relief and Children in Need as a whole school and donate hundreds of Christmas shoeboxes to children and vulnerable adults in Romania, through Jersey Mustard Seed. 

Competition keeps the House spirit alive. Sporting, musical, performing arts, academic and artistic events are among the wide range of ways points can be scored for each House. 

The winners at the end of each House year (Easter – Easter) are presented with the prestigious ‘Cock House Trophy’. This award is part of the history of the College and winners are displayed on the wooden award boards in the Dome. The current holders of the title are Curie Fry.

Austen Bartlett

Austen Bartlett was named after the two inspirational women, Jane Austen and Marie Bartlett. Jane Austen is a hugely influential 18th Century women's author, the perfect role model for an all-girls school, achieving so much during a time when women were not encouraged nor supported.

Marie Bartlett was a local philanthropist who donated a lot of money to the Jersey Hospital, hence the name of the Bartlett ward in our hospital, and therefore is a great role model yet still directly related to Jersey.

House Colour: Turquoise
Mascot: Dolphin

Austen Bartlett

Cavell

This House is named after the British First World War nurse, Edith Cavell. Edith Cavell is a true heroine for showing such bravery and helping countless wounded soldiers of all nationalities during the war. She was arrested for helping some of these soldiers escape. Her actions are exemplary to us, helping anyone no matter who they are or where they are from. She once said, “I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved.” Cavell House looks up to Edith Cavell for her courageousness and selflessness.

House Colour: Blue
Mascot: Eeyore

Cavell

Curie Fry

Named after two inspirational ladies, Marie Curie and Elizabeth Fry. 

Marie Curie was a well known Polish physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win one in two fields. Marie was also the only person to win in multiple sciences as well as being the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris. 

Elizabeth Fry, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and was referred to as the, ‘angel of prisons’. She was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane and since 2001 has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note. 

House Colour: Pink
Mascot: TBC

Curie Fry

Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917), was an English physician and feminist. She was the first:

  • Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain 
  • co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women 
  • Dean of a British medical school 
  • female doctor of medicine in France 
  • woman in Britain to be elected to a school board 
  • female mayor and magistrate in Britain, as Mayor or Aldeburgh. 


House Colour: Red
Mascot: Dragon

Garrett Anderson

Inglis

Inglis is named after Elsie Inglis, a renowned Scottish doctor who helped to significantly improve the standard of medical care available to women and led notable achievements in World War One. This included setting up Scottish Women’s Hospitals and improving hygiene to reduce the risk of epidemics. 

House Colour: Green
Mascot: Turtle

Inglis

Nightingale

Nightingale is named after Florence Nightingale, ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. 

Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on 12th May 1820. As she grew up, she developed an interest in helping others and was determined to pursue a career as a nurse. 

In 1854 she was asked to go to Turkey to manage the nursing of British soldiers wounded in the Crimean War (1854-1856). She travelled to Scutari (where all the wounded and ill soldiers of the Crimean War were taken), to help. 

She found the hospital conditions to be extremely poor. Many of the wounded were unwashed and were sleeping in overcrowded dirty rooms without blankets or food. In these conditions diseases such as typhus, cholera and dysentery spread quickly. As a result, the death rate was very high, and most died from infection or disease. 

Florence and her nurses changed these conditions. They set up a kitchen, fed the wounded from their own supplies, dug latrines for sanitation, and asked for help from the wives of the wounded. They were then able to care properly for the ill and wounded and the death rate among the soldiers dropped. 

Florence was very dedicated to her job and would often visit the soldiers at night when they were asleep just to make sure they were ok. She was then referred to as “The Lady of the Lamp”. Florence became a true hero to the soldiers and everyone back home in England. 

Florence Nightingale was truly inspirational and changed the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly skilled and well-respected medical profession with very important responsibilities. 

House Colour: Yellow
Mascot: Duck

Nightingale