Austen Bartlett was named after the two inspirational women, Jane Austen and Marie Bartlett. As you will all know, Jane Austen was a hugely influential women author during the 18th century and even now. For us in an all-girls school, she is a perfect role model as she achieved 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.
Our house colour is turquoise to go with our iconic dolphin mascot, which has been known to appear on hats in the past. On events such as house music and top of the tops, the sea of turquoise painted faces and ribbons creates such a warm sense of community, which we feel to be the best part of the house system.
Juniper Trust. Mrs Mansell, a JCG Geography teacher, works very closely with this charity. Their work has included building schools and orphanages in places such as Kathmandu in Nepal to support the poorest communities. Our house has been a huge supporter of this charity for many years now and in 2006, a group of students went out to an orphanage project in India. Jersey College for Girls has been recognised as a key supporter of their charity on their website.
Robin Ward – Robin Ward is the main children’s ward at Jersey’s General Hospital.
Lucy Martin: Hello, I'm Lucy and I'm a house captain of Austen-Bartlett for 2016/17. I have been at JCG for all of my education and I am currently studying for 4 AS levels and a Certificate of Finance. I am studying, maths, physics, chemistry and economics. I'm fond of all my subjects, although they can be challenging at times, but it's very rewarding when you finally understand it. I always preferred mathematical and science based subjects and decided that I wanted to pursue this passion at university and in my future career so I decided to select a chemistry based degree, as it shows a variety of skills and it doesn't restrict me. Furthermore, I love the idea of creating chemicals and maybe contributing to the world of science.
Other than having an interest in my studies, I'm also dedicated to the dance school that I've been attending since I was a baby. Dancing has given me confidence and skills that I will use in later life, and I could use these skills to help improve house. I believe that giving back to the community is very important.
Joely Crichard: Hi, my name is Joely. This year I am Austen Bartlett's house captain with Lucy and I are really looking forward to getting to know everyone in our house and hopefully getting everyone involved in house events. The AS courses I am taking are maths, biology, chemistry and English and I hope to do something maths related in the future at university. I am really excited about the year ahead!'
One of our main aims as house captains this year is to raise as much money as we can for our two charities, Juniper Trust and Robin Ward, as we think they are two incredible charities which each do a lot for young people. Our other aim for this upcoming year is to make sure everybody participates, by either taking part in an event, fundraising or just bringing the house spirit and supporting the house, all whilst having a fun time. We are very excited for the year ahead, and we have lots of ideas, we can't wait to make new memories, maybe set new records, and definitely not come last!