The Jersey College for Girls House system is an integral part of school life and helps support the ethos created at the College. Each student is placed, upon entry to JCG, 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 and House Prefects who coordinate House meetings, competitions and fundraising events for the two House charities supported 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. We also 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 Austen Bartlett.
Fundraising is an integral part of the House system at Jersey College for Girls. Fundraising events vary greatly and the students have great fun raising money for their chosen House charities.
The details of the fundraising events carried out by each House can be found on the individual House pages.
In addition, there are a number of events in which all Houses participate, again to raise money for their House charities. The Romanian shoebox appeal is another traditional way that JCG can help others. Students bring in shoeboxes filled with gifts for people in Romania to have at Christmas. We annually donate over 300 shoeboxes to this very important cause. Christmas is a fun time in Houses with various themed sales and fayres taking place. The annual carol singing over three evenings in St Helier town centre also raised £500 in just two hours of singing.
As a college, we also support a range of other charities through whole school events. This year this included a dress up day in aid of WWF Wear it Wild day which raised a total of £532, Sports Relief which raised £828 and Children in Need which raised over £1200.
Seven teams competed in this year’s Swimarathon at Les Quennevais pool, raising an amazing total of £700 swimming 573 laps!
Along with fundraising, the students are encouraged to take part in community service activities. This has ranged from visiting care homes through to helping outside agencies with their work such as environmental organisations or street collecting for various charities. Others have used their musical or sporting talents to teach or perform to other people. Students should gain a different kind of gratification through giving their time rather than just their money, and many people have been helped this year by JCG students.
The competitive side keeps the House system alive. Sporting, musical, performing arts and artistic events are among the wide range of ways points can be scored for each House. Whole school events include the House Drama competition, House Science challenge, Top of The Pops dance contest and the House music competition to end our House year.