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Extra-curricular clubs, activities and fixtures

At JCG we offer a range of Extra Curricular activities to suit every student from sports, to song and dance during lunch hours and after school. Please see below our offerings for the Spring term 2020 as an example. Our summer programme was not offered due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please Remember: JCG PE kit to be worn to all sports clubs. If clubs are cancelled, a note will be placed on the INTRANET. Please ensure that all students are collected promptly from clubs and fixtures. Team and club updates are posted on the PE noticeboard at Langford next to the changing rooms.


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Sports

Netball – Autumn Term

Years 7, 8 and 9 A and B Netball clubs and teams. Year 10 and Year 11 Netball clubs and teams.

All the teams play in the inter-school leagues and tournaments.  JCG also has annual fixtures against Guernsey Grammar and Guernsey Ladies’ College for Year 9 Netball and 1st VII Netball. We also look to play in regional competitions.

Hockey – Autumn Term

There is Hockey club available for all years and league games for Years 7, 8, 9 and a combined Year 10 and Year 11 team.  All league games are 7 a-side.  JCG also has annual fixtures against Guernsey Grammar and Guernsey Ladies’ College for 1st XI Hockey, and other visiting schools.

Badminton

There is an open club for players of all abilities. JCG enters teams into the Secondary Schools’ Saturday morning badminton league, where there are four divisions.  This league commences after Christmas.

Swimming

There is an open club for all standards and abilities.  Students can enjoy recreational fun swimming and receive extra coaching to improve their technique.  JCG has annual fixtures against Guernsey Grammar and Guernsey Ladies’ College.

Climbing

This club is open to all year groups and takes place on our extensive indoor climbing wall.  Students have the chance to participate in the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme.

C.V. Club

This club is for Years 10 – 13.  Students are given the opportunity to learn how to use gym equipment such as running machines, rowing machines and a variety of weights machines.

Squash

Open to Years 8-10. With the use of the Victoria College squash courts we introduce and develop squash skills and game play, with support from the Squash Development Officer. The school is entered into the inter-school league held at the Squash Centre at St Clements.

Gymnastics

An open club for all abilities and experience.  The club provides an opportunity for students to develop their creative talents through the combined use of Dance and Gymnastic styles.

Rounders – Summer Term

Year 7 and Year 8 clubs and teams. Combined Year 9 and 10 club and team. The teams play in the inter-school league and tournaments.

Cricket – Summer Term

Open club for all students of all abilities.

Tennis – Summer Term

Open club for all ages and abilities. JCG has annual fixtures against Guernsey Grammar and Guernsey Ladies’ College.

Athletics – Summer Term

JCG enters students into Individual Championships and the Girls’ Schools Cup competition. Please ask for a copy of our termly Extra-curricular Activity Booklet.


Music and Drama

Students of varying abilities and disciplines (acting, dance and music) are given a range of chances to perform at JCG. For college productions, rehearsals are extensive and some weekends are included as well as after school practice time. The productions at JCG are highly professional and extremely popular.

Musical Theatre

Musicals have been staged very successfully at JCG during recent years. The last production of the JCG Youth Music Theatre was The Sound of Music in December 2017 and before that, in December 2016, we staged Return to the Forbidden Planet. Other productions include classics such as Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2013, Sweet Charity in 2010 and Les Misérables in 2007All music for these productions is live and a full student orchestra accompanies the actors. The orchestra for such performances is generally invited to play by Music Department staff and invitation is based on experience and skill. Our next musical will take place in from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th December 2019 and is the Wild West classic Calamity Jane! There are approximately 40 students in the cast and an additional 40 are assisting with set, costumes, light and sound. Tickets are on sale at school and are also available by emailing [email protected].

Theatre

The JCG Youth Theatre produces plays as well as musicals. Our last performance of a play was an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carolwith a cast of 35 students. The play was written by Neil Bartlett and was a perfect addition to the Christmas season at JCG. Other productions of plays include Daisy Pulls it Off by Denise Deegan, Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy and Tim Supple, The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht and Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We have also entered national festivals and competitions in recent years. In 2015 we staged The Accordion Shop by Cush Jumbo for National Theatre Connections and staged the play at the Bristol Old Vic as well as our home venue. Prior to that, in 2012 we produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare for the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, performing the piece at JCG, the Jersey Art Centre and also for the Jersey Eisteddfod where the company won a platinum certificate and the trophy for their class. The next production of a play at JCG will take place in December 2020 so watch this space…

JCG Tech Club

The JCG Tech Club is an extra-curricular activity that runs during the production period. Students from Year 9 to 13 are given the opportunity to build and design sets, hang and operate lighting, operate sound equipment, stage manage productions and run scene change teams during performance. An expert staff team supervises all work but they hand over to the tech crew during performances so that students run the shows and gain some ownership of them as a result. The club engenders a huge amount of team work and students who are involved gain many skills, particularly initiative.

Junior Drama Club

Junior Drama Club runs weekly when productions are not in the making. Drama teachers supervise the club. The emphasis of this activity is fun and students are encouraged to join if they want to perform work in addition to the Drama curriculum. The club will start in January 2019 and Mrs Stone and Miss Stirk encourage older members of the Drama Club to act as student leaders, taking responsibility for small group warm ups and group tasks. The aim is to encourage students to feel responsible for one another and to share their experience with younger students. It is also a chance for students to unleash their inner Drama Queen!

Music Activities

The Music Department’s ethos is to be as inclusive as possible; we try to have an activity on offer for every student at some point during the academic year.

During the Autumn Term a number of our instrumental ensembles will perform in the Jersey Eisteddfod. Our Chamber Choir and JCGLee also prepare for our annual Remembrance Assembly and Christmas Carol Service.

Throughout the year we offer a range of activities on a weekly basis:

Choirs

Chamber ChoirAn auditioned choir for Years 8-13
JCGleeA fun choir open to all enthusiastic singers in Years 7 and 8

Instrumental Ensembles

Senior Concert Band:For players of Grade 5 and above
Junior Orchestra:For all instrumentalists in Key Stage 3
Wind Quintet:For advanced wind players
Guitar Club:For all guitar players
Saxtet/Big Band:For advanced wind players
Bold as Brass:For all brass players

Composition Clinic

We offer support with GCSE and A level composing to all of our students before school and at lunchtime, by arrangement. 

House Music 

Music Staff offer support, guidance and encouragement to House Captains and Senior Musicians in preparation for the annual House Music Competition. Classes include Senior and Junior Instrumental and Vocal Solo, Original Composition, House Ensemble and whole House Choir.

Polyphony

Our in-house provision of instrumental, vocal and theory lessons continues to grow and compliments tuition offered by the Jersey Music Service.  Our experienced team of Polyphony tutors offer tuition to students in voice, piano, guitar, brass, clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, strings, orchestral percussion, and music theory.  Further details and application forms are available from the Music Office or can be downloaded here.