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Student FAQs

Where can I find when the school holidays are?

All term dates are available on the government website

What extra-curricular activities does JCG offer?

At JCG we have students with a variety of talents and interests and we aim to give them a large range of activities to choose from. These do change on a termly basis so please refer here.

What off island trips does the College offer?

Currently all off-island trips are postponed due to Covid-19. 

What help is at hand to support progress and wellbeing?

Students can talk to any adult member of staff if they are worried about something and their tutor is the first point of contact for them and you. More information on progress and wellbeing.

Which subjects are taught at JCG?

You can view all of the subjects we offer here

What is academic mentoring?

Academic mentoring is an integral part of the tutorial system and academic mentoring sessions are an opportunity for a conversation between a mentor and student related to learning. Academic mentoring enhances the ethos of tracking student progress to ensure that each student knows where they are with their learning, where they have made progress, what they need to do to improve and what targets they need to set in order to further their progress.

Does JCG have a library?

The JCG library is situated at the heart of the College and is a bright and welcoming area for students and staff to visit.

What other equipment is required?

Before starting at the College you will be given the opportunity to acquire a regulation College sports bag for £50 containing :

  • Recommended calculator
  • House t-shirt
  • Maths set
  • A laboratory coat

These bags will be individually named.

Maths

  • 1 x Calculator
  • 1 x Geometry set
  • 1 x Protractor Set

The Maths Department has a stock of calculators and geometry sets that are ideal for use by students, especially because there is software available which allows the teacher to demonstrate the use of specific functions on the calculator to the class. Calculators and geometry sets can be purchased from the Maths Department in September. Cash or cheque will be accepted.

Food and Nutrition:

  • 1 x Cooking Basket

Aprons will be provided by the school

Science:

  • 1 x Scientific Calculator
  • 1 x pack of colouring pencils

Stationery:

  • 1 x Pencil Case
  • 2 x HB Pencil
  • 1 x Eraser 1 x 30cm Ruler
  • 1 x Sharpener
  • 2 x Black Pens
  • 2 x Blue Pens
  • 1 x Notepad

Additional items are allowed.

Other:

  • 1 x School Bag

Please note all items need to be clearly labelled.

Does JCG have a house system?

Yes we do and house activities are very important in the College. More information about the school houses is available here

What is the JCG Foundation?

The JCG Foundation was launched in February 2011 as a Charitable Trust to support current and past students and education in Jersey. The Foundation raises awareness of our College within the local, national and international community. The Foundation is run as a separate entity to the College itself and provides an overarching organisation for all aspects of the alumni both now and in the future. The Foundation currently supports six bursaries and one international university bursary. The JCG Foundation incorporates the JCGA Old Girls' Association - The Jersey College Alumnae. The JCG Foundation supports not just initiatives for JCG but other local schools including: The Equiom Debate, Rathbone’s Revision Academy, KPMG Cyber Champ Programme.

The Foundation's five key areas of focus:

  1. Alumnae - To strengthen long-term connections with the JCG Alumnae, creating a sustainable network of support and advocacy for the JCG community and increasing the sense of belonging.
  2. Student Support - To substantially increase funding available for scholarships and needs-based financial support for students, to enable any student offered a place to be able to accept irrespective of their financial background.
  3. Capital Projects - To invest in state-of-the-art facilities that inspire and enable our students, staff and other local students the opportunity to flourish and excel.
  4. Learning and Curriculum Development - To ensure JCG remains at the forefront of educational innovation and learning by extending students' range of skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working in today's dynamic world.
  5. Island-wide Learning - The JCG Foundation is committed to provide innovative educational projects and events that benefit all Jersey students.

Does the College have social media that I can follow?

Yes. This is a good way to keep up with what is going on in the College. You can see our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCollegeForGirls/, follow us on Twitter @jcg_live or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jcgjersey/

When did JCG open?

JCG opened on 20th September 1880. Find out more about the College’s history.

What is the College’s approach to bullying?

The College has a counter bullying policy which you can read. If a student experiences bullying, they are encouraged to tell a parent, a member of staff or a peer mentor. 

Is there a list of the College’s policies?

Please find all policies and procedures here

Are students given the opportunity to contribute their opinions on the running of the College?

Yes. One of the main vehicles for doing this is JCG Voice which allows many ways for students to express opinions. As part of this each form has a representative on Student Council. 

How do I find out about events taking place in the College?

The College usually has a busy schedule of events. Please refer to our calendar.

What support is available for new students finding their way around our campus?

Students tend to worry about being late for lessons when they first come to the College. The reality is that teachers are understanding and students help each other. Students quickly get to know their way around the campus as the layout and room numbering is easy to understand once you are here.

Can students do the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at JCG?

JCG is an approved centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and students are encouraged to complete Bronze, Silver and Gold awards from Year 9 to Year 13.

What facilities are available for sports at JCG?

JCG shares Langford Sports Centre with Victoria College. The centre has a gymnasium, sports hall, dance studio, climbing wall, swimming pool and gym equipment. We also have an astroturf used for hockey and tennis, two external netball courts and a playing field.

What facilities are available for music at JCG?

We have a Band Room and another music room as well as practice rooms within our Music Department. We also have a designated area for students to store their instrument. Students are able to access lessons with the Jersey Instrumental Service or through Polyphony.

What facilities are available for creative subjects like art, Design & Technology, Textiles and Food & Nutrition?

Our Creativity Faculty is housed in purpose-built facilities. The well-equipped Design Centre was designed to provide a harmonious and integrated working relationship between creative subjects.

How is the school day organised?

The school day begins with a short registration at 8.25am where students check-in with their tutor and this is followed by two 1 hour lessons, followed by a 20 minute break, followed by two more 1 hour lessons. The students then break for lunch and many of them participate in the multiple clubs and activities on offer before they have a 20-minute tutor time. This tutor time varies daily and will include a Whole school assembly, Key stage assembly, House meeting and planned Tutor sessions. In the afternoon there is a one hour lesson before school finishes at 3.25pm. When classes finish there are many other activities and clubs on offer and students are encouraged to join a variety of activities.

Can students change together in the changing rooms?

Yes, changing rooms are now open.

Can parents pick up a group of children from school?

The current guidance does not prevent parents from picking up groups of children from school – however, everyone should continue to follow the general public health guidance and keep a smaller social circle than normal at the current time.

Is hand sanitising sufficient when hand washing not available?

The guidance refers to both washing and sanitising. Hand washing is preferable but where not practical sanitising is OK.

How do students get to and from school?

College Bus Service

There is a regular College bus service provided by Liberty Bus for students from JCG and Victoria College (on some routes, they are also joined by students from other schools). Information and timetables are available from the States of Jersey website

The school buses are timetabled to arrive at College well before 8.25am to allow a prompt start to registration and morning lessons.

For more information you can visit the Liberty Bus website.

Parking – Drop Off & Collection of Students

  • There is a designated drop-off for students in the top car park on the lower level, which is managed by site staff between 8.00am and 8.30am.
  • Designated pick-up is managed by site staff from 2.45pm (Prep School) until 3.45pm when the buses leave.
  • Parents should not pick up or drop off on the main road or in the visitors’ car park outside College House or at Langford Sports Centre, as this is unsafe and gives rise to many Health and Safety issues.

What are the school day times?

Students in year 7 to 11 are able to arrive at College from 7.30am. However, we ask that they remain in the Dome or our Library until 8.15am when they can access their lockers in all other buildings. After school there are a variety of extra-curricular activities for your child to join. In addition to this, they are welcome to stay in College and work in the Library until 5pm.

Sixth form students have full use of the Sixth Form Centre from 7.30am until 5pm.

8:25 – 8:35 Registration
8:35 – 9:35 Period 1
9:40 – 10:40 Period 2
10:40 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Period 3
12:05 – 13:05 Period 4
13:05 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Tutor/Assembly Time
14:25 – 15:25 Period 5