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.
Mind Jersey – We have chosen to support Mind Jersey; an independent local charity that provides information, support and practical help to those living with mental illness. The charity tackles very relevant issues in today’s society, especially for young people, and has links to support many members of our house. All money raised by Mind Jersey stays in Jersey for the benefit of Island residents and we look forward to raising as much money as possible for this great cause.
For more information visit http://www.mindjersey.org/
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity – We have also chosen to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity; a registered charity in England and Wales which ensures nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments used here in the UK and around the world. From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the best patient environments, they aim to never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. For more information visit https://www.royalmarsden.org/