Head of House - Mr J Finn
House Colour: Barbet Green
Named after the Constellation of Tucana
Location: Southern Hemisphere
Right Ascension: 22h
Tucana Constellation and the Toucan
Tucana is a constellation of stars in the southern sky, named after the toucan, a South American bird. It is one of twelve constellations conceived in the late sixteenth century by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. This colourful bird is also well respected in various cultures as it is believed to be sent to them from the Gods.
Due to its unique appearance, the toucan is one of the most well-known and popular birds around the world. They are also essential to distributing seeds around their natural habitats which help create richly developed areas, aiding many other animals in improving their own lives. A toucan's large bill carries significant strength and its legs and wings ensure its powerful movement. These are all qualities that the students of Tucana House possess: uniqueness, helpfulness, strength and a powerful presence in their environment.
'Flying To Victory.'
Student Leadership In Tucana House
Tucana students are appointed to senior positions of importance within the house. This year we have a tremendous array of hardworking and diligent individuals who will be representing Tucana House with distinction and dedication.
Tucana's prefects are students who lead by example. They work alongside Mr Finn and their tutors to ensure the success and welfare of those in their form group. The Tucana Prefects for 2021-2022 are:
This year, Tucana House is hoping to build on the successes we achieved in Interhouse competitions over the last two years. This success will come from each member of Tucana House supporting each other and taking part. In 2021-2022, students are encouraged to: try something new, try something that challenges you, try to improve on something and try to join in even more challenges and competitions. The more Tucana student try new experiences and challenges, whether they win or not, the more they will grow into even more amazing young people.
Sports Captains and Vice-Sports Captains:
We also have very talented and dedicated Sports/Vice-Sports Captains who will be an indispensable part of Tucana House's presence on the pitch, field or in the sports hall. They will help motivate and encourage all of our students to take part in as many challenges and competitions as they can and make us even stronger. They are:
Tucana House Council Members
Our House Council members play a vital role in ensuring that students can share their views and opinions about their lives in Tucana House and a Tollbar Academy. They will meet as both a House Council and a School Council to put forward ideas from fellow students on how to ensure that everyone can get the most from their time at Tollbar Academy.