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.'
Tucana House has had a successful academic year in 2018-2019. We finished a well-deserved second in the overall Interhouse Cup, winning 5 Interhouse competitions: Maths, basketball, Modern Foreign Languages, ICT and the quiz.
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 Year 11 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 2019-2020 are:
|TU1||Lily Clarke||TU8||Rumena Begum|
|TU2||Kaycie Blyth||TU9||Freya Brown|
|TU3||Talitha Burrows||TU10||Will Parker|
|TU4||Stan Woolford||TU11||Caitlyn Rowe|
|TU5||Sophie Grant||TU12||Josh Bond|
|TU6||Rianna Hewitt||TU13||Harry Dunn|
|TU7||Tong-Tong Martin||TU14||Olivia Dobson|
These four students are the most senior students in Tucana and will work to maintain the overall success of the House, They have proven themselves to be responsible, dependable and above all dedicated to Tucana House and Tollbar Academy. The Tucana House Prefects for 2019-2020 are:
Kaycie Blyth (TU2)
Edward Wells (TU8)
Isabella Glasson (TU9)
Joshua Bond (TU12)
This year, Tucana House is hoping to build on the successes we achieved in Interhouse competitions last year. We showed our skills in academic, artistic and athletic challenges throughout 2018-2019 and we are hungry for even more success. This success will come from each member of Tucana House supporting each other and taking part. In 2019-2020, 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.
This year's four talented sporting students who will assist the Sports Captains in the organisation of teams involved in the Interhouse competitions, They play a vital role in keeping Tucana House in high spirits and competing to the best of our abilities. They are:
Louis hardy (TU2)
Keane Davies (TU6)
Caitlyn Rowe 9TU11)
Emmie Thomsen (TU12)
We also have four very talented and dedicated 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:
Stan Woolford (TU4)
Primrose Cunningham (TU6)
Benjamin Wells (TU8)
Megan Jackson (TU14)
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. They are:
|TU1||Olivia Gray||TU8||Ben Wells|
|TU2||Alfie Lister||TU9||Rjeon Walrond|
|TU3||Amelia Ayres||TU10||Elliott Pyman|
|TU4||Hadley Galyer||TU11||Harry Telford|
|TU5||Alfie Royston||TU12||Jake Mills|
|TU6||Primrose Cunningham||TU13||Phillipa Hartley|
|TU7||Malaki Hammond||TU14||Ruby Cox|
Tucana Endeavour Award winners:
This Endeavour awards celebrate the successes of students from any year group who have made a special effort towards the Academy through extra hard work, their participation in Academy events and even in achieving success in the face of extra challenges and diversity. An overall winner is rewarded with custodianship of the prestigious Tucana Endeavour Shield for the full Academic year. The full list of winners is below, with the overall Tucana Endeavour Shield being awarded to Grace Trippitt (TU10) for her excellent efforts and amazing success in Year 8.
|FORM||Endeavour Awards||FORM||Endeavour Awards|
|TU1||Will Cameron||TU8||Harry Robinson|
|TU2||Isabelle Shaw||TU9||Shannon Wood|
|TU3||Scarlett Stead- Lewis||TU10||Grace Trippitt|
|TU4||Mollie Ryan||TU11||Kira Slosmanis|
|TU5||Scott Bingley||TU12||Poppy Brown|
|TU6||Jasmine Atkinson-Gibbs||TU13||Tilly Green|
|TU7||Matthew Greig||TU14||Poppy Barnbrook|