Sure Foundation of Christian
Beliefs and Values
Parents desire strong consistency between their school and home so that their children develop into good citizens. RJ recognises that the amazing guidance God’s truth, as found in the Bible, can provide for every aspect of living. It is used as a strategic resource across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to explore and give thoughtful consideration to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. Our staff readily accept their responsibility to model such Christian values and principles, knowing this will be a huge influence on the lives of our young people. Our College nurtures and educates students in accordance with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs and teachings of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney.
We care about each student and provide plenty of support.
RJ prides itself on a priority of nurturing each student. Our staff are dedicated to understanding each student’s needs. Teachers are very aware of the enormous impact encouragement and reinforcement can have on every student. The College’s relational approach is implemented by each staff member. Indeed, many parents comment upon the College’s positive atmosphere, wherein the students feel understood and affirmed.
Our students learn in a dynamic, stimulating environment.
Self-motivation and ongoing success are essential keys for each student’s learning progress. Purposeful management of a stimulating and differentiated learning environment is a prime objective for our teachers. With a College-wide emphasis on information-processing skills, technology is an integral part of daily activities and computer usage is integrated into the various subject areas. To enhance the productive use of digital communication and resources, our modern classrooms feature interactive whiteboards with ready access to laptops and iPads (Junior School), and a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program for Senior School students.
We have high standards for behaviour and academic work.
Respect for others and a healthy pride in one’s own efforts are core elements for RJ students functioning effectively and growing in self-discipline, both in relation to their personal conduct and their application towards learning tasks. A clearly communicated ‘Student Code of Conduct’ outlines relevant guidelines. Our College also has realistic expectations for a student’s application in classroom learning activities, as well as their completion of homework, assignments and study. Through positive partnerships involving staff, students and parents, the individual student’s wellbeing and the effectiveness of the learning programs are maximised.
Interaction with parents is really important to us.
RJ acknowledges parents as the ‘primary carers’ and we seek to complement the goals and aspirations they have for their children. The regular interaction between home and school is a critical factor in the growth and development of each student. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher when required.
"RJ is a place to belong, where teachers go beyond academics to help the students in their overall development and lay a strong foundation for life-long lessons; whether it’s disciple, collaboration, empathy and be part of a community."