Why RJ


We've come a long way since we started in 1997, but our solid foundations and values are still the same. It's our people that make the difference.

How we've established

A grace‐filled culture
of care for students

RJ opened in 1997 with 26 excited Kindergarten to Year 4 students under the capable leadership of the Foundation Principal, Mr Cockrem, the governance of the Anglican Schools Corporation and School Council and with the support of Oakhurst Anglican Church.

The College currently caters for over 1000 K-12 students. As part of RJ's vision for growing Christian Education in Western Sydney a new Campus at Marsden Park was planted in 2016. It has since grown large enough to become a standalone College under the Anglican Schools Corporation from 2024.

Our College is named after Rev. Richard Johnson, the first Anglican minister to the new Australians, arriving with the First Fleet in 1788. Rev. Johnson was committed to sharing the Christian message with an emphasis on grace and making a positive difference in the local community. In the same way, RJ desires to be a Christian witness and provide valuable educational opportunities to aspiring families in Western Sydney.

Our College acknowledges the Dharug people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this College now stands. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and with gratitude we pray that God will unite us all, in a knowledge of his Son, through whom all things were created.

We aim to provide a dynamic, caring Christian educational community, founded on the Lordship of Jesus Christ, to foster learning excellence.

Our Logo incorporates a tree (representing the goal of assisting each student to grow and mature), and a Bible (representing the foundation of the College on the Lordship of Jesus Christ).

Our College is owned by the Anglican Schools Corporation which delegates some matters (including the strategic direction of RJ) to the Richard Johnson Anglican College Council which is made up of experienced and well qualified volunteers. The responsibility for daily operational matters including staffing, enrolments and educational programs, rests with the Principal.

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