We strive to provide a Christian education committed to excellence and helps every student discover and achieve their God-given potential. Our students graduate confident in themselves and well prepared to make a positive impact on society. Sometimes our students are the first in their families to ever enroll in university, and high ATARs, including 99.95, can be and have been achieved. In particular, our School has successfully nurtured an inclusive multicultural environment that celebrates our many nationalities, wonderfully enjoyed in our annual Heritage Festival activities.
Indeed, at RJ, we are proud to be serving the families in Western Sydney with high quality and affordable Christian Education. We would love to welcome your family to our community so that your child, too, can feel they belong in "a larger family" and succeed in every aspect of their life.
Our School steadily grew and became a Kindergarten to Year 12 School in 2007. Currently, over 920 students are enrolled in our Oakhurst Campus.
The success of RJ has led to the establishment of a new Campus in the rapidly growing Marsden Park region of Western Sydney. Our Marsden Park Campus commenced in 2016 with a Pre-Kindergarten class and extended to Kindergarten in 2017. This Campus will expand to cater for all Primary Years and then Secondary students in time.
Our School 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 and making a positive difference in the local community. Similarly, RJ desires to be a Christian witness to Western Sydney and provide valuable educational opportunities to the aspiring families in this region.
RJ's Mission Statement is to provide a dynamic, caring Christian educational community, founded on the Lordship of Jesus Christ, to foster learning excellence. RJ's Logo incorporates both a tree (representing the goal of assisting each student in growing and mature) and a Bible (representing the foundation of the School on the Lordship of Jesus Christ).
Our School is owned by The Anglican Schools Corporation, which delegates some matters (including RJ's strategic direction) to the Richard Johnson Anglican School Council that 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.
Every five years, The Anglican Schools Corporation performs a comprehensive review of all its schools to ensure that they continue to provide a high-quality education shaped by the Bible. In 2015, the Review Chair, Dr. Stuart Quarmby, made the following observation about RJ This School, functioning very successfully in Oakhurst, within the surrounding demographics and extensive multiculturism, is extraordinary. It works because of the people. RJ is to be congratulated for establishing a grace‐filled culture of care for students, clearly connected to the staff's Christian ethos.