As in most schools, RJ provides activities for students to develop their natural talents, discover new ones, and build their leadership capabilities.

RJ's uniqueness is seen in the effective way it nurtures wonderful student growth in a diverse community that celebrates 35 nationalities.

At RJ, we find that, whilst teachers provide comprehensive pastoral care and leadership opportunities for students to thrive, it is the students themselves who contribute the crucial peer support and encouragement for each other. RJ students might stumble when trying new things but our environment makes this a safe place in which to "have a go". We work hard to maintain such an enabling and affirming culture.

At RJ, students are also encouraged to show leadership through acts of kindness and service, reflecting a Christian ethos. This feature is readily embraced and exemplified by the students:

A lot of leaders at the School have shown me what it means to serve with or without a leadership title. This is what I want to leave behind as a legacy; to serve not because you are told to but because you want to. Mr Benjamin Cantre, 2016 School Captain

Our students are encouraged and expected to demonstrate respect and care according to the Student Code of Conduct:

  • Respect God and the life and example of His Son, Jesus Christ. In all you do seek to honour God in thought, word and action (Matthew 22: 34-39).
  • Respect the Staff and their authority. Follow instructions. Address people politely. Do the right thing (Titus 3: 1-2).
  • Respect and care for other students. Listen to others. Be a positive contributor. Encourage others (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
  • Respect the Truth. Be honest in all situations. Never make up false comments about others (1 Peter 1: 22; 2: 1; 1 John 3: 18- 20).
  • Care about Learning. Learn as much as possible. Pay attention at all times. Get involved in School activities (Proverbs 23:12).
  • Care for the School’s reputation. Set a great example. Dress properly, speak well, behave appropriately (1 Timothy 4:12).
  • Care about yourself. Get to know your Creator because He knows you intimately (Psalm 139). Develop mind, body and soul, in ways that are pleasing to God (1 Corinthians 3: 16-17).