Stage 4 - Years 7 & 8

In Stage 4, students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and PD/Health/PE, as well as Languages (Indonesian in Year 8), Music, Technology and Visual Arts. In Technology, students gain skills in Textiles, Food, Design, Industrial (Timber and Metal) and Computer Technology across two years. Students are graded for some classes in Secondary

In Year 8, students alternately undertake Drama and Computing Studies. Such studies give students the opportunity to challenge themselves in a safe environment - to take risks, and to extend and enrich their learning experiences. These "elective" studies also assist students to make a more informed choice when their Stage 5 electives are chosen in September.

All teaching programs are written from a Christian perspective, but in a way which encourages the development of enquiring minds that are not afraid to ask questions and search for truth. Students are asked to think deeply about their world and their place in it, and to reflect on the different worldviews they each bring to learning at RJ.

While Biblical Studies is taught as a separate program one period a week, it is designed to complement the learning in mainstream classrooms. All students are expected to participate in Biblical Studies.

Stage 5 - Years 9 & 10

In Years 9 and 10, as well as the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and PD/H/PE, two elective subjects are studied. Students choose from a range of subjects including Drama, Commerce, Food Technology, Visual Arts, Music, PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies), Design and Technology, Textiles, Photographic and Digital Media and Industrial Technology (Timber). There is some variation on this list from year to year, which is reflective of student interest and demand.

Stage 6 - Years 11 & 12

RJ provides an excellent opportunity for HSC students to succeed academically. In 2015, Josiah Seto, attained an ATAR of 98.45 and is now studying at Sydney University majoring in Mathematics under Scholarship. In 2014, an ATAR of 99.95 was achieved by Hassan Shaikh.

Indeed RJ regularly has students listed on the All Rounders List and the Distinguished Achievers List. In 2015, Band 6s were achieved in Engineering Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, CAFS, English (Advanced), English Extension 2, Physics, Music and Visual Arts.

Other subjects typically offered at RJ include: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English (Standard), English Extension 1, Legal Studies, Modern History, Mathematics General 2, Mathematics Extension 2, PDHPE, SDD, Spanish Beginners (NSW School of Languages), Hospitality. This selection may change from year to year depending on student interest and demand.

The teachers were very passionate about their subjects which I found very encouraging, they went above and beyond to help us. Mr Josiah Seto (ATAR 98.45 2015)

HSC students benefit from small to medium class sizes led by well qualified teachers, many of whom are highly experienced HSC markers.

RJ has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and offers VET Hospitality. Languages (such as Indonesian, Spanish, French and Italian) are usually studies through tutors from the NSW School of Languages and supervised by RJ staff. Other Vocational, Education and Training (VET) courses continue to be undertaken through TAFE Colleges (e.g. Construction, Plumbing, Information Technology, Fashion Design.

Year 12 students are assigned a teacher as a mentor for their final year.

Students are also assisted by our Careers Advisor who ensures they are kept regularly updated on a wide range of opportunities, including traineeships, apprenticeships, scholarship opportunities and university applications.