Why RJ

Our HISTORY

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

Our Oakhurst Campus 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.

This Campus currently caters for over 970 Primary and Secondary students.

In 2016, our Marsden Park Campus commenced with a Pre-Kindergarten class. It currently caters for over 170 Pre-K to Year 6 students and continues to experience strong growth. It is expected to expand into Secondary in 2024. When fully established it is anticipated to cater for over 1100 students from Pre-K to Year 12.

Our School is named after Rev. Richard Johnson who was 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 to Western Sydney and provide valuable educational opportunities to the aspiring families in this region.

RJ's purpose 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 to grow 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 the strategic direction of RJ) 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.

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