We are a small Christian primary school close to Rockingham, a coastal community about 45km south of Perth, Western Australia. Our school is operated by the Free Reformed School Association of Armadale, and we serve the families who belong to the Free Reformed Church community of the Rockingham region. We believe that our children should be given an education which is based on what God tells us in the Bible. Reformed parents are committed to instruct them in the Christian faith and in a Christian way of life. Reformed schools such as ours have been set up to help parents in this task, consistent with Government requirements. We emphasise that our children live in a covenant relationship that God has established with them from birth, and we strive to teach them to be hearers and doers of His Word. Through overt instruction, modelling, loving discipline and reflection, we strive to teach knowledge, skills, and Biblical values for all of life. In this way we aim to help them grow in love for God and their fellow-man, and become useful citizens of Australia, members of their community, and servants in God’s Kingdom. When RJCS opened in 1995, we had 45 students, and we have grown steadily ever since. Enrolment is restricted to members of the School Association, and is not usually open to those who do not belong to the Free Reformed Churches.
Some of the features which make RJCS special are: A close-knit team of teaching professionals and support staff, for whom meeting the academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs of students is the top priority. A Values Statement which clearly places all aspects of schooling and school life in a Biblical framework. A curriculum which, while meeting the requirements of the W.A. State Curriculum Framework, is overtly and extensively shaped by a Biblical world-view and philosophy of teaching and learning. Strong and positive links with families and the local Free Reformed Church community. Parents are always welcome here, and feel very much at home. They perform essential roles in supporting the schooling of our children, and in enhancing the school environment. Increasing integration of students with special needs, including some with severe disabilities, in the totality of school life. A beautiful rural setting, with close access to bush, wetlands and beach environments. We work closely together with other John Calvin Schools in WA, and on leaving Year 6, our students generally attend John Calvin Christian College in Armadale for their secondary schooling. The John Calvin Schools Support Office provides support in curriculum development, pre- and in-service staff training and professional development.