RHS is a government co-educational school.
We have an enrolment of around 500 students from Years 8 to 12 and located in Renmark in the beautiful Riverland of South Australia on the River Murray.
We are a proudly eclectic and culturally diverse community. Our students work side by side with students from many different cultural backgrounds and walks of life.
We value kindness and respect, with students treated as the mature and capable young adults they are becoming. Much is expected of their behaviour and conduct as they are supported to grow, stretch and learn.
Our school community is guided by our core school values:
Trust – Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.
Respect – Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person’s point of view.
Responsibility – Be accountable for one’s own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non- violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment.
Accountability – Acknowledge and assume responsibility and consequences for your own actions.
Fun – enjoy your journey and support other people’s rights to enjoy theirs.
Our approach is reinforced by our school Motto: non nobis solum – or “not for ourselves alone” – which in essence means that we believe we all have a responsibility to contribute to the general greater good of ourselves, of others, of our community, and of our global presence. We promote and instil these values into our students throughout their five years with us so that they may continue to live by them into their adult lives.
We have a rich history of sport at RHS. Our students are divided and compete in four houses: Tintra, Sturt, Chaffey and Murray. They display a high level of co-operation and enthusiasm, and this is evident throughout the three annual school carnivals – Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.
RHS has a strong focus on student leadership, promoting positive values and developing a sense of local citizenship in all year groups. The Student Representative Council work hard to maintain a passionate, supportive school spirit by running numerous activities throughout the year and providing a strong voice to the student body.
Our Wellbeing Team, comprising the Director of Inclusion, two Wellbeing Leaders, two Youth Workers, Student Support Coordinator, Flexible Learning Coordinator and our Pastoral Care Worker, display an unwavering commitment to students at RHS. This team works hard to deliver proactive rather than reactive wellbeing support to all students. This requires a strong understanding of the personal needs of our students and focusing on student’s strengths, resilience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology, we use the latest research of wellbeing initiatives and strategies to support them.
In addition to our main campus, RHS runs a Farm Management Centre with a range of farming enterprises to support the curriculum delivered at RHS. We apply a range of environmentally sustainable methods in our vineyard and practices.