Rosthern, SK | Grades 10 - 12 | Shortlist
The Rosthern community where RJC is located is a perfect setting to grow and nurture a student. It is 45 minutes away from a major centre which is just enough to give students a safe place to call home while still being part of a larger world from time to time. Rosthern community is supportive of the students that attend RJC and while the school has its own smaller community, the students also safely belong to a welcoming larger community and are encouraged to partake in activities in the town and surrounding Valley area.
This campus is on a big piece of land, we have a building for school, a building for our dorms, a brand new football field, two soccer fields, a rink, two tennis court, a beach volleyball court, an outdoor basketball court including more indoor, a gazebo and more spaces for our students to enjoy! There are usually commute provided by the school to go into the city for fun times, shopping and more. The town itself is the safest place I have lived in, with a very low crime rate, and a peaceful/quiet environment.
There is a lot of pride and hardwork that goes into maintaining the Rosthern Junior College campus. There are multiple soccer pitches for the students and community to utilize. The students are able to leave the campus and explore the town. For the students that have a vehicle, Sasktoon and Prince Albert are a 40 minute drives away for all remaining amenities.
Rosthern is a wonderful place. It is easy to get into saskatoon or Prince Albert, it is a small quiet town where everything is in walking distance making it great for students to go to the grocery store for stocking their snack stash, watching some of the boys in the local midget hockey team play, go run around in the park, or even just go for a walk in a safe, environment.
The feel of Rosthern is very relaxed. I would say it is typical of small town Saskatchewan. Students are encouraged to walk about town. It is easy to integrate into the town as there is a significant part of the student body that attends from the town itself. Furthermore, it has great amenities such as a bakery and thrift store, both great places for people with limited disposable income. Campus tends to be the home base though.
Rosthern is a great town for RJC to be in, plus it's not too far away from Saskatoon, or even Prince Albert, for anyone wanting to go to the city on weekends or to go home for holidays. Rosthern has a grocery store and a Subway, as well as a nearby gas station that many students go to for a chips and pop run. There is a public school in Rosthern that we play against or with in sports too. The people in Rosthern are very friendly, and it has a sweet small town feel. RJC's campus is beautiful too and big so students can wander around it, but it never felt like a secluded island.
Rosthern is a picturesque little town in the heart of the Prairies, surrounded by a wonderful agricultural community. For many, however, Rosthern is a beautiful little town built around Rosthern Junior College. The school is, undoubtedly, the pulse of the town. The advantages of such a high quality school in a beautiful rural setting, are legio! The school grounds are large, with plenty of room for students to engage in sports, activities and relaxation. Being in such a gem of a village, the students often venture out too, knowing that they are in a safe environment.
While the school is entirely self sufficient many students would venture into the town to go pickup snacks from one of the local stores or to go to a friends house. Since some of the students at rjc still live at home with their parents it is easier to get to know the town and venture off the school grounds. A number of the sports teams are also combine with the public high school in rosthern which helps rjc student extend themselves outside of the school grounds.
The school is near a gas station that has a subway in it, many students would venture to this location for snacks or a meal in the weekends for something different. Many students would go out into the community to hangout with students from the public high school or with the students from RJC who lived in town. The grocery store, park, and other amenities were all within walking distance of the school. The church’s invited all students to attend their services if they wanted, and the community members were friendly.
Rosthern is a prairie town of about 1800 people. In addition to Rosthern Junior College, is has an elementary school, a high school and another Christian school. It's amenities include: grocery store, pharmacy, bank, 5 restaurants, a thrift store and a hospital. The town also has The Station Arts Centre, a Fair Grounds, and outdoor swimming pool and a skating rink. Our kids enjoyed exploring the town on weekends. Our daughter frequented a coffee shop called Good Habits and our son attended sporting events at the skating rink. There is farm land and bush surrounding the town. For students that have access to vehicles, it is about a 45 minute drive to Saskatoon, which is the largest city near Rosthern, if they wish to see a movie or do some other activity on the weekends.
Rosthern is located abour 40 minutes from Saskatoon. It is a small town with all the services --- churches, pharmacy, hospital, grocery, restaurants, arena, athletic fields, Station Arts Center. It is well-situated so students can also access Saskatoon with more and varied services. Students do go to the local coffee shop and confectionary and participate in the community through hockey and football and volunteerism. I believe Rosthern is very supportive of RJC and knows the contributions the school makes to the town.