Handwriting and reading are some of the basic skills one must have, to attain a better education. A lot of emphasis is put on these two at RJS. The school adopted print as the style of writing and the children are trained to print using fountain pens and pencils in infant section. As a school policy, pupils begin using fountain pens in P.4 onwards.

The Reading culture is developed by ensuring that each child reads a book (novel) of his/her level in a week and summarises what he/she has read. The summary may be written down or be presented to the class or at the school assembly.

Pupils of primary one and two who cannot write summaries are encouraged to draw pictures of the most interesting part of what they have read.

In principle, knowledge is acquired through the ability to read.