Ruyton Girls’ School

Principal Ms Linda Douglas
Year levels P to 12
Enrolment numbers 743
Boarding or day day
Phone (03) 9819 2422
Fax (03) 9818 4790
Postal address 12 Selbourne Road, Kew

Ruyton aspires to give each girl an opportunity to learn and grow so that she achieves educational excellence and personal fulfilment. Ruyton seeks to provide a supportive environment enabling girls to demonstrate that: as individuals they are confident, resourceful and resilient; as learners they are intellectually curious, versatile and can work both independently and collaboratively; as members of the community they practise tolerance and compassion; as leaders they act with integrity, self-assurance, initiative and an awareness of the value of service; and as citizens they are enterprising, creative and have a commitment to community service, sustainability and a global society. The size of Ruyton makes it possible for each girl to be acknowledged and valued and for her individual needs to be supported. At Ruyton there is a sense of belonging to a community where teachers, girls and their families work together and value each other. Self-esteem and confidence are fundamental to each girl’s personal, social and academic success. Many specialist programmes are offered across our ELC, Junior and Senior Schools, including Personalised Learning, Leadership, the Co-ordinate Programme with nearby Trinity Grammar School, Specialist Maths, Science and IT, and Languages (French and Chinese). Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarships are offered for entry into our Gifted and Talented Programme in Years 5 and 7. Broad extension for highly able girls is offered in the Senior School through the Ruyton Master Scholar Programme. Ruyton’s co-curricular and sporting activities offer many choices: a wide range of musical tuition is available; there are choirs, orchestras and chamber groups; lively musicals and drama; joint performances with Scotch College and Trinity Grammar School at senior level; specialist art and craft, ceramics, dance, photography and a full range of House and School competitions and activities. GSV (Girls Sports Victoria) sports include: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, diving, equestrian, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, surf lifesaving, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The National Trust-listed Henty House, set in landscaped gardens, provides a beautiful and gracious backdrop to our lively and active campus, alongside state-of-the-art facilities. Our ELC, Junior and Senior Schools are linked together on the same site, creating a strong sense of collective and community spirit across every year level. Academic Performance: Ruyton’s results are exceptional. The top independent girls’ school in 2008 and 2009, based on study scores of 40 and above, 68% of girls received ENTER scores of 90 and above; six girls received ENTER scores of over 99 and six perfect study scores of 50 were achieved. Ruyton has a special ambience. Girls develop their self confidence here, and it shows. I invite you to visit our School at work. Mrs Linda Douglas, Principal.