Ruyton Girls’ School aspires to give each girl an opportunity to learn and grow so that she achieves educational excellence and personal fulfilment.
At Ruyton Girls’ School we seek to provide a supportive environment enabling its 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 are inclusive and compassionate
? 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 Girls’ School makes it possible for each girl to be acknowledged and valued and for her individual needs to be supported. At Ruyton Girls’ School 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.
Our Specialist Programmes
Many specialist programmes are offered at Ruyton Girls’ School across our ELC, Junior and Senior Schools: including Personalised Learning, Leadership, the Co-Ordinate Programme with nearby Trinity Grammar School (all boys), Specialist Maths, Science and IT, and Languages (French and Chinese). For the full range of our programmes, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Nadine Hibbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-curricular and Sporting Activities
Ruyton Girls’ School co-curricular and sporting activities offer many choices: a wide range of musical instrument tuition is available; there are choirs, orchestras and chamber groups; lively musicals and drama, joint productions with Scotch College & Trinity Grammar School at senior level; specialist art and craft, ceramics, dance, photography and a full range of House and School competitions and activities.
Also, Ruyton Girls’ School is an active member of Girls? Sport Victoria (www.gsv.vic.edu.au). Sports include: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, equestrian, diving, hockey, netball, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, surf lifesaving, volleyball, water polo, swimming and tennis.
Curriculum and Scholarships
The curriculum at Ruyton Girls’ School is wide-ranging, challenging and creative, with an emphasis on Personalised Learning. We continue to develop innovative programmes to expand the learning experience for girls and are committed to utilising information technology within the classroom.
Broad extension opportunities for selected and highly able girls are offered through our innovative Gifted and Talented Programme in Years 5-8, followed by the Ruyton Master Scholar Programme in Senior School.
Academic, Music and General Excellence Scholarships are offered in Years 5-9.
Our Learning Environement
Ruyton Girls’ School recognises the importance of providing the best possible learning environment for its students and staff. The National Trust-listed Henty House, set in landscaped gardens, provides a beautiful backdrop to our lively and active campus. The Senior School, Junior School and Early Learning Centre are linked together on the same campus, fostering a strong sense of belonging and Ruyton is a community where teachers, girls and their families work together. Ruyton has state-of-the-art learning centres, including the Library Resource Centre, the Centre for Creativity and the Ruyton Aquatic Centre. Our new Margaret McRae Centre, housing science laboratories, new Drama areas and other flexible learning spaces for Years 7 and 8 is now open.
Ruyton is consistent in its performance of academic excellence among the top schools in Victoria. In the last eight years Ruyton has maintained an average median score of 90.3 in its VCE results at Year 12. In 2015 46 per cent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above. There were three perfect scores. Since 2013, each year our Dux has received a perfect ATAR of 99.95. In 2014 65 per cent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above, with 12 perfect scores of 50. In the past our girls have won the Premier?s prize, and have featured among the 500 students nationwide who are recognised with an Australian Student award. ?This is not only testament to the hard work and commitment of our girls,? says Principal Ms Linda Douglas, ?but also is an endorsement of the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff. With ongoing parent support, this powerful combination produces confident and resourceful young women who are ready to tackle any challenge.?