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the ruyton reporter

At Ruyton we aim to nurture girls to achieve

educational excellence and personal fulfilment.

In the last eight years Ruyton has maintained

an average median score of 90.3 in its VCE

results at Year 12. Equally important, we aim

to encourage girls to grow into confident and

resourceful young women, compassionate and

aware of the value of service. By reading the

comments of the girls below and hearing

about some of their exploits, we can say, with

confidence, that our girls rise to the challenge.

Personal Reflections of 2015 Year 12 girls

‘I have loved being involved in music, drama, debating,

sustainability, Duke of Edinburgh, community service,

sport classes … I wanted to try a bit of everything and

Ruyton has taught me to be a citizen of the world, and

that, although I may not excel in every area, at least

I have the strength to give it a go.’

Nicole McAuliffe

‘My favourite memories all involve people, the students

and teachers who have helped make my time here so

great! Whenever I was at School, I knew there would be

someone to share a smile, a laugh and make my School

days fun.’

Jemma Billinghurst

‘I remember being welcomed with open arms at Year 7

Orientation Day and it hasn’t changed since then! I have

been offered so many opportunities as a part of the

Ruyton community, such as Exchange and the Duke

of Edinburgh programme, and I am extremely grateful

for all the memories and friends I now have.’

Margarita Ainsworth

‘My favourite Ruyton memories are all to do with rowing:

the amazing community that has been built over the

years; the strong culture; the rowers who emerge from

the programme, and, most importantly, the bonds I have

formed with so many amazing girls across all year levels

- these are things I will cherish for my entire life!’

Laura McLaughlan

‘One of my favourite times at Ruyton was the feeling

I would get sitting in Assembly, scanning the faces of so

many Ruyton girls. I felt I belonged to something special

because I knew these girls and had a selection of fond

memories of serious, funny or crazy moments we’d

shared. In that sense my favourite Ruyton memory is

of knowing I was surrounded by a wonderful group

of people.’

Laura Marshall

‘The Year 10 Central Australia camp created many

memorable times as I was able to get closer to the girls

in the year level.’

Semee Park

‘I have always pinned Year 9 Ski Camp as being one of

my favourite [memories.] In beginners group, most of us,

including myself, had never skied before. On the first day,

cross country skiing, we were all falling down the hills like

dominoes! I remember it being one of the funniest days

from camp.’

Chae Raymond

‘My fondest memory is the thrilling experience of racing

in the 4x400m relay on GSV finals night in 2014. My team

mates Sarah Billings, Jess Mourney, Natalie Rule, and I

managed to win the event as well as achieve a new GSV


Audrey Campkin-Smith

Ruyton Standing Out

Boroondara Young Citizen

of the Year

Kathleen Hanson, a current Year 12 student and

Sustainability Captain, was awarded Boroondara

Young Citizen of the Year for 2016. At School she

has displayed compassion for those who may face

particular challenges. In the community Kathleen

has volunteered in many capacities: a committed

environmentalist, she has trekked through Kakadu

and participated in the National Tree Planting Day;

she has provided in-home care for the elderly,

worked at the Xavier Maytime Fair and as a

Salvation Army Charity Shop Assistant. An

accomplished sports woman herself, Kathleen

has been a Winter Sculling Series Volunteer,

has contributed to the Community Development

Department of the Melbourne Football Club Kids

Clinic to promote the involvement of children in

sport and was a Runner Promoting Women in

Sport in the Women’s Football League. Kathleen

has also raised funds for numerous charities.

We congratulate her for being recognised with

this award. Kathleen embodies the true spirit

of community service.

Mr Paul Upperton,

Year 9 Co-ordinator and

Leadership Co-ordinator

Kooyong Student Prize

Congratulations to Sesharna Bala and Annie

Gleisner, recipients of the Kooyong Student Prize.

This award recognises the academic and co-

curricular achievements of students. Each year, the

Prize is awarded to two students nominated by

their Principal for a remarkable combination of

academic excellence, leadership and community

engagement. It was presented by Federal Member

for Kooyong and Minister for Resources, Energy

and Northern Australia, the Honorable Josh

Frydenberg MP, on Wednesday 9 December 2015

before an audience of family and friends. Sesharna

and Annie each received a medal and certificate to

mark their achievements.