The Ruyton Reporter - Spring 2014 - page 16

the ruyton reporter
The Foundation
Margaret McRae Centre Capital
Campaign Update
The focus of the new Margaret McRae Centre
is to nurture curiosity, creativity, collaboration
and problem solving.
We are so excited about the progress of the new Margaret McRae Centre!
Not only is the building work proceeding on schedule, but also, due to the
generosity of the Ruyton community, we are over half way towards the one
million dollar Capital Campaign to assist the Ruyton Board to complete this
project. The new Centre will enhance learning for Ruyton girls today and into the
future. In addition to state-of-the-art Science areas the new Centre will provide
Drama spaces and community event facilities which will be located in the
basement. An important component of this project has been the incorporation
of Year 7 classrooms and flexible learning areas on ground level and Year 8 on
level 1.
Thank you to all our donors so far - the generosity you display is so much part
of our great community. There are further opportunities to make this incredible
Centre a reality. To make a donation, or to view the plans and gain an
understanding of just how the new Margaret McRae Centre will benefit our
girls, please contact Ms Tonya Peters, Director of Development, on 9818 6929
or email
Together we are building a bright future which celebrates the long tradition of
an outstanding education for Ruyton students - now and for future generations.
Join us today.
Donate online at
/ payments/donate
All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible
Mr Peter Kanat,
President of the Ruyton Foundation
We Learned while we Lunched
Ms Belinda Hawkins, Walkley award-winning Journalist and Old Ruytonian (’76)
enthralled guests at the Ruyton luncheon in August. Held once again at the Kooyong
Tennis Club parents, staff and other community members were fascinated to hear of
Belinda’s experiences ‘behind the scenes’, covering more than 25 years as one of
Australia’s most well-known journalists on
Foreign Correspondent,
SBS and ABC’s
Australian Story
. She also shared the tragic story of Jock Palfreeman, the young
Australian sentenced to life in a Bulgarian prison.
The food was delicious; the entertainment by Ruyton musicians superb; and the
company terrific. Over $12,000 was raised, with all proceeds going to the new
Margaret McRae Centre. Special thanks to the Parents of Ruyton (POR) for organising
such a wonderful event.
Oh what a night!
For those anticipating another thrilling event, you do not have
long to wait! Plans are already underway to prepare for the Ruyton
Ball in August 2015. Meaghan Morberger (Harriet, Year 3) is chairing
a committee to put together a memorable night for members of
the Ruyton community. For more details, or if you wish to be
involved, please contact Ms Tonya Peters, Director of Development
9818 6929 or email
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