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the ruyton reporter

Capital Campaign Update

Ruyton has a well-deserved reputation for its strong community, as demonstrated through its

support in numerous ways, for instance attending our Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Breakfasts and

the Ball; working at the Fair; supporting our girls at their drama productions, musicals and plays;

and cheering from the sidelines at our sporting events. In addition, the community has displayed

its generosity by supporting the School’s Capital Campaign. We have already raised over $850,000

towards our one million dollar target – $50,000 alone came from proceeds from the Ball.


The Ruyton Ball 2015, which was a spectacular event, took place

at the Myer Mural Hall in the centre of Melbourne. Around

300 people came together as a community to support our

School and to have some fun. The Hall set the tone of

sophistication and our Ruyton families took the opportunity to

dress up, adding a real elegance to the evening. The food,

catered by The Big Group, was fabulous and Wilbur Wilde and

his band ensured our feet were tapping all night. The prizes

donated for the auction were amazing and we are overwhelmed

by the generosity of local businesses, as well as Ruyton families.

Particular thanks must go to Meaghan Morberger, the Ruyton

Ball Chair and to her committee, who worked tirelessly for over

twelve months to ensure a successful event.


The focus of the Capital Campaign is on the new Margaret

McRae Centre. Girls, parents and teachers alike are excited to

see the progress of our latest building. It is due to be completed

by the end of Term 4 and we are now able to see tantalising

glimpses of what it looks like. In a year when our senior girls

had the opportunity to participate in Space Camp in the US,

it is fitting that soon they will be able to continue their

exploration of Science in the state-of-the-art science

laboratories and flexible learning spaces. After reading From

Our Girls’ Perspectives we can be assured that there will be

plenty of talent to fill the new Drama spaces and make use

of the outdoor performance area which looks out onto Hiscock

Court. This will be shared with parent and community groups

who will be able to use the function space for learning activities

and collective opportunities. Finally, our Year 7 and 8 students

will enjoy establishing their footprint in this new location.

There is still time to donate. If you would like to join us in

making a difference in the educational journey of our girls, now

and in the future, please contact Ms Tonya Peters, the Director

of Development, on 9290 9318 or

Mr Peter Kanat,

President of the Ruyton Foundation