Our Community

Alumnae - Old Ruytonians' Association (ORA)

Keep in touch with former school friends, reconnect and receive information about what is going on in the Ruyton community.

An education at Ruyton, is more than academic learning.  The connection to the school, the values, the friendships and fond memories endure a lifetime. Our former students, our Alumnae, are known as Old Ruytonians and may be any student who has attended Ruyton for all or part of their education.  The bond to Ruyton is strong and we foster a vibrant and active Alumnae community through events and activities conducted by The Old Ruytonians' Association (ORA). 

We value the contribution our former students bring to our Ruyton community. There are many opportunities for past students to remain involved with the School. Some Alumnae choose to participate in a Careers Night or an Assembly, where they may speak to our current students about their career choices; assist the running of the ORA, mentor an Old Ruytonian or contribute to our Archives.   

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Stay Connected

We would love to hear from you and foster fellowship among our Alumnae community.  We encourage you to connect through Ruyton offical sites or keep our community up to date with an article or picture for inclusion in the Ruyton Reporter magazine.

RuytonORA 

  • This online  group was launched in 2019 is the Ruyton Girls' School and Old Ruytonians' Association as a professional networking  community.  It is open to former Ruyton students only, with each member verified. It is free to set up a profile to stay connected to Old Ruytonians, chat about the old times, be a mentor to other past students, share job opportunities, expertise, events and mentoring.  Click here to Join 

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The Ruyton Reporter

  • The Ruyton Reporter is the Ruyton Girls' School magazine published twice a year, in print and online formats.  The Ruyton Reporter encapsulates the essential Ruyton experience, both for current students and Alumnae.  We welcome stories from our Alumnae in each edition. Click here to view the Ruyton Reporter online

Contributions to the Ruyton Reporter of stories, articles or photographs can be sent to ora@ruyton.vic.edu.au.

 


 

Reunions

Old Ruytonians are invited to their 'One Year Reunion' towards the end of their first year after finishing school at Ruyton.

Their next reunion is their fifth, and then their tenth. Thereafter formal reunions are held every ten years until their fiftieth.  (Many ORA year level reps organise informal luncheons and get-togethers in between these reunions.) 

Once girls have celebrated their fiftieth reunion they are invited to join in the annual reunion for our Golden Girls.

Interstate reunions are scheduled each year, with plans for some International functions as well. Anyone wanting to ensure their email address is up-to-date to receive details of these reunions, Click here to update your details online.

 

2023 Reunions

Please click on the hyperlink to book a ticket to your reunion. Ticket booking links will be added eight weeks before each event.

FEBRUARY
Friday 24 February
Class of 2013, 10 Year Reunion

MARCH
Friday 3 March
Class of 2018, 5 Year Reunion

Thursday 16 March
Class of 2003, 20 Year Reunion

Friday 24 March
Class of 1973, 50 Year Reunion
Class of 1993, 30 Year Reunion

MAY
Tuesday 2 May
ORA AGM

Thursday 11 May
Moreton Bay Fig Bequest Society Lunch

Thursday 25 May
Golden Girls and Borders Reunion

AUGUST
Friday 18 August
ORA Grand Reunion

OCTOBER
Monday 9 October
ORA Golf Day

Friday 13 October
Class of 1983, 40 Year Reunion

Friday 27 October
Class of 2022, 1 Year Reunion

RUYTON WILL BE HOLDING THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL REUNIONS:
2023 – Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and New York
2024 – Canberra, Perth and Hobart
Dates are to be confirmed.

Please note that these events are subject to change and subject upon COVID restrictions.



The Old Ruytonians' Association (ORA)

Our purpose:

The ORA is an incorporated association that works in an integrated way with Ruyton to support the school through bursaries and investments. We provide a range of alumnae services and activities, including reunions, professional networking and mentoring opportunities. The current Committee includes Old Girls from the 60s, 70s, 80, 2000s and 2010s.  

General committee members contribute to the direction and management of the ORA and work collaboratively to facilitate the delivery of our programs and activities.

 We meet:

ORA Committee meetings are held at Ruyton 8 times per year (monthly) in the evenings.

How to get involved

The ORA are keen to hear from motivated, fun and talented women who can contribute to the great work we do. Please register your interest by sending a short email to ORA President Hacia Atherton (2006).

ORA Committee 2022

President: Hacia Atherton (2006)
Vice President: Belinda Anderson (McLeod, 1973)
Treasurer: vacant
Secretary: vacant
General Committee: Joan Balfour (Ditty, 1962), Andrea Fyfe (1989), Samantha Gusset (Atkinson,1989) and Jane McIntosh (1972).