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.


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.

Networking Community

  • RuytonORA launched in 2019 is the Ruyton Girls' School and Old Ruytonians' Association professional networking online community.  This online networking group 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 

Social Media 

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 the editor Elaine Doyle.


Update your contact details

Click here to update your details online.



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.

Reunion Dates for 2019:

Alumni Year Celebrating Reunion Date
2014 5 years Friday 22 February
1979 40 years Friday 15 March
Boarders and Golden Girls 50 years + Thursday 23 May
2009 10 years Friday 31 May
1999 20 years Friday 2 August 
1989 30 years Friday 16 August
1969 50 years Friday 6 September
2018 1 year Friday 11 October

For more information please contact Mrs Jenni Musgrove, Alumnae and Bequest Manager, at Ruyton click here or telephone + 61 (3) 9819 2422

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 Phoebe Demiris (nee Tallent) 


ORA Committee 2019 

President: Phoebe Demiris ('03)
Vice President: Anna Truelove ('12)
Treasurer: Andrea Fyfe ('89)
Secretary: vacant
General Committee: Liv Fowler ('11), Joan Balfour ('62), Sam Gussett ('89), Belinda Anderson ('73), Jane McIntosh ('72)


Committee Vacancies

Expressions of Interest are currently sought from Ruyton Old Girls who are interest in joining the ORA Committee as general committee members. Additionally, we are seeking to fill a casual vacancy for the position of Secretary.


ora committee 2019 page pic

The Old Ruytonians’ Association (ORA) Presidents oversee activities for alumnae of Ruyton and seeks to maintain their connection with the School.