Our Community

Parents of Ruyton

The parent body of Ruyton is called The Parents of Ruyton, more commonly known as the POR.

'I love Ruyton because Ruyton caters for every student and the community feels like family, I have been lucky to be on the receiving end.'  Vanessa J

The POR is all about creating an engaged community within the School. It is the link between the School and the parents. The POR is the umbrella organisation for all of the Parent Support Groups in the School and it also supports the Year Level Reps. The POR looks to engage our parent community in new opportunities to continue to strengthen the bond and interaction between parents and the School.

POR support groups

Fathers’ Group

-       is a passionate advocate for Ruyton girls achieving their education and career ambitions

-       is a social and support network for Ruyton fathers to stay connected with our girls

-       promotes School engagement and support.

Friends of Ruyton Art (ForART)

-       ForART supports the Art Department in the organisation of exhibition master classes, gallery visits and visiting-artist programmes. It provides opportunities for the Ruyton community to engage in artistic activities and actively promote Art appreciation.

Friends of Ruyton Performing Arts (FORPA)

-       FORPA supports students and staff of the Performing Arts at Ruyton. FORPA works with the Performing Arts Department and staff in the organisation of musical performances, master classes, concerts, productions and other drama and music events

-       FORPA incorporates the members of FORMA (Friends of Ruyton Music Association) and FORDA (Friends of Ruyton Drama Association).

Friends of Ruyton Sports Association (FORSA)

-       FORSA supports sport within the School and assists in interschool competitions and sporting carnivals, as requested.

Henty Rowing Club

-       the Henty Rowing Club supports the rowing programme by assisting at regattas, running social activities and raising funds to purchase boats and rowing equipment. All parents of current Ruyton rowers automatically become members of the Henty Rowing Club. 


-       provides an opportunity for parents, grandparents, family members and guardians interested in art and crafts to come together to share or learn skills in a friendly, informal atmosphere. The group creates and sources gifts for sale at stalls each year, including at Easter, and Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day.

Ruyton Aquatics Club

-       Ruyton Aquatic is affiliated with Swimming Victoria and is a member of the Metro East District. It is a community-based programme offered to both male and female swimmers. Ruyton Aquatic offers a state-of-the-art swimming facility and provides swimmers with the opportunity to train and compete in events outside of school swimming activities. 

Ruyton Saturday Netball Club

-       the RSNC welcomes all Ruyton girls from Year 4 to 12 to participate in our netball programme as a player, coach or umpire. Matches are played on a Saturday and our programme focuses on the development of sportsmanship, teamwork, enthusiasm, leadership and netball skills.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

-       this is a means to sell old uniforms as well as buy second hand uniforms. Parent volunteers assist with the sorting, grading, pricing and assisting families.

Year Level Representatives

-       build a sense of community and connection across each individual year level. Their objective is to further the support that the POR provides to the School, fostering a sense of belonging to the Ruyton School community amongst parents.

 POR Co-Presidents

The Co-Presidents of the Parents of Ruyton (POR) Association are parents with children at the School who work with the Community Relations Office to maintain good communication within the Ruyton community between all of the volunteer run groups and to fund raise. POR Term meetings are scheduled once a term and all current parents/guardians are invited to attend.