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 

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

Friends of Ruyton Art (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) 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) supports sport within the School and assists in interschool competitions and sporting carnivals, as requested.

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. 

Questers 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.

The Ruyton Saturday Netball Club (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.

The Second Hand Uniform Shop (SHUS) sells second hand uniforms and purchases uniforms from community members. 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 work with the Community Relations Office to maintain good communication within the Ruyton community between all of the volunteer run groups and to fundraise. POR meetings are scheduled once a term and all current parents/guardians are invited to attend.