Our Learning

Ruyton has an outstanding reputation for excellence in the education of girls and young women. This reputation is founded on strong academic results and high levels of participation in co-curricular activities.

At the foundation of our learning culture is the unwavering intent to ensure academic growth for every girl through a clear focus on personalised learning. Our learning culture is far more than a curriculum or programmes; it is our approach to learning through the identification of progressive methods and practices and the promotion of intellectual curiosity, creativity and collaboration.

Our teachers and students learn together through collaboration, communication and active citizenship. A growth mindset is promoted so that learning nurtures curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, encouraging problem finding and problem solving in order to understand our world.

We are recognised as a high performing school. For us this means ensuring the growth of each and every girl so she can achieve her potential and personal best. 

Our girls consistently achieve outstanding results in a wide range of co-curricular areas. Our Cross Country team is the only Victorian school team to have won the Overall State Championship for 15 years in a row. Our girls have achieved remarkable success in rowing, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, netball and softball. In Performing Arts our girls flourish on the stage in musicals and plays, or in choirs, orchestras and ensembles. Our debaters and writers continue to receive accolades and awards, acknowledging their superb speaking skills and ability to think, argue and debate with courage, confidence and compassion. We continue to develop signature programmes to empower our girls as compassionate and engaged citizens. 

Ruyton women are well-rounded individuals capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Our Career and Course Counsellor, with the support of academic staff, advises and assists Senior School girls in understanding their personal strengths, subject choices and possible tertiary or vocational directions. Ruyton girls have succeeded in a wide range of occupations, which include the law, veterinary science, education, medicine, journalism, performing arts, the arts, and also in not-for-profit organisations.

To read about some of our Women of Significance please click here.

The endeavour and achievement of our girls is not only testament to their hard work and commitment’, said Principal Ms Linda Douglas, ‘but also an endorsement of the dedication and expertise of our staff. This powerful combination produces confident and resourceful young women who are ready to tackle any challenge.’

Click here to see our 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 VCE results.