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Ruyton Girls’ School is located in the heart of Kew, seven kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, and close to public transport and school bus routes.

Set in landscaped gardens, Ruyton is fortunate to have a single-site campus with Early Learning, Junior School and Senior School all linked through shared facilities. This fosters a strong sense of belonging, which supports our whole-school approach, where students, staff and parents work together as part of one school community.

With purpose-built and state-of-the-art buildings nestled amongst the historically significant Henty House and Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Ruyton's campus pays deep respect to its history whilst providing a welcoming environment for future-focused learning and outstanding educational outcomes.

Our facilities include:

  • A bright and welcoming Early Learning Centre, with an expansive playground for outdoor learning and play.
  • A modern and spacious Junior School precinct, with flexible learning studios, specialist facilities, a shared open space and easy access to outdoor play and learning areas.
  • The Margaret McRae Centre with Years 7 and 8 learning areas, Science laboratories, Drama/Dance studios and an events space.
  • The Jacobs Gillies Building with Years 9 to 12 learning areas, Visual Art studios, cafeteria, and the Senior Study Centre -  a dedicated space for Year 11 and 12 students.
  • The Sports Precinct consisting of the John Bate PE Centre, Ruyton Aquatic facility, School Oval and outdoor courts.
  • The iconic Henty House, with School leadership, Senior School Office, Business Office, Community Relations and staff facilities.
  • Our world-class Auditorium, Performing Arts Centre and Library precinct in currently under construction and due for completion in Spring 2024.

A new home for the Spirit of Ruyton

Performing Arts Centre

An inclusive and inviting space for our community to assemble and be immersed in the arts, educational programs, culture and traditions; the new Performing Arts Centre will provide our girls with a place to develop and nurture their creativity, curiosity, self-expression and individuality. Specific features include:

  • A 630-seat auditorium. 
  • Flexible stage facilities for performances and assemblies.
  • Backstage facilities including a green room, change rooms, make-up and rehearsal spaces.
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting studios, and production facilities.
  • Purpose-built music tuition and practice rooms.
  • Four large performing art studios including a black box theatrette.
  • Refurbishment of the connected Derham House
  • Connection to the Margaret McRae Centre via an underground walkway.


Our Library will fuel creativity and innovation. An integrated educational and enrichment hub, the newly built Library will support Ruyton's core focus on powerful learning. A centre for inquiry where books are just the beginning, it will promote all types of collaboration and learning. The new Library will incorporate:

  • A flexible facility over two floors supporting a diverse range of educational experiences.
  • Tailored spaces purposefully designed to support individual study and group collaboration.
  • A variety of learning spaces including reading nooks, seminar and meeting rooms to support all times types of learning engagement.
  • An outdoor terrace on each level.
  • Additional entrance/exit via Selbourne Road (for after-hours access).
A city now where once a village lay, and in the sunlight drowsed. A busy throng and crowded streets today, where cattle browsed. And still though on an eastern hill, our old school stands.
Anon, The History of Ruyton, page 3 (1928).