Our School

Welcome from our Principal

From the moment I joined the Ruyton community I realised that here was a dynamic and engaging learning community where girls come first. A place where girls and young women have the opportunity to dream, discover and develop as capable and confident young women with the support of an engaged community.

Ruyton was founded by Mrs Charlotte Anderson in 1878, a woman of great courage and determination who believed in girls. Her vision laid Ruyton’s reputation for sound scholarship, opportunity and challenge for girls; maintained by those who follow in her footsteps. This belief is still at the heart of all we do today as we foster the individuality of each girl in a caring and safe environment; nurturing her intellectual, physical, social and emotional qualities essential to flourish.

As an independent, forward thinking girls’ school we are committed to preparing girls for a lifetime of learning, leadership and engagement in our global community. Our staff, parents, Board and Old Ruytonians are all deeply committed to enriching the lives of our girls, providing them with opportunities to find their strengths, learn from their failures and develop the resilience and grit necessary to lead purposeful lives.

The size of our school enables us to know our girls well and for them to make strong connections and networks within our community. I love the powerful sense of connection that exists within our school and the fact that each of our girls is valued for who she is.

It is a privilege to work beside our passionate and highly skilled staff who promote intellectual risk taking, curiosity, problem solving, creativity and joyful learning. Individually and collectively they focus on developing pathways and opportunities for each of our girls to learn and grow and find her passion.

I invite you to attend one of our Open Mornings or Principal’s Conversations to experience Ruyton for yourself and gain a sense of our engaged learning opportunities and programs for girls.

At Ruyton we aim to inspire girls to be bold. We educate girls to live lives of impact and purpose.

Quite simply, at Ruyton we believe in girls.

Ms Linda Douglas, Principal