Historical information

The Ruyton Reporter (formerly known as Ruyton Reports) captures the essential Ruyton Girls' School experience for the broader school community. It has been produced since 1986.


The record has strong historic significance as it pertains to one of the oldest girls' school in Victoria, Australia. Ruyton was founded in 1878 in the Bulleen Road, Kew, home of newly widowed Mrs Charlotte Anderson (now High Street South). Thus, the record can be used as a reference example for research into Victorian school history. It also gives insight into the types of activities and events undertaken at Ruyton Girls' School during the period of its production.

The record's significance is further enhanced by its exceptionally well-documented provenance, having remained the property of Ruyton Girls' School since its production.

Physical description

Colour publication printed on paper with staple binding. 24 pages.

Inscriptions & markings

Front Page:
PRINT POST APPROVED PP 341999 000226 /
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SUMMER 2004/05 /
catch us if you can /
Ruyton's Cross Country team which for the second year in a row won /
the Division 1 Champion's title in the Girls Sport Victoria Cross /
Country. The same team won the State title. See p.2 for more details. /
L - R Sarah Gordon, Sarah Donelly, Lizzie Davenport, /
Georgie Smibert, Natasha Anderson, Sarah Bowden, Tabitha Robb /
In Front Fiona Nash, Eliza Sweeney /
to our literary award winners /
For three consecutive years, Ruyton students have taken out First Prizes in both of the prose sections of the /
Boroondara Literary Awards. This year is no exception with Alice Bewley (Year 9) and Lucy Eldred (Year 11) /
whose entries in the Junior and Senior Prose sections respectively earned them First Prize. /
Lily Poulier (Year 7), was awarded Second Prize in the Junior Prose and Lucinda Green (Year 11) Third Prize in the /
Senior Prose. Prize winning entries will be featured in the next edition of Ruyton Reporter. /
STOP PRESS: the Ruyton Family speaks /
mastering Queen Bees /
the Ruyton Foundation /
the divine Miss Wills /