Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
Work for Ardoch.
Strategy 2025 sets out seven strategic priorities for Ardoch to focus on as we work towards our vision.
Ardoch’s history – 30 years of impact.
Ardoch’s Annual and Financial Reports.
The philanthropic, corporate and community partners who support our programs.
The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
Meet our Patron-in-Chief.
Meet the Ardoch Board.
Meet the Ardoch CEO, Kylee Bates.
Meet the Ardoch team.
Volunteer for Ardoch.
Ardoch delivers educational programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Our programs promote literacy and STEM learnings and enhance student aspirations by broadening their horizons.
Ardoch’s Literacy Support provides early intervention programs to improve the literacy and language skills of children in their crucial early and primary school years.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Ardoch uses an outcomes framework that is common to all of our programs to measure the impact of our work.
Ardoch School Costs Guide.
We measure our program outcomes using a range of methodologies and conduct internal and external evaluations to assess the impact of our programs.
Ardoch partners with schools that are identified as needing educational support.
Published external research and evaluation reports.
Volunteers are central to Ardoch’s work. We offer opportunities to volunteer individually or as part of a workplace.
Over the year Ardoch offers different events that our supporters can attend or sponsor.
Become a corporate partner and help improve the educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
Leaving a gift to Ardoch in your Will is an especially thoughtful and valued form of support.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of its supporters to help every child realise their potential. We offer several different ways to fundraise for Ardoch.
If you become a regular donor, your monthly donation will provide important, ongoing funding that will help every child realise their potential.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of philanthropy, corporate partners and the community to deliver our programs.
One in three children in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities start school developmentally vulnerable and they continue to fall behind as they progress through school.
Ardoch seeks to change this.
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
Our mission is to partner with schools and early years services to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities.
Every child’s potential is realised through full participation in education.
school and early years partners
volunteer hours contributed
Literacy Buddies® and Numeracy Buddies programs
Broadening Horizons experiences
“Often our students have had little contact with stable, caring and warm-hearted adults. The quality of Ardoch volunteers has been outstanding.”
“Some children have become noticeably more confident in reading, tackling new words and more challenging materials.”
“We have a large majority of students who feel unsure of their communication skills in English. To see them engaging and communicating was very memorable as a teacher.”
We have seen many children who find learning to read difficult burst with eagerness when the Ardoch volunteers arrive.”
“The flourishing rapport between the volunteers and students has not only encouraged a love of reading but a trusting and safe environment for children to engage in meaningful and educational conversations.”
“It has opened the students’ eyes to possible jobs they could get involved in and the importance of working hard at school.”
“Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to open our students’ minds and awareness to the world of possibilities!”
“Our students demonstrated a higher degree of social skills not usually observed at school and they also exhibited a higher degree of self-regulation and social awareness. Amazing day!”
“[The students] showed a newfound appreciation for what the words ‘engineering’ or ‘science’ or ‘chemistry’ actually meant… I only received positive feedback when asked if they would want to pursue these fields in the future.”
“I would like to thank you for the incredible volunteers you have placed at [our kindergarten] this year.”
Early Years Director
“The support of your volunteer program has ensured we are able to confidently provide the additional learning support the children need.”