Who we are

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in communities facing disadvantage.

Our purpose

To support children and young people from disadvantaged communities to engage in learning and believe in a future of possibilities.

Our vision

Every child’s potential is realised through full participation in education.

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Latest news

  • Ardoch’s Writer in Residence

    Ardoch’s Writer in Residence

    With the support of the Aesop Foundation, Ardoch is scaling our Writer in Residence program into five disadvantaged schools in Melbourne this year. The first school partner to benefit from this program was St Brendan’s School in Flemington. Many students experience high levels of disadvantage with a range of language and literacy challenges. They can… Read more »

  • National Student Volunteer Week

    National Student Volunteer Week

    Every year in August, Ardoch celebrates National Student Volunteer Week. This is a week that recognises students who volunteer and the difference they make to society. Student volunteers are critical to helping Ardoch improve educational outcomes for children living in disadvantaged communities. Without their ongoing support, along with our other volunteers, Ardoch would not be… Read more »

  • Always reach for the stars

    Always reach for the stars

    Ardoch was very excited to be one of the listed charity partners for this year’s Run Melbourne on Sunday, 28 July. With more than 20,000 runners heading past some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks, this wasn’t your average run. Run Melbourne helps support many wonderful charities and events such as this are always a great… Read more »