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

  • In Celebration: Cheryl’s Story

    In Celebration: Cheryl’s Story

    Ardoch offers the opportunity for our amazing supporters to fundraise by asking friends and family to give donations in lieu of gifts for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. Cheryl, one such amazing supporter, decided she didn’t want anything for herself for her most recent birthday and instead decided to tell her friends……

  • CEO Message

    CEO Message

    The release of this year’s NAPLAN results highlights again the importance of strong foundational literacy and numeracy skills. During August many schools and early years services participated in important national awareness weeks for children’s education: National Science Week (10–18 August) and Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week (17–23 August). Both events provide an anchor……

  • 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……