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.
Ardoch’s Early Language and Literacy program specifically targets early years and school readiness.
Ardoch’s Education Volunteers program places screened volunteers into early years, primary and secondary school classrooms.
Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies® is a letter exchange program between students and workplace volunteers.
Writer in Residence has published authors deliver book-writing workshops at our partner primary schools.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
The Curious Young Minds STEM literacy program focuses on three complementary aspects of STEM literacy – knowledge, skills and thinking.
Numeracy Buddies is a maths blogging program between students and workplace volunteers.
Ardoch provides students in disadvantaged areas with access to robotics kits and the opportunity to learn coding, engineering and problem-solving skills.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Broadening Horizons experiences enhance the curriculum and support positive learning outcomes.
Pathways Beyond School programs include Mock Interviews, Speed Careers, You-Niversity, Industry Visits and Learning Through Lunch.
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.
EMBA, FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Intrax Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd. Previously Managing Director of Employment Services Holdings Pty Ltd (2009–10), Tenix Solutions Pty Ltd (2006–09) and Ericsson Australia (2002–06). Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2011, appointed Chairperson 2015. Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.
Over three decades experience within a global human resource consulting firm, including in consulting, relationship management and operating management roles. Currently an independent leadership development and executive coach. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2008, appointed Vice-Chairperson 2010. Member of the Nominations Committee.
BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, FACEL, MACE, AFAIM
Deputy Principal – Head of Caulfield Campus, Caulfield Grammar School. Member of the School Executive, making decisions across five campuses. Appointed Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders (ACEL) in 2018. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2008. Member of the Nominations Committee.
General Manager at advertising agency Leo Burnett. Has worked with clients across commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and Canada. Founded the Perth campus of Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) in 2009. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2016.
B BAcc, CA, Grad Dip App Fin, GAICD
Partner at HLB Mann Judd. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2011, appointed Treasurer 2012. Chairperson of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.
Grad Dip App In Sys, MAICD
High-level executive experienced in operations and strategy in both the public and private sectors, including roles at Dimension Data Australia, Department of Treasury and Finance, Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Department of Premier and Cabinet. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015.
B Econ, LLB
Partner at Mercer and leads the Governance team, specialising in advising financial services organisations on governance, compliance and risk management. His background is as an actuarial consultant and practising lawyer with a commercial law firm. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015, appointed Company Secretary 2015. Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.
BA (Hons), LLB, MA, Grad Dip App Econ, GAICD, FIPAA (Vic)
Senior public servant with the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. Director of Ardoch Ltd since 2015.