Double Impact Day

Do you believe that every child should have the opportunity to realise their potential?   Do you believe it is unfair that thousands of disadvantaged Australian children do not?   Do you believe that we can all play a role in changing this unacceptable reality?   Do you believe that a quality and supported education is critical to making this happen?   At Ardoch,...

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CEO Message

I am always humbled as a volunteer myself, outside of my work at Ardoch, when I receive a small acknowledgement or thank you recognising my contribution. It reminds me that I too AM a volunteer. This is easy to forget when you are enjoying what you are doing, and it is one reason why National Volunteer Week is so important to us at Ardoch. It is an opportunity for us to say...

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Allens - Engaging Children in Robotics and STEM Learning 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Allens Philanthropy Funding Program, Ardoch has supported six schools in Melbourne’s West, Frankston and Dandenong with both Robotics Tech Boxes and professional development for their teachers. The Tech Boxes support schools with a range of robotics equipment which can be used by students...

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Ardoch Introduces New Broadening Horizons Program about Sustainability

This month Ardoch introduced a new Broadening Horizon’s STEM program about sustainability. Ardoch’s STEM programs aim to foster a child’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.    Precious Plastics is a program run by students from Monash University and is part of a worldwide movement that aims to tackle...

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Meet our Volunteer Elmo

Elmo is one of Ardoch’s amazing volunteers and has been with us for over a year. He is retired, but previously worked with migrants and refugees for 25 years.    Elmo volunteers in Melbourne’s West, as one of our Education Volunteers. Every week for two hours, Elmo assists teachers in the classrooms, providing extra support to children in either small groups or...

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