Ardoch hosts 2017 AGM

AGM 2017

Image: Ardoch CEO Kylee Bates, Ardoch Chair Barry Borzillo and comedian and writer Nelly Thomas

On May 23, Ardoch hosted its Annual General Meeting for 2017. The event was an opportunity to highlight our achievements in 2016 and to reemphasise to our partners and supporters why the work Ardoch does is so important. We thank Corrs Chambers Westgaarth for hosting our AGM at their office conference room.

This year we invited Nelly Thomas, an award-winning comedian, author, columnist and health advocate, to speak at the event. Her talk entitled ‘The Bigotry of Low Expectations’ drew on both her personal history and her experience of working with young people in schools to offer an entertaining and thought-provoking take on the importance of aspiration.

John Culley, Principal of one of Ardoch’s long-time partner schools, Mahogany Rise Primary School in Frankston North, shared the challenges faced by the students at his school and how Ardoch’s programs and practical support helps improve their engagement at school and learning outcomes.

We also had a presentation by the teachers and Year 2 and Year 6 students of Christ the King Catholic Primary School on how Ardoch’s programs helped them excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, in particular, helping them compete in the FIRST LEGO Leagues at the national level.

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. You can support us by making a donation or signing up as an Education Volunteer