Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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Strategy 2025 sets out five 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.
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Meet the Ardoch CEO, Kylee Bates.
Meet the Ardoch team.
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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.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
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.
Building connections with, and among, community has always been central to Ardoch’s mission and as you are a key member of the Ardoch community I wanted to provide you with an update on the implications of COVID-19 for Ardoch’s work.
As one of our valued supporters, in this current time of uncertainty, we want to emphasise to you how critical your support is to Ardoch’s goal to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities, and to thank you for your continued support.
As we are all aware, the COVID-19 virus has become a global pandemic. Circumstances are constantly evolving, however, we know from the impact on other countries, that Australia has a small window to plan ahead to attempt to minimise the impact and ‘flatten the curve’ of infections by acting to limit physical interaction among our population.
Along with other businesses, government, and community organisations, we are monitoring official advice closely and Ardoch is adapting to an evolving situation. The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, the children we support, other stakeholders and the wider community is paramount, and where possible, we are acting to put plans in place to protect them. For the next few weeks most of our staff will be working from home, and in the short-term we will be postponing some programs and offering virtual alternatives to others, and taking some time to consult with our school partners about how we can best support them in difficult circumstances.
At all times, we will still be available through the usual channels and in contact with our partners and stakeholders, we will just be doing things a little differently. We will be working our school and early years education partners to better understand how we might be able to adapt some of our programs so that we can continue to support them. Together with your continued support during this unprecedented time, we will continue to explore the impact of this situation on our education programs and look for alternative ways to meet the needs of children in disadvantaged communities.
Drawing on our collective values and capabilities, the team at Ardoch is confident that we can navigate these uncertainties positively and successfully, so that we can continue to fulfill our mission of increasing engagement, building aspiration and enhancing learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities.
We also acknowledge that you will not be unaffected and dealing with your own personal challenges, so please do let us know if there is anything that we can do to support you. As our organisational value of ‘collaboration’ reminds us, ‘we cannot do this alone’. Thank you for being part of the Ardoch community and may we all emerge from this public health emergency and disruptive period stronger than ever.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Chief Executive Officer