Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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Ardoch’s history – 30 years of impact.
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The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
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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.
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Volunteers are central to Ardoch’s work. We offer opportunities to volunteer individually or as part of a workplace.
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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.
Thanks to funding from our partners at Cummins South Pacific, Ardoch has expanded our robotics offering to schools in a pilot program that introduced the grade six students at Inala Primary School to the exciting world of drone technology.
This exciting new initiative took place at the Brisbane based school on October 20 and 21. It was facilitated by an instructor from She Maps, a company who specialise in offering drone experiences to school groups. The program is designed to support the curriculum by teaching the students skills in STEM, including how to fly and code drones, understand remote pilot regulations and safety considerations and understand how drones are used in the workplace.
Through a series of guided activities, students involved gained confidence and competence in the manual flight of drones, and used coding for autonomous flight to solve a real-world challenge. It’s a fun and engaging activity where students are encouraged to think creatively to solve problems and overcome challenges in a way that might normally be beyond their reach.
Included were three individual 2.5 hour drone flying sessions involving a total of up to 90 students, plus teacher information, resources and instruction, and five drones. The school gets to keep the drones and associated resources, and the professional development offered for teachers takes them through practical information such as how to use the resources and set up the drones for use. This crucial component will give teachers the skills and confidence to bring the technology back into the classroom, thus expanding the scope of the drones for future activities. Ardoch is excited to be able to pilot this program, and in doing so develop the potential to support many other school partners in the future through this new community partnership with She Maps.