Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
Learn about our approach to keeping children safe.
Work for Ardoch.
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 team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
The philanthropic, corporate and community partners who support our programs.
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.
2021 was a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with volunteers unable to visit classrooms, students unable to attend excursions outside school grounds and incursions not being able to physically take place at schools. However, this did not stop us from delivering our education programs to support more than 20,000 children.
With a focus to future-proof Ardoch’s program delivery through the use of technology (60% of Ardoch’s program delivery was able to be done virtually in 2021), our 1136 volunteers provided over 1300 volunteer hours of support to help children pushed into disadvantage.
There were five main areas of Ardoch’s strategic adaptation in 2021, which included:
Our impact We were thrilled to see the impact of our education support programs via a selection of survey results. Some of these included:
Going forward Despite challenges, the difference Ardoch programs are making by working with vulnerable children is clear, and we aim to make an even bigger impact in 2022. To make a difference and support our children’s education charity, consider becoming a regular donor, https://give.ardoch.org.au/nowmorethanever