Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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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.
Life is difficult for many people right now and children in Australia, indeed around the world, are beginning to experience mass disruption to their education, with the potential of more to come. However, life for many of the children and young people that Ardoch support has always been difficult, and their education disrupted long before now.
Our work has never been more important for the one in three Australian children in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities who start school developmentally vulnerable and continue to fall behind as they continue to progress through school. Our community’s shared health crisis risks seeing these children fall further and further behind as they and their families lack some of the most basic infrastructure needed to support systems of remote and online learning, or access to positive role models and real life learning experiences that Ardoch’s programs make possible for them to enjoy and learn from.
As opportunities within schools, and external excursions have been suspended, and many of our key corporate workplace partners now have their employees dispersed in remote work from home locations, our challenge over the ensuing months is to explore how to adapt delivery of our programs that rely on physical proximity or develop new ones so that we continue to create impact while in these constrained circumstances.
We will be working with our partner early years services and primary and secondary schools to explore new ways to deliver programs for children in disadvantaged communities that increase engagement, build aspiration and enhance their learning outcomes. Our connections with you, our supporters, are essential to this as Ardoch’s core value of collaboration tells us ‘we can’t do this alone.
Thank you for the connections you helped us make in 2019 and your generous contribution to the results we achieved. We hope you are as proud as we are of the impact that you’ve had on the lives of children in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities.
Kylee Bates Chief Executive Officer