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 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.
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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.
There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the more challenging years in many of our lives. On the flip side, we have seen remarkable examples of indomitable community spirit and adaptability. It was sobering to hear a principal in Victoria say, ‘In 40 years as an educator I’ve never experienced a term at school without the kids’. Yet educators around the country have shown enormous flexibility and outstanding commitment to their students, through their efforts to modify planned curriculum activities to suit a remote learning environment. In some cases Educators have driven to student’s homes to drop off books and other learning materials, and developed their own skills and confidence in using multiple technology platforms and software tools so that they can continue provide engaging learning experiences for their students. Perhaps none more so than in the communities Ardoch works in.
As most students in Victoria return to the physical classroom this month we know that educators will be focused on assessing where students are at, and what support they need to provide to enable students who may have fallen behind to gain ground with their learning. The Ardoch team have been focused on adapting a number of our programs to be delivered in a virtual setting, and collaboration with third party providers of educational support programs to enable access to these learning opportunities for our education partners, details of which you’ll read in this newsletter.
We are excited by the opportunities that this has given us to adapt and innovate. In the coming weeks we will be engaging with our education partners to learn more about what needs they see emerging for 2021 and beyond, so that we can be there to continue to support by adapting and scaling our programs. As always, none of this would be possible without the support of all our funders and supporters: philanthropic trusts and foundations, corporate partners, individual donors and volunteers. On behalf of the education partners we work with and the children and young people that participate in our programs, we thank you for your generosity and ongoing commitment.
Kylee Bates Chief Executive Officer