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.
On June 16, Ardoch will hold our third Double Impact Day. On this day, all donations will be doubled by matched pledges from our major supporters. Your gift of $100 will become $200 or your gift of $200 will become $400.
This year, we need your support more than ever before.
All of us have been affected by COVID-19 in some way, but for children in disadvantaged communities this disruption to their education is having significant impact.
New research from the Mitchell Institute indicates that students from low socio-economic backgrounds, with English as a second language or who have special learning needs are at particular risk of poor learning outcomes. It is estimated that vulnerable students could fall six weeks behind on numeracy and four weeks on reading.
Supporting this research, Australian Principals Federation President, Julie Podbury, says, ‘For most kids, a term away from school is not going to make much of a difference. It’s not the case for kids from more disadvantaged backgrounds and non-English speaking backgrounds. For them, every day lost multiplies as every day goes on.’ For children already behind and struggling, the long-term effect of this lost learning is significant.
Ardoch’s programs, which increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes, have never been more important than right now. As the immediate crisis passes, we must be prepared and ready to provide this vital support. Ardoch has not been unaffected, and we need your help more than ever before.
Please complete the donation form below and send it back in the reply-paid envelope. If we receive it by the 16th of June, your donation will be DOUBLED! Or you can visit our website www.donate.doubleimpactday.org.au and make a donation anytime.
To help these children make up for lost time, please give generously this Double Impact Day so Ardoch can be there, now and into the future, for children in disadvantaged communities.