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.
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.
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK AS A CHILD?
If, like me, you have been fortunate enough that books have always been part of your life; you might find it hard to pick just one! I remember how much I loved reading and the joy I took from discovering a new adventure, different characters and being transported into another world. I was lucky…
UNFORTUNATELY, THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE.
One in three children in disadvantaged communities starts school developmentally vulnerable*, and the gap between the language-rich and the language-poor grows over time. We know that literacy sparks growing imaginations, stimulates critical thinking and helps children to develop empathy. It gives children the very skills they need to succeed at school, at work and in life.
THIS IS WHY ARDOCH’S LITERACY PROGRAMS ARE SO CRITICAL.
These programs connect children in our partner schools and early years services with trained volunteers who support their literacy development, improve their school readiness and help ensure they stay engaged in school.
These programs are important for children as they enhance students’ literacy and language skills, build confidence in their own voice and encourage their aspirations for creativity, story-telling and writing.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE.
In 2019, Ardoch’s Literacy Programs have been delivered in 125 partner schools and early years services and supported over 5000 children living in disadvantaged communities around Australia.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE LITERACY OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES.
Please give the gift of literacy so children can discover new worlds, develop their imagination, engage in learning and experience the true joy of going on their next adventure.
THANK YOU FOR YOU INCREDIBLE SUPPORT.
Kylee Bates Ardoch CEO
* Australian Early Development Census 2015