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.
It’s not every day a student gets to meet an Astronaut at school, so it was a treat of universal proportions for Ardoch school partner students when they were offered the opportunity to attend the AMP Foundation’s Young Amplify event, featuring Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield.
No limit on numbers certainly has to be one of the biggest advantages to virtual events. This made it possible for our supporting partner, AMP Foundation, to extend the invitation to Ardoch schools. Twelve schools and 1087 students took the opportunity, and they certainly weren’t disappointed.
Chris captured every child’s undivided attention in an interactive performance packed with awe inspiring images and anecdotes. He shared his reflections on his own life and ambitions, his journey to piloting a rocket into deep space, and life on an international space station.
One of the great things about this event was the way Chris was able to relate something so seemingly unattainable as becoming an astronaut to the aspirations and dreams of every child. Scattered throughout his narration of fun facts and interesting anecdotes, about life on a space station and living without gravity, were so many gems of wisdom and inspiration.
Chris talked about curiosity. ‘I’ve never been bored. I am always imagining, not waiting for someone else to entertain me. There are so many things in the world to be curious about’.
Using encouraging words about COVID-19 and recovery, Chris invited self-reflective questions for the students to ask themselves, and talked about the importance of indigenous traditions and of learning your own history. At the end of a fascinating hour of facts and anecdotes, Chris Hadfield’s parting words may have been the most inspirational of all when he said,
‘The only thing stopping us is our ability to imagine and our bravery to change ourselves.’