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.
Right now, there are serious risks for vulnerable children, particularly in the areas that Ardoch works to improve – confidence, academic progress, aspiration, social skills, wellbeing and engagement. We asked principals and teachers at Ardoch partner schools to share how this current health crisis is impacting their school community and why Ardoch’s programs will be so important to support their students as they transition back into the classroom.
In their own words, here’s a selection from what they had to say.
‘We have some students that are very disengaged in this remote learning environment. It has been very challenging for many children, as well as their parents. We are concerned that for those students who don’t engage during this time, their confidence will be negatively impacted when they transition back to the classroom as they have not kept up with the curriculum.’
‘Remote learning is difficult and isolating for many children in our school. Some parents are challenged with language barriers, mental health issues, unemployment and lacking the confidence to support their child’s learning at home.’
‘The biggest challenges impacting our students are around social isolation, access to appropriate technology and difficulty engaging with learning. We are also especially concerned for those children who are more vulnerable in the home environment.’
‘Ardoch’s programs offer connections to positive role models outside the home, and exposure to excursions which are often the only thing our students participate in beyond the community. These programs increase engagement with learning and connection to one another through a social experience together.’
‘Ardoch’s programs are important as they provide all the students with a common experience that brings them together in the classroom. A lot of kids really need Ardoch’s help, so we need Ardoch to be there for them.
‘Ardoch’s programs open up children’s eyes to opportunity and help them see things beyond the scope of their normal neighbourhood. Ardoch is there to help build aspiration through first-hand experiences, something that all of our students need but would go without if it weren’t for Ardoch’.
‘Ardoch’s programs are so important as they support students who are disengaged with their learning by building confidence and improving academic outcomes.’
‘Ardoch’s programs are all about building relationships, hence building self-esteem and self-confidence. These are key elements to successful academic outcomes. Ardoch’s programs are needed to provide these key tools to vulnerable children when they return to school – to inspire young people to strive for excellence’
So there it is, the message is loud and clear. Ardoch programs, supporting vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities, have never been more important than they are right now.