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.
Teachers once told their students it was important to pay attention during mathematics because ‘they would not have a calculator everywhere they go’. That isn’t the case anymore since the development of smartphones, but even if someone does have a calculator app handy, it is still very important to have a good understanding of numeracy. Why? It’s because numeracy is much more than knowing how to add up.
Numeracy has a place in a large number of life skills – from working out a household budget to measuring to check if a new piece of furniture will fit in its intended place. Even cooking requires good numeracy skills – after all, if someone cannot weigh or measure out ingredients, how would they follow a recipe?
Developing sound numeracy skills can help a person increase their problem-solving skills, which is a highly desired skill in many areas of employment. Sound numeracy skills allow someone to be able to look at something to interpret patterns, statistics and probability.
Lack of numeracy skills has the potential to impact someone’s health in various ways. For example, if someone does not understand the numbers on nutritional panels on food packaging, they might unintentionally make unhealthy choices. Another concern is if someone cannot measure, they might take the incorrect dose of medication.
Children’s education charity Ardoch runs Numeracy Buddies – a valuable education support program that matches students (Little Buddies) with workplace volunteers (Big Buddies) so that they can work together to develop numeracy skills through an online blog.
To find out more information about Numeracy Buddies go to https://www.ardoch.org.au/programs/numeracy-buddies/.
To donate to the education charity Ardoch, go to https://give.ardoch.org.au/donate