Ardoch Youth Foundation uses community data to identify areas with the highest need for educational support, such as Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) from ABS data. Our school partners have an Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA) value of under 1,000 (the average), or are slightly higher but have over a third of their students in the bottom quartile. Further information about the ICSEA can be found here. More than 4,600 schools in Australia, across the government, independent and Catholic sectors have an ICSEA value of under 1,000.

We use the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data to identify target areas for our early years work where young children are particularly vulnerable when they start school, together with community data about socio-economic disadvantage. Further information about the AEDC can be found here.

Ardoch's office locations and contact details can be found on our Contact page.

Our partner schools and early YEARS SERVICES

Melbourne's West
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Western Australia
Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies® program is delivered in Sydney by our sister organisation Daystar Foundation at the following schools:


  • Corio South Pre School
  • Francis Xavier Primary School
  • Geelong East Primary School
  • Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC)
  • Northern Bay College: Tallis Street Campus, Hendy Street Campus, Wexford Court Campus, Vermont Avenue Campus, Cox Road Campus, Goldsworthy Road Campus, inc Family Centre and YPAP (Young Parents and Partners)
  • Thomas Aquinas Primary School