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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

80 Head Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
08 8951 6834
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Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Four-wheeling, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques... more » Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques that continually enhance learning experiences of students living in remote areas of Central Australia.Immerse yourself in history, learn about outback lifestyle, discover world-class innovations and be inspired by what has been and continues to be a uniquely Australian method of education – achieved in “The World’s Largest Classroom”. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A must do when visiting Alice Springs so interesting to see and hear and watch how the school children of the outback receive their education. A really good talk on the school of the air and we really enjoyed it !

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Although school was not in session we were able to view a videotaped lesson and learn about the vast area that School of the Air covers. What an amazing part of education in Australia!

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife was in education. A clever way to educate children in the outback but not of a great interest

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ASSOAVC, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this review

We are the primary fundraiser for the Alice Springs School of the Air and we are owned by the School Council (thus the School community). We acknowledge to our visitors that they have already contributed to the School by paying their entry fee and that they can contribute further by sponsoring a book or even purchasing something from our shop.... More

Olonzac, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The School of the Air is something I learned about in my school days, when we studied Australia ... and so it was the greatest of pleasures to finally see the school in action. It is a wonderful solution to educating children (and some adults also), given the immense distances between outback stations, and the unavailability of normal schools because... More

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After a brief film a speaker discussed the history of the school of the air and answered questions. We saw the studio where the instructors teach class.

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aust
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very interesting and makes you appreciate visionary thinking by Arev John Flynn. History of School of the Air is covered and you appreciate how incredible this education program is to some very isolated children.

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Gold Coast
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This was a really interesting visit. You go into the actual school base and watch live teaching in the two studios or pre taped lessons if it is school holidays. The lady who hosted us gave us lots of information about the school, how it runs, it's history etc. Every question I thought of was answered before I could ask... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have 2 high school kids and they loved seeing how this school works and the one on one classes that they have. We watched a high school maths class and the kids loved it. The staff were amazing with both their knowledge and friendliness - would highly recommend this school for all visitors young and old. It was our... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's amazing how this school operates and achieves the results it does. 123 students over a geographic land mass bigger than Central Europe... Great staff , 2 presentations etc

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's history and a must see to help understand what the out back is like in real terms also how hard it was long ago

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