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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This facility demonstrates how kids in the outback go to school, you can see the lessons going on. I was fortunate to visit one of the school rooms on a property the week before this visit so it was great to see how it all comes together. Worth a visit for sure,

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I last visited here twenty years ago. The technology has changed but that's about all and that's a good thing. Welcoming staff, interesting displays, informative talk. We were there in school time so were able to watch and listen to a live lesson which was lovely. Our children enjoyed the visit but I got the sense that watching kids at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The whole idea is the best in the world. I think through technology and the development thereof this will flow into internet based education as is well known all over the world.

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Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the School of the Air first thing in the morning and were thus the only visitors. And this was great! Unfortunately we were there during the school holidays and could not see any live classes, but we saw the video and as we were the only visitors, the (incredibly nice) visitor center guide absolutely took her time in... More

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Lake Haven, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went with a coach tour to the School of the Air and found it to be very educational and interesting. Gave us a whole new understanding of the trials of education for those children in remote areas. Nice to see some of their works on display.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well worth a visit. Really interesting place. Well organised tour. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a great place to visit and the tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Recommend this attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was really interesting as a retired teacher. Students who live out in the middle of now where have great chances for learning. They used a lot of technology that we didn't have in the school I taught in here in Florida. Interesting to see how the school has progressed since its beginning.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A most interesting visit as I had heard a lot about this and am a retired teacher. Interesting to see how the school had changed using new technology. Those remote children and their families are so lucky to have so much help to get a quality education. Enjoyed watching the teacher delivering a lesson.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great place to visit - great little video that they show and the staff are very friendly and knowledgble. Interesting to see how it is all run.

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