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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Address: 80 Head Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8951 6834
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Four-wheeling, City walk sightseeing
Description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of...
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”.
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great for families

nothing like the bells and whistles of a theme park but the SOTA is a great thing to take kids to show them what remote families go through , open classrooms you can see working... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

nothing like the bells and whistles of a theme park but the SOTA is a great thing to take kids to show them what remote families go through , open classrooms you can see working and donate a book at the end

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For my 3 city kids, this was a big deal. Realising that children live in very remote locations and have to be schooled in a totally different way to them had a big impact. They were overwhelmed with wanting to know more about the children of the outback ... this is something all Australian kids should know.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I loved this place - so much to look at and learn from. I'm a teacher, so I found it especially interesting but I think everyone would find it fascinating. Even though I had, of course heard of the School of the Air, I didn't fully comprehend how this would work. I really enjoyed finding out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is a great place to visit and it gives an small glimpse into the lives of those kids who live in some of the remotest parts of Australia. Although only just over 100 students they are spread over a vast area and the school and its use of the latest technology not only allows them to receive an education... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited for a quick look . Found it fascinating and plenty of information about long distance education . Great tour host who was who shared her passion with us

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Interesting. Obviously quite narrow in focus, so doesn't need a lot of time. Thanks to the patient, knowledgable and helpful staff who answered all our questions

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Being able to watch lessons in progress was very interesting and the information given was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A very unusual school for children who live in the outback and cannot get to a classroom. Our guide was excellent and gave a very good perspective of what it would be like to be a student at this special school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I visited with my friend and we found this place really interesting and enjoyable. There was a lesson in progress which I could watch all day! It's amazing how the whole service operates & the staff are happy to tell you all about it. Really glad we visited and supported another amazing service for people living remote.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

They do such a great guided tour, you can even see lessons live in action! It's such a great idea connecting children in the outback to education and brightening their future!

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Additional Information about Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Address: Address: 80 Head Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8951 6834
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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