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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Address: 80 Head Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8951 6834
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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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”.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well informed guide go told a loot about how the school of the air works. So some videos on the screen how the school works and so one because is was saterday..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

well informed, patient guide. Watched lessons in progress. Lots of information and illustrations of kid's work

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is must visit for anyone visiting Alice Springs. From the older days when outback education was non existent to today where one can actually see the teacher/student responding directly via cameras and tv with each other over a huge area of Australia bringing instant teaching into the school room, the same as a normal town school. Glass partitions allow... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Seeing the actual school working on air and how it interacted with the kids. Would recommend to others as a must see. Great display and shop

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amsterdam
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A most interesting visit to the School of the Air. See how children in remote area's are educated. It is amazing to see how the schoolsystem in Australia works for those kids!

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The School of the Air is a great story of providing quality education in a remote and difficult setting. It is one I, as a former teacher and administrator, would like everyone to know about - it's a truly good news story. The visitors' centre does a fine job of providing pertinent information with a film and an opportunity to... More

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cleethorpes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

brilliant overview of service a wonderful organization Good presentation and film fascinating collection of old radios

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Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When I planned my trip to Alice Springs I really wanted to visit the school of the air. What an interesting visit. The tour guide, a dutch woman was terrific and so informative and enthusiastic. We got to see the schedule of classes, learn about individuals students on outlying stations and were amazed by the whole set up. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed this as we had heard of school of the air but did not know much about it. worth visiting when you are in Alice Springs

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Fenwick, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

So interesting to see how these children in remote areas attend school. I was able to listen in on a lesson.

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