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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place - as a tourist it is not often that you can have a unique experience like this. When you enter the visitor centre you realise that school is in session and you get to watch the students and teachers in action. A special treat is if you are present during school assembly. Highly recommend!

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parisf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were the first visitors of the day. We took the public bus from the Interchange which was very convenient as they are very on-time following the printed bus schedule. Immediately entering, the staff gave us a nice guided tour of the school program. It is quite a unique place of education for the Outback Northern Territory of Australia where... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very much needed help to all children and their family's in our vast country and they do a great job.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Make sure you visit in the morning (outside of NT school holidays) to enable viewing some of the classes in progress. We struck a staff member who was keen to impart his knowledge about the history of the school and who was very willing to ask all out questions. After seeing some lessons in progress, we were shown a short... More

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Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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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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