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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You begin your visit with a video presentation about the history of the school, which was very interesting. Afterwards we were able to ask questions before watching a class being taught. There are 118 kids enrolled at the moment and they come from far and wide but are all part of one classroom (at their individual level) the presenter seemed... More

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

Lucky enough to watch an actual school of the air lesson.Good film to explain and interesting purchases in gift shop.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is such a fantastic service that teaches children. Everyone is so dedicated and helpful. The children are truly fortunate to be taught by these wonderful teachers.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I bring friends visiting Alice here often..... Rarely is it on their 'must see' list, but they come away amazed everytime.... Great work, great history and a really interesting way to spend a couple of hours in Alice

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Medowie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really worthwhile, and very informative. Gave us a real appreciation of the difficulties faced by outback children, and the wonderful efforts being made to educate them.

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

was a well inform tour of the centre loved too see how the school works...grt gift shop with grt items too buy too support the centre

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I must admit visiting the School of the Air was not high on my to do list ! Mum insisted & I'm so glad she did ! We did the tour and it was fascinating & also fun and our host was very bubbly and clearly enjoys her talks. We lucked in with a Kindergarten Class doing 'Hansel & Gretel'... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

i knew about the school of the air while i was going up, a visit to this centre was very informative and a well present tour

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Swansea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am a teacher and homeschooled my own children until age 6. The school of the air was unique when it was first opened but distance learning is now commonplace and I feel this attraction has much less to offer than it may have once. I found the young host overbearing and she simply didn't get that we were underwhelmed... More

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

Thank you for you comments, we always welcome comments on the Visitor Centre and our service - these will be included in our next customer service training session. I get your reasons for being underwhelmed! Some interesting information for you is that many of our fellow Australian visitors are from country regions across Australia and they normally are visiting on... More

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited on a quiet Saturday morning. Hence, I didn't see the teachers in action. However, for an hour or so I was the only visitor there. Chloe, the host, was excellent and it was great to have her undivided attention. Watch the film, watch videos (of recorded lessons), buy a book for the students and take lots of photos.... More

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