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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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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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A must to see

Amazing how this operates and how the kids learn in a such remote place of Australia. Thanks to Ruby the host of the tour thru this special place :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing how this operates and how the kids learn in a such remote place of Australia. Thanks to Ruby the host of the tour thru this special place :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are exploring the Australian Outback, stop by the Alice Springs School of the Air and marvel at how children hundreds, even thousands of miles apart in remote, barren locations are educated. The school, founded in 1951, utilizes satellite technology, email, and home tutors (usually parents) to cover 521,000 square miles. Students reside on cattle farms, aboriginal communities, tourist... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Saw when it started and how it's run. Was very rushed, wanted longer to see more of it. Saw the map where all the children lived and how far they lived apart. There was a film to see how it all started and how it runs today,

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were meant to be on a tour but unfortunately we're not collected. We hired a car and made the visit to School of the Air a must visit and we were not disappointed. The range of this school of the air spread throughout the Northern Territory, into Western Australia and South Australia. The fundamentals and the equipment to run... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What a great way to learn about this vast country. Make sure you pay for the tour. And also had some cool gifts. Money going to a great cause. Technology being used for terrific purpose. It was a really hot day in Alice (38degrees) and really cool inside the school. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the special guests - Royal Flying... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had little idea of the work that goes into providing the " School of the Air " education to the students in so many remote locations. when we were there, two teachers were actually on line in the studio, working with thir students .. A most interesting experience, and one I would recommend to any visitor to Alice Springs ...

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great to see how the school operates and how innovative people can be. My kids were fascinated to see how others learn and were also pretty struck by the contrast to their own lives (that was priceless!). It's interesting to see the scope of the school and its reach. Teachers and students will especially enjoy this (as they have the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a wonderful school for the children of the outback! I was very impressed with the way that the school was run and how well the children performed...my kids even wanted to attend the school of the air!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

took our 2 young children there and they were both fascinated to learn about they different way in which children learn. The eldest (10yo) was so inspired that she came back to our camp and completed a Venn diagram about the differences and similarities of School of the air and her own school. That's learning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As a teacher-librarian, I found this visit to be memorable. Very impressive to learn about the 1million km2 reach of The World's Biggest Classroom, and for me, also moving to see the achievements and commitment of those involved in this education service over the past 63 years.

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