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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: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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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WELL WORTH THE VISIT

We found this visit very interesting, hearing about the various places that students come from, see some of their work, and learning all that is involved in learning through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Orroroo, Australia
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Orroroo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We found this visit very interesting, hearing about the various places that students come from, see some of their work, and learning all that is involved in learning through the School of the Air.

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The School of the Air was something I had known about all my life and it was a wonderful experience to visit the centre, see where the work is based and learn more about the staff and the children. It is such a worthwhile service to families in remote parts of the country, that many visitors are very happy to... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Extremely interesting to see how they bring education to the outback. We were able to witness a live example of a teacher showing students how to play basketball.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Fun to see how the School of the air operates. You can see actual lessons given to groups of children. If you are into education, you should not miss this when you are in Alice.

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Forster, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

An experience that every coastal/city slicker should visit. We take schools for granted in the city however this is an experience that needs to be seen to believe. If travelling with school age kids this is something that will open their eyes up!. Well done SOA it is a credit to you.

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Benalla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were welcomed and given a full history of changes to how kids and areas are covered by this and other schools across Australia. Outback school and timetable slots and home tutor role. More complex but its great as a nation we give these kids the best access to learning.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Alice Springs School of the Air - it was amazing to see the area that this school of the air covers and to see the progress that had been made when the school initially started on the radio. All done now by computers and the interaction between the teacher in the studio and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Congratulations to this ongoing initiative that moves barriers for education to those who mostly need it. Also the quick adaptation to the internet technology have opened numerous new opportunities.

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Renmark, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Whilst we visited the School of the Air on a Saturday during school holidays our bus group found the presentation given by Ruby to be first class. The vastness of the school is simply amazing

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Horsham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place really gives you great insight into the school of the air and how it operates. Definitely worth a visit. I do wish I could have seen a lesson but couldnt as it's school holidays!

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Additional Information about Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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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