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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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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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Great for teachers

This was a really interesting visit for teachers in our group. It was well-presented and enjoyable. There is a fee, but it goes toward the upkeep of the school, which reaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a really interesting visit for teachers in our group. It was well-presented and enjoyable. There is a fee, but it goes toward the upkeep of the school, which reaches isolated outposts in a very large area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour cost us $10pp and we absolutely loved learning about the School of Air. We even watched a class which was pretty cool. We donated some money towards this school as it is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn as they are so far away from an actual school. Proud to be an aussie.

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Niort, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited as part of a tour,the presentation and examples of the students work were very interesting and informative. Well worth a visit.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent option in Alice Springs. The tour was fascinating and the guide couldn't have been of more assistance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to see how this wonderful way of teaching children in remote areas works. Talk given on the history of the service and you can see a lesson in progress, work done by the children and the studios where filming takes place.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here came as part of our holiday tour package. We all agreed that it is an inspirational programme to educate kids living in very isolated places.Having watched the explanatory video, we wished that we had had more time to look at the examples of children's work, listen in to a live kindergarten class interacting with their studio based... More 

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Frampton Cotterell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to the school of the air was very interesting. We saw a teacher and her class while a lesson was in progress. It was explained what was happening, and shown on a map the distance the school covered, amazing. You can sponsor a book which we did our name and home town is entered in to the front... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great informative visit. We were not sure what to expect but it is a well organised attraction. They explain the history of the service and its goals. You may see a live teaching lesson over the internet in their studio. Well worth a visit. Usual shopping opportunity at the end

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great educational experience in understanding the history of the Alice Springs school of air. How they have evolved with technology during its first inception and the great work they have done. The future generation of rural kids rely on this school and they are amazing in what they deliver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a former home tutor for School of the Air kids on remote cattle stations, I have to say that this tour is not only excellently informative but also very accurate. The staff can answer any question & it's clear that they love what they do. The history behind the School of the Air is fascinating to see it's origins... More 

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