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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Address: Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, 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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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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A great public service!

We had no idea what to expect, and were completely blown away by what we found! We learned how the service was started, in conjunction with the RFDS, and how it has grown to... read more

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Pauline S
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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, and were completely blown away by what we found! We learned how the service was started, in conjunction with the RFDS, and how it has grown to service families of remote areas. We saw an actual class taking place and how the teacher uses cameras and computers to show the students what she... More 

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Thank Pauline S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow.. Us the people who have the luxury of living in a populace where school is taken for granted, this was great to sit and watch and listen to the beginning of the school of air to how it is conducted now with modern technology. We were able to watch an art class in progress with infants/ primary

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Thank Chris L
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didnt realise what this school offered to the isolated people and remote schools around the country. We had 3 x teachers in our group and they were amazed at what was offered.

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Thank Lengie45
Lennox Head, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing how children in the outback are schooled is interesting. A film, examining examples of school of the air's community projects and watching a lesson live is all part of the deal.

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Thank TravellerFaye
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stay at Alice Springs couldn't go past a visit to the School of the Air Visitor Centre. What a fantastic service the educational facility provides to children in remote communities.

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Thank Susan T
Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting tour finding out how the remote children do their schoolwork. The teachers room was amazing, with all the devices and props they use. Well worth a visit.

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Thank brenny
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

School Of The Air in Alice Springs is a fabulous place to visit while here. It is so interesting and uplifting to see first hand how the kids in the bush,or out on stations have to learn all the school work that we here and in the big cities take for granted.It has come a long way since its inception,... More 

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Thank mamatweety
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went back and visited after having lived there for 3 years and never gone near the place. Found it really interesting and gave the kids an appreciation for how lucky they are with their schooling

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

School of air is basically home school for the whole Outback region. Students use the internet and follow lessons from online. Could of skipped this portion of the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to see how children learn at a distance. The presentations given by the helpful staff were really good. I was impressed by the whole experience.

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vcmanager2016, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to review our Visitor Centre. It is always pleasing to hear that our staff provided a good service as this is very important to us as we promote our unique form of education for our children living in isolated areas of central Australia. More 

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