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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:
+61 8 8951 6834
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Amazing work

Again this organization was established some 50 years or so back . They are really doing a great job, serving those in remote areas. To understand what they do, one has to visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Again this organization was established some 50 years or so back . They are really doing a great job, serving those in remote areas. To understand what they do, one has to visit the center. They have all the details and even show on the screen their students and how they reach them, not only now, but long before the... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew nothing about this but our tour went here. We had an excellent presentation on past and current practices to educate the children in the outer reaches of the country. It's truly amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect on this part of our tour but the school offers a really interesting insight into how children are educated in Australia's outback. There is an opportunity to see the old radio sets, understand the school's history, view some lovely displays of their work in the classroom and actually see the children having a lesson with... More 

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Beerwah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed watching the children having lessons via video link. I always thought this way of schooling would be boring but these kids have a blast. I wish my kids had the same opportunity instead of going to a mainstream school in the suburbs

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I have heard about this before, but it took five trips to Australia before I visited this place. It's amazing how they work and impact the lifes of young Australians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This was a very interesting visit. First there was a talk and then we could see a class being taught dance live as the lesson was being taught and the students interacting by their computer.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Alice Springs is a town that grew out of the demand for communication. It was the site a a telegraphic relay station for communication to Europe. It is appropriate that the pioneering school of the air should start here. The visit is fantastic for anyone interested in education and the use of technology to teach children remotely. It all began... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Alice School of the Air visitor center is great to explain how this works in Australia. My kids - age 6,9,10 - really had an experience and gained understanding that not all schools are like ours in Denmark ;-) Super friendly staff...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Small but interesting centre about education in the outback. You get to see broadcasts in action and there is a good presentation on the history. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is worthwhile to visit and one can see classes in action whilst you are there, well done to all those who participate. The School of Air, is a school for kids in remote places, they learn through the internet, the teachers being live on the kid’s computers and the kids can also be seen. It was established in 1951... More 

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