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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
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+61 8 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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Brilliant, simply brilliant

Center provides a great overview of the school and their mission. A great benefit to those children in remote locations. You will see the equipment and classrooms. Very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Center provides a great overview of the school and their mission. A great benefit to those children in remote locations. You will see the equipment and classrooms. Very informative staff.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent visitor experience which includes a video, talk and watching a live lesson as long as you go during the school day. Guide very willing to answer questions and having been to the red center one can see on a map the location of children on the stations stopped at en route. Really recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Short film that gives an overview of what the school provides and to whom. Then a question and answer session that followed up on all our queries and explained the children's art work on the walls and the timetables and the lessons we were about to watch. T wo lessons in progress using an interactive whiteboard. We could see both... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a half-day tour of Alice Springs, which included the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Telegraph Station, the Reptile Centre and a stop at Anzac Hill. Be sure to take the tour! I was really impressed with Alice Springs and enjoyed everything I saw so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can you be privileged enough to sit in and observe the worlds largest classroom in operation live. We in the larger cities take so much for granted. Feel good by coming here part of your tour cost goes into keeping this vital service operational. Thoroughly recommend

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the school as part of a group tour of Australia. We spent 2 nights in Alice Springs and to be honest there is not a lot to do there. But we found the school of air visit great, you will only about 1 hr on this visit,it is amazing the education they provide for the children in out... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the online classroom for pupils in the Outback up to a 1250 kms radius from the teacher. Good insight into education on the edge! Much of the material was very dated, rather than current work examples.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 January 9, 2017

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 January 1, 2017

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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