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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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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...more
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Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Another wonderful example of people who want to make education available to every child over the vast Northern Territory. Some of these children are 900 kilometres from the school and each other but thanks to technology they attend school daily and get to see and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour about the Australian schooling system for children living in the outback. It gave a sense that the country is very committed to educate children living on the outskirts. It makes more sense once you are in the country and travel throughout it....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. The vastness of the outback is hard to comprehend until you experience it. Australia's largest cattle station is 6,000,000 acres (23,677 sq km). The children living on this property are students of Alice Springs School...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic insight into educating children who do not have access to schools. It began with radio transmissions, materials and finished work was posted through to modern technology today where there is interaction with the teacher. It was an eye opening experience. All the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting School of the Air. Alice Springs is where the story began, with the first lessons broadcast by radio in 1950 and the official opening in 1951. The technology has changed a great deal in that time but the importance of School...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a group and we all found this really interesting. We were told the history of the school and how it's progressed, even how the kids get their schoolwork, and a video of a lesson. It was really informative and the staff were enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting School of the Air, and thank you for your generous support of the education of remote students though your library donation.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The geographical area covered is enormous and full credit to staff that students do just as well here as those attending regular schools. The teacher control centre is well equipped and the displays created by students reflect how much they engage in this type of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. Our students come into town 4 times per year. Each week has a special focus: Home Tutor Week, Sports Week (also Naplan), Get Together Week and Swim Week. In Get Together week the older student...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience to learn firsthand how from the day of using two way radios to today through the Internet, students living far away of over 50 km from a local school and in isolated areas get a first class education. The center...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. Lessons via the radio commenced in 1951. This was a great step for the children in remote Australia, but School of the Air aims to provide the best education possible so today technology plays a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday with all our family and friends that we had been travelling Alice with so had been able to see a class run, this place is truly amazing and I would definitely go back again. Fantastic tour guide, great gift shop...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. Every second Friday during the school term our visitors maybe lucky enough to watch School Assembly at 10.30. The teachers are in the studio and all students participate at home.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found our guided visit to the School of the Air very interesting. It is the headquarters of a real school experience for the widely scattered children of the Outback who live on cattle stations or other spots too far from any regular school to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting School of the Air whilst in Alice Springs. Many visitors love having the opportunity to watch a lesson as it happens, with a teacher in the studio and children participating at home many kilometres ( up to 1500) away.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The School of the Air is an interesting place to visit. We learned a lot about how Australians in the Outback successfully cope with the problem of getting their children educated, when the population density is so low that there are no schools.More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. There are children scattered all over outback Australia. Their parents may work on cattle stations, they maybe nurses or rangers. They may be in very small communities. All of these families can stay together until...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the museum but because of our tour wasn't able to spend lots of time. I would suggest if you want to read/see everything to plan on 2-3 hours.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. Some visitors spend half a day here, watching lessons and reviewing the historical information we have. Unfortunately most tour groups only stay between 45 minutes and an hour. This gives them time to take a...More

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Planner55
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Copthat1 | Reviewed this property |
Lessons Monday to Friday only whilst we were there from memory, but I would certainly check to see if this changes as according to staff working there, this place is becoming more popular, and they may have to put on extra... More
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casper5000
May 6, 2017|
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Response from Jen S | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. There is no need to make a booking for the two of you. We are open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday and NT Public Holidays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm with the last tour at 4.00pm. We... More
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