Alice Springs School of the Air Experience

Alice Springs School of the Air Experience

Alice Springs School of the Air Experience
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality MuseumsEducational sites
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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 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”. Please check our social sites for future updates on opening times.
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This "classroom" covers more than 1.3 million square kilometers! Fascinating to see what goes into providing an education for the children of the outback.
Written 6 November 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. Our students are incredibly remote, so we need to go to great lengths to ensure that they get an education comparable to the more accessible students.
Written 9 November 2023
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This place is origin of first online school prototype, esp., it’s obvious in COVID19 pandemics. Traced back to the years just after WWII, the school of the air originated in delivery of education to kids in need in remote area of Australia; by using many techniques and technology to ensure the students to get knowledge as those in normal school system, there is a tour for briefing about concept, the real broadcast classroom.
Written 2 November 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you found our history to be so interesting along with the ways we work to provide our remote students with the best possible education,
Written 9 November 2023
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Phyllis H
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
The Alice Springs School of the Air was a great stop on our tour. You were given a lovely talk which explained much about the concept of this way of schooling. Unless a person comes from remote areas of Australia, it is an eye opener.
Written 6 September 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you found your visit so informative and eye opening.
Written 10 September 2023
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Leanne C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
As a retired teacher, I loved seeing how this facility reaches out to teach students and their tutors in such remote places. Congratulations on your hard work. The tour was excellent and definitely a must see in Alice for teachers, parents and children.
Written 4 August 2023
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Hi Leanne. Thank you so much for visiting. We are so passionate about our school, our children and their families, and most importantly, our amazing teachers and the significant work they do :) Thank you for your support.
Written 7 August 2023
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Elizabeth W
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
The development of this service from 1951 when pedal radio provided the energy to the use of satellites today was very interesting. I bought a trilogy of books written by one of the early students was a good read highlighting the importance of education to the remote students.
Written 4 July 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you found our development over the decades so interesting, and enjoyed Tanya's books.
Written 13 July 2023
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Tony P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
This was an amazing experience. If traveling to or stopping in Alice Springs you need to put this at the top of your list of things to see.
Recommend.
Written 17 June 2023
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Hi Tony. Thank you for visiting the Alice Springs School of the Air. We are exceptionally passionate about our school and our students. We welcome all visitors and we look forward to sharing our story. Thank you for your support.
Written 18 June 2023
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Lisa20main
Northern Territory, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small personal touch tour. Some digital some viewing of the lessons but really driven by the personality of the informative fabulous team. Really enjoyed feeling connected to the families who use this service .
Written 5 April 2023
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Thank you so much for your comment. We value your feedback and it encourages us to keep our presentations down to earth and real so that that connection is made with our families. We love our Red Centre!
Written 10 April 2023
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Chris S
Poole, UK1,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic talk at start to bring this to life. Interesting to hear about the service and experience. This really did provide the platform for e/learning globally. Loved the opportunity to buy library books at the end.
Written 9 March 2023
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Hello and thank you so much for your response. We have plenty of merchandise in our store, but for those who don't have the bag room but want to contribute to our student's learning, choosing a library book from our school selection to donate is so much appreciated! Thank you for your contribution!
Written 12 March 2023
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Rachel H
Hackham225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was part of an AAT Kings Tour of Alice Springs highlights. Great tour of the site including the classrooms and some of the museum exhibits. It gave us a great insight into remote education and the lengths they go to for all students.
Written 30 January 2023
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Hello, it is great that you enjoyed your visit. Like you, we have a great appreciation of our amazing school and staff who go the distance!
Written 31 January 2023
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Lorrie B
Austin, TX26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
This was a scheduled stop on our tour. I am so glad we visited. We were welcomed by a former student, who did a fantastic job of informing us about what a school day was (is) like for students there. We were also fortunate to visit when a local author & former student was there. As a teacher myself, I found it very interesting that these students and their teachers had been doing for years, what distance education resembled for my students during the pandemic (and we were all scrambling to set up!).
I really want to emphasize that even if you're not involved in the field of education, this place will most likely be interesting to you. No trip to Alice Springs would be complete without a stop here! You really get an idea of what it is like to live there!
Written 22 January 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you found our system of education so interesting and enjoyed meeting one of our former students.
Written 22 January 2023
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Alice Springs School of the Air Experience admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$14.29, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$123.96 per person.


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