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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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Visited the Alice School of the Air as part of The Ghan train trip. Pat was our host and did a fabulous job telling us about the work of the school and how it operates. As with all of these wonderful places, they need more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an interesting place this is! After an introductory film you can actually (in the mornings) observe teachers in the studios leading lessons to small groups of pupils who are thousands of kilometres away. You see them engaging with their pupils and teaching them primary...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RickW419
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The school of the air & it was very enlightening so much history & such a vast area covered to school children amazing service & very informative really enjoyed it.More

Date of experience: January 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 Visitor Centre. During your visit not only are you introduced to the innovative methods of teaching that have made possible to deliver quality learning to remote students but you also get a glimpse of country...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an extremely enlightening visit to see how the children of the outback receive their school education initially over the air waves but now via the internet from dedicated teachers and staff. There are some examples of work produced over the years by pupils...More

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

Thank you for visiting Alive Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre. We have a great team of dedicated teachers and support staff making quality education to remote students a reality. It is wonderful to hear your visit was a highlight of your time in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very interesting to hear and learn about how the school is operating, and how they manage the long distances between the school and the students. The person that gave us the tour was very good. And if you would like to help the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IsabellaLundberg
ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. Just by visiting you help to keep the school operating. For those that would like to help more you can buy a book for the library or contribute to art packs or to the sports...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in while the tour already begin. I was so excited to follow that I just didn't recognice to pay the fee. But the Lady in charge did not stopped us from following the tour - so we payed at the end, which was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dagmar P
ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting School of the Air. Many of our German visitors learnt of School of the Air in their school days. I hope you enjoyed all of your time in Australia.

Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

I knew of School of the Air but had never understood the nature and structure of the education in the world's largest classrooms. The school runs several class levels to educate its 117 students. These students remotely do everything that happens in as traditional school...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ColinA640
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. The children living in remote Australia are able to have a quality education, but just as importantly School of the Air gives them the opportunity to develop friendships with both their peers and their teachers....More

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Very interesting how they started the school and how they ensure that all kids get education. They are dependent on donations so we sponsored a book. This was part of a round trip tour of Alice Springs. I wouldn’t only go to this place but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we thank you for your generous support of our school.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

The outback is vast. Often, children live far away from schools. This school addresses that problem by providing internet classrooms. School was not in session when I was there, but the guide explained how it works. Education is mandatory and free through high school in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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 and for taking the time to write a review. During school hours visitors are able to watch a lesson as it happens. Out of school hours and during school holidays we show a large variety...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018

This was a very interesting stop for me. I was amazed at how this began and has kept going. There are so many remote places in Australia. They are lucky to have this.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy C
ASSOAVisitorCentre, Manager at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Cathy, thank you for visiting Alice Springs School of the Air. In 1951 School of the Air was a great innovation for children living in remote areas and is still as important today as it was then. We love to introduce visitors to our school...More

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Planner55
27 October 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
6 May 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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