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“What a classroom” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
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Owner description: 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”.
Dundee Scotland
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“What a classroom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Puts into perspective the size of the Northern Territories. The enthusiasim of the presenters makes the day. Will never complain about going 1/2 hours drive to teach again.

Visited November 2011
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Darwin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“School with a difference!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

So well set up and informative about schooling in the outback and how it's changed over time. Excellent staff who were able to bring to life stories about children in the photographs. We were impressed with the wide range of subjects available for the children to pursue. Great performance indicators: excellent educational outcomes of the students; and a multi award winning tourist attraction. Winner of 2011 Brolga NT Tourism Award for Tourist Attraction - contratulations.

Visited November 2011
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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“Great Overview of the School”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Our group had an interesting guide explain how the school operated and a chance to see the actual classrooms used. We also had a chance to visit the gift shop and we could donate a book(s) to the children.

Visited October 2011
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Ruethen
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“Great work done here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

It's quite a walk from the centre of Alice to the School of the Air, so it's best not to forget the hat and the bottle of water! We were very impressed by the set-out of the centre and the information about the work done by teachers, tutors and pupils alike. We watched a film about the School of the Air and a gym lesson which was transmitted to pupils via the internet. For A$ 10 we were able to buy and dedicate a book for the school library - what a great idea! The only disappointment was that in the guide book I had brought from home it said visitors could take part in lessons. Unfortunately this was not the case.

Visited September 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“informative”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

This was an informative talk regarding the educational needs & experiences of children in the outback. there was a video & then we were able to view a staff member teaching. this was very interesting & it gave a new perspective on how remote some children live. there was a small gift shop & we were able to purchase school reading books for $10-$20 as a charity donation to the school. inside the book we had the option to place a sticker with our name on it & where we were from & a message. it felt nice to purchase a book & know that a child may read my message of support & maybe even look up the small town in NZ where I was born.

Visited September 2011
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