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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 6834
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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”.
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Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 6834
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Reviewed yesterday

A very worthwhile visit to gain a better understanding of education provided across the latest classroom.

Thank Watto63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited School of the Air on an afternoon tour of Alice Springs. It is fantastic what they are doing and they should be applauded for bringing education to those children living in the outback. On arrival we were taken into a room to watch a...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth seeing if you haven't ever experienced it. Fantastic way for the children of the outback to start their education.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did't really see much. It was just short film. It was a very short talk in a cinema room and sitting watching a couple of studios. Maybe we could have entered the studios for a better look but classes were on. You don't see...More

Thank holden4100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went so my daughter could learn about how her father had to be taught. I found it very informative but needed more interaction with the kids.

Thank neecole81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to see how this great service has evolved over the years. The have a very committed team doing a great job.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the school as part of a "Alice" city tour, our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting, The technology to be able to teach the children of the outback is wonderful, pity we only had short visit 1/2 hr, would loved to have stayed longer

Thank twotwotango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited School of the Air on a school day & so could see an actual school classroom being broadcast. What a giant leap from the pedal radio days to the computer driven broadcasts of today. Years ago we visited a property where the children...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The School of the Air was a great thing for all the kids who were confined to stations far from a traditional school. Today many may use Skype or something similar to achieve the same thing. But this is still interesting and there are still...More

Thank DRLAshville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great insight into how the school runs and how the teachers get to interact with their students well worth a visit

Thank htc51
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can you just turn up on day to visit or do you need to book - for 2 people
6 May 2017|
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Response from vcmanager2016 | 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