School of the Air

The Alice Springs School of the Air is a correspondence school for primary school aged children living in remote Central Australian communities and properties. The school was established in 1951 and used the radio equipment of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs to make radio broadcasts to children throughout the region.

Today the school uses various technology including email and online video via satellite broadband internet to provide daily education services to more than 120 children across one million square kilometres of Central Australia.

You can visit the School of the Air visitors’ centre in Alice Springs and see for yourself the incredible work that the school’s teachers and administrators do to ensure that isolation does not prevent children in the region from receiving a formal education. While you’re there you can purchase educational books to be given out to students in need. Funds raised from the visitors’ centre assist in the purchase of new communication technology and the running of student activities and excursions.

  • alice springs anzac hill a3 preview

    A Town Like Alice

    Half Day Tour | Alice Springs

    Learn how the town of Alice Springs has evolved into the central hub of the Australian outback. Visit historical sites a...

    From
    $95
  • Mala Walk NAAD 20 21 Tour Preview

    Outback Adventure

    15 Day Guided Vacation | Adelaide to Darwin

    Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and ...

    From
    $5785
  • The Ghan outback lounge NAADR 20 21 Preview

    Outback Tracks: Outback Adventure & Ghan Rail Journey

    19 Day Guided Vacation | Adelaide Return

    Experience the vast Australian outback onboard The Ghan Expedition, a legendary train and unforgettable adventure. Combi...

  • Karlu Karlu NUAD 20 21 Tour Preview

    Outback Safari

    11 Day Guided Vacation | Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin

    Experience quintessential Northern Territory landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of U...

    From
    $4450
  • northern territory kata tjuta imse preview

    Australian Highlights

    13 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Sydney

    Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, the turquoise tropical waters the Great Barrier Reef, and buzzy cosmopolitan ...

    From
    $4025
  • IMZB Milford Sound Preview 800x440

    Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

    22 Day Guided Vacation | Melbourne to Christchurch

    A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes characterises this epic journey across two nations. The Great Barr...

    From
    $6750