About Us

Our School

Alice Springs School of the Air is a dis­tance edu­ca­tion school offer­ing a wide range of edu­ca­tion­al ser­vices and activ­i­ties to iso­lat­ed school chil­dren, from Preschool to Year 9, in Cen­tral Australia.

We are a pub­lic school and oper­ate for 40 weeks of the year fol­low­ing the same school cal­en­dar as oth­er Gov­ern­ment schools in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, shar­ing the same term and hol­i­day schedule.

Many of our stu­dents live on cat­tle sta­tions but they also come from Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties, camel farms, nation­al parks, min­ing camps, road hous­es, remote police sta­tions and tourist ven­tures. We also enrol over­seas based stu­dents and NT res­i­dents who are trav­el­ling around Aus­tralia. Some stu­dents com­plete all of their school­ing through dis­tance edu­ca­tion, and we even have chil­dren and grand­chil­dren of ASSOA Alumni.

Our Vision:

Inspir­ing iso­lat­ed stu­dents to recog­nise and realise their potential.

Our Mission:

We edu­cate iso­lat­ed and diverse stu­dents to recog­nise and realise their poten­tial through world-lead­ing edu­ca­tion­al approaches:
• inter­ac­tive technologies
• engag­ing teach­ing practices
• fos­ter­ing inde­pen­dent learners
• strong part­ner­ships with families.

Our Values:

We recog­nise and respect everyone’s rights, knowl­edge, aspi­ra­tions and experiences.

We val­ue diver­si­ty and the ben­e­fits that dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives and expe­ri­ences bring to our work.

We encour­age reflec­tive and open dia­logue that is time­ly and constructive.

We col­lab­o­rate to pro­mote inno­va­tion and solu­tions-focussed thinking.

We con­tin­u­al­ly eval­u­ate our impact to improve stu­dent outcomes.

We learn and improve through prac­tice and per­sis­tence, by risk-tak­ing, mis­take-mak­ing and embrac­ing the challenge.