About Us

History

The first of its kind in Aus­tralia, Alice Springs School of the Air has seen much growth and many changes in its 70+ years.

From the ini­tial idea by Miss Ade­laide Miethke, the tri­al process and the offi­cial open­ing to the build­ing on a spe­cialised premis­es and the more recent switch from radio to broad­band satel­lite tech­nolo­gies, the Alice Springs School of the Air has helped edu­cate thou­sands of stu­dents. Facil­i­tat­ing dai­ly con­tact between stu­dents, home tutors and teach­ers, the school has always strived to find new and bet­ter ways of enrich­ing the edu­ca­tion of Australia’s most remote children.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Alice Springs School of the Air’s his­to­ry see the time­line on our Vis­i­tor Cen­tre page.