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

From the initial idea by Miss Adelaide Miethke, the trial process and the official opening to the building of a specialised premises, and the more recent switch from radio to broadband satellite technologies, the Alice Springs School of the Air has educated 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 and young people.

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

A Message from our Principal

We offer innovative and engaging learning programs delivered by our highly qualified professional team of staff. Our school proves that distance is no obstacle to learning and in fact distance encourages diversity and innovation.

At ASSOA we provide a differentiated program that enables your child to develop into a productive and thoughtful member of the community who can make the most of every opportunity presented to them. We work closely with your child to develop them into well informed students who can set and achieve goals in their learning that gives them great options for their future.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your family to our school.

Principal, Alice Springs School of the Air

ASSOA proudly belongs to AADES, the peak professional organisation in Australasia representing school level distance education.

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