Our School

Alice Springs School of the Air is one of two Schools of the Air in the Northern Territory funded by the Department of Education.

The Alice Springs School of the Air offers a wide range of educational services and activities to isolated school children, from Pre school to Year 9, in the southern half of the Northern Territory and the extreme north of South Australia.

The School operates for 40 weeks of the year and follows 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. Some students stay with the school from the start of their primary education all the way through until the end of Year 9 when they either continue in distance education via the Northern Territory School of Distance Education, or move into a regional centre or interstate to attend boarding school.

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 through embracing challenge.