History

The first of its kind in Australia, Alice Springs School of the Air (ASSOA) has seen much growth and many changes in its 60+ 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 supervisors 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.