Year 2020

In 2020 the school has 121 students, 10 teachers, a Principal (Ms. Kerrie Russell) and a small number of support staff. Our most remote students are from Suplejack Downs, 760km along the Tanami Road, close to the WA border.  This is the 3rd generation of this family to attend School of the Air.  We also have children from the largest working cattle station in the world, Anna Creek Station attending the school. The closest students are 90kms away. Students in the same class are sometimes close to 2000kms apart. In 2020 we also have 2 teachers based in the Aboriginal community of Corella Creek. We have a few students travelling with their families in the NT, interstate and even overseas.  These families are travelling for work. There are a number of international students in places such as the Seychelles, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, London and Saudi Arabia.

Whilst many schools have experienced a variety of challenges this year with students unable to attend school, here at School of the Air we have continued to teach our students remotely, just as we have for the last 69 years.  Though we did have to cancel our in school week in term 2 which is sports week.  In 2020 our sports day was held remotely.  Everyone had a great deal of fun.

Schools from around the world have turned to School of the Air for advise in these unusual COVID times.

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