School of the Air



This unique institution is an everyday experience for children of the outback. Today, radio communication has mostly given way to email, intranet and social media over satellite-linked internet, but the education connection between students and their teacher remains the same. This School of the Air classroom covers over a million square kilometres, with a student population of about 80 from outback stations.

School of the Air Broken Hill runs regular tourist sessions at 8:15am each morning, during the school term. In the session you will be able to talk with a teacher, watch an information DVD and sit in on a live lesson with the students.

Bookings must be made at least one day prior at the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre. Once a booking is made, directions to the School of the Air will be provided. Coach bookings may be accepted and some sessions may be cancelled without notice.

The session begins at 8.30 sharp. Visitors are advised to show up 10 to 15 minutes earlier. No entry after 8.30!


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