School of the Air is a generic term for correspondence schools catering for the primary and early secondary education of children in remote and outback Australia where some or all classes were historically conducted by radio, although this is now replaced by telephone and internet technology. In these areas, the school-age population is too small for a conventional school to be viable. The invention of the pedal radio by Alfred Traeger around ,  and particularly the involvement of educator Adelaide Miethke in formulating and developing the idea of using the existing Royal Flying Doctor Service of radio communications, were pivotal in the establishment of the School of the Air. There are School of the Air programmes in all states except Tasmania. School classes were conducted via shortwave radio from until ,  after which most schools switched to wireless internet technologies to deliver lessons that include live one-way video feeds and clear two-way audio. Each student has direct contact with a teacher in an inland town such as Broken Hill , Alice Springs or Meekatharra.
Australia: History Facts for Students
A List Of 10 Interesting Facts About Homework In The 20th Century
Alliteration Hyperbole Metaphor Irony. View all reading worksheets. View all writing worksheets. Dramatic Irony Cacophony Anaphora Setting.
Australia facts: get ready for the lowdown Down Under!
Despite its relatively small population, it has produced many high-achievers in science, technology and the arts. Australian high schools have strong standards, a comprehensive curriculum, and highly qualified teachers. There is emphasis on non-discrimination and equality of opportunity.
Think you've heard a lot about Australia? Well here are a few little gems that might surprise you! While many people visit Australia for its brilliant beaches and year-round sunshine, the Australian Alps, straddling New South Wales and Victoria, are a mecca for skiing enthusiasts. Thredbo and Perisher are two large resorts near Canberra, the latter being the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere. Blue Cow Mountain is one of the most popular areas, with a vast range of accommodation and runs as well as stunning views across the Alps.