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Katherine School of the Air is a Distance Education School, one of the three NT Distance Education Schools under Northern Territory Department of Education (DOE). The school caters for isolated Primary and Middle School students who reside in the top half of the Northern Territory of Australia and Northern Territory residents temporarily travelling or based elsewhere. Middle Yeas students including urban students that require alternative pathways are also catered for under the new Flexible Learning team. Fee paying students are also catered for.
The term "School of the Air" refers to the old style delivery of lessons via HF Radio ie "air waves". Today the school delivers lessons via satellite, Internet and telecommunications technologies. REACT software is used by the school to provided online lessons to the students. Paper based materials are still provide to students to complement their interactive learning.

 

ABOUT KATHERINE

Katherine's climate is tropical. There are two seasons a wet season from October to April and a dry season from May to September. During the wet season it is hot and humid reaching 40 + degrees celsius, tropical down pours are experienced and rivers and creeks flood making roads to remote stations and communities impassable. The wet season is sometimes called the green season since the heavy rain ensures that the vegetation becomes a luscious green. During the dry season the vegetation dries out and the weather is idyllic with dry sunny days of around 30 degrees celsius maximum temperature.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Contact Details:
Telephone: (08) 8972 1833
Fax: (08) 8972 3651

 

 

KSA - FACTS
  • ​KSA has been in operation since 1966.
  • KSA offers Distance Education from preschool to year 9
  • Enrolments = approx. 250 students who live on cattle stations and Aboriginal communities and families who are travelling throughout Australia and Overseas.
  • KSA borders are from north to the Tiwi Islands, south to the Barkly Tablelands district, east to the Queensland border and west to the Western Australian border.
  • KSA borders are from north to the Tiwi Islands, south to the Barkly Tablelands district, east to the Queensland border and west to the Western Australian border.
  • Total kilometres travelled by either road or plane averages over 120,000 kms per year.
Our Mission
​To provide quality distance education programs which allow students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
Key Values:
  • Provide a supportive learning environment for all students.
  • Relationships between all stakeholders in the school community.
  • Be flexible, proactive and open to change.
  • Be open, honest and authentic in our communication.
  • Provide quality service and the delivery (through different pathways) of educational materials to support individual students’ learning.