School of the Air is a Distance Education Centre located in Broken Hill. The school was established in 1956 and now caters predominately for the geographically isolated students within a radius of approximately 300km from Broken Hill. Over the last two years, students who come under the category of travellers, have been enrolled. The school aims to develop excellence in learning over distance through open communication and personalised teacher/pupil and home supervisor interaction. The educational program provided for the students is centred around the correspondence material, with air lessons, telephone, fax and field services used to complement the program.