I am staying in Mt Isa for 10 weeks while I work at the School of the Air - children who live in remote areas and do their school work at home. The teachers monitor their returned work and take a lesson with the 8 children together each day via the phone network. Children also receive individual reading lessons by phone, twice a week. Teachers do home visits to the children in their class and I have been to see two of the children in my class in the time I've been here. The scenery around Mt Isa is ruggedly beautiful, red rocks and white gums.