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Fairvale High School
I Learn To Live
Thorney Road, Fairfield West
Sydney, New South Wales, 2165
Coordinates 33°52′25″S 150°55′46″E / 33.873611°S 150.929444°E / -33.873611; 150.929444Coordinates: 33°52′25″S 150°55′46″E / 33.873611°S 150.929444°E / -33.873611; 150.929444
School type Government
Established 1969
School code 8456
Principal Kathleen Seto [1]
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 1455[2]
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Mascot Bee
Publication Fairviews

Fairvale High School is a comprehensive coeducational high school located in Fairfield West, Sydney, Australia. Established in 1969, the school is part of the South Western Sydney School Region and the Fairfield School Education Area.


'Fairvale' is not an actual suburb. Fairvale comes from the combination of Canley Vale and Fairfield. Fairvale High was built in 1969 in the suburb of Fairfield West.


Fairvale is known to many for its unusual Binishell. The Binishell is spherical in shape and was recently painted mint green, also known as "The Golf ball", "Marshmallow" and "The Beanie". The Bini shell is created through a process where a concrete membrane is blown up and allowed to set. It serves the purpose of a gym, dance hall, performance hall, and general assembly hall. Also to be noted is that the first attempt at building the Binishell in 1974 resulted in disaster when the foundations failed the binishell and it collapsed in the centre. No one was injured.

In 2009, the Foley Centre was upgraded with an art Dance/Drama space including a full wall of mirrors, Harelquinn floors, Lighting and sound infrastructure. In 2010 the school also received a new Language Centre, refurbished hospitality standard kitchens, 6 new science labs and the covered walkways were demolished and replaced.

The Canley Vale Tutorial Centre, which serves students who have had difficulty completing their education in a mainstream school, is an annex to the school however is not on the same site but is close by near Canley Vale Public School.[2]


In addition to traditional core subjects, Fairvale students may study [Music, Dance (to year 12), Drama, PE. Visual Arts], Spanish & French languages to HSC, Mandarin in Year 8, commerce and business studies. Vocational education courses are available in hospitality, tourism, business services, retail, ICT and construction.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Student activities and groups include The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, LEOs Club, Personal Development/Health/Physical Education, Rotary, String Ensemble, Vocal group, Junior and Senior Dance ensembles, Various Rock Bands and Student Representative Council.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Timothy Ly founded the television series Maximum Choppage which was first broadcast on ABC2 in 2015, but which he had worked on since leaving school in 2002.


  1. ^ French, Katherine and Kate Sullivan (2008-06-02). "A matter of principals in some of our schools". Fairfield Champion. 
  2. ^ a b "School Locator - Fairvale High School". NSW Department of Education and Training. 
  3. ^ "Universal Magazines - FAIRVALE HIGH West". School Choice. 
  4. ^ Kogoy, Peter (2007-07-12). "Popovic in, Fowler a no show". The Australian. ...Popovic his first game in top company with Sydney United in the old NSL as a teenager straight out of Fairvale High School. 

Cristian Saliadarre: Professional Actor www.imdb.com/name/nm1997099/

External links[edit]

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 11 May 2015 19:48:04 -0700

For her art work Tina will receive $500 and Fairvale High School will receive $1000. She will also attend a presentation on May 18 where an overall winner, who will receive $3000, will be announced. Comments. facebook. twitter. linkedin. google +. reddit.
The Daily Telegraph
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:18:28 -0700

“Donating this project to Fairvale High School is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get ideas of what's expected of them,” Mr Shamaon said. “It will help them ease their stress and build their confidence.” He said he was passionate about ...

AINA (press release)

AINA (press release)
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:22:30 -0800

Assyrian language students dancing in traditional garb. Fairfield, Australia -- The Assyrian Diqlat School, a community language school based at Fairvale High School, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Principal Carmen Lazar, who is also the ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:03:45 -0700

Florence Callicott, 77, grew up on her father Eric Stimon's farm, on land that would later become Fairvale High School, where they made wine until the 1940s. “I can remember the winepress that was in the egg shed. It was a funny looking thing,” she said.

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:05:37 -0800

THE Assyrian Diqlat School, a community language school based at Fairvale High School, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Principal Carmen Lazar, who is also the manager of the Assyrian Resource Centre, said she was proud to have celebrated 40 ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:13:45 -0700

This is the former Fairvale High School student's second year performing at the festival. Supermanchild at the Enmore Loft in Newtown on April 28, 30 and May 2. Source: News Corp Australia. “Last year's show was more experimental than this show,” he ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:13:43 -0800

From there Ly, who attended Fairvale High School, decided to try and make a more professional-looking show — a dream he realised in 2008. “After that I thought it would make a great TV miniseries, but I wanted to pair up with a production company to ...
Capital FM
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:44:01 -0800

What do you get one of the world's BIGGEST pop stars who has pretty much everything for his birthday? A birthday song from the lovely Kelly Clarkson of course! Comments 0. So it's Justin Bieber's birthday which is a pretty big deal on it's own, but ...

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