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Fairvale High School
I Learn To Live
Thorney Road, Fairfield West
Sydney, New South Wales, 2165, Australia
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]
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 High is not a suburb but lies between Canleyvale and Fairfield and hence the name 'Fairvale'. The school in the suburb of Fairfield West was built in 1969


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]


  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/

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Fairvale High Flash Mob 2013

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Fairvale High School Graduation Slideshow 2012

original 10min before it got cut down.

Nightmare At Fairvale High

This is my crappy assignment i did for school.

THE GREAT SCHOOL SHOW-OFF: "The first week of Year 7 2012"

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Fairvale High School: Boys Dance group. School Spec Audition 1/4

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Fairvale High: Chanel & The Boys

September 2010 at the 'Music Count Us In' Concert. Promoting Music Education in Australia.

Fairvale High School's Submission to Funding Review

Fairvale High School a school in Sydney's South-west makes a compelling argument for additional funding to Public Schools.

Fairvale High School iPad iBand playing 'Angry Birds' and 'Sweet House Mafia'

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77 news items

Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

FAIRVALE High School was treated to a spectacular performance by students from Queensland's Woodridge State High School last Tuesday. About 45 students and five teachers from the school visited Fairvale High as part of their VET entertainment course, ...
The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:16:01 -0700

Aussie songwriter Lior passed on some lyrical tips to eight students from Fairvale High School on Thursday. The students were attending an Australian Music Day of Composition event at MLC Burwood. Lior, Erina and Tammy from Fairvale High School ...
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

A man has had his licence suspended after he was charged with high-range drink- driving in Cabramatta on Sunday night. The 33-year-old man was driving erratically in a northerly direction on Lord Street at 9:30pm when he was stopped. Police carried out ...
Fairfield City Champion
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700

Fairvale High School artists find sweet success. FAIRVALE High School's year 12 visual arts students have a lot to be proud of after their artwork ... 0 Comments. Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair. THOUSANDS of people turned up to Fairfield ...
Fairfield City Champion
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:15:00 -0700

FAIRVALE High School's year 12 visual arts students have a lot to be proud of after their artwork ... 0 Comments. Armed robbery in Wetherill Park. Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a service station in Wetherill Park ...
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:43:34 -0700

New gear: Liverpool Golf Club president Spiro Spiros, Mounties CEO Greg Pickering, Liverpool Golf Club general manager Peter Summers and Club professional Brent Dale with students Elia Simon, Kura Poko, Radovan Maric and Adam Naaman. Picture: ...
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Recipes submitted by residents taking part in the Multicultural Community Kitchen at Bonnyrigg Youth Centre have now been turned into a recipe book. Bonnyrigg Multicultural Community Kitchen features delicious recipes from around the world. Newleaf ...
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:56:15 -0700

A man will appear in Fairfield Court next month, charged with child sex offences allegedly committed in the 1980s. It is alleged a man, then aged 28, had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in 1981. A 60-year-old man was arrested at a ...

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