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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]
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]

  • 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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Fairvale High Flash Mob 2013

In Term 2, 2013, Students from year 7-11 performed in front of an unsuspecting audience during an average Monday recess.

2015 Year 7 - The First 2 days at Fairvale High [FULL VERSION]

A Video of the new 2015 Year 7 group in their first two days at High School at Fairvale High.

Network ten clip Jarryd Hayne speaking at Fairvale High School

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

Fairvale High School: Boys Dance group. School Spec Audition 1/4 There are four videos. 1. Chanel Lea is the first dancer in this video. Chanel choreographed and mixed the music for this...

2015 Year 7 - The First 2 days at Fairvale High [HIGHLIGHTS]

A Video Highlight Reel of the new 2015 Year 7 group in their first two days at High School at Fairvale High.

12 Year Old YOYO BOY AMAZING! 2014 Fairvale Factor Winner - [Jordan]

12 Year Old Year 7 student Jordan has taken out the 2014 Fairvale Factor Talent Quest. An amazing talent!! You have to see this to believe it.

Fairvale High: Chanel & The Boys

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

Fairvale High School Graduation Slideshow 2012

original 10min before it got cut down.

FVHS: A day in the life of Year 7 (2014) #decshowcase

A Day in the life of a Year 7 student at Fairvale High School, 2014.

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

Inspire.Innovate 2013 SWSR ICT conference at ANZ stadium. http://inspireinnovate.nsw.edu.au/ - A 2 song 'Student Voice' showcase of iPads in a performance Band. 11th April, 2013 All students...

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31 news items

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 07:03:45 -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
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:04:35 -0700

F airfield Community Services Centre. 25 Barbara St. Fairvale Public School, Wolseley St. Fairfield Heights. Fairfield Heights Public School Camden St. Fairfield West. Fairfield West Public School, Hamilton Rd. Fairvale High School, Thorney Rd. Guildford.

Fairfield City Champion

Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:12:23 -0700

The former Fairvale High School student has been doing improvisations on stage for seven years. He labelled the experience "exhilarating". "Once a month I take part in the improvised soap opera ITs Improv at the Giant Dwarf Theatre [in Redfern]," Mr ...

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
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 ...

The Urban Daily

The Urban Daily
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:50 -0700

Donna Goudeau is still on our brains after a three-year video of her being arrested went viral this month. Goudeau along with three others were arrested in the beating, stabbing, and robbing of a 73-year-old man in Port Arthur, Texas from July 2011.

St Kilda

St Kilda
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:08:37 -0800

A live online stream of St Kilda's opening NAB Challenge game in Moreton Bay on Saturday will now be available on SAINTS.com.au from 3.10pm Eastern Standard Time. The AFL today announced the decision in response to feedback from supporters and ...
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 ...

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