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Fairvale High School
Fairvale-High-logo.png
I Learn To Live
Address
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
Information
School type Government
Established 1969
School code 8456
Principal Kathleen Seto [1]
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 1455[2]
Houses Newling      Wright      Florey      Greenway     
Colour(s)

     Brown

     Yellow
Mascot Bee
Publication Fairviews
Website

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.

History[edit]

'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.

Campus[edit]

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]

Curriculum[edit]

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]

  • Alex Papps, actor and television host[3]
  • Tony Popovic, footballer[4]
  • 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.

References[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/

External links[edit]


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