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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]
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 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

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]

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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3271 videos foundNext > 

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.

Fairvale High School Graduation Slideshow 2012

original 10min before it got cut down.

Fairvale High: Chanel & The Boys

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

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

Our Video is the in the 2012 South West Sydney Regional DEC GREAT SCHOOL SHOW OFF final short list. This is footage from the first week of school for Year 7 ...

Nightmare At Fairvale High

This is my crappy assignment i did for 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...

Fairvale High Promo Video 2010

Fairvale High.

Fairvale High School Don't You Worry Child Inspire Innovate 2013

Fairvale High School perform "Don't you worry child" in front of delegates at Inspire Innovate 2013.

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 Ba...

Network ten clip Jarryd Hayne speaking at Fairvale High School

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36 news items

 
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:56:15 -0700

THE Bossley Park High School Homework Centre is proving to be a God-send for students looking for a quiet place to study after hours. Located within the school's library, the centre is designed to allow students a space to complete their after-school ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Victory in Pacific recalled. EX-SERVICEMEN Jim Hall and Frank Huckstepp will never forget the day Japan surrendered to Allied forces. 0 Comments. Fairvale High School artists find sweet success. FAIRVALE High School's year 12 visual arts students have ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -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. Armed robbery in Wetherill Park. Police are appealing for information following an armed ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Victory in Pacific recalled. EX-SERVICEMEN Jim Hall and Frank Huckstepp will never forget the day Japan surrendered to Allied forces. 0 Comments. Fairvale High School artists find sweet success. FAIRVALE High School's year 12 visual arts students have ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:59:04 -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
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:32:04 -0700

About 10.30pm, officers attached to Fairfield Local Area Command were called to a home on Bishop Crescent, after reports of a shooting. Inquiries revealed the incident took place sometime between 8pm and 8.30pm, when an unknown person/s fired three ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:49:40 -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. Armed robbery in Wetherill Park. Police are appealing for information following an armed ...
 
Fairfield City Champion
Wed, 13 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 ...
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