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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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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

The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 04 May 2015 16:27:45 -0700

Year 10 — Tina Le, Fairvale High School. Year 8 — Bree Slarke, Mater Maria Catholic College, Warriewood Source: Supplied. Year 7 — Holly Faulds, Dubbo College South Campus Source: Supplied. Year 9 — Tahlee Wiseman, Xavier College, Llandilo ...

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 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.

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.
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 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 ...

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 ...

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