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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]
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Mascot Bee
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' 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.


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. 

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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
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 18:07:28 -0700

Tina Le of Fairvale High School won the year 10 artwork category. Picture: Craig Wilson NewsLocal general manager Michael Wilkins presents the Year 7 Artwork winner Holly Faulds of Dubbo College South Campus with her award. Picture: Craig Wilson.

The Daily Telegraph

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 ...

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

The Daily Telegraph
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:03:45 -0700

Florence Callicott, 77, grew up on her father Eric Stimon's farm, on land that would later become Fairvale High School, where they made wine until the 1940s. “I can remember the winepress that was in the egg shed. It was a funny looking thing,” she said.

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Don't despair. We've listed every polling place, sausage sizzle and cake stall for the seats of Prospect, Fairfield and Cabramatta on election day. People can vote from 8am to 6pm on Saturday. Polling Places with a * indicate a sausage sizzle ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 04 May 2015 16:29:05 -0700

Year 10 — Tina Le, Fairvale High School. 1 of 5. “We are very proud to have been associated with this competition run through schools in NSW with the support of the Minister for Veterans Affairs.” VIEW OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE INCLUDING EVERY ENTRY ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:05:37 -0800

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 manager of the Assyrian Resource Centre, said she was proud to have celebrated 40 ...

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