Fairvale High School

Focused. Aspiring. Inclusive. Respectful.

Telephone02 9604 3118


Our staff

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Our professional, university-educated teachers encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to succeed. They maintain the highest integrity and concern for your child’s wellbeing.

The principal is responsible for the educational leadership and management of our school. If you would like to speak to the principal, please contact us to make an appointment.

Our school administrative staff can answer inquiries or direct you to the appropriate staff member for help.


Fairvale High School is a very large, dynamic, multicultural high school in the Fairfield area. The school was established in 1969 and has an outstanding record in academic, cultural, social and sporting excellence. 

The values of Fairvale High School are founded on the principles of tradition, care and innovation. The school’s supportive and caring environment builds learning capacity in a wide range of academic, sporting and vocational subjects. 

While Fairvale High has achieved exemplary successes in these areas, the school also offers extension opportunities in Mathematics, English, History and in the Creative and Performing Arts. 

The school has excellent facilities and resources, including a multi-purpose Performing Arts and Creative Arts centre, a state of the art Hospitality kitchen, seven refurbished Science labs, a new Language centre, an indoor gym centre, a Photography dark room, classrooms with interactive white boards and Multi-Media facilities. 

Fairvale’s delivery of comprehensive, inclusive, student centred programs is achieved with support from highly skilled and committed teachers and intensive homework/tutorial centres. Community relations are strengthened through outreach adult education classes and an active Parent and Community committee. 

Dr. Kathleen Seto

Deputy principal - Year 11 and 12

I would like to welcome years 11 and 12 to a new year of learning and academic discovery. I would also like to welcome our new enrolments and would like to wish you all well as you take on the opportunities offered to you at Fairvale High School.

Go well and do your best in the year ahead and I look forward to watching you grow as people and inquisitive learners.

​Ms. Fountis

Deputy principal - Year 9 and 10

Welcome to all Year 9 and 10 students to Fairvale High School. 

The school has outstanding programs for all students to be " the best that they can be", and there are a range of student learning and wellbeing opportunities aimed at meeting the individual needs of all students.

As Deputy Principal responsible for Years 9 and 10, I am confident all students will continue to take responsibility for their own learning by maintaining excellent attendance, by working hard to meet the learning requirements of each subject area and by following the school's FAIR core values. Best wishes to all in 2019.

​Mr. Walster

Deputy principal - Year 7 and 8

Welcome to year 7 and 8. 

Head teachers


Ms Tammy Borthwick

English EAL/D and Literacy

Ms Lauren Derrick


Mrs Cherine Spirou

Social sciences 

Ms Sandra Te

Performing arts 

Mr Brett Calder (Relieving)


Mrs Michelle Hsiao

Industrial arts 

Mr Anthony Cerniauskas

Learning support 

Mrs Savita Rahim


Mrs Mira Sekuloski


Mr Andrew Nguyen (Relieving)


Ms Kathryn Efthymiades


Mr Stephen Barbuto


Mrs Kathy Padovan

Personal development, health, physical education

Mr Anthony Karam

Visual arts

Mrs Teresa Toledo

Home economics

Mrs Sandra Bellette

Diverse Learning

Ms Pru Husari

Computing and vocational education and training (V.E.T)

Ms Sue Smyth