Fairvale High School

Focused. Aspiring. Inclusive. Respectful.

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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.

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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 7 and 8

Welcome to all Year 7 and 8 students to Fairvale High School. On behalf of the staff and students we particularly wish the new Year 7 students all the very best in what will be an exciting and new learning environment for them.

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.

After a successful first year at the school, we acknowledge the positive efforts Year 8 students made in 2017 and look forward to working with all students this year.

As Deputy Principal responsible for Years 7 and 8, 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 2018.

​Mr. Walster

Deputy principal - Year 9 and 10

I would like to welcome years 9 and 10 to a new year of learning and academic discovery. This year will bring a consolidation of skills acquired in stage 4, while moving through stage 5 to the preliminary and HSC years. 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.

Year 9 now have a new set of challenges ahead with NAPLAN tied to the HSC in the areas of reading, writing and numeracy. Learning opportunities at Fairvale High School will help develop students in their literacy and numeracy skills, alongside programs of a high quality from all faculties. Students are urged to act on their curiosity and take full advantage of every learning opportunity offered to grow their skills and build their knowledge.

As Year 10 move towards their senior years, I encourage students to work diligently to continue to develop key foundation skills that will become necessary for success and meaningful learning. I urge students to work hard to develop their critical thinking skills and prepare themselves for their futures and life long learning in an ever changing world.

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 11 and 12

Welcome to all students and their families into Years 11 and 12. As Deputy Principal supervising these year groups I will be working very closely with the Year 11 and Year 12 Year Advisers, the Senior Study Coordinator and the class teachers to ensure that senior school at Fairvale High School is a positive and rewarding experience.

We have high expectations of all students at Fairvale High School and in particular, students in the senior years. My expectation is that everyone is attending school and working to the very best of their ability every day. As a school we have many dedicated and highly skilled staff, many support structures and a wide range of curriculum options to ensure that all senior students succeed in their final two years of high school.

I look forward to us all working together to ensure this success in 2017.

Mr. Newby

Head teachers


Ms Tammy Borthwick


Mrs Cherine Spirou

Social sciences 

Mrs Dianne Piet

Performing arts 

Mr Greg Thwaites


Mrs Michelle Hsiao

Industrial arts 

Mr Anthony Cerniauskas

Learning support 

Mrs Savita Rahim


Mrs Mira Sekuloski


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 

Learning assistance 

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

Ms Sue Smyth