Principal's Message

Principal's Welcome

 

 

On behalf of the community of Fairhills High School, I welcome all parents of our new students and especially those whose association with the school is just beginning.  Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and I trust the accompanying information will assist you and your child.


Fairhills High School prides itself on getting the best from our students.  Parent focus groups and feedback from feeder primary schools have indicated six important expectations parents have of their chosen Secondary School:

 - Personalised and effective teaching & learning

 - A safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment

 - Pleasant, respectful and helpful staff

 - A wide variety of subject choices and co-curricular activities

 - Effective student wellbeing and discipline procedures

 - Attractive and well maintained facilities

At Fairhills we value and take pride in our achievements in each of these six areas.  The growth of each individual student is a focus, we recognise that as we 'work together and learn together' students will be best able to achieve their potential.  The co-operative effort of students, parents and teachers is at the heart of the learning pathways followed by our students and the outcomes they achieve.


Expectations for our students are high at Fairhills.  We firmly believe that every girl and boy can experience success and go on to graduate as a responsible, resilient and confident young adult, well prepared to take charge of their future and to become a productive member of the community.


Our school prides itself on the 'multiple learning outcomes' curricular and co-curricular programs available to students, on the highly positive attitude and behaviour of our students and on the constant focus by our professional staff on developing, personalising and transforming teaching approaches to best meet the needs of students.


Fairhills has four specialist Academies to enrich the learning opportunities of our students:

 - SEAL Academy (Select Entry Accelerated Learning)

 - Basketball Academy (in association with Knox Basketball Association)

 - STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

 - Performing Arts Academy (Theatre Studies, Dance, Music, Drama and Acting)


Fairhills has some outstanding facilities (eg. our Student Wellbeing Centre, 2 Court Basketball Stadium, Second Campus KIOSC Technology Centre and is master planned for future development including a Japanese style Administration Complex, VCE Centre and Performing Arts Theatre.)


We aim to provide excellence in all our education programs.  High expectations are reflected through high levels of student responsibility and conduct and in student high success rate in relation to entrance to tertiary education & employment.


We know that we offer an outstanding educational program and we care for our students, in partnership with parents, in a way that provides students with the best opportunity to achieve success and to enjoy their school years.  We know that the outcomes achieved by our students and the highly successful pathways they follow reflect the excellent education their experience at our school.


We are certain that you will find Fairhills High School to be an excellent choice of secondary school for your child.


Harvey Wood

Principal