Keira High places emphasis on student-centred approaches to learning
and problem-solving within a framework of quality teaching. The school also has
close links with Wollongong TAFE, giving senior students expanded curriculum
choices, and has entered several joint ventures with the University of
Wollongong and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.

Facilities: Sporting fields, seven computer rooms, two technology
rooms with robotics facilities, a number of specialist laboratories, a library,
recording studio, drama space, an assembly hall, a gymnasium, basketball and
tennis courts.

Electives Years 7 to 10: A comprehensive range including Geography,
History, Design and Technology, Commerce, Computing Studies, Dance, Visual
Arts, Drama, Sports Science, Electronics, Child Studies, Textiles and Design,
Photography, Graphic Design, Japanese, Food Technology, Jewellery Making,
Marine Studies, Music and Ceramics.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, Mathematics, Economics, Business
Studies, Legal Studies, Ancient History, Modern History, Health Studies,
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Technology, Construction, Photography,
Visual Arts, Visual Design, Furnishings, Hospitality, Design and Technology,
Society and Culture, Music, Information Technology, Software and Design, Drama,
Engineering Studies, Geography, Earth and Environmental Science.

Sport: Students compete with other schools locally, state-wide and
nationally. Sports offered include rugby league, soccer, basketball,
volleyball, hockey, tennis, aerobics, gymnastics, surfing, archery, pool, table
tennis, weight training, bowling and other recreational sports.

Extracurricular activities: Debating, SRC, drama, circus, choir,
band, dance, guitar, chess and Rock Eisteddfod.

Welfare and personal development: The established welfare network at
Keira incorporates a well-developed Year 7 transition program including peer
support. A clear set of appropriate behavioural guidelines ensures safety and
an environment conducive to learning. Merit recognition operates through every
facet of school life. The school fosters high expectations in terms of the
wearing of uniform, attendance, behaviour and academic achievement.

Famous ex-students: Graeme Langlands (rugby
league), Gordon McLeod (basketball), Bob Bignall (soccer), Peter Peters
(media), Keith Johns (music), Frank Moorhouse (literature), Warwick Giddey
(football and basketball), Wayne Gardner (motorcycle racing), Alex Zelinsky
(science), Steve Abbott aka The Sandman (entertainment), Phil Slater (jazz) and
Renae Camino (basketball).

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 850 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Lysaght Street, Fairy Meadow 2519
  • Phone:02 4229 4644
  • Fax:02 4226 9983

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