Keira High School, Fairy Meadow
Name: Keira High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: Lysaght St
Town: Fairy Meadow
State: New South Wales
Region Illawarra and South East
Phone: 4229 4644
Fax: 4226 9983
Keira Technology High School is situated in central Wollongong. Theschool was reestablished as a Technology High School in 1990. Itssuccess in meeting this charter has been reflected since in a number ofways.
These include: The awarding, by the Department of Education andTraining, of the title of "Centre of Excellence in the Use ofTechnology Across the Curriculum" in 1995; and the retention of its"Technology High School" status in 1999. Both these recognitionsfollowed full school reviews by external, independent teams. In 2000,two chief education officers (school improvement) have recommended theschool's middle schooling initiatives be recognised under thegovernment's "Outstanding Programs in Schools" program.
The excellenceof our programs has also been recognised by tertiary institutions:Wollongong University chose our school to be its partner in theproduction of three internationally acclaimed CD ROMs; "Lake Iluka","Exploring the Nardoo" and "Aspire"; Sydney University invited theschool to join its "Innovations and Best Practice Project". Only onehundred schools Australia-wide were invited to participate in thisproject.
Over the past decade: Educators from Japan, Korea, the UnitedStates, Canada, New Zealand and Denmark have visited the school tolearn about its practices and programs; and fifty-four New South Waleshigh schools (at last count) have requested copies of our literacyprograms.