Student Learning

Independent Learning Program (ILP)

All students at Fairhills have 1 period of ILP to complement their other timetabled classes.  In Middle School (Years 7-9) where students are timetabled for 19 periods of core subjects, the ILP (the 20th period) is allocated for co-curricular activities.  In Senior School (Years 10-12), the 20th period is allocated for private study.


Please click on the link:  Independent Learning Program


A Diverse Curriculum

Fairhills offers a wide range of subjects in Business, Science, Technology, Humanities and Arts areas.  Students at Fairhills complete the internationally recognised Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), which at Fairhills can include the following career related options:

  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) studied at off-campus courses at nearby Technical institutions eg. Multimedia
  • Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) eg. Accountancy Practice
  • University Enhancement Studies (UES) while still at school

As well as a strong commitment to excellence in academic areas, students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of sporting, outdoor education, cultural and recreational activities.  Our students regularly represent the school at regional, state and national level.  The Outdoor Education Program includes cycle touring, kayaking, surfing, caving, rock climbing, lifesaving and windsurfing.

Fairhills has an extensive instrumental music program and presents a Performing Arts Festival and Musical each year, organises several Regional Dance Competitions and fields teams in such activities as Debating and Chess. 


Key Learning Domains and Curriculum Allocations


Please click on the link to view the Curriculum Chart:    Curriculum Overview