Keira High School

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Keira High School
Wollongong, NSW
Australia Australia
Coordinates 34°24′21″S 150°53′16″E / 34.40583°S 150.88778°E / -34.40583; 150.88778Coordinates: 34°24′21″S 150°53′16″E / 34.40583°S 150.88778°E / -34.40583; 150.88778
Type Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school
Motto Excelsior
Reaching Higher
Established 1917
Principal David J Robson
Enrolment ~1000
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Light Blue, Navy Blue and White

Keira High School in Wollongong, New South Wales has existed as an institution under several names since 1917. Originally a collection of boys' technical schools on several sites throughout Wollongong, the school was amalgamated in 1954 at its current site in Lysaght Street North Wollongong.[1]

The school then became known as Keira Boys High School and remained as such until 1984.[1] Since that time the school has become co-educational and pioneered the integration of technology and design into the curriculum.

The KHS campus is in the heart of Wollongong's education district. It is bordered on the west by the TAFE-Illawarra Institute, on the east by Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts and is a three-minute walk from the University of Wollongong.

With an enrolment of approximately 1000 students across Year 7 to Year 12 and 65 teachers, Keira High School offers a wide range of subjects including Japanese and Cultural Understanding.

Football (Soccer)

Keira High School has a reputation around both the local Illawarra area and the state of New South Wales as a school of football (soccer) excellence. To date, eleven Socceroos (members of the Australian national football team) have attended the school.

Former names

  • Wollongong Junior Secondary Technical school (1917–1945)
  • Wollongong Technical College (1945–1954)
  • Keira Boys High School (1954–1984)
  • Keira High School (1985–1990)
  • Keira Technology High School (1990–present)

KBHS Student Activities and Achievements

  • An ISCF (Inter School Christian Fellowship) was active during the sixties
  • An Interact Club was formed in 1967
  • In 1967 the new Principal, Jack Johnstone introduced inter school debating.

See also


  1. ^ a b "History". Kiera High School. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

External links

  • Keira High School website
  • NSW Department of Education and Training: Keira High School
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