Keira High School
|Keira High School|
|Wollongong, NSW, Australia|
|Type||Public, Co-educational, Secondary, Day school|
|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.
The school then became known as Keira Boys High School and remained as such until 1984. 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.
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. The football program is currently headed by Mr. John Cropper, member of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) faculty.
- Wollongong Junior Secondary Technical school (1917–1945)
- Wollongong Technical College (1945–1954)
- Keira Boys High School (1954–1984)
- Keira High School (1985–2004)
- Keira Technology High School (2004–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.
- The graduating class of 2012 was the best class in the history of Keira that love each other very much.
- "History". Kiera High School. Retrieved 2009-02-22.