Gateway Community High celebrates World Teachers' Day
Gateway Community High is celebrating Principal Andrew Lloyd in honour of World Teachers' Day.
Gateway Community High, an initiative of Macquarie Community College,is an independent high school in Carlingford created to provide opportunities for young people to thrive in an educational setting tailored to support their learning and belonging.
Principal Lloyd was originally a petroleum engineer and made the switch from engineering to teaching after realising he could relate to young people. After more than 30 years as an educator, he hasn't looked back.
When asked about what attracted him to Gateway Community High, Principal Lloyd said he jumped at the opportunity to work with 'kids on the edge' or those doing it tough.
"I'm passionate about inclusion, everyone in society should have the chance to learn," Principal Lloyd said.
"I don't think success is about a production line. I think success is about being included and feeling like a family. Gateway Community High is about belonging - it's more than a school. It’s a place where everyone belongs, and everyone is welcome."
His advice for other teachers? "Don't take everything too seriously; life is too short."
To find if Gateway Community High might be the right choice for you or your child visit https://www.gatewaycommunityhigh.nsw.edu.au/school-information or Call (02) 8845 8835.