Mr. Nick Lovering
School Principal, Katherine High School, 2022 Menzies School Leader Fellowship
Nick Lovering has worked in the Northern Territory for the last 2 decades as a teacher and school and system leader across the Department of Education. Recently Nick has been working as the Principal of Katherine High School and has led a turnaround in school behaviour, culture and community perception. Katherine High is an incredibly diverse school with 68% First Nations students from over 30 different language groups covering a geographical area the size of Finland. By activating and engaging the broad school community Nick has been able to stabilise an emerging and largely early career workforce and develop leadership capability. The key pillars in this development being a focus on staff growth and performance and increased cultural capability within and outside the classroom.
Nick is a Menzies Foundation Leadership Fellow, recognising and supporting his work in building and increasing cultural capability within his school and across Big Rivers Region in the Northern Territory. In 2023 Nick was listed as one of forty-five educators recognised as the ‘Most Influential’ in Australia.