Brayden Morton has a Bachelor of Education (PDHPE) from Avondale College of Higher Education. He is currently completing a Masters of Education specialising in administration.
Brayden's experience in teaching started at Macarthur Adventist College where he served as a teacher for eight years. He then worked at Gilson College (Taylors Hill) for four years as Head of Department, timetable coordinator and teacher, before joining North West Christian School in 2020. Brayden currently serves as Principal at North West Christian School.
Brayden is married to Luisiana and they are raising four beautiful children.
Why did you choose teaching as a career?
I believe God called me to be a teacher. When I was younger, I asked God what he would like me to do and had a few different options that I thought would be interesting. The teaching path opened up for me and I have never regretted that decision of choosing teaching and working with young people. It is always challenging and rewarding to work with young people throughout each day.
Who inspires you and why?
I was inspired by my older sister to do teaching. She is a quality teacher who enjoyed herself at work and did something she loved. She helped inspire me to choose teaching as a career. My wife, who works hard and pushes me to do challenging things, inspires me. Other quality educators who consistently amaze me in their ability to adapt, innovate, and teach in this changing environment also inspire me. I believe we have quality educators here at North West Christian School who work hard to develop quality programs and teach effectively to all students in our region.
What is the most rewarding thing about your role?
The most rewarding thing about being Principal is being able to work with parents, teachers and students to create a harmonious environment that students find safe and can learn to their full potential. I enjoy being able to lead a whole school learning culture that helps the school consistently develop and improve.
What are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to being part of the growth of the school. Our school is growing rapidly and because of this we have many building programs happening. These building programs are very exciting for all of us here at NWCS. I am looking forward to seeing the development of our school program to involve a harmony of music and outdoor education throughout K -12.
When you’re not teaching, what do you do in your downtime? Do you have interests or hobbies?
I like to spend my free time working on our farm. We have an alpaca stud that takes up much of my free time. I also enjoy any sport (especially basketball, rugby league and cricket) or recreational activities and enjoy being outdoors.