Drawing on the philosophy of its founder, aviator Sir Partick Gordon Taylor, Loquat Valley School embraces the spirit of endeavour and challenge.
Taylor, who flew with Charles Kingsford-Smith, founded the School in 1947 and named it Loquat Valley after the fruit grown locally by the early settlers.
He wrote, "Loquat Valley School is a name with meaning, linking the tradition of early Australian pioneers with the life of the children today and with the future."
Having served in the Second World War ferrying aircraft from North America to England, Captain Taylor, with his wife Joan and his daughters Genie and Sue, made Bayview their home.
Taylor dreamed of a school where the children would learn about all the peoples of the world, their cultures and history. He hoped to take them beyond the limited education he had experienced when he was young.
Taylor wanted children to have a great love for and pride in their country and he dreamed of a world where social and economic barriers did not exist.
He wanted a school in which all the children would hold out their hands to one another when help was needed.