To all Holy Trinity friends & families,
With construction underway at our school site, I am excited to announce another major milestone with our newly appointed and founding principal Krystine Hocking set to take up the role following school holidays.
Krystine comes to us from St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Fawkner North, where she has been deputy principal for the past 3.5 years. Before that she was deputy principal St Peters in Keilor East for five years.
Krystine has 30 years of teaching experience behind her and is excited to have the opportunity to develop a school that is “creative and vibrant, providing a welcoming, positive learning environment”, reflective of our Catholic values.
She is passionate about empowering and equipping the students of Holy Trinity with the skills and dispositions to be life long learners, successful and active members of our society.
“As a school community we will strive to instill a sense of hope to create a better world. The future belongs to our children and through our faith we can create a learning environment that allows us to foster that sense of hope.” Krystine said.
Importantly through our search for the right principal, Krystine demonstrated to us that she is committed to partnering with families and the local community to promote a culture of belonging, inclusivity and support so that we can achieve the best possible outcomes for your child.
Krystine said she will focus on building a positive school culture: “Self-respect and respect for others are part of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Learning about values and morals is strongly woven into a Catholic Education. This allows Catholic schools to have clear boundaries and processes for addressing anti-social behaviour before it impacts student wellbeing.”
Krystine is now looking forward to building a team of high quality teachers who share the same commitment nurturing life-long learners and fostering a strong, respectful and inclusive school community that is welcoming to all.
“Good teachers get to know the child and understand how each child learns, building on their strengths and instilling a hunger in their students to learn more. I will build a team of teachers who understand the link between wellbeing, resilience and academic achievement and who are committed to developing authentic relationships with students, parents and the wider community.”
Krystine was born and bred in South Australia but moved to Victoria where she has raised her two daughters. “Outside of school, I love watching my two daughters find and explore their passion in life. I am an avid reader and love travelling and learning about history and culture,” Krystine said.
Krystine will be in touch shortly to provide you all with an update on building progress.
Father Kevin McIntosh
Parish Priest | Sunbury