Krystine Hocking is a passionate education leader with more than 30 years experience in Catholic education. She is looking forward to the tremendous opportunity of building a school community from the ground up, following four years as deputy principal at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Fawkner North and five years as deputy principal St Peters in Keilor East.
Krystine was born and bred in South Australia but moved to Victoria where her and her husband have raised their two daughters. Outside of school Krystine loves watching my two daughters find and explore their passion in life. She is also an avid reader and loves travelling and learning about history and culture.
Along with meeting families and growing the Holy Trinity community, Krystine’s first job will be to build a team of high quality teachers who share a commitment to 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 said.
She is excited by the opportunity to develop a school that is “creative and vibrant, providing a welcoming, positive learning environment” and is passionate about empowering and equipping students with the skills and dispositions to be successful and active members of our society.
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.”