Kia ora my name is Lee Smith and I am joining the Kauri team. I have been teaching at ACG Sunderland and Massey Primary School and can’t wait to work with the wonderful students of Auckland Normal Intermediate School. I love to teach reading and writing and can’t wait to get back into sharing my passion for inquiry learning. This is my 6th year teaching, I have had a number of jobs all over the world living in England, France, Norway and Ireland. I love singing, dance and drama and incorporating them into the curriculum. I enjoy computer science and building an understanding of different concepts using computer programs. I believe learning comes from engagement and students engage best when the activities are relevant and enjoyable. As much as possible I like my class to laugh and have fun while completing their work. Intermediate is such an exciting time in students’ lives and sets the tone for high school and adult success. I look forward to connecting with everyone and building relationships.