Lee Smith

Team Leader, Room 19

Kia ora my name is Lee Smith and I am Team Leader of the Kauri team, now teaching in room 19.  I started at Auckland Normal Intermediate mid-last year having previously taught at ACG Sunderland and Massey Primary School. I absolutely love the wonderful students, family and community at ANI. Our school culture is so positive and fulfilling it is a joy to watch students learn, engage and grow. I believe students learn best when they are engaged and interested, the IB model of inquiry learning is an excellent way for students to develop their skills and understanding while choosing topics they care about. My favourite subjects are reading and writing, I love the way a good story can take you on an adventure without ever leaving your couch! This is my 7th year teaching, I have had several jobs all over the world living in England, France, Norway and Ireland. I love singing, dance and drama and incorporating them into the curriculum alongside maths and history. I enjoy computer science and building an understanding of different concepts using computer programs. As much as possible I like my class to laugh and have fun while completing their work. Intermediate is such an exciting time of growth in students’ lives and sets the tone for high school and adult success. I look forward to connecting with everyone and building relationships.