International Students/ESOL Teacher
Hi, my name is Jacqui Smith and I have been at Otumoetai Primary for around 9 years. During this time I have taken Target Maths, Early Words and Basic Sight Words programs where I work with small groups of children at a time. I have also worked one-on-one with learning support and behaviour support roles.
At the end of 2019 I began teaching ESOL (English as a second language)and have continued with this in 2020. I work with both international and NZ resident children. I am loving the opportunity to foster positive, encouraging relationships with these children and see their growth in English verbally, socially and in class room work. I find it very rewarding to also see their personal self confidence grow.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, following the various sporting interests of my five boys, running or walking the mount, walking my dog and decorating.