Hello everyone, my name is Elle Smith (Miss Smith) and I am lucky enough to be teaching here at the beautiful Empire Vale Public School.
I have been graduated from university for just over 3 years now, and have taught at many schools, both small schools and larger state schools from Banora Point, Pottsville, Wilsons Creek, Lennox Head and ending up at the humble Empire Vale.
My first few weeks here were a little different to usual. As it was in the middle of our COVID lockdown, there were no students at the school! I spent my days helping Miss Rantissi and Ms Avery preparing for both the impressive online learning taking place and for when the students were to return. Before we knew it they were all back, welcoming me with the biggest smiles and kindest hearts.
At Empire Vale my teaching focuses are Maths, PDHPE, History and Geography (K-2), incorporating craft and outdoor activities whenever possible.
Outside of school I spend a lot of time with my family. I am 1 of 4 girls and very close to my siblings and parents. I enjoy all types of exercise; yoga, dance, swimming, the gym. However, majority of my time is admittedly spent at the beach with my gorgeous 1 year old French Bulldog, Penelope.
I hope to bring to the school my positivity, passion for teaching and care for the wellbeing of both our students and wonderful staff.