Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together

Tracey Smith


Teacher in Marama 15



General Information

Hi, my name is Ms Tracey Smith. I've been teaching for a long time now since I was 21, starting my journey in Howick, Auckland. Since then I've taught at several Hamilton schools, teaching Year 0's right through to Year 8's. I took a break when I had little children, taking on relief/release/roll growth positions, the last of which was at Aberdeen School over the past 5+ years. My passion is maths, having tutored on and off since I was 14 years old. I also love any choirs and dabbled in playing several intruments, and use music often in my classroom. I've also been told I'm a bit book mad and love a good picture book.

I have two beautiful children and my partner, Mike, has a son too. Also to add to the mix is cats and recently two bunnies to keep life interesting. We enjoy getting outdoors for walks, bike riding, day trips, going to the beach and swimming. I'm very close with the rest of my family, often getting together for BBQ's and catch up's. People say I'm a little crazy over chocolate, russian fudge and brocolli.

Come and have a chat with me anytime, I have an open door policy. I am a friendly and fun person, thriving on providing a safe environment to guide students to their full potential.