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Ellecia May Smith

27B Rajah Road, Ocean Shores, NSW, 2483


PH# 0434386903
E: elle_may@live.com
Teacher Accreditation Number: 318949 WWCC: WWC0807930E

Career Objective
I am a recent Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Primary graduate with high ambition to positively influence
students lives. I have a vision to be an inspirational teacher who assists in making students be the best possible version of
themselves that they can be. I strive to innovatively incorporate curriculum with student wellbeing in order to create a
harmonious, safe learning environment for my students where they are achieving all of their highest goals. Through
modeling resilience, a growth mindset, flexibility and positivity in my teaching I will coach students in how to do the same
within their own lives. I am passionate about the wellbeing of students as well as the professional development of myself;
therefore I am eager to give every available opportunity my best endeavor.

Academic Qualifications
2017 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Primary
Southern Cross University
2010 Certificate IV in Retail Management
Kingscliff T.A.F.E
2008 High School Graduation
2008 Certificate III in Retail Management

Key Skills and Achievements


Dedicated dancer from the age of 3 - 18, completing much training, Eisteddfods and life long
friendships
Well travelled, visiting many of my dream destinations with an eager interest in culture
Confident in creating a safe and supportive learning environment for students by personalising my
teaching and the layout of the room to suit the needs of the students
Capable of enforcing authentic assessment strategies to enhance student learning such as;
continuous diagnostic assessment that allows me to plan my teaching to suit the ability in the room
I pride on catering for diversity in the classroom to satisfy visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners
by using rich resources and giving students options in the way they present their work
Can incorporate purposeful ICT into everyday learning by always explaining to the students the
reason behind using the particular ICT source, and how to use it
Passionate about gardening, yoga and cooking and would love to incorporate these into the students
learning
I believe that I am very resilient within the school environment and ensure to stay positive,
supportive and motivated for both my students and fellow colleagues

Placements/Relevant Experiences
February/May 2017
Banora Point Public School
Year 1 (36 days)
Key achievements:
Viewing Best Start programming within the initiation process of kinder students

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Attending training for Big Write & VCOP literacy programs. This was through a stage meeting, which gave
me the opportunity to train in VCOP literacy program delivery that I will assuredly use within my future
teaching
Planned, implemented lesson sequences incorporating APST through innovative lesson
Participated in Reading Recovery training sessions to improve my understanding of teaching reading
Assisted in the organisation of a school excursion, learning the administrative process to ensure the safety of
all students
Plotting of students on Literacy and Numeracy continuums and delivery of differentiated teaching and
learning activities in line with PLAN (Planning for Literacy and Numeracy) software

October/November 2015
Byron Bay Community School
Year 5/6 (30 days)
Key achievements:
Collecting vast teaching resources. Casual teachers had a considerable involvement in my practicum, which
gave me the opportunity to gather a rich array of teaching resources and strategies that I now value
Attending the classs 4-day rural camp as a personal development opportunity, gaining a huge amount of
experience in implementing motivational strategies for students, life coaching aspects and health and safety
regulations for students and myself
Supporting teachers in the dance performance choreography for end of year performance (out of school
time)
Initiating a lunch time crafts session, this was put in place by me to support young students (boys and girls)
who were interested in crocheting, as well as being a coping tool for a few students that were getting bullied
during this part of the day
May 2012
Lennox Head Public School
Year 4/5 (19 days)
Key achievements:
Established strategies of class management behaviours by observing my mentor followed by trial and error
to see which worked for me
Time management skills planning effectively, reflecting on my practice with my mentor and acting upon my
evidence
October 2011
St Finbarr's Primary School - Byron Bay
Year 3/4 (15 days)
Key achievements:
Observed and studied classroom information, routines, rules and regulations
Implemented OGER framework within the classroom
2013-2016
Sheer Water Steiner School Canteen
Mulumbimby NSW
Chef/Manager
Key Achievements:
Being present at the school everyday, attending all events
Forming valued relationships with teachers and parents at the school in the school community
School students assisted in the canteen daily and I was in charge of organising their shifts, training them in
customer service, money/food handling
2011-2013
Busy Kids Childcare Centre
Byron Bay NSW
Toddler Room Assistant Director
Key Achievements:
Planning and supervising childrens daily activities and managing these in a safe and supportive environment
Accommodating for a student with extreme Aspergers and facilitating for her needs in an inclusive, positive
manner, resulting on huge improvement in her social skills and behaviour

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Formed life long relationships with parents and staff of the centre by being honest, reliable and committed
to my work
Re-doing the layout of the room to suit the needs of the students present in my care

Employment History
Sheer Water Steiner School Canteen
Mulumbimby NSW
Chef
Dates: 2013-2016
Key Achievements:
As I was present at the Steiner school every day, this opportunity allowed me to be aware of school events
that were on the agenda, which enabled me to attend them. I went out of my way to participate in volunteer
work throughout my 3 years working at the school. However, most importantly, this opportunity allowed me
to create treasured relationships within the teaching staff community.
School students assisted in the canteen daily and I was in charge of organising their shifts, training them in
customer service and money/food handling

Busy Kids Childcare Centre


Byron Bay NSW
Toddler Room Assistant Director
Dates: 2011-2013
Key Achievements:
Planning and supervising childrens daily activities and managing these in a safe and supportive
environment
Accommodating for student with extreme Aspergers and facilitating for her needs in an inclusive,
positive manner, resulting on huge improvement in her social skills and behaviour

Extra Curricular
Completion of LANTITE numeracy and literacy (March 2017)
BRITE Online Training (5.04.2017)
First Aid Certificate (12.06.2016)
Anaphylaxis Certificate (4.10.2015 updated on 23.2.2017)
Cyber Safety Certificate/Training (April 2017)
Child Protection Awareness Training (19.01.2017)

Referees
Jacques Gasson
Valued Friend
PH # 0423 534 276

Tony McRae
Practicum Mentor
PH # 0428 129 168

Tony Bruce
Past Boss
PH# 0405 837 659