BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD. I was very sad when he retired :(
Class of 2005 here. have to say that Mr Smith well and Truely is one of the best teachers i have ever had the honor of having in my academic lifetime. He is very strict, and has a warped sense of humo
He isn't quite as easy and lenient as you'd like a teacher to be, but man, does he know his stuff. In a way his strictness can be seen in a good way, because he focuses on teaching.
A very good teacher as you will learn heaps from him, can be a bit harsh and gives out quite alot of essays but is extremely skilled a teaching.
A great man, he teaches everyone loads; I have learn't more this year so far then I had the whole of last year!
Had his last year in Top 3rd Form Class. A tough teacher, can be a bit unpleasant; especially to those who struggle. But has a sense of humor, and can take a joke, nice guy. A FANTASTIC TEACHER: TAUGHT ME LOADS!!!!!!
Hes an awesome teacher i got into his class as a "top student" so he made us write poetic essays all the time he's quite funny and he teaches me loads of techniques overall he is one of the cool teachers
Learnt quite alot from him but he really came down hard on us which is his style, i dont want to be in his class again but I did learn alot,
Great teacher Had him 3rd form. this year. ennglish really improved due to him.
Smithy is da Bom!!!!!!!! he is a great teacher and is really heplping me secure thos top rankings and also the top marks!!!!! by varun Buhariwalla
This Guy Should Be The Next Westlake ledgend! He is actually the man! Can have a joke and stuff but at the end of the day he lays out what you have to do to get top marks and he makes it so easy for you to just take the tools he provides and use them! He wants to Box with me! Sir its still on!
this guys the man with some funny life stories great guy and very good teacher
I have him now. He just replaced my old teacher and the difference has been incredible. He really shows me and the class how to write quality essays with detail. Really great teacher! He's Australian too! Go Australia!
If you get Smith, i guarantee ur English skills will be above average for life. i should know, ive had him 3/5 years at westlake!! Great teacher who u can get a lot out of, try to get on his good side early tho.
taught me english like no other, and did a bloody good job of putting me back on the tracks when i strayed. favorate westlake teacher without a doubt
He'd strangle the guy who called him "Graeme Smth", that's for sure. Mr. Smith is an excellent teacher who has taught me a lot about how to read perceptively, write persuasively and critically think.
Possibly one of the best teachers i have had at westlake. Although he talks about LEVEL 3 thinking a bit to much.
Great teacher. Helped me alot with my spelling which both years i was in his class. Doesn't sugar coat things. Without him i would not be in top stream english
Smith seems tough at first but you'll soon adapt. He's is an excellent English teacher, but has bad taste in films/literature (e.g. Kim, Master and Commander).
Fantastic teacher. doesnt sprinkle fairy dust about sucess in english like some do. hugest reality check. very refreshing and skilled teacher, has life experience. feel VERY privelidged to have him
A very good teacher... but is a bit too tactless, and favours too much.
A FANTASTIC ENGLISH TEACHER...... GOD BLESS HIM... I wish I will be in his class rest of my year...... I improved extremely a lot.... all thanks to MR SMITH
A very good teacher, excellent though he can be a bit blunt.
Very knowledgeable and inspirational, even if don't always understand him.Ryan