Tihoi staff

  • Cyn Smith

    Cyn Smith

    Director

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    Cyn Smith

    Cyn Smith

    Director

    Cyn completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership through the University of Waikato and is currently working towards a Certificate in Adventure Therapy.

    As the Director of Tihoi Venture School for the last twelve years, Cyn is passionate about the residential outdoor setting that Tihoi offers. Prior to working at Tihoi, Cyn worked in a range of educational settings including, public co-educational, public girls, polytechnic and outdoor education centres, all with a focus on physical and outdoor education.

    Contact:
    Tel: +64 7 372 8416 ext 7011
    Email: c.smith@stpauls.school.nz

  • Callum Findley

    Callum Findley

    Deputy Director

    Callum Findley

    Callum Findley

    Deputy Director

  • Daniel Riggs

    Daniel Riggs

    Academic Leader

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    Daniel Riggs

    Daniel Riggs

    Academic Leader

    Daniel is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Tihoi. In his role as Academic Leader, Daniel is responsible for coordinating the student academic programme, teacher professional development and teacher appraisal. Daniel also teaches English and Science.

    Daniel holds a BEd, DipT and is currently completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership. Prior to working at Tihoi, Daniel worked at Otaki College where he held positions as Curriculum Leader of Outdoor Education, Dean of Years 11 and 12, EOTC Coordinator and Director of Sport.

  • Damian Firth

    Damian Firth

    Chief Instructor

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    Damian Firth

    Damian Firth

    Chief Instructor

    Damian is a key member of Tihoi's management team and holds the role of chief instructor, responsible for the health and safety of the outdoors programme on and off site. He is also a house tutor and a teacher of mathematics.

    Damian holds a BEd, DipT, NZOIA Awards (Bush, Rock and Lead Endorsement, Kayak, Cave, PANZA) and NZOIA Assessor and Skills Active Assessor (Leader Level Bush, Rock, Abseil).

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