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

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    Callum Findley

    Callum Findley

    Deputy Director

    Callum is the Deputy Director and an integral part of the senior leadership team at Tihoi. His role provides support and oversight to Tihoi's pastoral care programme. Callum is passionate about the opportunities that Tihoi creates to develop adolescent resilience and social responsibility.

    Callum holds a BRecMgt, GradDipT and qualifications in guidance and counselling. He has NZOIA Awards in alpine, bush (Level 2), rock, sea kayak, cave and outdoor safety management. Currently Callum assesses for NZOIA (bush level 2 assessor) and skills active; and he is completing a masters degree in experiential learning and development.

  • 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 Postgraduate 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.

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