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Tibbs House Staff and Contact Details

Director of Boarding Mr Frank Haszard

Director of Boarding Frank Haszard ’93
Phone: 09 623 5432

An Old Boy of Auckland Grammar (class of 1993), Frank has taught Economics at both NCEA and Cambridge level at Grammar since 2009. He took up the role of Director of Boarding in 2021.

He was the Form 7 Dean for six years and was an Associate Housemaster of Tibbs House from 2012 to 2016.

Mr Haszard has been involved with both Cricket and Football and is joined at the hostel by his wife Eloise and children Zac and Isabelle.

Head of History and Deputy Director of Boarding Mr Bruce John

Deputy Director of Boarding Bruce John

Bruce has previously been the Form 3 Dean for eight years, is Head of History and Head of the Social Sciences Faculty.

He is also highly involved in coaching Rugby at the School and he is joined at the hostel by his wife Katie and his two children.

Mr Tom Horrocks

Form 3 Boarding Master Tom Horrocks

Tom has taught at Auckland Grammar School since 2019 and he is a member of the Commerce Department, teaching Business Studies and Economics.

He is a keen sportsman and coaches Cricket and Rugby.

Tom is joined at Tibbs House by his wife, Anna.

Mr Simon Lassche

Form 4 Boarding Master Simon Lassche

Simon has taught at Auckland Grammar School since 1987 and has been a Master at Tibbs House since 1991.

He teaches both Science and Chemistry to senior levels and is also a keen sportsman and very successful coach of Squash.

Simon is also a member of the Auckland Grammar School Tramping Club.

Mr Campbell Lowe

Form 5 Boarding Master Campbell Lowe

Campbell has taught at Auckland Grammar School since 2015, after working at Burnside High School in Christchurch.

Having recently stepped down from the role of Master in Charge of Rowing, his specialist subjects are Physical Education and Geography.

Campbell is also the Form 6 Associate Dean, and he is joined at Tibbs House by his wife Anna and daughter Ziggy.

Form 3 Dean Mr Matthew Cuming

Form 6 Boarding Master Matt Cuming

Matt began teaching at Rotorua Boys’ High School where he was House Master at Tai Mitchell House. He then taught at King’s College in London before starting at Auckland Grammar in 2018.

Matt is the Form 3 Dean, a subject specialist in Biology and coaches the Under 15A Rugby team.

Matt is joined at Tibbs by his wife Rose and sons Freddie and Monty.

Charles Laing

Form 7 Boarding Master Charles Laing

Charles has taught at Grammar since 2008, following eight years at Avondale College and a further two years overseas.

He is currently the Head of English and during his time at Grammar, he has managed the Premier Basketball team, he has coached Cricket and is currently Master in Charge of Weightlifting.

Charles is joined at the hostel by his wife Takako and son Kazuo.

Assistant Boarding Master Daniel Reddish

Assistant Boarding Master Daniel Reddish
Phone: 09 623 5412

Daniel has been at Auckland Grammar School since 2014 working in the School’s Development Office as the Director of Advancement.

Previously he worked as as a fundraiser at the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society.

He has spent the last year living at the InZone Hostel as a Tutor and coaches the School’s Under 15A Rugby team.

Matrons: there are three Matrons employed by Tibbs House, working in shifts, to ensure there is 24/7 care for the boarders on-site at the Hostel. Phone: 09 623 5440 / 021 191 6631 (for emergency only)

Matron Sonia Bailey

Sonia Bailey

Sonia is a retired teacher after 25 years.

In addition, she is an expert in the field of working with children who suffer with various disabilities.

Sonia is a strong believer in creative expression and takes to DIY home décor projects in her down time.

Matron Debbie Kennedy

Debbie Kennedy

Debbie started working at Tibbs House in 2018.

She has previous experience in the field of education and, in particular, working with people with disabilities.

Debbie is married with three children and she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her local church and attending Zumba classes.

Matron Ann Oliver

Ann Oliver

Ann has been one of the matrons at Tibbs House since 2015.

She has a background in caring for groups of children and in education administration.

Ann is married with an adult son and daughter and enjoys Pilates, live theatre and travelling.

Tutors: Tibbs House employs Tutors to assist in the running of key areas of Hostel life. Their main areas of responsibilities are tutoring and helping to organise recreational activities.

Mr Caleb Wilson ’14

Mr Wilson attended Auckland Grammar School as a Tibbs House boarder from 2014-2018. He is now pursuing a Bachelor of Law and Commerce at the University of Auckland.

He has a keen interest in many sports and cultural activities, but is particularly passionate about Rugby and Kapa Haka.

Duty Master’s Office (for the Duty Master)
Phone: 09 623 6437 (if your son will not be returning because of illness or injury after an exeat or you cannot contact the Matron, please contact your son’s Housemaster, or the Director of Boarding).

Important phone lines
Boarder (Main foyer): 09 623 5442
Chef/Kitchen: 09 623 5531

Note: please do not call on weekdays between 7pm and 8:45pm, as students are in Prep, as well as after 9:30pm.

School Finance Office – Svetlana Loukine
Phone: 09 623 5425 for matters relating to fees, please contact the School’s Finance Office
Postal address: Accounts Office, Auckland Grammar School, Private Bag 99930, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

Parents’ Support Committee
The Tibbs House Parents’ Support Group (hereafter THPSG) is a support network for all Tibbs House parents. The group holds a meeting at the end of each holiday when students return to Tibbs House. Open to all parents, these meetings are relaxed and informative and act as a forum for discussions on all matters relating to Tibbs House.

One of the main functions of the THPSG is to provide an extra source of funding for social and/or recreational purchases that benefit all boarders. To this end, a donation of $75 per year per family is collected to be used throughout the year as the group see fit.

The objectives of the Tibbs House Parents’ Support Committee are:

  • To support the Director of Boarding
  • To support/links parents
  • To assist with communications between hostel and home
  • To assist in organising social and cultural events/outings
  • To maintain a contacts database of all Tibbs House families

The committee meets at 6pm in the Quiet Room prior to the start of each term, when the boys return to the hostel. All parents are most welcome to attend. An Annual General Meeting is held in October each year.

Please feel free to contact any the following people if you have any questions:

Chairperson: Arjan De Wilde

Secretary: Aukje de Wilde

Treasurer: Anna Scott