Tibbs House Staff

Tibbs House Staff

Director of Boarding, Mr Daniel Oram

Director of Boarding: Mr Daniel Oram d.oram@ags.school.nz

Mr Oram has taught at Grammar since 2006 and has been Director of Boarding since 2015.

He has extensive experience as a Master, Head of Football and a Dean at several levels within the Junior and Senior school.

Mr Oram is an experienced English teacher and has coached Cricket and Football. He is joined at Tibbs House by his wife Rachel and daughters Grace and Chloe.



Deputy Director of Boarding, Mr Bruce John

Deputy Director of Boarding: Mr Bruce John b.john@ags.school.nz

Mr John has previously been the Form 3 Dean for eight years and is now the Head of History at School.

He is also highly involved in coaching Rugby at the School and he is joined at the Hostel by his wife Katie and daughter Clara.





Form 3 Boarding Master, Mr Matthew CumingForm 3 Boarding Master: Mr Matthew Cuming m.cuming@ags.school.nz

Mr Cuming began his teaching career at Rotorua Boys’ High School where he was House Master at Tai Mitchell House. He then taught in London at King’s College in Wimbledon before starting at Auckland Grammar School in 2018. He is the Form 3 Associate Dean and a subject specialist in Biology.

He coaches Rugby and is the Master in Charge of Touch Rugby. He is joined at the Hostel by






Form 4 Boarding Master, Mr Chales LaingForm 4 Boarding Master: Mr Charles Laing c.laing@ags.school.nz

Mr Laing 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 and he has also coached cricket.

He is joined at the Hostel by his wife Takako and son Kazuo.



Form 6 Boarding Master, Mr Simon Lassche

Form 6 Boarding Master: Mr Simon Lassche s.lassche@ags.school.nz

Mr Lassche has been a Master at Tibbs House since 1991 and he has taught at Grammar since 1987.

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

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



Form 7 Boarding Master, Mr Campbell Lowe

Form 7 Boarding Master: Mr Campbell Lowe c.lowe@ags.school.nz

Mr Lowe has taught at Auckland Grammar School since 2015, after a couple of years teaching overseas and working at Burnside High School in Christchurch.

He is the Master in Charge of Rowing and Endurance Swimming and his specialist subjects are Physical Education and Geography.

Mr Lowe is also the Form 4 Dean at Grammar.



Form 5 Boarding Master, Mr Neitana Lobb

Form 5 Boarding Master: Mr Neitana Lobb n.lobb@ags.school.nz

Mr Lobb began his teaching career at Wellington High School before joining Auckland Grammar School in 2016.

He is the Head of Te Reo Māori and also teaches Social Studies.

Mr Lobb is the coordinator of Māori and Pasifika Achievement in the Junior School. He coaches Rugby, Touch Rugby and is in charge of Ngā Manu Kōrero.

He is joined at the Hostel by his wife Stephanie.



Tutor, Mr Daniel Reddish

Assistant Boarding Master: Mr Daniel Reddish d.reddish@ags.school.nz

Mr Reddish has been at Auckland Grammar School since 2014 working in the School’s Development Office as the Bequest Manager.

Previously he was employed 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. You can email them at matron@ags.school.nz

Matron, Miss Sonia Bailey

Miss Sonia Bailey

Miss Bailey 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.

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





Matron, Mrs Debbie Kennedy

Mrs Debbie Kennedy

Mrs Kennedy started at Tibbs House in 2018 and has previous experience in the field of education and, in particular, working with people with disabilities.

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




Matron, Mrs Ann OliverMrs Ann Oliver

Mrs Oliver started at Tibbs House in 2015 and has a background in caring for groups of children and in education administration.

She is married with an adult son and daughter and enjoys pilates, live theatre and travelling.





Tutors: Tibbs House employs two 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.

Tutor, Mr Billy Woodworth

Mr Billy Woodworth

Mr Woodworth attended Auckland Grammar School as a Tibbs House boarder from 2012 to 2016.

After spending 2017 at Reading School as a Gap Tutor, he returned to New Zealand to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Media at the University of Auckland.

He is an avid rugby player and coach.




Mr Caleb Wilson

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.

Counsellor Mr Mika Taito

Guidance Counsellor: Tibbs House has a dedicated Guidance Counsellor. During the School day he is based in the Student Services department and he is available to all boarders. He also regularly visits at Tibbs House and runs the fortnightly Form 3 Induction to Boarding course.

Mr Mika Taito m.taito@ags.school.nz

Mr Taito has been at Auckland Grammar School since 2015 having previously worked at Youth Justice Residential, with various community groups and in various secondary schools.

Whilst enjoying most sports, he has a deep passion for self-defence and mental skills preparation in sport athletes.

Mr Taito is married to Hannah and they have two children, Elliana and Tyrell.