Posts Tagged ‘Francis Douglas Memorial College’

Taranaki students left shaken after school bus collides with van

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

A Taranaki high school principal says a number of his students are being monitored after suffering minor injuries when their school bus collided with a van on State Highway 3 near Ngaere this morning. The 22-year-old driver of the van was seriously injured. He is being assessed at the Emergency Department at the Taranaki Base Read more

15 Students asked to self-isolate after trip to Rotorua

Monday, August 17th, 2020

A group of Francis Douglas students have been told to self-isolate after they visited the Rotorua luge at the same time as an Auckland family who has tested positive for Covid-19. In an alert sent out to parents and caregivers of students at the New Plymouth Catholic boys high school on Thursday, principal Martin Chamberlain Read more

Francis Douglas takes great pride in Barrett brothers

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The Barrett brothers – Beauden, Scott and Jordie – are all alumni of Francis Douglas in New Plymouth and they all starred in the school’s 1st XV. Deputy principal Tim Stuck had the pleasure of coaching all three but was first to admit they had some key elements embedded in their game even before arriving at Read more

Hawking, Churchill, Queen and now The Two Popes

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins take a lighthearted look at papal authority in a “buddy” movie. Critics say their performance is a “masterclass” in acting. The Two Popes is a Netflix movie written by novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten. Born and raised in New Plymouth, McCarten attended Francis Douglas Memorial College and went on to Read more

What’s in the water at Francis Douglas Memorial College?

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Six former students of Francis Douglas Memorial College featured in this year’s British and Irish Lions tour. The three Barrett brothers, Beauden, Scott and Jordie and  Liam Coltman were in the All Blacks. Ricky Riccitelli played for the Hurricanes. Teihorangi Walden was in the Highlander’s team. Watch Video: What’s in the Water at Francis Douglas Read more

4 out of 40 All Blacks attended Francis Douglas College

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Four former students from Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth have been selected for the All Blacks tour squad. Along with the three Barrett brothers, Beauden, Scott and Jordie, Liam Coltman had  been named as a hooker on the tour. Martin Chamberlain, the principal of Francis Douglas Memorial College, said they were not only Read more

Students make controversy about tourist drivers a business opportunity.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Six Francis Douglas Memorial College students in New Plymouth have developed a ‘T’ plate that tourists drivers can put on their car, similar to an ‘L’ plate for learner drivers. Having the plates on tourist drivers’ cars would make the public “more aware” of crashes involving foreigners, year 12 student and company “CEO” Patrick Back Read more

Students raise $18,000 for Starlit HOPE

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Fundraising by New Plymouth’s Francis Douglas Memorial College students has raised $18,000, for Starlit HOPE. That exceeded the target they had set themselves  by $12,000. Starlit HOPE was started by 13 year old Gabby Devine who died in May from bone cancer. It is a charity designed to give cheer to children in hospital and Read more

Francis Douglas College fundraiser for Starlit Hope

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The legacy of Gabby Devine lives on. The 13-year-old died in May from bone cancer and now Francis Douglas Memorial College is holding a major fundraiser to further her wish to help people in Taranaki Base Hospital’s children ward. Last year Gabby started Starlit HOPE, a charity designed to give cheer to children in hospital Read more

Army comes to Francis Douglas Memorial College

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Colby Wall has had his eyes set on joining the army since he was a child. The 15-year-old had his chance to drill the New Zealand Army on a career in the military when the Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles were at his school, Francis Douglas Memorial College, as part of the regiment’s tour around Taranaki Read more