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Francis Douglas Memorial College

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

I wish to warmly welcome you to Francis Douglas Memorial College as part of our school community and where we offer a caring and friendly atmosphere.  The presence of international students at the College enriches the school community and we value this cultural diversity.  As the International Students Director, I consider the happiness, safety and welfare of all our students to be most important. Students have personalised on-call support available to them any time day or night.

Contact Francis Douglas Memorial College
Physical address

201 Tukapa Street
4310 New Plymouth
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Phone numbers

64 6 753 6149
0064 21828683

  • Number of students: 780
  • Number of international students: 14
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic

Francis Douglas Memorial College welcomes the opportunity to have a number of International Students amongst its student body at all levels, either as boarders or day students in homestay accommodation. Every effort will be made to ensure that overseas students become part of the School community. We provide a safe and secure environment where all cultures are valued.

No region in the North Island has more defined character than Taranaki. Wherever you are, the symmetrical cone of Mount Taranaki gazes down at you.

Seen from the summit the green fertile lowlands below are threaded with roads and dotted with toy-like towns and the coast is rugged and wild. It’s a place where you can go snowboarding in the morning and surfing the same afternoon.

The region offers a huge range of outdoor activities. You can take a gentle stroll through cool native forest or embark on a multi-day hike. There’s river rafting, ocean surfing, and winter snow sports.

If you fancy a little less adventure, walk the New Plymouth coastal walkway and see the Wind Wand, conceived by the pioneering kinetic artist, Len Lye. There are art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture. And there are gardens. Walk the parks and gardens in the rhododendron season and they are a beauty to behold.
Main centres: 

New Plymouth


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