Last week of the year always has us saying farewell to some staff. The four pictured here have all given great service to the College in their respective areas and been part of the fabric of our life and culture.
Mr John Wilcox is off to the Orkney Islands to teach, Mrs Ruth Marris is retiring and looking to head home to the Nelson region, Mrs Jenny Sherriff is also retiring and looking to spend more time with whanau and friends while Mr Neil Imrie is off to Europe for a camper van adventure.
We wish them well wherever they may travel and thank them for all that they have done for FDMC and it's students.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of recent old boy Zac Power, who passed away in a diving accident earlier this week.
Zac was a Y13 student at FDMC in 2011 where he was Captain of Benildus House and active in many aspects of college life. Zac was a talented sportsman and student but will be best remembered as a wonderful and supportive character who was a great mate to all.
We can assure all of Zac's family and friends of our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Friday was the last day of Term with the highlight being our Colours Assembly recognising senior students who have made an outstanding contribution to service, sport or culture.
We welcomed Br Sir Pat Lynch as our keynote speaker and he did justice to the occasion and the 40 plus students who were honoured.
The last act of the rugby season is the house competition, this year won by Benildus in a close 5 - 0 victory over Solomon. In keeping with the rest of this winter it was not played on a hard and fast field.
We celebrated our first 40 years as a College back in 1999. Here a couple of photos that bring back that occasion.
Old boy Paddy Gower is getting a lot of face time as we lead up to the elections which all comes with the TV role. How similar would your answers be to Paddy's in the Sunday Grill quiz?
This weeks old photo - lots of athletes of the 80's and a couple of very young looking staff members. One staff member is still with us at the College but looking quite a lot older!
The cost of education has increased a little over the last 60 years!
This page is from the first FDMC prospectus to parents For those way too young to know, a Guinea was 1 pound 1 shilling - thats $1.10 in today's money.
An Old Boy's Card
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