Building foundations for life


John McGlashan College is a high-performing Year 7-13 secondary school for boarders and dayboys in Dunedin, a long-established university city in New Zealand. 

The college understands the individuality of each boy and we provide every student with strong foundations for life and extensive opportunities to develop his abilities.  Over the decades, McGlashan men have become leaders in business and agriculture and in academic and professional fields. 

At McGlashan, we value intellectual excellence, aesthetic awareness and the ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body.  We believe in the standards of our Christian heritage: honesty, respect and concern for others are fundamental to the way we do things.  We expect our boys to become well-educated, independent young men of integrity.

We are committed to academic excellence and we offer four clear pathways to qualifications:

  • NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement
  • IB - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • The Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Science and Business
  • Gateway

The John McGlashan Prefect Team 2019

A night away together was the best medicine to start the year as a committed and healthy team, intent on making a significant and useful contribution to the college.

Posted: Friday February 8, 2019

The Deans' Dais

Welcome to our new platform for deans at John McGlashan College.

Posted: Thursday February 7, 2019

2019 Start Up Information

The boys have started extremely well this year and managed the heat wave during the first few days very well. A warm welcome not just to new parents, but to the ones that have been with us for some time.

Posted: Wednesday February 6, 2019

So what exactly goes on in Gilray? A quick look at Social Studies & Geography

Tucked away on the other side of the road, away from the glare of Science, Maths and the ever watchful eye of Senior Management, is Gilray.

Posted: Sunday November 25, 2018

Latest Events


Meet the form Teacher Years 7-13 7.00pm

7.00pm -All parents meet in Chapel for Welcome/information 7.15pm Parents go to their son's form room teachers room