To form well-rounded men who excel on the international stage


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

Arts week 2016

Cameron Durant’s personal 'thank you' to us while on the Otakou Marae on the final day of Year 10 Arts Week epitomised the reasons we run this unique experience.

Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2016

Start Up Information for 2017

As the 2016 school year comes to an end, we are already looking ahead to the start of 2017.

Posted: Sunday December 4, 2016

Y10 Camp at Ohau and Glentanner

Sam Clulee reflects on the events of the recent Year 10 camp. 

Posted: Monday November 28, 2016

Dear Parents

As I write this, I find it hard to believe that this is the penultimate newsletter for the year. Ready or not, we will be sprinting ahead to the end of the term and what that means for each of us.

Posted: Tuesday October 25, 2016

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