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


John McGlashan College is a Year 7-13 secondary school for boarders and dayboys in Dunedin, a long-established university city in the south of the South Island, New Zealand. 

The College stresses the individuality of each boy and aims to provide him with a strong foundation 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. 

The College gained authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma in 1999, the third school in New Zealand to do so.  That provided a new dimension for many and the IB’s global perspective is now firmly entrenched in the educational ethos of the College.  In recent years many IB students have won highly competitive scholarships and awards, not only to New Zealand Universities but also to Duke, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Cornell, Imperial College and NYU amongst others.

Ugly Shakespeare

The Ugly Shakespeare trio from Auckland visited our school last month, bringing their entertaining rendition of Othello, to perform for senior English and drama students.

Posted: Thursday April 14, 2016

Sporting Achievements

John McGlashan College boys continue to excel across a diverse range of sports.

Posted: Thursday April 14, 2016

McGlashan Wins Otago-Southland Russell McVeagh Debating Competition

McGlashan 1 - Josh Mackay, Joe Garry and Louis Jennings performed outstandingly in this year's regional tournament.

Posted: Friday April 8, 2016

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