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.

Principal's Foreword

Are pencil cases likely to be a thing of the past in the John McGlashan College classroom?

Posted: Tuesday May 17, 2016

Rowers found their stride this season

The John McGlashan College rowing squad has grown, both in strength and numbers, culminating  in the most successful season in the history of the college.

Posted: Tuesday May 17, 2016

Looking Back

Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay.

Posted: Monday May 16, 2016

Mana performance leaves a lasting impression

Bernard Mangakahia wowed students in an interactive show, celebrating "Mana - The Spirit of Polynesia".

Posted: Friday May 13, 2016

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