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

Principal's Foreword

I am not much of a singer, but I am able to appreciate a good performance and so I really enjoyed the performance of our choir at ‘The Big Sing’ in the Town Hall recently. What I valued most was the level of participation and it reminded me of the importance of co-curricular experiences in the lives of young men.

Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2016

Medea, a woman scorned

Year 13 Drama students explore a new version of a classic Greek Tragedy for their major performance assessment.

Posted: Sunday July 3, 2016

JMC Old Boys are Rio bound 

Teenage boys have dreams. Many dream of becoming Olympians, of representing their country on the biggest sporting stage there is.

Posted: Wednesday June 29, 2016

Agribusiness Centre of Excellence 2017 Launch

2017 sees the launch of the College's latest academic programme, Agribusiness, a course designed to meet the needs of the best and brightest students wanting to enter tertiary study and pursue a career in the Agricultural and Business sectors.

Posted: Monday June 20, 2016

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