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

Agri-tourism: Innovative Future Farming

As the agricultural landscape rapidly changes, more and more farmers are looking to Agri-tourism to provide additional opportunities and income, and to highlight their efforts to an increasingly critical media and public.

Posted: Sunday May 19, 2019

Mathematics in the Real World plus 10 Cool Facts about Mathematics

Maths - sometimes boys will ask . when are we ever going to use this?

Posted: Thursday May 16, 2019

The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. - Elliot Eisner

Its UNESCO International Arts Education Week, so lets take some time to celebrate arts education at John McGlashan College.

Posted: Wednesday May 8, 2019

Riding the Central Otago Rail Trail

'A trip to remember'.

Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2019

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