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

Great heights in Year 12 PE Camp

Boys were carving and shredding at Treble Cone, attaining great heights in the process.

Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2018

Off to Texas

James Burchell wins prestigious ballet scholarship.

Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2018

Year 7 and 8 Prepared Reading Final 2018

Ten of our best went head to head in the 2018 Prepared Reading Final at the end of Term 2. Not only did they conquer a skill that is a regular within ‘top ten fears’ lists, but they also entertained the syndicate and judges with their well-rehearsed excerpts.

Posted: Monday August 6, 2018

Agribusiness Central Tour 2018

Most of time the best way to understand is to experience! At the end of May, twenty Year 12 Agribusiness students from JMC and Columba College left for a 3-day tour of Central to visit a few well-known but unique businesses.

Posted: Thursday June 21, 2018

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