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

21st Century Teenagers

Posted: Tuesday March 28, 2017

Our College was well represented at the Upper Clutha A & P show in Wanaka

We enjoyed meeting up with old boys, college families and prospective parents.

Posted: Thursday March 23, 2017

Old Collegians awarded at a special Chapel service

The John McGlashan College community has acknowledged the achievements of two old boys, Bruce Guthrie and Ron Lewis.

Posted: Wednesday March 22, 2017

Athletic Sports 2017

The sports began on the Tuesday half-day with Senior Athlete Taylor Mechen breaking a 66 year old record in the Triple Jump.  A member of the Champion ROSS House, the full day on Friday saw ROSS dominate across all events and all ages culminating in a decisive win in the Senior Relay.

Posted: Thursday March 2, 2017

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