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

Dear Parents, Spring has sprung and it is a relief to see an improvement in the weather at last. For the boys and staff here at the college, the lighter mornings and longer twilights signal of the imminent arrival of external examinations.

Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

College Sunday Service

The Sports Centre, dubbed the 'Davies Cathedral' for an hour, was home to our first onsite College Sunday service last Sunday night.

Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

Poetry Competition Slammed by Christian Tucker

Christian Tucker recently won first place in the Dunedin Secondary School's Slam Poetry competition.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Director and actors visit the JMC senior drama students for a special Q&A session and physical acting workshop.

Posted: Monday September 21, 2015

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