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

Principal's Foreword

Some exam advice and a successful trip to Japan.

Posted: Sunday October 29, 2017

What has been happening in languages this year?

The short answer is; a lot. The longer answer can be found in the article below. 

Posted: Saturday October 28, 2017

Signs of spring suggest it's time to start exam study

Back in the day, my history teacher told me that when you see blossom on trees, then it’s time for senior students to start studying for final exams. This is advice I pass on to McGlashan boys now.  

Posted: Sunday September 10, 2017

A Week in Paradise

Who knew Year 8 camp would be so much fun? From our SUV’s getting stuck in deep mud to the night games of spotlight, it was a great experience for all of us. Some of the highlights of the trip were the hockey and football games, a tour around a historical Chinese village in Arrowtown, four-wheel driving, a visit to a wine cave and gold panning. 

Posted: Sunday September 10, 2017

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