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

Half a metre of fresh powder and clear blue skies – need I say more?

The Year 12 PE camp was an exhilarating success with some great snow dumps which we got stuck into. The class skied and snow-boarded at Treble Cone for three days early in term three while staying in the outstanding Glendhu Bay Camp.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Sure and Steadfast

A sure and steadfast approach reaps rewards.

Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016

Principal's Foreword

I am not much of a singer, but I am able to appreciate a good performance and so I really enjoyed the performance of our choir at ‘The Big Sing’ in the Town Hall recently. What I valued most was the level of participation and it reminded me of the importance of co-curricular experiences in the lives of young men.

Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2016

Medea, a woman scorned

Year 13 Drama students explore a new version of a classic Greek Tragedy for their major performance assessment.

Posted: Sunday July 3, 2016

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