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

So what exactly goes on in Gilray? A quick look at Social Studies & Geography

Tucked away on the other side of the road, away from the glare of Science, Maths and the ever watchful eye of Senior Management, is Gilray.

Posted: Sunday November 25, 2018

Principal’s Foreword

Sincerest thanks to everyone who has been a part of the college in this wonderful centenary year.

Posted: Sunday November 25, 2018

Year 10 Arts week continues to be a great success

During week 5 of this final term, our Year 10 students embarked on a week of extracurricular experiences in the arts.

Posted: Wednesday November 21, 2018

Spotlight on the Arts

Delve deeper into the departments of drama, visual art, and music and discover what makes these departments tick.

Posted: Tuesday October 23, 2018

Latest Events


1.00pm Course Confirmation - Year 11 & 12 Day boys

Boys are NOT required to attend if they have confirmed their courses