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

100 Club impress with 2016 Results

Gaining an Excellence endorsement for NCEA is challenging enough.  This group of scholars, however, has raised the bar by achieving more than double the number of excellence credits required. 

Posted: Monday February 27, 2017

Principal's Foreword

Keys to Success

Posted: Sunday February 26, 2017

Cycling the Rail Trail

Three weeks in to term and the Year 9 students have gone far: 152km through the vistas of Central Otago. Cycling through a painting comes with stories - the following are a few from the boys.

Posted: Wednesday February 22, 2017

Arts week 2016

Cameron Durant’s personal 'thank you' to us while on the Otakou Marae on the final day of Year 10 Arts Week epitomised the reasons we run this unique experience.

Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2016

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