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

'Officially' Agribusiness!

2018 saw the 'official' launch of Agribusiness as an NZQA-approved secondary school subject.

Posted: Tuesday May 22, 2018

5 Reasons to Learn a second Language

Why are languages part of the curriculum at John McGlashan College? Because we happen to have the teachers that speak the languages? Because the International Baccalaureate makes us take a language? Because we like the food? Or might there be other reasons for why we do it?

Posted: Thursday May 17, 2018

Vietnam 2018

32 students, 12 parents, and 4 teachers took a two-week adventure around Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam to immerse ourselves in the history, the culture, and get to know the people.

Posted: Thursday May 17, 2018

Boys do McGlashan proud

We have good cause to be very proud of the way our boys have conducted themselves this term.

Posted: Tuesday April 3, 2018

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