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

Open night 1st August, 7.00pm.  Open afternoon - 3rd August, 2.00pm.

We invite you to our open afternoon and evening to see what McGlashan has to offer.

Posted: Sunday July 2, 2017

Principal's Foreword

John McGlashan’s vision “… the blessing of a sound and liberal education.”

Posted: Friday June 16, 2017

Put up your swords - the bright dew will not rust them

Fencing at McGlashan is becoming popular again.  Our fencers wield their foils and epees in a way that is worthy of any Shakespearean swordsman.

Posted: Tuesday June 13, 2017

Tackling the “What if…” Scenarios of Life

Year 7 and 8 students have been participating in workshops to develop creativity, problem solving, and team work; within a range of real-world and imaginative open-ended predicaments.

Posted: Tuesday June 13, 2017

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