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

Principal's Foreword

Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees engaged the services of an executive recruitment firm, Sheffield to select a new Deputy Principal for the college.

Posted: Wednesday September 14, 2016

Year 8 students strike it lucky in Central Otago 

The John McGlashan Year 8 camp is an unforgettable experience, one that lasts through the memories of even the busiest and most successful student. 

Posted: Monday September 12, 2016

"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player"

One of the greatest challenges in teamwork is creating an atmosphere where people work together efficiently, collaborate effectively, and respect one another.

Posted: Thursday September 8, 2016

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

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