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

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

Easter at John McGlashan College

School leaders from John McGlashan and Columba College joined forces again this week to deliver Easter baskets.

Posted: Thursday March 29, 2018

Furniture Design Technology

A new year, a new approach to how we can deliver a realistic experience to our students that supports what the design process looks like in industry.

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2018

Science Department 2018

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' Isaac Asimov

Posted: Sunday March 4, 2018

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