International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Night

Sunday 13th August 2023

Preparing students for success in higher education and to be active participants in a global society

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

We would like to invite all Year 10 and Year 11 students and parents to an information evening outlining the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Thursday 24 August
7 - 8:30pm
Edgar Learning Centre

Thinking Global, Acting Local

The IBDP at John McGlashan College offers students outstanding opportunities for personal growth in a close and supportive relationship. The programme offers an inquiry and goal based learning environment with a distinct internationally minded approach which is second to none for graduating high school students destined to study at University here in New Zealand and abroad.

The opportunity that the IBDP provides our students is unrivalled and a huge opportunity to gain knowledge from the best high school qualification in the world. 

Universities actively seek our IBDP graduates for their ability to think and communicate deeply, their readiness and ability to learn and their ability to approach challenges with insight and awareness of other perspectives.

The IBDP is a global curriculum taught in 1000’s of schools across the globe. It is not just an Excellence programme in terms of results, it is about an individual’s personal journey towards excellence and being the best they can be. It is about meeting challenges and developing perseverance.

If you like going to class to be extended, to learn, to improve, to focus, to try, to do, to apply, to debate, to ask questions, then this is the learning programme for you. If you are interested in the world, world issues, in people and how they interact, then this programme is for you.

Places are still available in the IBDP class of 2025. I invite all rising Year 12 students to consider the IBDP as their pathway of learning for Year 12 and 13.  

Those students with a good work ethic and, who are wanting to study at University, should consider the IBDP for 2024.

The College's IBDP website has all the information that you may need in making this important decision.  

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me (