Our School Community

International students come to New Zealand for various reasons, some to experience life in a new country, others to enjoy the natural environment. At John McGlashan College we welcome these students and realise that most importantly they all wish to receive a high quality education that will prepare them for successful study or work in an English speaking environment. Teachers at this school are supportive of these students.

We accept 25 – 40 students each year from a variety of countries including, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and European countries as well. Specialised English language classes are provided for these students. Their learning programme includes a wide range of subjects which they study alongside our Kiwi students and in so doing they build friendships which in turn will help them to acquire conversational English. 

Study Options

We offer a full academic programme of subjects in conjunction with a comprehensive ESOL course for all international students who require it. The ESOL department is well-staffed and resourced. Students are assessed on arrival and assigned to classes that meet their needs. Students are prepared for internationally recognised qualifications: Cambridge ESOL, IELTS and TOEFL for students who wish to study overseas. The International Baccalaureate English Language B  is taught for students who wish to study for and gain this prestigious qualification. Most of our students leave school with the intention of studying at university.


International Trip to Doubtful Sound 2019

Doubtful Sound is a beautiful place. There are majestic waterfalls and grander mountains all viewed in a luxurious boat slowly sailing through wonderful Fiordland.

Posted: Thursday May 16, 2019

International Students meet Dave Cull at Mayoral Welcome

On Friday the 3rd of August, all the international students in Dunedin were invited to the town hall to be formally welcomed by the Mayor, Dave Cull.

Posted: Thursday September 13, 2018

International Ski Trip 2018

On the 10th of August, the international department along with some Kiwi students departed for Glendhu bay.

Posted: Tuesday September 4, 2018

International Food Day 2018

This year, for the first time, languages week ended with the International Food Day.

Posted: Monday September 3, 2018

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