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John McGlashan College

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

John McGlashan College is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand. It has a warm and vibrant school community offering students the opportunity to excel in all curriculum areas. The school's vision is for students to enjoy a balanced, holistic education that caters strongly for individual needs. Pathways are created for study at the city’s prestigious Otago University, which attracts top academic staff from all over the world. From here, students go on to successful careers in professional fields, in business and in research. John McGlashan College has expanding links with the international world and recognises, alongside the range of New Zealand qualifications, the importance of running the International Baccalaureate, a diploma program highly prized by universities globally.

Contact John McGlashan College
Physical address

2 Pilkington Street
9010 Dunedin
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Phone numbers

03 4676620

  • Number of students: 520
  • Number of international students: 20-30
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Christian

The school is close to the city centre, adjoins a golf course and has views of the surrounding hills. The school buildings and facilities are of a very high standard with a state-of-the-art library and sports centre; its grounds extend over 7 hectares to include soccer, rugby, cricket fields and tennis courts. There are approximately 520 day boys and boarders and an excellent boarding house. Students are encouraged to join clubs to develop interests. Outdoor Education camps are an important part of each school year, providing unforgettable experiences in New Zealand’s unique natural heritage.

Dunedin and Coastal Otago is a region of natural beauty overlaid with a fascinating cultural history, often referred to as the eco-capital of New Zealand.

The Otago coast stretches from the Waitaki north of Oamaru to the mighty Clutha River south of Dunedin. A must see are the mysterious Moeraki boulders.

Start at the north. New Zealand's Waitaki district is a place of haunting natural beauty with green pastures and small picture-book fishing villages. Stop in at Oamaru and look at the historic whitestone architecture, an amazing townscape that towers over a modest community.

Dunedin is New Zealand's city of the south. Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, it wears its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; equally so, the natural attractions. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguins and, at Taiaroa Head, the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross.

Head further south, and you join the Southern Scenic Route, a must-do of the South Island that follows the wild coast down to Invercargill and then north-west to Manapouri and Te Anau.
Main centres: 

Dunedin, Oamaru


Balclutha, Milton, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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