Første skoledag Grenaa Gymnasium

Grenaa Gymnasium: Largest number of IB1 students ever

Monday, August 8, was first day of school for 239 new students at Grenaa Gymnasium.

They received a joint welcome by Head of School Helene Bendorff Kristensen in the assembly hall and then dispersed into the classrooms together with student tutors and teachers. The student tutors are second year students who will guide and help them to have a good start at the school.
”We are very pleased this year to be able to have one first year STX-class more than we did last year,” says Helene Bendorff Kristensen. ”And in addition, this year’s 61 IB1 students is the largest number of IB1 students we have ever admitted.” She further explains that around half of the IB1 students took their pre-IB course at Grenaa Gymnasium last year.
The many new international students mean that there are no vacancies at Grenaa Gymnasium’s Boarding School. Last year the Boarding School was extended with 13 rooms and now has a capacity of 112 students. ”All parts of the world, including Greenland, are represented among the students and many different nationalities, ” Boarding School Supervisor Helle Høgh explains. ”There are also a few students from the local area and from one of the nearby islands. A lovely and very mixed bunch of young people, who seem very keen on getting their lives here in Grenaa started in a good way. As usual we have a number of introductory activities ready for them. Among other things they will visit Grenaa’s youth center and the town hall, where they will meet Mayor Jan Petersen.”
Musical, exchange trips and reform
Head of School Helene Bendorff Kristensen expects an interesting school year that includes for example the staging of a musical and exchange trips to Nairobi and Boston. ”And we will be preparing next year’s implementation at Grenaa Gymnasium of the STX and HF reform. We will proceed in line with the legislators and the ministry getting the details in place.” The reform is to come into force from August next year.