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It is surprisingly easy for more than a hundred people to live together under the same roof when everyone knows, understands and adheres to the same set of rules. You are therefore required to read these rules, and when you sign your boarding school application, you also agree to follow them.
New students at the boarding school are always given an explanation of the house rules.
If you have any doubts, please ask the staff.
At Grenaa Gymnasium’s boarding school we value community, mutual respect and togetherness. Our goal is to provide you with safe surroundings and good study conditions, while at the same time giving you an amazing experience. The boarding school is an open and tolerant environment with room for everyone across nationalities and cultures.
Students from Denmark
If you want a doctor/dentist in Grenaa (Norddjurs Kommune), you need to change your official address (folkeregisteradresse) before moving in to the boarding school. This is what we advise you to do.
If you only wish to move your postal address, you do not have the option to choose a doctor/dentist in Grenaa.
Students from abroad
If you come from a EU/EEA country or another foreign country, you MUST register with the national registration office in Grenaa (Norddjurs Kommune) as soon as you move in to the boarding school. Our staff will help you.
Your new official address/postal address will be:
Grenaa Gymnasiums Kostskole
Værelse nr. [your room number]
DK – 8500 Grenaa
Tampering with the firefighting equipment or activating the alarms unnecessarily is strictly forbidden. Furthermore, blocking fire doors and emergency exits is forbidden. Breaking this rule may lead to you paying for damages and being expelled.
When the fire alarm sounds, you must close your window, leave your room and close the door behind you.
If the situation allows it, knock hard on your neighbours’ doors to make sure they know that the alarm has gone off. Leave the building and gather on the steps to the entrance of the gymnasium. Here you will await further instructions.
In every room there is a fire-bell and an evacuation plan which you are obligated to know. Mandatory fire drills are carried out.
During your stay at the boarding school, you are responsible for yourself and your belongings.
The boarding school does not have an insurance that covers you. We recommend that you take out insurance with your parents.
The room is furnished with a bed, a desk, a swivel chair, a folding table, a ’director’s chair’ and a shelf system. You are free to bring your own furniture to most rooms.
If your parents or contact persons change their address and/or phone number during your stay at the boarding school, you must inform the offices at the boarding school and the school immediately.
If you do not have a residence permit in Denmark, you need to apply for one before moving in at the boarding school.
You can apply for a residence permit online at statsforvaltningen.dk, or by turning up at the citizens service office at the local authorities, if you are an EU-citizen. If you come from outside the EU, you must apply via nyidanmark.dk.
Every room has an antenna outlet. You are able to watch all free digital channels from DR (Danmarks Radio).
If you want more TV channels, you need to sign up and pay for a subscription.
You must provide your own antenna cable.
TV and Licence fee
The licence fee is paid by residents at the boarding school who are over 18 and whose official address is that of the boarding school.
The licence fee includes TVs, radios, computers, PDAs, as well as IPads and mobile phones with internet connections.
Boarders under the age of 18 and boarders who have kept their parents’ or guardians’ address are not required to pay the fee.
Bicycles and mopeds
Use the boarding school’s specific parking area for bikes and mopeds. Remember to lock your bike/moped.
Any form of bullying is completely unacceptable and you are obligated to pass on information if you have knowledge of another student being exposed to bullying.
If you participate in bullying, you will be faced with sanctions.
Candles and open fire
Due to the risk of fire, open fire is not allowed in rooms. This goes for all kinds of lit candles, oil lamps, tealight candles, sparklers, incense sticks, etc.
You do, however, have the opportunity to use the indoor fireplace and outdoor
bonfire place when given permission by the boarding teacher on duty.
At the boarding school we do what we can to protect the environment.
Therefore high-consumption electrical appliances such as fridges, microwaves, electric kettles, toasters etc. are not allowed in rooms. Please use school facilities instead.
TVs, radios, game consoles and computers are, of course, allowed, but remember to turn them off when leaving the room. Also, turn off the light and close the window.
It is not possible to stay at the boarding school during school holidays.
The boarding school is closed during the autumn break, Christmas, the winter break, Easter and summer.
We close down at 5 p.m. of the last day before the holiday and open up again at 2 p.m. the day before the first day of school.
You must inform the boarding school teacher on duty about where you spend your holiday. The holiday plan is made two years in advance and can be seen on both the website of the school and boarding school.
When leaving the room before a holiday, it must be clean. All electrical equipment must be turned off and the window must be closed.
For the sake of everyone’s well-being, personal hygiene must be a top priority. It is important that you wash your hands and use our disinfection dispensers before eating in the dining room.
Internet and IT
The boarding school has wireless high speed Internet, free of charge for students and guests. Guests need to get a guest password from the person responsible for IT at the
Using the boarding school’s computers or Internet to download, copy, distribute or store illegal material such as films, music, games, programmes is strictly forbidden. If you undertake any illegal activity, you may be expelled and reported to the police.
Removing a mouse, keyboards, cables and such from the computers in the corridors is not allowed.
Keep your room clean
You are obligated to keep your room clean and tidy. The staff checks the room once a month to see if it looks clean.
Key and key chip
Your key and key chip are personal and must not under any circumstances be lent to anyone, not even other residents at the boarding school.
If you lose your key and/or key chip, you must go to the boarding school office
immediately. Then you will need to buy a new key/key chip via safeticket.dk/grenaagymnasium
There is a washing machine and tumble drier at your disposal on every floor – free of charge.
For environmental reasons, please fill up the machine every time you wash, or wash together with a friend.
You need to bring your own washing powder and it must be either swan-labelled (green label) or neutral. The use of fabric softener is forbidden.
Minimise the use of the drier and hang your clothes to dry on the clothes-dryer in the basement instead. Remember to clean the filter each time you have used the drier.
The outer doors of the boarding school are always locked, and you therefore need your key chip and pin number to get in.
Both are handed out to you when you move in.
To prevent theft, make sure that you always lock your room when leaving it – even if you are only gone for a short while.
Parties at the gymnasium
When the gymnasium hosts parties, you are not allowed to have any ’before’ or ’after’ parties at the boarding school.
Boarding school rules concerning the consumption of alcohol and when to be
quiet also apply when there are parties at the gymnasium.
Pets are not allowed at the boarding school.
Quiet time at the boarding school
It is the duty of all students to ensure general peace and quiet at the boarding school. This means that you should not make noise in common areas, rooms and corridors.
If you want to listen to music, play on your computer or Play Station or watch TV, the sound should be so low that it does not bother your neighbours.
Sunday – Thursday from 8-11 p.m. is study time.
From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. it must be absolutely quiet at the boarding school.
Take care and show consideration!
There are separate shower facilities for boys and girls on each floor. You need to bring your own towels, soap, shampoo and other personal items. Bring a bathrobe to wear on your walk from the bathroom to your room.
The boarding school windows are supplied with a lock which enables you to leave them partially open. This lock must always be used if you want to air the room while you are out. If you open the window fully, you must not leave the room.
If the window blows open and is damaged because you have not used the safety lock, you are liable to pay for any damages.
You are obligated to attend all meals at the boarding school.
If it becomes a general problem for you to attend meals, you are expected to talk to the Head of the Boarding School about it.
When it is your birthday, you get to choose what is on the menu for lunch and afternoon refreshment.
Several times during the school year, we arrange events at the boarding school that are different from everyday routines. This could, for instance, be an evening with a guest chef who cooks meals from a certain country or culture together with students and staff.
We often ‘spice up’ evenings like these with lectures or performances related to the menu.
To avoid unnecessary food waste, it is important that you sign up for meals on the weekend list, if you want to join the meals during weekends. You are only allowed to join the meals if you have signed up.
Dining room behaviour and guidelines
We are many people who eat together in the dining room up to five or six times a day. We all have different customs and habits as to how we behave while eating. It is important that everyone has a good experience at meals. Therefore, the students who are members of the Boarding School Student Council (Kollegianerrådet) have made a small brochure with guidelines for good conduct in the dining room. The guidelines can be read in the dining room, and when you follow them, and are aware of what is expected of you, being many people together at mealtimes will be a pleasant experience.
Removing tableware from the dining room is not allowed.
Using the phone or using computers and other electronic devices is not allowed in the dining room during meals.
Food is an important part of life at the boarding school. Mealtime is when you meet and discuss things large and small, while filling up your energy reserves with nourishing, homemade and healthy food.
We strive to create a nice and cosy atmosphere in the dining hall and to ensure that the food is appetizing and healthy.
The kitchen staff takes pride in cooking fresh, homemade food. We combine Danish cooking with international cooking.
You can find the menu of the day on the noticeboard.
Meals of the day
Monday – Friday:
Breakfast 07.35 – 08.35 a.m.
Lunch (a hot meal) 11.55 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.
Afternoon refreshment 02.00 – 04.00 p.m.
Dinner 06.00 – 06.30 p.m.
Evening refreshment 08.00 p.m. –
At breakfast, you are welcome to make a sandwich and take a piece of fruit with you to school. Likewise, you may take a sandwich or a piece of fruit/vegetable to your room in the evening.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays:
Brunch 09.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.
Hot dinner 06.00 – 06.30 p.m.
The brunch consists of breakfast and lunch. You are welcome to have something to eat several times within this time frame.
If you are prevented from participating in meals due to exams, excursions or other school-related events, you are welcome to prepare a packed lunch that you can take with you.
Special dietary needs
If you have special dietary needs, for example if you are a vegetarian, have allergies or are intolerant to certain foods, please write it on your boarding school application.
Having guests at the boarding school is only permitted if you are present yourself. As a host you are responsible for your guest, and your guest must follow boarding school rules. You are only allowed to have one guest staying overnight at a time.
Guests are not allowed during the lunch break from 11.55 a.m.-12.25 p.m.
Guests staying overnight
Guests who stay overnight must be registered with the teacher on duty at one of the meals.
All guests who are not registered with the boarding teacher as staying overnight must have left the boarding school by 10.55 p.m.
The teacher on duty has the right to deny visitors access at any time without reason.
The boarding school can take a maximum of 10 registered guests at a time on weekends.
Guests during weekends
If your guest is staying at the boarding school over the weekend, you need to register him/her at Thursday’s dinner at the latest. You, personally, also need to register for weekend meals by Thursday.
Guests joining meals
Guests must pay for meals, and the total amount is to be paid via the school’s website via safeticket.dk. The receipt for payment must be shown to the boarding school teacher on duty.
Parents and siblings are always welcome at the boarding school.
The students in each of the boarding school’s corridors have meetings every quarter with the teacher responsible for the corridor.
The boarding school teacher sets up the meeting where decisions regarding social relations in the corridor are discussed and made. Problems, be they large or small, may be discussed, and if there are general problems, they may be debated in the boarding school student council (Kollegianerrådet).
All boarders are obligated to attend.
In the boarding school’s food committee we discuss everything related to meals,
including health and the preparation of meals.
The boarding school student council
Members of the boarding school student council (Kollegianerrådet) are chosen each year in January. The council works on all issues regarding the boarding school. Among other things, we discuss suggestions for changes to the house rules, what to spend the money on the student account for, etc.
Every Thursday at dinner time, there is a short meeting led by the chairman of the student council. At the meetings, you get practical information about activities, evening events, etc. All students are able to speak about all things, great or small. All boarders are obligated to attend.
Absence from school
Being an active student at Grenaa Gymnasium is a prerequisite for living at the boarding school. In other words, it is your duty to turn up for classes on time and do your homework while living here.
Continued unfounded absenteeism will result in expulsion.
You need to be a student at Grenaa Gymnasium in order to live at the boarding school.
Being away from the boarding school
If you are not planning on spending the night at the boarding school, you need to inform the boarding school teacher on duty by 6 pm on the day in question.
If you are not planning on staying at the boarding school for part of or the entire weekend, you need to inform either the boarding school teacher or supervisor no later than 6 p.m. on Thursdays.
If you have not signed up for meals at weekends, and show up anyway, you do not get anything to eat.
If you need a doctor, you can book an appointment yourself or ask the boarding school teacher on duty to help you.
If you become ill, you must always inform the boarding school staff.
If you use prescription medicine you must specify this on your boarding school application. This goes for physical as well as mental illness.
If you start undergoing treatment that requires medication during your stay here, you must inform the Head of the boarding school. This goes for physical as well as psychological treatment.
If you find getting up in the morning difficult, you can ask to receive wake-up calls in the morning.
We have some great new common areas that you are free to use in your spare time. In the lobby which connects the main building with the dining room, you can play pool, table football (‘fussball’) and table tennis. Part of the dining room is furnished with sofas, a TV and newspapers of the day. We also have quite a few board games – old as well as new ones!
In the basement we have a new mini-cinema with bean bags, offering you the chance to watch a film, big sports events or whatever you are interested in. There is also a fitness room, a game room and an art room.
Boarding school students may use the music rooms and sports facilities at the school outside normal opening hours – also during weekends.
Note that using the fitness room and other facilities at the boarding school is at your own risk.
When the first month of the school year has passed by, we get started on our weekly activities. Students living at the boarding school are always able to gain an influence on the choice of activities. Participation is voluntary. We make sure that there is something to do every day except Saturday. This year, we offer pump, football, yoga, volleyball and rugby. We also have a ‘homework café’, Danish for beginners and art. On Sundays you can go for a swim at the local swimming pool.
During the year we have a number of traditions in addition to our theme events. For Halloween, we carve pumpkins and make pancakes. In December, we do Christmassy things such as make decorations and bake ‘æbleskiver’, (Danish Pancake Balls).
Weekend activities could consist of making boiled candy, having a gaming café or baking cakes in the kitchen. During the year we go ice skating, take a trip to Djurs Sommerland, and attend sports events or tournaments at the sports centre. We arrange a variety of group events, such as Girls Networking groups, animation groups, running teams, study groups, etc.
All corridors have quiet places where you can study and there is access to rooms with interactive boards, projectors and flipovers.
The dining room is also open 24 hours a day.
On all three floors of the main building there is a kitchenette and a living area. The kitchenettes are equipped with a microwave, kettle, fridge, as well as a small lockable cupboard for each student to store a few things in.
If you want to use the living room for a private gathering, you need to arrange this with the boarding school teacher on duty well in advance.
General rules concerning alcohol and when to be quiet apply to both indoor and outdoor areas.
As a general rule, consuming alcohol or being under the influence at the boarding school and the boarding school’s premises is forbidden.
On Fridays and Saturdays you are allowed to consume moderate amounts of alcohol from 7-11 p.m. Consumption of alcohol may only take place in your rooms or in agreement with the boarding teacher on duty. The only type of alcohol allowed is ordinary beer, wine and ‘alcopops’. When there are parties or evening events at the boarding school, no alcohol is served.
Euphoriant drugs in any form are strictly forbidden. It is forbidden to use, store or sell euphoriant drugs when you are a resident at the boarding school. The prohibition applies to all kinds of marihuana, narcotics and drugs with a euphoriant effect, such as fungi, solvents, glue, lighter gas, etc.
If there are grounds for suspecting the use of euphoriant drugs, the boarding school staff is authorized to conduct a narcotics test, without notice.
If the staff suspects that you use, store or sell narcotics, you may be asked to go over your room with the Head of the Boarding School, the boarding school teacher on duty or the school principal.
Unannounced inspections with sniffer dogs may occur!
A positive narcotics test, storing or selling of narcotics may lead to expulsion from the boarding school and a permanent entry prohibition.
Smoking is only allowed in the boarding school’s outdoor smoking area.
E-cigarettes are considered the same as regular cigarettes, and are therefore only to be used in the outdoor smoking area as well.
Payment of boarding fees
Boarding fees are to be paid every month in advance. The payment date is stated on the invoice. The invoice is sent via e-mail.
The boarding fee is paid in 10 instalments. June and July are payment-free. However, if you move in at the boarding school after February 15, you will also be required to pay for June.
It is possible to pay for a whole or half a school year at once. This can be arranged with the accounts department at Grenaa Gymnasium. You can contact the accounts department between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays by phoning +45 8758 4053.
If you are temporarily dismissed, the boarding fee is to be paid as usual.
If you are permanently expelled, the boarding fee is to be paid till the end of the month.
Payment options are either via fixed money transfer or giro transfer. PBS (the Danish Payments System) is not an option.
0800 Høje Taastrup
Account no.: 0216 4069032044
Notice to quit
If you wish to move away from the boarding school, there is a month’s notice.
You therefore need to pay for the month in which you give notice as well as the following month.
The notice must be given in writing on a form that can be downloaded on the school’s website. The form must be given to the Head of the Boarding School. If you are under 18, your parents need to sign the notice as well. You do not need to submit a notice to quit if you move out when you finish school.
Your room must be in the same condition as when you moved in. If the room is not in proper condition, we may demand that you pay for repairs and extra work in connection with cleaning and preparing the room for the next tenant.
You will be given instructions on how to clean the room. Hand over your key and key chip to the boarding school teacher on duty. He/she will check and approve the condition of the room before you leave.
Breaking the boarding school rules
If you break the rules, one of the following sanctions may be taken into use: Spoken request, spoken warning, written warning, temporary expulsion or permanent expulsion.
General neglect of the boarding school house rules and/or failing to pay the boarding school fee may lead to dismissal from your room at the boarding school.
In the case of written warnings, expulsion or being tested positive for drug use, your parents are contacted if you are under the age of 18.
The Head of the School is the one who conducts written warnings and expulsions on grounds of requests from the Head of the boarding school.
As a boarding school student, you are required to adhere to Grenaa Gymnasium’s rules and regulations.
Boarding school teachers
Apart from the Head of the Boarding School, there are four boarding school teachers.
The teachers take turns spending the night at the boarding school.
It is possible to reach the teacher on duty, or other staff, around the clock.
The number at which the boarding teacher on duty can be reached is +45 2152 0414.
On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., please contact the Head of the Boarding School (+45 2160 0414).
The boarding teachers’ duty roster can be found on the notice boards outside the office.
If there is noise at the boarding school that you cannot stop yourself, complain to the boarding teacher on duty.
You can always talk to the boarding school teachers about any sort of problem.
You must always comply with requests made by a boarding school teacher, without exception.
When you move in at the boarding school, you will automatically be given a contact teacher.
Your contact teacher will make sure you get a good start at the boarding school, and after 1-2 months, he/she will do an interview with you in order to ensure that you are happy about life at the boarding. You will also be asked if you have any wishes for the study environment at the boarding school or your spare time. After the interview, the contact teacher will phone or e-mail your parents and inform them about the conversation. The purpose is to create an opportunity for your parents to contact us if they find a need to do so in the future.
Your contact teacher will confront you if he/she gets the impression that you are somehow not thriving or if your absence from school increases. It makes it easier for us to help you solve a problem before it gets out of hand.
Head of School, Helene Bendorff Kristensen, can be reached at +45 6115 4032.