Bringing a global vision to both Danes and Internationals
NGG (including North Zealand International School) welcomes a new Principal.
Text: Shani Bishop
Pictures: North Zealand International School
Thomas Thrane, the new Principal of NGG, of which NIS is a part, says he feels honoured to be appointed. As the son of the school's founder, he has a long association with the school and brings tremendous leadership experience to this role. Moreover, setting up new initiatives must run in the family because since joining NGG in 1997, he has founded and led the school's popular Sports College, established High School camps for the oldest secondary students and, as a pedagogical leader, developed the school's digital citizenship programme. Since 2019, Thomas has also been the Vice Principal of NGG with responsibility for the Danish Gymnasium, an area of the school that sees increased interest.
In January 2021, Thomas was appointed acting Principal of the school and has proved popular with teachers, staff and parents alike. His appointment, therefore, has been greeted with enthusiasm.
"When you work with children and young people within such a wide age range, and with so many different backgrounds, a school has a special responsibility to both develop and educate the learners."
"When you work with children and young people within such a wide age range, and with so many different backgrounds, a school has a special responsibility to both develop and educate the learners. The young people must be able to navigate globally when they finish their education at the school, and that requires a global mindset, based on strong close relationships – so that will be my focus as the school's Principal in the years to come," says Thomas Thrane.
The NGG Board is clearly delighted with their choice. "We had many strong candidates, and in the end, our choice landed on Thomas because he has a clear vision for developing this multi-faceted school. NGG is a unique school with an extraordinary spirit that comes from, amongst other things, having both international and Danish learners from the age of 3 to the age of 22 in one school. Thomas was the best candidate to support and further develop this complex organisation, and this made him the strongest candidate," explains Maria Pejter, NGG's Board Chair.
Did you know? North Zealand International School is part of NGG. It has 280 students aged 3-16 from 50 different countries and is the largest private school in Denmark.
For more information contact:
Karen Bøttger, Head of North Zealand International School – Tel: +45 4557 2616
Maria Pejter, Chairman of the Board of NGG – Tel: +45 6155 5622
Thomas Thrane, Rector of NGG – Tel: +45 2117 1996