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Pupil and student support services

The City of Jyväskylä’s Pupil and student support services are designed to promote health, welfare and learning across our schools and other educational establishments. They are available both on a direct one-on-one basis but also offered in communal and group settings. The content of the services is set out in the curriculum, and all staff, including teachers, school psychologists, student welfare advisors, school nurses and school doctors, contribute to their delivery.

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Oppilaat piirissä.

After school activity Jälkkäri

Jälkkäri – after-school activity for school goers

Jälkkäri, supervised after-school activity, is arranged in all schools with years 1 to 6. About 600 students attend Jälkkäri-activities in Jyväskylä. Jälkkäri is a pleasant combination of recreation and rest. A snack is also included in the programme. Jälkkäri aims to offer versatile and high quality activities as e.g. various hobby clubs. The presence of an adult ensures that it is safe to attend Jälkkäri after school. A small fee is collected for attending Jälkkäri.

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Kolme koululaista vatsallaan ruohikossa

Support for learning and growth

Support for learning and growth

The task of the entire school staff is, in co-operation with the student's guardians, to support the pupil's school attendance, learning, as well as positive growth and development. If the student needs support, the student is provided with remedial education in his or her own class, individually with a remedial education teacher, in small groups, or remedial education groups. Depending on students’ needs, this support may be provided as enhanced support based on an individual learning plan, or full time special education.

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Iloinen oppilas keinuu erityiskeinussa

Opening times and holidays

School year 2019 - 2020

Autumn term begins on Thursday 8th of August 2019
Autumn holiday: 14th - 20th October 2019
Autumn term ends 20 th of December 2019
Christmas holiday: 21st December 2019 - 6th January 2020

Spring term begins on Tuesday 7th of January 2020
Winter holiday: 24th February - 1st March 2020
School ends on Saturday 30th May 2020

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Neljä tyttöä istuu koulun käytävällä

To seventh year

Usually, students of seventh to ninth year go to the school located nearest their home. The school’s resources and the student’s particular subject choices may impact on the selection of the school location. Ultimately, the school location of the student is decided on by the provider of the education.

A student will receive a bus ticket if the distance to the nearest school (or the school allocated to him or her) is over 5 kilometres. If the student goes to another school, commuting is not paid for.

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Viisi tyttöä soittaa ja laulaa rivissä

After school activity

Jälkkäri – after-school activity for pupils

Jälkkäri, supervised after-school activity, is arranged in all schools with years 1 to 6. About 600 pupils attend Jälkkäri-activities in Jyväskylä. Jälkkäri is a pleasant combination of recreation and rest. A snack is also included in the programme. Jälkkäri aims to offer versatile and high quality activities as e.g. various hobby clubs. The presence of an adult ensures that it is safe to attend Jälkkäri after school. A small fee is collected for attending Jälkkäri.

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Pieniä oppilaita lattialla makaamassa päät yhdessä

The education services of the City of Jyväskylä

The education services of the City of Jyväskylä are responsible for basic education. Basic education (comprehensive school) is free of charge all-round education. Every child residing permanently in Finland is obliged to attend comprehensive school. Comprehensive school takes nine years and is intended for children/teenagers from 7 to 16 years of age. This also applies to immigrant children/teenagers residing permanently in Finland. In comprehensive school, the teaching groups are established by class year.

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Kaksi poikaa vierekkäin ulkona