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Pre-school education

Pre-school education

All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.

Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.

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School year and holidays

School year 2020 - 2021

Autumn term begins on Wednesday 12th of August 2020 
Autumn holiday: 12th - 18th October 2020
Autumn term ends 19th of December 2020
Christmas holiday: 20th December 2020 - 6th January 2021

Spring term begins on Tuesday 7th of January 2021
Winter holiday: 1st  - 7th March 2021
School ends on Saturday 5th June 2021

Holidays during school year 2021-2022 to be decided in November 2020.

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School and home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents.

Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Oppilaat ja aikuiset oppitunnilla piirileikissä

Native language teaching

A student who speaks another language than Finnish as a native language, or has native-level skills in the language, may attend native language teaching for two hours a week. The teaching is free of charge and is provided after the school day. The teaching is provided at many different schools, and the group may have students from various age groups and schools.

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Clone of School & home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents. Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Kolme oppilasta istuu lattialla tutkien koodaustehtävää

Learning in English

Finnish and foreign students can study in English in Kortepohja school from years 1 to 6 and in Viitaniemi school from years 7 to 9. The teaching language is English, but in art and crafts subjects and some optional subjects the students can have teaching in Finnish. The students’ language proficiency in English is tested before coming to the school.

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Apply to children and young people’s basic art education by 15 May 2019

10.04.2019
The basic art education curriculum, offered to all children and young people under the age of 18, covers architecture, fine art, music, drama and word art. Tuition is provided at sites across Jyväskylä, the exact location depends on the subject being taught and the attendees’ age.

The basic art education curriculum, offered to all children and young people under the age of 18, covers architecture, fine art, music, drama and w

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School & home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents. Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Kolme oppilasta istuu lattialla tutkien koodaustehtävää

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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Remedial education

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.

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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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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

Pre-school education

All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.

Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.

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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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Preparatory teaching for comprehensive school

Foreign students are provided with preparatory teaching for basic education. The preparatory teaching is attended by all foreign students.

Usually, a student attends preparatory teaching for one school year and then starts at the school of his or her residential area. Preparatory teaching for basic education is provided annually at various times by different schools.

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