A secondary application round for English-language teaching groups in Jyväskylä in years 2 through 5 for the 2021–2022 school year takes place on 7
Following recommendations and restrictions are in force until the end of February in Jyväskylä
Following THL's recommendation, City of Jyväskylä has decided to recommend the use of face mask in comprehensive schools to all over 12 years of ag
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What should I do if I get ill?
If you have normal cold symptoms, such as cough or fever, stay at home and rest.
The Jyväskylä City Library and the Finnish Schools on the Move initiative have together created a themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Li
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On this page, we’ve assembled measures and procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which the Jyväskylä municipal early childhood education services have adopted so far. This page will be updated as the situation develops.
On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Updated on 28 August 2020
Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals. The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.
Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.
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.
Early childhood and basic education support service staff are there to help if a child finds it difficult to attend school or they are struggling with learning, for example. Staff will also liaise with the child’s family, teachers and other staff at the child’s school and they are a great source of help and guidance on parenting skills.
In Jyväskylä you are able study according to the Finnish comprehensive school curriculum in English and Swedish.
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.
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.
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.
To first year
Compulsory education begins the year the child turns seven. A new school year always begins in August. Usually, the child goes to the school which is closest to his or her home. For the first to second years, if the distance to the school exceeds 3.5 kilometres, the City provides school transport. A school other than the nearest school must be applied for separately. Admission to another school depends on the capacity available at the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fees for municipal day-care
For day-care fees to be determined, parents should submit an income statement form and its appendices to:
Jyväskylän kaupunki, Palveluohjaus- ja kehittämisyksikkö, PL 82, 40101 Jyväskylä
Väinönkatu 1 B (4th floor).
Fees for private day-care
The family must apply for a service voucher for private day care. More information on service vouchers can be found futher on the page.
Applications for a day-care place can be submitted all year round. The application must be submitted no later than four months before the day care is needed. In urgent cases – or when a parent is seeking a study place, in which case the start date of the need for day care cannot be predicted – the application must be submitted no later than two weeks before the child needs a place in day care.
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.