Pellonpuisto Comprehensive School • The school has roughly 340 pupils. • The pupils go to grades 7 - 9 and are 13 - 16 years old. • There are 29 teachers. • Pupils in Finland have compulsory education. The education in Pellonpuisto Comprehensive School is organized by the town of Huittinen. A part of the costs of education is funded by the Finnish government. • The school year begins in mid-August and ends at the beginning of June. There is a two-week Christmas Holiday and a oneweek Autumn Holiday in October and a Winter Holiday in February. 18.2.2010 • A Finnish speciality at school is a free school lunch for pupils. It is served for everyone and it includes a hot meal, bread and milk or water. The ninth graders eating meal on the Independence Day in December 2009. • Health service for school children in Finland is free of charge. • Statutory • Includes annual medical examinations for each age group. • Clinical tests • Health education Grade Compulsory Subjects Optional Subjects 7 30 hours / week 2 hours / week (German) 8 24 hours / week 6 hours / week 9 23 hours / week 7 hours / week Art made by pupils. • There are 2 official languages in Finland: Finnish and Swedish. The pupils start their 1st foreign language, English, at the age of 9. A Swedish lesson. The language lab. • A lesson lasts 45 minutes and a break 15 minutes. During the break pupils go out to the school yard. Girls and boys study together, except in Physical Education. Finnish baseball. tekstiä Volleyball. • It is also possible to study in a small group at our school. • In a small group the student gets intensified support in his studies. • There are three different kinds of small groups in our school. tekstiä Music. • (tekninen) (tekstiili) kuvat Technical work. Handicraft. Information technology. Domestic science. A Chemistry lesson. An Art lesson. A Math lesson. Celebrating Lucia day. A Concert. Connecting seventh graders • Teachers teach 20 - 30 lessons / week depending on the subject they teach. • There are usually 2 - 4 exams / year in every subject. Teachers supervise breaks and school events. – The Staff at our school 3.9.2010. Our Comenius group Welcome to our school!