Lyseo in English

There are about 60 teachers and 500 pupils (13-16 years) in our school.

Contact information: Principal: Ms Kaisa Isotalo

Teachers: first name.family name@seinajoki.fi

Address: Kirkkokatu 7
60100 Seinäjoki
tel.: (06) 416 2350
fax: (06) 416 2402

The motto of our work is:
The right attitude is the key to success

Our school gives basic education for 7th, 8th and 9th grade. The national core curriculum for basic education was renewed in 2014, and the new curriculum has been implemented in schools from August 2016. In lower secondary schools the reform takes place gradually in three years (2017 – 2019). So this year the 7th grades study according the new curriculum. (More information www.oph.fi/english/ )
In our school one group in every grade is specialized in music. The music groups have more music education than the other groups. They give concerts and have many performances during the school year. In 2009 we also started teaching through CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). These groups are taught partly in English in some subjects.

School Year
The school year consisting of 38 weeks is divided into four periods of nine or ten weeks. The education is concentrated on five to seven subjects during each period. Some subjects are studied throughout the school year, e.g. Sports, handicraft and home economics. All the pupils have on the average 30 lessons per week.
Our school year began on the 10th August and will end on the 2nd June.

School holidays in 2017 - 2018:
Autumn holiday 16.10. – 20.10.2017
Christmas holiday 22.12.2017 – 3.1.2018
Winter holiday 26.2. – 2.3.2018
Easter holiday 30.3. – 2.4.2018
Summer holiday begins 3.6.2018

Student Council
The student council consists of a government (15 members) and about 20 tutors who are in charge of the student activities.
The tutors’ most important task is to help and guide the new pupils in the 7th grade. They also arrange discos and meetings. The government represents the pupils and takes care of their rights.
After the schooldays there are different clubs available. The clubs are run by our teachers and cooperation partners outside the school.

Lyseo cooperates actively with different partners e.g. different town services, various associations and enterprises.
The cooperation is based on the educational aims of our curriculum and the activity of the students. Lyseo tries to broaden its learning environment towards the surrounding society and to offer the students the possibility to develop their career readiness and life skills.
In July 2014 Seinäjoen lyseo was awarded the quality prize for entrepreneurship by the University of Warwick, England. This was the first time a Finnish junior high school received this prize.

Information and Communication Technology
The teachers use the learning platforms and teaching environments offered by ICT when it is pedagogically appropriate. Every new pupil is given guidance to learn the regulations for using a computer and ICT in his studies. ICT skills are thus both a target as well as a means of learning.

International Co-operation
International co-operation has become a natural part of school work in Seinäjoen lyseo.
Lyseo has many foreign visitors each year. A group of 9th graders is educated to perform as guides for the guests.
Seinäjoen lyseo has participated in several international projects: two Comenius School Partnerships, a Comenius Regio project (Get Inspired by Food)and an Erasmus+ Key Action1 -project for CLIL teachers.
The contact teachers in international affairs are Mr Mark Burke (CLIL), Ms Soile Pajula (Erasmus+ project) and Ms Anne Syrjälä (student guides).

mark.burke@seinajoki.fi soile.pajulaseinajoki.fi anne.syrjalaseinajoki.fi