Lyseo in English

There are about 60 teachers and 540 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 and 8th 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.

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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, crafts, home economics, maths and Finnish and literature. All the pupils have on the average 30 lessons per week.

Our school year began on the 9th August and will end on the 1st June.

School holidays in 2018 - 2019:
Autumn holiday 15.10. – 19.10.2018
Christmas holiday 22.12.2018 – 6.1.2019
Winter holiday 25.2. – 1.3.2019
Easter holiday 18.4. – 22.4.2019
Summer holiday begins 2.6.2019

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. The school broadens the 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
Seinäjoen lyseo has participated in several international projects: two Comenius School Partnerships,one Comenius Regio project (Get Inspired by Food)and an Erasmus+ Key Action1 -project for CLIL teachers. This autumn we started as coordinating school in a new Erasmus project Raising Aspiration for Social Inclusion, where new pedagogical solutions and methods are developed in order to organize teaching of students with special needs. The aim is to develop the quality of teaching, to improve students’ school motivation and to prevent school dropout. Read more about the project here: http://bit.ly/rasi2018-2020

The contact teachers in international affairs are Mr Mark Burke (CLIL), Ms Soile Pajula (Erasmus+ project) and Ms Anne Syrjälä (student guides).
mark.burkeseinajoki.fi soile.pajulaseinajoki.fi anne.syrjalaseinajoki.fi