Personal Studerandevrdgruppen forminskad

The general student welfare covers all the work done by the entire school community to support and promote the well-being of students. Each staff member does this as part of their actual duties.

 

The central goals are to create a healthy and safe learning and school environment, safeguard mental health, counter exclusion and promote well-being in the school community. This means support for the entire school community as well as individual support. The goal is to promote a school culture with a focus on care, consideration and positive interaction.

 

The efforts of the student welfare are intended to promote students’ learning and a balanced development of their lives in general. The central objective is therefore to prevent various problems and to discover barriers to learning. Contact with students’ parents/guardians is often of central importance in student welfare.

 

The general student welfare is coordinated by an interdisciplinary student welfare group. It is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the joint student welfare and the general well-being of the educational institution. The Student Welfare Group also promotes the participation of students and custodians in upper secondary school activities.

 

Individual students’ cases are not addressed in the educational institution’s student welfare group. The Principal is the chairman of the group and is responsible for ensuring that it meets regularly. In addition to the principal, the school counselor, school psychologist, school health nurse, study supervisor, specialist teacher, DP coordinator, and a subject teacher belong to the student welfare group. Often students also participate and, if necessary, guardians and outside experts are invited.

 

The school social worker, psychologist and nurse are available for individual student’s matters.

 

Individual student support is available for individual students or student groups. Individual student support refers to the school health care, the school doctor’s and the school psychologist’s services. This interdisciplinary student care is offered to individual students or student groups. An interdisciplinary group is convened if necessary and with the consent of the student, as well as possibly the parent/guardians.

 

School Social Worker and Psychologist

 

Many important choices and decisions are made in the high school years and at times students need someone to talk to.

 

Students can turn to the school social worker for confidential discussions on private matters and personal difficulties.

 

Parents/guardians can also contact the social worker in matters concerning a student. If additional help is needed, the school social worker can aid the student and/or parents/guardians to find the right contacts.

 

The social worker’s office is located on the second floor at the end of the hallway.

 

Social worker Gunilla Biström can be reached by phone (050 570 5830) or e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

The school psychologist supports, counsels and advises students in matters concerning their mental well-being, studies and situation in life. The school psychologist also does psychological assessments and evaluations when necessary.

 

School psychologist Marina Lindholm is best contacted via the School social worker and can also be contacted on 043 825 7263 or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Upper secondary school health care

 

Student health care promotes the health of students and is responsible for organising the care of their illnesses in cooperation with health stations.

 

There is an examination by the school nurse during the first year and a doctor’s examination during the second year.

 

The second year examination also serves as the preliminary examination for the call-up to military service. Other students are given health examinations when needed.

 

At the doctor’s examination, the student receives a new young person’s health certificate, if needed. The certificate is a valid medical certificate for applying for a driving licence or a job.

Students may consult the school nurse in matters concerning vaccinations, sexual counselling, contraception, intoxicants, mental health issues and other health-related matters.

 

The school nurse also has regular open reception hours, during which students can seek help with acute issues without an appointment.

 

Students can get an appointment for the student health care doctor through the school nurse.

 

If necessary, the student will be referred to additional examinations or special health care.

Emergency first aid is carried out in cooperation with the other school staff. In a first aid situation, the guardian is responsible for arranging further care for the student.

 

Our school nurse Sari Björkroth is available Monday through Thursday and can also be reached by telephone (046 877 23 68) or e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Standby duty on Mon–Thu 12.30–13.00.

 

School doctor

 

The school doctor performs a full health check on second-year students.

 

Health certificates for driving licenses can be issued by the school doctor, and male students are offered the municipal health check-up needed for the military call-ups.

 

Form teachers will notify their students of the appointment schedules.

 

Dental treatment

 

The students should make an appointment themselves for the dentist in their own health district.

Dental treatment is free for students under the age of 18 years.

 

Special needs teacher

 

A student with dyslexia and other learning disabilities can contact the special needs teacher for individual counselling.

 

A student can also be tested for dyslexia in Swedish and Finnish.

 

The special needs teacher´s office is located on the second (top) floor opposite the study hall.

 

Study guidance

 

The weekly tutorials (homeroom lessons, GHT) are an important part of student guidance and the students must attend regularly.

 

During the preDP counselling course issues like study skills and alternatives for further studies are introduced, and during all three years the students can see the Guidance Counsellor for private consultation in these matters.

 

In more time consuming matters students are recommended to set an appointment beforehand.

 

The DP Coordinator

 

The DP Coordinator, Anna Martikainen, is at the school on most days. She is generally available during the day, and students are encouraged to drop in to her office on the first floor if they have any questions about their studies.

 

In more time consuming matters students are recommended to set an appointment beforehand.