Student welfare comprises all the work that the school staff do to support and help develop the well-being of the students. The central aim of the student welfare is to create a safe and healthy school and learning environment, to strengthen the mental health of the students, to prevent marginalisation and to promote well-being in general. Student welfare work is done both on an individual and a group level, and co-operation with the students’ parents is integral.
The student welfare work is coordinated by the student welfare team, which is led by the deputy principal. The team members are the deputy principal, IB-coordinator, guidance counsellors, special needs teacher, school social worker, psychologist, nurse and form teachers. Also, students and parents, as well as outside experts, are invited as necessary. The student welfare team deals with the general student welfare in school and does not discuss individual students or groups. The school social worker, psychologist and nurse are available for individual students' matters. Concern about an individual student or group, brought up by a teacher, is discussed in a multi-professional expert team. These expert teams always require each student’s consent and the teams are formed by those teachers and staff members that are needed in the specific matter.
School Social Worker and Psychologist
Upper secondary school health care
Student health care promotes the health of students and is responsible for organising the care of their illnesses in co-operation 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 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-up. Form teachers will notify their students of the appointment schedules.
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.
The special needs teacher ́s office is located on the second (top) floor opposite the study hall.
The weekly tutorials (homeroom lessons, GHT) are an important part of student guidance and the students must attend regularly. During the Pre-DP year’s 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 make an appointment beforehand.
The DP Coordinator