Personal Studerandevrdgruppen forminskad

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

Many important choices and decisions are made in the last school years and at times students need someone to talk to about these. Students can turn to the school social worker for confidential discussions on private matters and personal difficulties. Parents 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 to find the right contacts. The social worker’s office is located on the second floor next to the computer rooms, at the end of the hallway. School social worker Gunilla Biström can be reached by telephone (050 570 5830 / 09 81643059) 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, phone number: 040 521 4236, 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 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 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 co-operation 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-up. 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.

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 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

The DPC Anna Martikainen can be contacted Wilma, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +358-43-827 1414.