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Preparatory instruction

All comprehensive-school-age children, i.e. 7-16 -year-olds, whose knowledge of the Finnish language is not adequate enough to participate in teaching in basic education are entitled to preparatory instruction.

Preparatory instruction acquaints the pupils with the Finnish school, its customs and teaching methods. The aim of preparatory instruction is to develop the pupil’s skills in Finnish as well as to give the pupil adequate learning skills for basic education.

In addition to Finnish, other subjects taught are mathematics, environmental studies (biology and geography), Finnish history, music, physical education (sports), crafts and visual arts. Religion is not taught in preliminary instruction.

Preparatory instruction is independent of grade and class. The instruction is given in small groups that usually have less than 10 pupils. The weekly programme consists of 20-30 lessons, depending on the pupil's grade. Each pupil is provided with an individual educational plan to match his or her skills and learning abilities. The special needs and learning abilities of each pupil are also considered. After preparatory instruction a suitable grade level is defined to match the pupil’s skills and abilities. Preparatory instruction is assessed in a verbal assessment instead of grades.

Preparatory instruction usually lasts one school year but individual differences are possible. After completing preparatory instruction the pupil is transferred to the school near his or her home. If the distance from the pupil’s home is long, the bus tickets to and from school are provided free of charge by the City of Tampere.

Pupils of immigrant origin enroll in Preparatory instruction by completing the registration form in the link and by contacting the planning coordinator for multilingual pupils education.

Additional information of Preparatory instruction

Planning coordinator Katja Simonen Tel. 050 550 6704
33100 Tampere

Preparatory instruction is given in the following schools

Ahvenisjärvi comprehensive school
Tel. Head Teacher: 040 766 3172
33720 Tampere

Grades 1-9, Head Teacher: Ilpo Nybacka Email address is of the format [email protected]


Group:
Grades 1-3

Etelä-Hervanta comprehensive school
Tel. Head Teacher: 050 428 3044
33720 Tampere

Grades 1-9
Head Teacher: Ulla Ojalammi
Email address is of the format [email protected]


Groups:
Grades 1- 2
Grades 3 - 4
Grades 5 - 6
Grades 7 - 9

Juhannuskylä comprehensive school, Johannes unit
Tel. Head Teacher: 040 585 6490
Tel. vice-principal: 0400 305 661
33100 Tampere

Grades 1-9
Head Teacher: Petri Fihlman
vice-principal: Kirsi Numminen
Email address is of the format [email protected]


JUHANNUSKYLÄ/ preparatory, Postikatu 2
Groups:

Grades 1 - 2
Grades 3 - 4
Grades 5 - 6

JUHANNUSKYLÄ/ preparatory, Rautatienkatu 3-5
Grades 7 - 9

Hatanpää comprehensive school
Tel. Head Teacher: 040 801 6683
33900 Tampere

Grades 7-9
Head Teacher: Arto Nieminen.
Email address is of the format [email protected]


Grades 7-9

Peltolammi comprehensive school
Tel. Head Teacher: 040 800 7474
33840 Tampere

Grades 1-6, Head Teacher: Sirkku Vartiainen. Email address is of the format [email protected]


Grades 1-3
Grades 4-6

Tesoma comprehensive school
Tel. Head Teacher: 050 409 8919
33310 Tampere

Grades 1-9, Head Teacher: Panu Pitkänen. Email address is of the format [email protected]


Groups:
Grades 1- 3
Grades 4 - 6
Grades 7 - 9