Student care and well-being
The aim of the high school student care system is to improve the students’ learning, health and well-being, as well as to ensure the health and safety of the learning environment. Student care is carried out at a group and an individual level. (The law regarding pupil and student care 1297/2013, 3§). Individual student care groups will put together when needed.
special education teacher will offer knowledge, tuition and guidance to
students with learning difficulties. The working methods used are teaching,
discussion, and referral to experts when needed. A preliminary survey of
linguistic skills will be carried out with first-year students. Based on the
survey, a student’s own wishes, and recommendations by the teachers, students
are offered special education both as individual teaching, as well as course-based
teaching (OP4 course). The aim of the OP4 course is to offer students a chance
to get know themselves as students and boost their own study capabilities. The
reading and writing skills of a student will also be evaluated during the course.
When needed, a statement will be composed for the matriculation examination
The special education teacher can be reached by phone, via Wilma or email
The school social worker and the school psychologist offer appointments to support students’ well-being. During these visits, the student’s life situation and need for support is explored. When needed, the student is referred for further medical investigation and treatment using other services. The social worker and the psychologist will act as links between the student, home and cooperation parties.
Students can contact the school social worker or the psychologist themselves or with the help of their guardian, the school nurse, form teacher, subject teacher, guidance counsellor, principal or special needs teacher. All meetings are free, confidential and voluntary.
The social worker helps students with matters connected to their studies (e.g. motivation problems, absences), relationships, social problems (e.g. problems in the family, drug misuse), as well as matters connected to becoming independent (economic issues, accommodation advice). The social worker can also provide crisis support when needed.
The social worker can be reached by phone, via Wilma or by email.
The school psychologist gives guidance and advice to high school students regarding psychological well-being, studying and matters connected to life situations. You can contact the psychologist regarding problems such as study stress, depression, anxiety, tension, or if you simply feel bad. Also, in situations of crisis you can turn to the school psychologist.
You can book a time by phone, via Wilma or by email.
The school nurse is at school on Monday, to Thursday, as well as Friday every other week ending with an even number.
The school nurse can be reached by phone 050 301 0497 or via Wilma from Monday to Friday, the best time for this is between 8-14.
The school nurse will carry out health check-ups for all students starting high school. The school nurse will arrange an appointment with a doctor, physiotherapist, psychologist, social worker, or other special needs professional when needed.
In cases of accidents at school students should contact the school nurse. If the school nurse is not available, the student should inform the teacher who was teaching the class during which the accident occurred. Accidents that happen on a school trip or at any time in the school day are also counted as school accidents.
Students studying in Tampere are offered basic level medical services by the city’s student health care service. The students primarily visit their own school nurse who will, where necessary, direct them to a doctor either in the school building or in the centralised student health care centre (Hammareninkatu 5 B, 3 krs).
An appointment for a medical check-up with a doctor will be organised, if needed, following the nurse’s check-up or at a student’s request.
If a student is over 18, a charge will be made for doctor appointments in cases of illness. The charge is only for the first three visits. Subsequent visits are free until the end of the year. If students do not turn up for an appointment and have not cancelled it in advance, they will be charged for it.
Further information can be found on the Tampere student health care website: Ulkoinen linkki
Tampere City Student Health Care is starting to use a new electronic customer service. For further information:Ulkoinen linkki Internet pages of the Tampere City Student Health Care or student health care centres.
A letter about booking a dental appointment will be sent to all 17-year-olds resident in Tampere. Appointments can be made using the Centralised Appointment Service from Monday to Friday 8–17, phone 03 5657 0100.
On the internet Ulkoinen linkki you can check, cancel, or reschedule your appointments, and make the initial appointment to see a dental hygienist for an assessment of your treatment needs. You can also make an urgent appointment with a dentist.
A non-resident student can also use the services of the Tampere Dental Health Care. You can enrol yourself as a user of the dental care services using an online form or contact the Centralised Appointment Service by phone: 03 5657 0100. You need to make the appointment yourself. A non-resident student can also use the dental care services in their home district.
Students can also use the Youth Clinic Services which include a public health nurse, a doctor and a psychologist. The address is Tipotie 4. An appointment can be booked by telephone 03 5657 0154 on Monday to Friday 8.30–11.