How we do it – Implementing our approach 

Child Centered Environment

Our environment, (through the use of displays, equipment, furnishings and a well-planned layout), encourages imagination and curiosity while achieving the right balance between an exciting, secure, and comfortable place to be. All the furnishings are designed specifically for the children, ensuring their comfort.

Teaching & Language

Interactive Teaching
The teachers listen to and observe a group, so that they know when the children need help and guidance and when they don't. In this way the children can progress at their own pace.

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There are many areas in the school that deal with this very important topic: circle time, show and tell, story/discussion time, singing...

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The Groups

We have groups for:

  • Tiddlers 1-2 yrs
  • Toddlers 2-3 yrs
  • Pre-school 3-4 yrs
  • Highscope 4-5 yrs
  • Schoolroom Reception 5-6 yrs
  • Schoolroom Year 1 6-7 yrs

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The School Pets

We have several animals in the schools ranging from rabbits to birds. There are several reasons for having the animals in our schools, covering all the areas of our curriculum. Caring for animals and people other than yourself is an important part of social development. 

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Forest Schools / Pet Park

Sharon and Mikko Auri run a pet park in the countryside about 50 km west of Helsinki in a small village called Torbacka. The park has over 150 animals including sheep, goats, pigs as well as more exotic animals such as lizards, parrots and sugar gliders. 

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Practical Matters

Here you can find information about the Practical Matters, e.g.

  • Webmail - School communicator
  • General Information
  • School Hours

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We Care

I can make a difference in the world!

  • Other Cultures
  • Environmental issues
  • Give to others

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