OIS Reading Diploma

Oulu Interna­tional School Reading Diploma

It is possible to complete a reading diploma in the schools of Oulu. This is optional, but it is a great opportunity to show engagement with reading. The willingness to complete the diploma is to be discussed with teacher, or another adult if there is no such teacher in the school to assist the student with the reading diploma. The diploma can thus be completed even at home with parents.

Completing the reading diploma improves reading skills and enthusiasm towards reading. The reading diploma also introduces children and youth to the sphere of quality literature. Diverse reading improves also study skills and increases an individual's vocabulary. Reading fiction is particularly good in increasing your reading skills. It also helps to improve emotional and social skills. Good reading skills can only be achieved by reading in multitude.

Primary School

Every primary school year has its own reading diploma, during which six books are to be read. In OIS reading diploma you choose:

  • Three books from the list of books in Finnish.
  • Three books in English.
  • You can also read some other book of your choice that fits one of the categories
  • You can also read additional books in your own language. To arrange this, you can talk with your teacher. You can find more English books from the OIS school library.

Once the student has completed the diploma for each of the six years and has read a total of 36 books, they will me granted me Master reader -diploma for primary years.

You can find book lists in the interactive image below. By clicking the hotspots in the image, you get into the OUTI Web Library to search for books and make reservations.

Secondary school

Read six books at each academic year.

  • You can choose three books from the list of books in Finnish and
  • three books from the list of books in English. Choose the books so that you read one book from each category.
  • You can also read some other book of your choice that fits one of the categories. To arrange this, you can talk with your teacher. You can find more English books from the OIS school library. You can also read additional books in your own language.

You will also need to talk about the method of completing the task with the the teacher.

Once you have completed the reading diploma for each academic year of middle school and read a total of 18 books, you will receive the secondary school reading diploma.

You can find book lists in the interactive image below. By clicking the hotspots in the image, you get into the OUTI Web Library to search for books and make reservations. Printable book lists are below.

Diplomas for students