Jääli Primary School, Finland Jääli Primary School, Finland

The elementary school of Jääli is located about 15 km from Oulu, the biggest city in northen Finland. The school is located close to Jääli lake. The lake and surrounding forests provide excellent possibilities for outdoor activities during the entire school year.

The school  was built in 1977 and due to the ever growing number of students an additional part was built in 1994. Nowadays the school no longer match the needs and standards of students and a school building and plans to build a new school building have been made.

The school provides general education for classes 1-4 and special education for children with special needs for classes 1-9. We also have one class ment for temporary or more permanent special education and two teachers providing special education for variety groups of children with special needs.

The head teacher of the school is Mr. Arto Tikkanen. The deputy head teacher is Mrs. Sirpa Tikkala. During the school year 2016-2017 there are 24 teachers and 20 schooling assistants working in our school. 2016-2017 we have 366 students in our school. In addition we have personnel working in administration, catering, cleaning and maintenance.

Our school has – in addition to the classrooms – a spaceous gym hall (that also serves the citizens of Jääli after school hours as a sports hall), a school cafeteria, a library, an IT class and a healtcare section. We also have classes for crafts and music.

The school also has a small separate unit about 5 km from the main unit. This  unit provides education for one class combining the first and second graders from the immediate neighborhood. This class is taught by one teacher and assisted by one schooling assistant. In addition this unit has a kindergarten and a pre-school class.

The school of Jääli provides a healthy and safe surrounging for the children to learn and grow. Our goal is to make sure that every student's individual needs are met as they grow and learn.