Message from the Principal

Greetings from sunny Finland!
I have always believed in working in collaboration with teachers, staff, parents, and students. Sharing best practices, innovations, and ideas through open and transparent communication enables all of us to employ the most efficient and rewarding learning journey for each student and staff member. I believe we all are life–long learners trying, implementing, and enhancing new pedagogical ideas and strategies. I wish to enhance the ethos at school which allows every member of the school community from students to teachers to celebrate the success that we build together hand in hand.
My educational philosophy is very simple: every child has the right to have high-quality education, every child is able to learn and it is our task to give every student the opportunity to seek and apply his or her full potential. Students are active members of the learning community. They learn to set goals and solve problems both independently and together with others. Linguistic and physical elements and the use of different senses are essential for thinking and learning. While acquiring new knowledge and skills, students learn to reflect on their learning and emotions. The joy of learning and creative activities promote learning and inspire students to develop their competences. There is time, space, and place for thinking, planning, exploring, and assessing learning processes in a versatile way. Learning together promotes students’ skills in creative and critical thinking and problem‐solving, and their ability to understand different viewpoints and justify their outcomes.
Learning happens everywhere at school and outside the school community in various communities, entities, and learning environments. The students can engage with their learning in the corridors, outdoor areas, library, football pit, halls, basically everywhere. Developing learning- to-learn skills lays the foundation for goal‐oriented and lifelong learning. Students are guided to become aware of their personal ways of learning and how to use this knowledge to promote their learning.
Let’s make the next academic year superb and exciting for each and every one of us.
With Warm Regards,
Ms Jaana