There are two Swedish language immersion groups in Kerttuli Day Care Unit: one for 5-year olds and one preschool education group. The used format is early and complete immersion.
You can do self-directed aqua jogging in all indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beaches maintained by Turku City.
Instructed aqua jogging is available at Impivaara Swimming Hall.
Aqua jogging belts can be borrowed free of charge in:
- Impivaara Swimming Centre
- Petrelius Swimming Hall
- Samppalinna Outdoor Swimming Stadium
- Kupittaa Outdoor Swimming Arena
You can use your own clean aqua jogging belt in indoor and outdoor swimming pools. At beaches you must have your own aqua jogging belt with you.
The Swedish Language Section of Education Committee is responsible for Swedish language services. The Swedish language services are directed by Liliane Kjellman.
Hey you under 29-year-old! Would you like to try out various crafts, or do you need something to do during the day?
In the youth workshops you can try the work of:
- a furniture maker
- a painter
- a metal workshop worker
- a real estate manager
- a repairer
- a textile or craft worker
While working, you can discuss solutions to everyday challenges with the youth workers and career planners.
Contact us and come check out the youth workshops of Fendari. Here you can see real examples of handiworks!
The goal of preparatory education is to give immigrant students necessary abilities in order for them to move on to basic education. Preparatory education is given to basic education students who have recently moved to Finland, whose language skills are not proficient enough to study in normal basic education groups. Preparatory education is centralized to few schools. Grades 1-6 preparatory education is given at the Varissuo and Pansio schools and Luostarivuori school's Martti and Kerttuli units.
Special day care is for children with impaired possibilities for development, growth and learning. Discovering the child’s need for support at an early stage will contribute favourably to the child’s growth.
The supporting measures are usually organized in the child’s own day care centre or family day care. A child’s rehabilitation plan will be made for the child together with parents, day care personnel and other professionals. The day care personnel are responsible for compiling and implementing the plan.
Types of special group arrangements:
The Swedish language class offers an intensive immersion possibility for all students who are native speakers of Finnish, as the class teacher's mother tongue is Swedish, which he/she uses in teaching for all subjects and lessons 100% for the first two years. Pupils also learn to read and write in Swedish. The use of Finnish in teaching increases from third grade onwards from 30% up to 50% in the fifth and sixth grades. Finnish lessons and other subjects that require Finnish are taught by another teacher who speaks Finnish as his/her mother tongue.
The City of Turku maintains some sports and exercise halls where it is possible to do many kinds of sports and exercise. Some of the halls are open for both individual users as well as for groups. Some halls serve only sports and exercise clubs and their members.
The City of Turku maintains one skateboard hall and eight skateboarding places and skateparks.
You can see the list of all beaches in Turku. Click on the name of a beach and then "Show more" to see all the information about the beach.
Information and guidance point Nuorten Turku is a service meant for everyone under the age of 29. Parents can also use the service.
There are three computers, a copy machine, scanner and a telephone available for your use free of charge. You may search information independently or with the help of the staff members.
You may visit at any time during the opening hours without an appointment, but you can also make an appointment if you wish. You can also send your questions via email, through Facebook and WhatsApp or by making a phone call. Welcome!
When it comes to foreign-language classes, the main focus is on achieving a comfortable level of using a foreign-language in different situations, subjects and concepts. The language is not being taught per se; instead, the foreign language is used to learn a subject matter.
In foreign-language classes, the first two years emphasise understanding the language and building a foundation for foreign-language competence. Reading and writing skills are taught in the students' mother tongue (Finnish). The share of foreign-language instruction is approximately 50%.
City of Turku is renting and borrowing sports and leisure equipment. Fendari is borrowing equipment for outdoor use and others for sports.
Upper secondary school education is given in the schools of Turku
- in Finnish at 6 schools
- In Swedish at Katedralskolan i Åbo
- in English at the Turku International School
In addition to the upper secondary schools administrated by the City, also the Normal School of the University of Turku and Steiner School operate in Turku.
Service Area Director of Upper Secondary School Education in the City of Turku is Esko Heikkonen.