The aim of the physical education class is to
- increase the possibilites to offer positive experiences to students interested and gifted in sports
- develop the students' basic skills
- introduce the students to different forms of exercise and different sports in cooperation with sport federations and local clubs
Playschool and outdoor playschool activities are intended for children aged 3–5 years. The options are outdoor playschool, which lets the child experience nature and physical exercise, and indoor playschool. Activities are organized and target at supporting the growth and development of the child. One playschool teacher organizes the activities but there may also be other staff members participating if needed.
You can see the information of Turku City gyms listed below. In two of the gyms the services are produced by a sports club or a third sector operator. In the rest of the gyms by the Sports Services Centre.
Morning and afternoon clubs are meant for first and second year students as well as for other students who are in special needs education.
Periods of operation:
Club activities are organized on weekdays during school year.
The City of Turku provides library services in the Main Library, in 12 Branch Libraries and in two Mobile Libraries. The Main Library is open every day. It contains several premises for events and exhibitions and plenty of study spaces. The Branch Libraries are community hubs in their respective areas. Besides information, experiences and IT equipment they provide various group activities and a gateway to other services in the area.
Those students who do not have adequate skills for starting school get a postponement and they are guided to a Start-class.
The Start-class gives primary education for children who got postponement before proceeding to the first school year.
The aim of the Start-class education is to support the child in the attaining of abilities and skills needed at school.
Turku Vocational Institute (TAI) is one of Finland’s largest upper secondary vocational school. It offers young people and adults education and training for basic vocational qualifications as well as vocational further education and training in the fields of Business Economics and Service, Technology, and Health and Welfare. Turku Vocational School has eight different units, some of them located right in the center of Turku.
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 City of Turku maintains various ski tracks around the city depending on the snow conditions. When there is little snow, only the Nunnavuori ski track and its additional loops will be maintained with snow cannons and transferred snow.
The Evening High School of Turku (Turun iltalukio) is an upper secondary education school meant for adults where it is possible to finish basic education studies, get the general upper secondary education certificate, pass the Finnish Matriculation Examination or to study single subjects (e.g. languages).
The Contraception Clinic provides advice on contraception to Turku residents under 25 years of age. Clients over 25 years of age can also attend the clinic with a referral from a doctor, nurse or social worker.
The Contraception Clinic also performs:
Turku International School belongs to a network of international and IB-schools. It was founded by the City of Turku in 2003. According to the Treaty signed between the City of Turku and the University of Turku, Turun Normaalikoulu (Teacher Training School of Turku), will take care of the teaching in the International School. The official language of the school is English. The first 6 grades are situated in the TIS building next to Normaalikoulu, while the other classes and management are in the Normaalikoulu building.
Ruissalo Info offers information on Ruissalo island’s nature, recreational use and current events.
The info is located at the University of Turku’s Botanical Garden. The opening hours are the same as the garden’s opening hours: Monday–Sunday, 10am–5pm. Staff are available to give guidance and advice on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm
Ypsilon Community Centre will open on 1 January 2019. Yli-Maaria School will be functioning from the 1st of August 2018.
Ypsilon Community Centre located in Yli-Maaria, Turku, will have facilities for basic education, early childhood education, a library, youth services, school health care, and child welfare clinics. The Community Centre offers a stimulating and innovative multi-purpose operating environment for users of different ages.
As its name suggests, Syvälahti Community Centre offers broad municipal services in Hirvensalo, Turku. The Community Centre has the facilities for Syvälahti day care centre, school, child walfare clinic, youth services, sports hall, and school health care, as well as Hirvensalo library. Syvälahti Community Centre cherishes the culture of communal activities.
More specific service descriptions with opening times, and an access to the individual pages of each service, can be found at the bottom of this page.