Pupil at Vasa Övningsskola

Pupil at Vasa Övningsskola


Vasa övningsskola does not arrange any preschool during the school year 2021-2022.

Basic education

Students are admitted to Vasa Övningsskola according to an agreement with the City of Vaasa. When students are admitted to the basic education, the neighbourhood school is decided on the basis of catchment areas. Admission to Vasa Övningsskola as secondary neighbourhood school takes place on the basis of settled principles of selection. The catchment areas are marked on the web pages of Vaasa map services which are maintained by the City of Vaasa. Contact the school office for enrolment during the school year.

Morning and afternoon care (Morris and Eftis) for pupils in grades 1-2

Applications for morning care for pupils in grades 1-2 are handled by the school. Registrations are made separately to the school office.

Our afternoon care “Övis Eftis” is meant for pupils in grades 1-2 and is arranged by the parents’ association Föräldraföreningen för fritidsklubben i Vasa centrumområde r.f. Information can be found on Övis Eftis’s own homepage.

Language programme

Vasa Övningsskola’s language programme includes the following A-languages:

  • Finnish or near-native Finnish from grade 1
  • English from grade 4

The B-languages included in the language programme are:

  • Finnish from grade 6 (for pupils lacking studies in A-Finnish)
  • Optional subjects: French and/or German in grades 8 and 9

CLIL, subject-integrated language education

One class in the school study according to CLIL from grade 1 to 9

Our international teacher students arrange club activities in several languages. The international students spur our pupils’ interest in language studies.

The English Line (Engelska linjen), with bilingual education according to the CLIL method, is part of the basic education at Vasa Övningsskola since 1991. CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and is a kind of immersion course where subject and language education are integrated.

The bilingual education increases gradually, starting from grade 1. All subjects, except Swedish and literature as well as  Finnish, can be taught according to the principles of CLIL.

Much effort is put on creating situations which favour the pupils’ language acquisition. This, in combination with CLIL and formal language learning, supports the pupils’ language proficiency development in the target language.

The teachers, and the class teachers in particular, serve as multilingual role models for the pupils. Reading and writing training takes place initially in the first language of the school.

Updated 11.1.2021