Student welfare

Student welfare

Student welfare services


Healthcare

Nurse Gunilla Gref
is available as follows:

Mondays: 8-16
Tuesdays: 8-16
Thursdays: 8-16
Fridays: 8-14

Phone: 040 649 4808
E-mail: gunilla.gref@vaasa.fi

The school healthcare at Vasa Övningsskola is part of Vaasa Healthcare Centre. Together with parents and teachers, the school healthcare wants to support the pupils in their schooling and offer them a safe and stimulating growing environment.

During t the nurse’s reception hours, students with various problems can seek help and be advised concerning personal health issues. Treatment of diseases does not belong to the school healthcare services, except for treatment of injuries due to accidents on the way to and from school and  treatment of and information to pupils falling ill during the school day.

The nurse meets the students every school year. The health check-ups in grades 1, 5 and 8 are more extensive than in the other grades, including both a nurse and a doctor. At these, it is desirable that the parents are/a parent is present. Then we can discuss potential problems with the parent/parents, for example if the child needs special follow-up by a nurse and/or doctor.


School psychologist

School psychologist Linda Hellström

Contact nurse Gunilla Gref for booking of appointments to the psychologist.


School welfare officer

Katja Andreasson  Phone: 040 828 2707, Wednesdays, grades 1-4
Anne Bogren  Phone: 040 589 2838, Tuesdays, IB
Jimmy Sandbacka  Phone: 040 660 4338, Thursdays, grades 1-4

You can contact the school welfare officer

  • if you are worried about the child’s/adolescent’s well-being (e.g. changes in behaviour, depression/low-spiritedness, anxiousness, acting out, lacking school motivation, level of ambition, eating disorders, physical training)
  • if the child/adolescent himself/herself wishes to speak to an adult outside the family
  • if the child/adolescent needs support due to changes in family or other circumstances
  • if the child/adolescent experiences conflicts among friends
  • if the child/adolescent cuts classes, refuses to go to school or is otherwise absent from school
  • if you need advice or support in your role as parent.

The school welfare officers at Vasa Övningsskola are available to upper-secondary school students as well as their parents.


Dental care

School children in Vaasa are entitled to systematic, free-of-charge dental care until the age of 18. This means that the children are called to dental check-ups and care every second year. The dental clinics at the healthcare centre work all around the year, which means that the children are treated also during Christmas and summer holidays. If the need arises for emergency dental care, e.g. due to toothache, the dental care services can be contacted on phone number 06 325 2202.

The upper-secondary school pupils in Vaasa are called to dental check-up and care in the autumn of their first year at upper-secondary school. Thus, the treatment can be finished before the pupil turns 18. Pupils from other municipalities are entitled to emergency dental care at the dental clinics of Vaasa Healthcare Centre on the same conditions as those living in Vaasa. They should, however, contact the healthcare centre in their own municipality for the regular dental check-ups and care.

Preventive care plays an important role in dental care. Teaching the children healthy eating habits and good oral hygiene is important.

As the most important part of the dental healthcare takes place at home, it is very important that the parents encourage and help their children brush their teeth and take care of their oral hygiene. To achieve good oral health one should brush one’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and adhere to healthy and regular eating habits and a balanced diet. When thirsty, one should drink water.

Dental clinic for the upper-secondary school of Vasa Övningsskola

Kyrkoesplanadens tandklinik (dental clinic)
Kyrkoesplanaden 26
Phone: 325 2202

Reception hours:
Mon-Thu 8-15
Fri 8-12

N.B. Persons over 15 years of age who do not notify the clinic about their being prevented from coming to a reserved dental appointment will be charged 50.80 euro (1.1.2018->).

Updated 7.3.2021