Academic Year 2020-2021
Our school meals are really good!
Lessons and meal times
The Corona virus situation has affected the timing of the meals so they are more spread out to avoid contact between different groups. The timing is different on different days of the week. The lessons and meals are normally as follows:
Grades 1-3 8.00-8.45
9.00-10.30 lunch break 10.30-11.15
12.15-13.00 snack break 13.00-13.15
10.00-10.45 lunch break 10.45-11.15
12.15-13.00 snack break 13.00-13.15
11.00-11.45 lunch break 11.45-12.15
12.15-13.00 snack break 13.00-13.15
School days and breaks for the current academic year 2020-2021
Autumn term: Wednesday 12.8. – Saturday 19.12.2020
- School starts on Wednesday 12.8. 9:00 am
- Autumn break: Monday 19.10. – Friday 23.10.2020
- Christmas break: Monday 21.12.2020 – Wednesday 6.1.2021
- School ends on Saturday 19.12.2020
Spring term: Thursdsay 7.1. – Saturday 5.6.2021
- School starts on Thursday 7.1.2021 according to the schedule
- Winter break: Monday 22.2. – Friday 26.2.2021 (week 8)
- Easter break: Friday 2.4.- Monday 5.4.
- School day on Saturday April 10th (Norssi Day)
- Thursday May 13th, Ascension Day, holiday
- Friday, May 14th, holiday
- School ends on Saturday June 5th, 2021
School days and breaks for the next academic year 2021-2022
Autumn term: Thursday 12.8- Tuesday 21.12.2021
- School starts on Thursday 12.8.2021
- Autumn break: Monday 25.10.-Friday 29.10.2021
- School Day on Saturday November 27th (Christmas market)
- Christmas break: Wednesday 22.12.- Friday 7.1.2022
- School ends on Tuesday 21.12.2021
Spring term: Monday 10.1. – Saturday 4.6.2022
- School starts on Monday 10.1.2022 according the schedule
- Winter break: Monday 21.2.2022 – Friday 25.2.2022 (week 8)
- Saturday 9.4 school day (Norssi Day)
- Easter break: Friday 15.4.- Monday 18.4.
- Thursday 26.5 Ascension Day, holiday
- School ends on Saturday 4.6.2022
Activities during the academic year
Rauma Teacher Training School has its own theme each calendar year.
The theme for the 2020 calendar year is “equality and equity”.
The theme for the 2021 calendar year is “dreams of the future”.
In connection with the themes we implement multi-disciplinary learning and activity days.
Parties and events
There are many events and activities at school. The following dates involve the whole school or are important to guardians.
Tuesday 15.9. klo 18.00-19.30 Garden night
Monday 21.9.- Friday 25.9. Multi-disciplinary module
Week 42: European food days
Friday 27.11. Assembly for the first advent
Week 49 Asian food days
Week 49-52 Digital advent calendar
Friday 4.12. klo 9.15 Independence Day flag ceremony
Friday 11.12 klo 9.00 St. Lucy’s Day event
Saturday 19.12. klo 9.00 Christmas assembly, grades 2, 4, 6 perform
Wednesday 13.1. klo 18-19 Grade 9 parents night (joint application information regarding study options after basic education)
Thursday 14.1. klo 18 -19 Grade 7 parents night (regarding selection of electives)
Tuesday 2.2. klo 18-19 Information session for incoming first graders
Monday 8.2. –Friday 12.2. Grade 9 TET (work practice)
Wednesday 3.3. klo 18-19 Grade 3 information session about A2 language (optional foreign language selection)
Thursday 1.4. klo 10 Maundy Thursday assembly
Thursday 1.4. klo 12.15-13.00 Chocolate egg hunt, school day end at 13 / 1 pm
Saturday 10.4. klo 9-12 Norssi Day
Timetable to be announced: Introductory day for incoming first graders
Timetable to be announced: Information for incoming grade 7 pupils
Friday 28.5.? Grade 9 celebration day: dance and celebratory lunch
Timetable to be announced: Finnish baseball game: pupils vs. teachers
Saturday 5.6. School year ends, Spring party
Taking care of your child and cooperation between home and school
Cooperation between home and school is very important. In addition to the principals and teachers, there are many employees at the school who help pupils to have a good and safe school day. Wilma is the tool we use for daily communication and to handle personal pupil affairs. Email can be used to contact us about other matters.
Principals, teachers and other staff
The school principals are the Administrative Principal, the Principal for Basic Education and the Vice-principal.
Teachers include classroom teachers (grades 1-6), subject teachers (grades 1-6 and 7-9), a student counsellor (grades 7-9) and special education teachers (grades 1-6 and 7-9).
The special needs assistants work in all grades and one is also responsible for afternoon activities.
The pupil welfare staff includes a public health nurse, a psychologist, and two student welfare professionals (school social workers for grades 1-6 and grades 7-9). They are all employees of the Town of Rauma and are at our school on a limited basis as agreed by the school.
Wilma as a tool for cooperation
Wilma is a system through which you get information about your child’s schooling and read important bulletins relayed to all guardians. The newsletters are either filed permanently in Wilma or are sent by Wilma’s internal mailing system. It is always possible to contact the teachers through Wilma.
Wilma allows you to track your child’s lesson notes, absences and information about being late to school. You register the reason for your child’s absence through Wilma.
Each Wilma user must have their own username and password which are provided to the child’s official guardians when the child starts school the Rauma Teacher Training School or moves from another school. Wilma IDs are school specific and IDs from other schools cannot be used in the Rauma Teacher Training School Wilma system.
The guardians of new pupils will receive their own key code in the mail during the first days of school. The key code will allow you to create your own ID. Pupils will also receive their own ID during the first days of school.
Wilma can be accessed from any computer or tablet with internet access.
If you have difficulties with Wilma, please contact the school office:
Tarja Lamminen, Secretary, +358 50 339 1328 email@example.com
The parents’ association
Rauma Teacher Training School has a parent’s association which is a member of the Finnish Parents League. All families are automatically members of the parent’s association and the voluntary membership fee is 10€/family per year. You can pay the fee to account number FI52 4450 2320 0848 51 and be sure to include the pupil’s name and the term ”jäsenmaksu” (which means membership fee) in the message area of the bank transfer.
The parents’ association works actively and has organized many events. All new members are warmly welcome. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rnkvanhempainyhdistys. Messages from the association are sent through Wilma.
Service providers that enhance the quality of daily activities
Rauma Teacher Training School properties are owned by Suomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy (SYK), which is responsible for the health, safety, and functionality of our premises.
Eurajoen Kiinteistöpalvelu Oy is responsible for the maintenance of our properties.
Daily cleaning services are provided by SOL.
Lunch in our school restaurant Länsituuli is provided by Amica Restaurants which are part of the Compass Group organization.
Evaluation during the academic year
Guardians receive most information from teachers that teach their child. The most important document guiding activities at school is the curriculum which defines the teaching and school activities according to the national guidelines.
During the academic year, pupils and guardians must be informed about matters related to assessment for example: how to assess behavior, competence, if assessment discussions are organized, and if intermediate report cards are issued at school. The agreed principles and cooperation methods can be found in the assessment bulletin which is updated each academic year.
Become familiar with the assessment bulletin (pdf file in Finnish)
Photo: Hanna Oksanen / Communications
Cover photo: Ramona Raynor-Karjalainen