Academic advising

“Student counseling belongs to everyone”

All teachers work together to guide the student’s studies throughout the whole basic education period.

  • In Years 1-6, guidance is provided in the context of different subjects and other school activities.
  • In grades 7-9, student guidance is a separate subject taught by a guidance counsellor. Classroom guidance is 0.5 hours per week in grades 7-8 and 1 hour per week in grade 9.

Personalised guidance is given especially in Year 9. Intensive Pupil Guidance is a new form of guidance for pupils in grades 8 to 9 and has been introduced in our school. The need for intensive guidance is assessed on a student-by-student basis.

Key tasks of a student counsellor

  • Managing growth and development
  • Study skills and study guidance
  • Vocational guidance
  • Guidance for further studies

Getting to know the world of work is also part of student guidance.

Guidance and the flow of information are particularly important at the junctures of learning, such as the transition from primary to secondary school and from primary to secondary education.

Within the school, the guidance counsellor works closely with the secondary school special education teacher, the curator and subject teachers.

A parent or guardian can contact the guidance counsellor for student matters. The guidance counsellor will also attend student meetings at the request of the parent or guardian.

Riitta Stöckell
Lecturer in Student Guidance – Basic and Upper Secondary Education Services
040 524 0022