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Rantakylän koulu – Rantakylä School, Joensuu, FINLAND

CCRantakylä School

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From Autumn 2013 our school has functioned in two different school buildings, one kilometre from each other.

Rantakylänkatu 12:


* Mainstream education
* Special classes
* Immigration education groups
* Classes 0 – 4 (ages 5-11)


Pataluodonkatu 6:


* Mainstream education
* Special classes
* Immigration education groups
* Classes 5 – 6 (ages 10-13)


Rantakylä School is situated in the Eastern Part of Finland town called Joensuu.  There are about 70 000 inhabitants living in Joensuu. Our Rantakylä School is situated three kilometres from the city center.

This Rantakylä area is quite poor, with all kinds of problems like unemployment, single parenthood, immigrants etc. Our school has about 15 different nationalities of pupils and four of our staff. Our school is for the pupils from 5 to 13 years old, including special needs classes and immigration education groups.

Our school has about 385 pupils and amount of our staff 45. We find international education very important for all to get the same opportunity to widen their knowledge of languages and different cultures.

Rantakylä School is starting and participating in two International Projects:

  • Comenius project “A Cultural Treasure Chest – Good News from our School” with Romania, Great-Britain, Spain, Slovenia, France and Latvia.
  • NordPlus project “Be Active – Stay Healthy!

The view of the city center in Joensuu:

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