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Afternoon activities at schools

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  • Helsinki
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The afternoon activities of comprehensive education are organized at schools or at suitable nearby facilities. Activities are organized by schools, non-profit organizations, parishes and private organizers. Children receive a snack during the activities. Activities are organized at about 200 locations. Each location employs a supervisor in charge of the local activities, and additional supervisors ...

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To whom and on what terms

Morning and afternoon activities are intended for grade 1 and 2 pupils and pupils receiving special-needs support in all grades.

For first and second year comprehensive school pupils and for pupils in need of special support. Children are admitted to afternoon activities for one school year at a time.

Background information

Grade 1 and 2 pupils as well as pupils receiving special-needs support in all grades may apply for morning and afternoon activities in basic education. Morning and afternoon activities can be provided on working days mainly between 7.00 and 17.00.

The objective of the activities is to support children’s growth and development, promote their well-being and equality, prevent exclusion and reinforce inclusion.

The municipality is responsible for the morning and afternoon activities as a whole. It may organise the activities itself or together with other municipalities, or outsource the services to NGOs, communities and companies. The monthly fees collected for morning and afternoon activities are at the discretion of the municipality. However, the municipality has no obligation to organise these activities.

The school’s club activities or basic education in the arts may also be a child’s morning or afternoon activities.

The municipality and the wellbeing services county organise morning and afternoon activities for children with disabilities as interface cooperation.

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City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, Education Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Education Division
Updated: 20/2/2024