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School clubs

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Club activities are organised for the comprehensive school pupils of Helsinki in connection with the school day. Pupils can participate in the planning and development of these activities, for example, through the students’ unions of the schools. Schools’ club activities can either be organised by the school’s own staff or bought from external operators (free of charge for the participants). In addition to this, schools may have other club activities organised by operators outside of the City (moderate participation costs). The school-specific club selection is available on each school’s website under ‘Meidän koulu’ > Kerho- ja harrastustoiminta. Pupils in morning and afternoon activities can participate in the club activities at the school.

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.

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 am and 5 pm.

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. However, the municipality has no obligation to organise these activities. A school’s club activities or basic instruction in the arts may also be organised as morning and afternoon activities for children.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceEducation Division, Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 16/5/2022