Posts tagged ‘School’

March 27, 2013

Tolerance is a life-skill

by Jazzy

Tolerance is something that everyone should know about. It is respecting, accepting, but first of all it is diversity. And our school is very much teaching us precious life-skills like tolerance. For instance we spent Day of Tolerance on last Thursday (21.3.). It was a five hours long day with plenty of organized programs. The main theme of the day was (of course) tolerance and racism.

Our school is pretty big – approx. 500 students, so it was lots of sweating for the students and teachers who were organizing the day. There was a Racism Path where the student were put into groups to think about everyday-racism that is there but nobody ever notices. As a little helper student on Racism Path, I can tell that the students really were thinking about the little bad things that we can make better. This Racism Path was a great reminder for all of us I think. 🙂

We were also honored to have two special guests to keep speeches; a man from Unicef, and congressman, Jani Toivola, from the parliament. The Unicef presentation was great – sometimes we don’t remember how well things are in Finland.  Little reminders like these make us be more grateful for what we have. 🙂

And I must say that Jani Toivola was just super inspiring with his speech!  That one hour just flew! The audience was going woooh already in the beginning before he even started! I think it was because of the strong contact he made with us. Jani Toivola is not only a congressman but also an actor and very known in Finland. And the funny thing is that he studied in our school back in 90’s. So yay!  ;)))

This lovely day didn’t end there  – there was also a little play that some students were acting in. And the theme was once again, tolerance. So it was a nice and funny thing to end our day.

Happy Schooling! 🙂

March 6, 2013

My studies after junior high

by sampokylmanen

I’m planning on studying music after upper school. I applied for Sibelius-lukio, which is like a high school in the U.S. but it’s focused on music industry. You can study instruments, composing, music technology, musical theory and stuff like that in there. I sing, play drums, bass and guitar, so that place has so much to offer for me. I also applied for Music Conservatory, which is basically like a vocational school of music. If you get there, you can almost say you will become a musician. Unless you drop out lol. And the inadequacy of actual studying there fascinates me. My school grades have gotten much worse and seriously i am not interested in studying basic subjects anymore.. at all. So the conservatory would be the best choice for me. I don’t know what to do in my life, if not music. That’s kinda bad but super rad haha

November 8, 2012

What do you want from your job?

by Jazzy

Check out our little “project”. 😀

By: Me & Inka

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/Jazzy_Inka/what-do-you-want-from-your-job&#8221; title=”What do you want from your job?” target=”_blank”>What do you want from your job?</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/Jazzy_Inka&#8221; target=”_blank”>Jazzy_Inka</a></strong> </div>

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September 19, 2012

hi i`m exit!

by hennaa111

Hi!

In our school we have exit student`s, their job is  help the other student`s to go out because some of the students don`t want to go out and they are inside. Well I have to say that is really cold outside and I sometimes just want to be inside, but we have to go and the exit`s keep care of that we go out 🙂 You can`t be a exit if you have detention from being inside, luckily I don`t have it so I can be a exit! My exit shift is on Mondays, and I work whit a girl who is in the same class than me, and we are really good friends so it`S really easy to us to work together!

 

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September 19, 2012

“Out. NOW!”

by Jazzy

I have a very very lovely school! There are SO many interesting activities for us students to do to make our school more comfy. One very great example of these activities is EXIT -students! I know, sounds weird… but let me explain.

In our school we have to go out for a 15 mins long break after eeevery lesson (exp. after lunch break). And as many might already know, Finland’s weather isn’t the best after summer – less sunlight and more of grey clouds. So nobody wants to go out and get their hair frizzy… simple as that. And there has always been a “war” between we students and teachers under this topic. UNTIL students found a way to “please” teachers and be okay themselves too. That’s why we have a group of students called EXIT -students who make sure we go out between lessons and our dear teachers get to take their coffee break. Great, huh?

Our school got the idea from another junior high school of Porvoo in Student’s Goverment -meetings couple years ago. And then another group of students (called ‘trust’ students) took this mission and developed the idea. And of course, in cooperation with teachers. 😉

There are many good points in being an EXIT-student. But not everybody gets to be one. Because you have to have no detention from latest period.

1) You don’t need to go out when it’s your turn to be control others.

2) You can give detention to those bad girls and boys who break the rules and don’t go out.

3) You get to take your revenge of your class mates who (probably) annoy you sometimes.

4) You get wear a skirt like this:

I recommend this activity for schools alll around the world with break problems. 😀

September 19, 2012

Exit-students :d

by ingamau

Well.. in our school, we have to go out on breaks what we have between different lessons. But usually.. no one wants to go out, so in our school we have exit-students. They drive us out, and if we didn’t obey, they put our names to list. And when you have two notes in that list, you get detention. :c .

Exit-students have to wear shirt like this. So that’s how we recognize them. 🙂 If you wanted to be a exit-student, you had to went to exit-education, which took only one break (15 minutes). The meaning of these students is that everybody would go out and get some fresh air. 🙂 But I admit that sometimes it’s annoying to go out if there was cold or not good weather :s

Of course, if it rains, or it’s very cold, we don’t have to go out and we can be indoors 🙂

♥ : Inka

September 12, 2012

Great photoday with my grazy homie!

by valtsusworlds

 

 

Great photo taken by my homie in the greatest lesson of the year! I hope we have more of these lessons 🙂

September 5, 2012

Hurray, Sports Day!!

by Jazzy

Yesterday was one of those fun days spent outdoors with friends. We didn’t have a regular school day – we had SPORTS ONLY! The day was altogether very fun and well-organized. There were many great little competitions and things to do in group or alone. Such as rope pulling, walking on stilts, darts and horseshoes. The weather was great too!

We 9th graders, started the day with a motorcycle challenge track while the rest of the school started walking to a nice picnic place beside Porvoo River. The challenge track competition was really fun to watch. Really liked it. There was some really good riders tying it out!!!  After that, we went to the picnic place too. It was such a long walk from our school to the river. But it didn’t feel as long as it really was because of quiz marks pinned on the trees. Right after we arrived, it was time for rope pulling competition of the 9th graders! I was pulling too. 😉 But unfortunately my class didn’t win.

The rest of the day was pretty relax. There was some traditional games that we could go and play or we could just sit by the water with friend and enjoy the sun. It was a nice day. I liked it. 🙂
Now I’m just looking forward to the spring’s Sports Day.

Wishing Everyone a Joyful Fall!

September 5, 2012

Hi!

by hennaa111

We had sports day yesterday. It was little diffrend than usually sports day`s have been, on the good way 🙂 We walked from school to Kokonniemi. There was rope pulling competition and our class winn it! I was really proud of my class, we have never winn nothing! Today we got cookies from our class teacher becouse we win, he was also happy for us! There was a lot of other things to do too, i wasn`t bored at all!

P.S! I made a Twitter account today and i`m litte lost whit it, becouse i don`t know what i should do in there 😀 But i have still learned really mutch of Twitter! And i hope i will learn so mutch more, Twitter it`s just so interesting place!

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August 29, 2012

Learning while Social Networking!

by Jazzy

Hello everyone!

I’m Yasaman, a nine grader student writing from Finland. Today the members of English Club 9, including me, signed up to social network Twitter. The idea is supporting language learning, without the boring paper work. In this case we are learning English.
To me, SOUNDS GREAT! And I think it also sounds great to the other student in this group.

I was already joined, but I made a new account for school. If you’re interested, you can follow me on @JazzySunny_  https://twitter.com/JazzySunny_

Have a great day! 🙂