Exchange and cultural encounters with Collège Mont Roland, Dole, France

In April 2019 Puolimatka school welcomed students and teachers from France. 
We thank our French friends for their lovely visit and we wish to welcome them again soon. 
Here an article about their visit in their local newspaper: 


Muutama tunnelmakuva viikon kulusta: 
  Odottamassa pääsyä Tallinnan laivaan. 

Ryhmäkuva Hyvinkään asemalla ennen lähtöä. Au revoir ! 

Liikuntahetki YouMovessa

More stories: Timéo's trip to Hyvinkää.pdf

Teacher-trainees from France

Hello everyone !

We are Marie and Cassandra. We are French students and we study at the university in France to become teachers. We are here for three weeks: from the 26th of January until the 16th of February 2018. We visit mostly classes between the first grade and the sixth grade because we want to see how does the Finnish educational system work in primary school.

Since we arrived, we have the chance to see lot of difference things and we can say that it is very different from the French system. Children use lot of games to practice whereas in France we don´t. Moreover, it was very suprising to see that school in Finland starts between the age of six and seven whereas in France, children go to school at the age of three!

We see different kind of class, specialy the one of Art and Craft, the one of sewing class and the one of Home Technology. And we really liked it! It was really nice to see these class because we do not have these one in France: we only have basic class like mathematics, french, sciences, languages…

The time schedule is also very different. Indeed, Finnish students and French students start at the same hour that is to say 8 a.m. but here students finish always before 2 p.m. whereas in France we always finnish between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The meal hours are also very different. In Finland the lunch is between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and in France is between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.! And it is the same with dinner : in Finland we eat between 4 p.m and 6 p.m. (in France it is the time of snack !) and in France we eat between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

We also have the chance to participate to physical education class and we tried ice skating and cross country skiing ! We really enjoy it ! And we really like to see the snow and to walk in with the perfect choose of course!

Friends in Dinard


Our school has constant co-operation with different international institutions. In March 2017 we received 17 French students and two teachers who wanted to learn about our school and our country. This friendship continued in June 2017 when 22 students from Puolimatka-school visited La Bretagne (France) . More information about the exchange projects:

Read more in French: käyttää vain välttämättömiä evästeitä istunnon ylläpitämiseen ja anonyymiin tekniseen tilastointiin. ei koskaan käytä evästeitä markkinointiin tai kerää yksilöityjä tilastoja. Lisää tietoa evästeistä