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Education in Pyhäjoki

Day care

Pyhäjoki has its own municipal day-care centre (päiväkoti), four family day-care groups (ryhmäperhepäiväkoti) and municipal family day-care centres (kunnallinen perhepäiväkoti). In addition, there are some private day care providers in Pyhäjoki. Day care is in Finnish.

Apply for a place in day care for your child at least 4 months before he or she is due to enter day care. An application form can be printed out from the website of the municipality of Pyhäjoki. You can also obtain an application form from the Kivitasku Day-Care Centre (Päiväkoti Kivitasku).

Kivitasku Day-Care Centre
Ruukintie 29, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6183

Return your application to Kivitasku. For more information, see the Pyhäjoki municipal website.

Read more: Day care.

linkkiMunicipality of Pyhäjoki:
Day careFinnish

Pre-school education

Pre-school education is free-of-charge education, which is arranged in day care centres and schools for 6 year olds. Pre-school education will provide your child with the skills required for basic education. Pre-school education is optional. In Pyhäjoki, pre-school education is arranged at two schools at the following addresses:

Saaren koulu
Koulutie 7, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6118, 040 359 6119

Yppärin koulu
Vanhamaantie 38, 86170 Yppäri
Tel. 040 359 6152

The municipality will send an invitation to participate in pre-school education in the spring, and pre-school will begin in August.

For more information on child care and pre-school education, you can also contact the director of day care services (päivähoidon johtaja).

Director of Day Care Services
Tel. 040 359 6182

Read more: Pre-school education.

linkkiMunicipality of Pyhäjoki:
Saari School (Saaren koulu)Finnish

linkkiMunicipality of Pyhäjoki:
Yppäri School (Yppärin koulu)Finnish

Basic education

Children beginning their basic education are invited to visit the school during the preceding spring. School starts in August. You will find the contact information for the schools on the website of the municipality of Pyhäjoki. If you have questions regarding basic education, you can also contact the education office (koulutoimisto).

Contact information for education office:

Pyhäjoki Town Hall
Kuntatie 1, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6000 (switchboard)

Read more: Basic education.

Native language education for immigrants

For further information on native language education, contact the education office (koulutoimisto).

Contact information for education office:

Pyhäjoki Town Hall
Kuntatie 1, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6000 (switchboard)

Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training are provided by the educational institutions of the Raahe Joint Municipality Authority for Education (Raahen koulutuskuntayhtymä) and Raahe Business College (Raahen Porvari- ja Kauppakoulu). The Raahe Joint Municipality Authority for Education consists of Raahe Vocational Institute (Raahen ammattiopisto), Lybecker Institute of Crafts and Design (Lybeckerin käsi- ja taideteollisuusopisto) and Ruukki Agricultural Institute (Ruukin maaseutuopisto), which is located in Siikajoki.

At the Raahe Vocational Institute, students can study for qualifications in the electrical, metal, car, building service technology, construction, restaurant, laboratory and beauty sectors. Raahe Vocational Institute also offers preparatory education for immigrants and those who are still uncertain about their future studies.

The Lybecker Institute of Crafts and Design is Finland's oldest Finnish-language institution in the sector. Lybecker offers courses in crafts and design, audio-visual communication, visual expression, upholstery and interior design.

All educational institutions of the Raahe Joint Municipality Authority for Education offer the possibility to complete degrees both as education for young people and adults, in the form of education at an educational institution or as an apprenticeship. Adults are also offered vocational and special vocational courses in areas such as cleaning services, construction, property services, metal, natural resources, transport, IT, business, and the social, health and sports sectors. Raahen osaamiskeskus Oy also operates as part of the Raahe Joint Municipality Authority for Education; it organises employment education and other working life-oriented supplementary education, for example.

Raahe Business College offers college-level courses in business studies. These courses consist of wide-ranging and practical education leading to the Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration (liiketalouden perustutkinto or merkonomi), Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (tieto- ja viestintätekniikan perustutkinto or datanomi) and a range of vocational competence-based qualifications (näyttötutkinto) for young people and adults.

For more information, see the website of the Town of Raahe's education department (opetustoimi).

Read more: Vocational education and training.

linkkiRaahe Vocational Institute:
Raahe Vocational InstituteFinnish

linkkiRuukki Agricultural Institute:
Ruukki Agricultural InstituteFinnish

linkkiLybecker Institute of Crafts and Design:
Lybecker Institute of Crafts and DesignFinnish | English

linkkiRaahe Business College:
Raahe Business CollegeFinnish

Upper secondary school

In its teaching plan, Pyhäjoki Upper Secondary School (Pyhäjoen lukio) focuses on independent and self-motivated learning, while the curriculum has an emphasis on entrepreneurialism and media skills. Each year, students from the school organise the Pyhäjoki Fair (Pyhäjoen Messut) and edit the Kuulumiset (Tidings) weekly local magazine.

Pyhäjoen Lukio
Kuntatie 8, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6160 (office)

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Young people without a place of study

Etsivä nuorisotyö Satelliitti (Outreach youth work Satellite – unofficial translation) seeks out and helps young people of 15–29 years of age, who are not in work or studying.

Etsivä nuorisotyö Satelliitti
Pyhäjoki, tel. 040 135 6919

linkkiSatelliitti outreach youth work :
Satelliitti.infoFinnish

Higher education

The Raahe regional office of the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia (Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto) provides education services for various age groups. Most courses are open university courses which are open to all. People who have passed these courses can apply for studies leading to a degree, either through the joint application system or by completing the required number of open university courses within individual departments.

The Raahe regional office of the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia also offers courses in continuing education, some of which are tailored. University courses for senior citizens and fee-based public events are also arranged.

For further information on the Raahe regional office and its services see the website of the Summer University.

Raahe regional office of the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia, visiting address:
Merikatu 2, 92100 Raahe
Opening hours: Tuesday–Thursday at 9 am–3 pm, otherwise as agreed
Telephone: 044 021 0122 or 040 548 0558
Email: kesayo(at)raahe.fi

The educational units of Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS) are located in Oulu and Oulainen, around 70 kilometres from Raahe. Oulu UAS educates professionals for demanding roles in the private and public sectors, providing them with the skills required to fulfil the needs of and to develop working life. In particular, Oulu UAS has a long tradition in providing technology sector courses in Raahe and is widely known as a local provider of educational services. In addition to degree courses, Oulu UAS provides open university of applied sciences courses, continuing education, and pedagogical studies for teachers. A range of teaching methods are used. For further information on Oulu University of Applied Sciences, see the institution's website.

The nearest university is in Oulu. The University of Oulu offers a wide range of study options. Its undergraduate and postgraduate courses and masters programmes provide students with degrees that are highly regarded in working life. In addition, the university offers many opportunities for updating skills, for example through its open university courses, continuing education and its interdisciplinary teaching programmes. For further information on Oulu University, see the institution's website.

Read more: Higher education.

linkkiSummer University of Northern Ostrobothnia:
Summer University of Northern OstrobothniaFinnish | English

linkkiOulu University of Applied Sciences :
Oulu University of Applied Sciences Finnish | English

linkkiUniversity of Oulu:
University of OuluFinnish | English

Other study opportunities

In Pyhäjoki, you can study subjects such as languages and handicrafts and take part in instructed sports activities, all organised by the municipal organisation, Raahe College (Raahe-opisto). Courses are fee-based and are organised during the day and in the evenings. Raahe College is open to all. For more information, see the website of the Town of Raahe.

Raahe College
Merikatu 1, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 040 135 6779, 040 135 6780
Email: raaheopisto(at)raahe.fi

Ylivieska Music College (Ylivieskan seudun musiikkiopisto) provides music teaching in Pyhäjoki. The Pyhäjoki branch offers lessons in playing the flute, guitar, piano, cello, electric guitar and violin. Courses are taught at the School of Saari (Saaren koulu), the town hall (kunnantalo), the multi-purpose activity centre (monitoimitalo) and the parish building (seurakuntatalo). For lessons in how to play other musical instruments, students must travel to either Kalajoki or Ylivieska.

Admission to the Music College is based on an entrance exam. Entrance exams are arranged in the spring and are announced in the local press in March. Pyhäjoki also has Music Playgroups (musiikkileikkikouluryhmä). Children can be registered for these groups via the website of the Music College. See the website of the Music College for further details.

Ylivieska Music College
Koulukatu 2, 84100 Ylivieska
Tel. 044 429 4323

Read more: Other study opportunities.

linkkiRaahe-opisto adult education centre:
Raahe-opisto adult education centreFinnish

linkkiTown of Ylivieska:
Ylivieska Music Institute (Ylivieskan seudun musiikkiopisto)Finnish