Sotunki info English
Sotunki Upper Secondary School has 410 students aged from 16 to 20, 250 adult students in its Distance Learning Centre and 25 full-time teachers . The school is situated in the eastern part of the City of Vantaa close to our capital Helsinki. Vantaa is the fourth largest city in Finland with a population of 185 000 inhabitants. The school is situated in a beautiful valley, in the middle of sport grounds. An athletics field, baseball and football fields, a swimming hall, skiing tracks and terrain suited for orienteering are all just a stone's throw away from our school.
Thanks to the excellent surroundings, our school is able to offer a wide variety of sport activities. Most upper secondary schools in Finland emphasize one or two subjects in their curriculum. Sotunki's surroundings being so ideal for many different sports, we emphasize physical education and sports. Our students have a possibility to include a training program as a part of their studies. Our school offers specialized coaches for several sports and we also work in co-operation with various sport clubs in Vantaa. Especially football, floorball, ice hockey, swimming, and athletics have been very popular in the past few years.
We also offer many international activities for our students. We have cultural studies courses available, e.g. a Swedish culture course in Stockholm every year, Chinese culture course every other year and exchange programs or projects with various European countries. We are also a part of an organization called World School Forum, which offers our students a chance to meet fellow students from all over the world in the conferences organized through the World School Forum.
Digital learning has been a part of classroom teaching in Sotunki for years. Every classroom is equipped with digital overhead projectors, smart boards and other IT equipment. Students are also encouraged to use their own laptops at school. Our school is specialized in virtual learning and has been one of the main developers of distance learning in southern Finland in co-operation with the Finnish National Board of Education. Sotunki Distance Learning Centre is situated in the facilities of the school, and while being an alternate route to finish an unfinished upper secondary school, it also offers online courses for students from the other upper secondary schools in Vantaa and other municipalities.
Sotunki Upper Secondary School upholds traditions, but it is also a modern and active school. Our school motto is "Active learning in lively atmosphere". Our teachers and students co-operate well together and form a secure and supportive community. We aim to give our students multiple opportunities to develop themselves both academically and personally as well as provide them with excellent entrance qualifications for their future studies.