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Jokiranta After-school Club
After-school club provides children with versatile activities in a safe and stimulating environment
Afternoons at Jokiranta After-school Club include plenty of outdoor activities and exercise. In addition to our own premises, we have access to the school gym and its equipment. We utilise the nearby parks and other outdoor environments actively, and we provide the children with versatile, exciting learning opportunities, such as practising outdoor cooking with a portable stove. In addition, we engage in monthly cooperation with the neighbouring Viertola After-school Club. To balance the exercise activities, we also focus on handicraft. Free play is important for the children, and we reserve plenty of time for independent play every day. Our aim is to maintain our activities as versatile and child-centred as possible. Both children and parents can rely on our competent, fair and safe instructors.
Frequently asked questions
Our after-school clubs emphasise outdoor activities and exercise as an important counterbalance to the school day. Parents, too, have expressed the wish to include as much outdoor activities in the after-school club schedule as possible. Please dress your child so that they can participate in all kinds of activities. The children should always wear or have adequate clothing in accordance with the weather (raincoat, outdoor trousers, rubber boots, warm gloves etc.). Your child should also have indoor clothing and spare gloves, especially during wet seasons when their clothes may get wet already during the school day. All after-school clubs do not have facilities for drying wet clothes.
In addition to application situations, we provide daily information via the pupil’s diary or the club phone. When relevant, we give your child handouts that contain information to parents on the after-school club’s future activities and possible trips. You may also agree a separate appointment with one of the club instructors or the coordinator to discuss club-related matters. A parents’ evening will be organised for the club-goers’ guardians during the autumn to provide them with the opportunity to discuss timely club-related matters with the instructors and the coordinator.
At the start of the operational period, the parents inform the club instructors when their child’s school days end so that the club personnel know when to expect the child to arrive. If the child does not show up at the club, an instructor contacts the parents. Parents should inform the instructors about any absences so that they do not get concerned in vain when the child does not arrive. Times for leaving the club for home are always agreed on by the adults. Thus, the child cannot come to the club and, for example, let a friend know when they leave for home. For safety reasons, cell phones are turned off during the after-school club, and communication is handled via the club phone.
The parents should inform the club instructors of all of their child’s absences so that the instructors do not get concerned in vain.
An example of a day at after-school club
The after-school club schedule is always designed on the basis of the unit’s size and objectives. This order of activities is a general example of an afternoon at our after-school club.
|12:00 – 13:30||Outdoor activities|
|13:30 – 14:30||Snack|
|14:30 – 15:00||Homework|
|15:00 – 16.00||Instructed activities / free play|
|16:00 – 17.00||Outdoor activities|