Student welfare encompasses services that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of pupils and students. The services advance the balanced growth and development of the young, foster a culture of caring and positive interaction in the school community, and ensure equal learning opportunities for all. With the help of student welfare, we aim to identify learning difficulties and other issues early on and intervene in time.
Student welfare aims to create a safe and healthy learning and working environment, protect mental health and prevent exclusion. Student welfare is the responsibility of everyone working in the school community, and it is carried out in collaboration with parents. Student welfare includes student welfare work and services. Student welfare work is the work that all adults in the school community do to improve the preconditions for learning and to promote wellbeing, health and safety. In short, student welfare work means that we look after our pupils and students on a daily basis. It is something each and every staff member at our school does as part of their everyday duties, but different staff members have different roles. At the Helsinki Normal Lyceum, student welfare services include the services of the school nurse, school doctor and school psychologist.
Student welfare plan (in Finnish)