Pateniemen koulu 1-6, Finland
Pateniemi comprehensive school is located in the city of Oulu. Oulu is the sixth largest city in Finland, located 600 km north from Helsinki. The closeness of the sea (The Gulf of Bothnia) is an important feature of Oulu; our school is located only 1 km from the sea.
Our school was founded in 1873 as a school for the nearby sawmill workers' children. In those times the area was characterized by a very prominent sawmill industry. These days there are 433 pupils in our primary school aged from 7-13, and we are a technologically well-equipped school in a peaceful suburban area.
In our school we aim to maintain a good standard of general education on primary and secondary levels. Our school is also taking part in various media pursuits, developing the learning environment in many ways and arranging video projects at our school.
Other current projects focus on outdoor activities during breaks, and also on reading skills and literature.
Drawings from our pupils