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Basic education: school times, holidays and the organisation of instruction

School hours and holidays in basic education vary from year to year. For more information, please contact the pupil’s school or the Administrative Department for Basic Education. Schedule by year on the Finnish website.

Organising teaching

The organisation of teaching in basic education is based on the distribution of lesson hours and the curriculum approved by the local Education and Culture Committee. The local curriculum has been compiled according to the Finnish National Agency for Education’s national core curriculum for basic education.

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