Our school is located in the western part of Hungary on the southern shore of Lake Balaton,which is one of the biggest lakes in Europe. There are 420 students at our school. Our students are between 14 and 18 years old and they study academic subjects. Among these subjects we put great emphasis on foreign languages (English, German, Spanish), mathematics, computer science, biology and chemistry as well as humanities. Recently we have also put a lot of emphasis on art. There are more and more students who are specialized in this field.
Our school is well-equipped. We have a language and two science laboratories, computer rooms, a studio and a swimming pool as well as a water base. In the water base, which can be used from spring to autumn, the students can do canoeing or rowing.
Pielisjoen koulu, Joensuu – Pielisjoki SchoolPielisjoen koulu was built in 1964 and renovated in 1998-2000. It is a comprehensive, lower secondary school. The pupils are from thirteen to sixteen years old. At the moment we have about 400 pupils and 35 teachers.The school has a lively and active student council as well as active monitor students - a group of 9th grade students chosen to help the 7th graders in adjusting to the new school and its customs. We try to involve students in many ways when making decisions concerning e.g. their studies, rules in the school and all the events arranged.There is a lot of co-operation between the school and local enterprises and companies as well as different institutions. We have had connections with schools abroad e.g. in the Baltic and Nordic countries since the beginning of the 1980s. We have also participated in many international projects, for example through Comenius, since the 1990s (with the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece). The on-going project “Intercultural Creative Art Bridge” is our first Erasmus+ project.All the students in the school study English and Swedish, the other official language in Finland. In addition, they have a wide variety of foreign languages to choose from as optional subjects: French, German, Spanish and Russian. There are science orientated classes in our school, too.