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The Finland School Excellence Mission

Coorg Public School believes in extending its vision beyond its boundaries.

The Principal, Mr. Benny Kuriakose and the Academic Coordinator Ms. Sanchita Chengappa who were a part of a twelve member team of school leaders from across the country, visited Finland for a week in the month of April 2019. They were on a learning mission to study and understand the Finland system of Education. This was organised by Dr A Senthil Kumaran, Co-Founder & Chief Confluencer, ‘The Learner’s Confluence’, Bangalore, in association with Mr. Antti Kaskinen, Founder & CEO, Koulu Education Group Ltd, Finland.

The programme comprised guided visits to different mediums of schools which included a day care centre, a primary and a secondary school, a high school and a vocational school. The team participated in the schools’ day to day classroom activities and meal times; and got opportunities to interact with teachers and students and get an overview of their experience.

The programme was further enriched with informative sessions conducted by experienced educators, regarding Finnish educational philosophy, curriculum & methods and opportunities for personal reflection and investigation.

The trip gave valuable insights into the success behind Finland’s education system. The key take aways were positive attitude; student as well as teacher empowerment; phenomenon based learning; mutual respect and competition with the self.

The team was also privileged to meet and interact with the Indian Ambassador to Finland – Her Excellency Vani Rao. The trip was an eye-opener providing enhanced perspectives and ideas.