OUR CHOICES shape the WORLD
WHO ARE WE?
We are an upper secondary school and are a part of state upper secondary school network. We have three levels of study – G1, G2, G3.
our working principles
Supporting student’s development is crucial in Viimsi Gümnaasium. This means that our leadership and learning activities are based on the student’s needs and their prior skills and knowledge. We have created our student’s profile focussing on five skills (21st century skills): critical thinking and problem solving, communication, self-direction, collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship. The competences described in the national curriculum, as well as the learning outcomes of courses and extra-curricular activities, are developed by pursuing the aforementioned skills. We believe that the factors influencing learning and students’ well-being are inspiring teachers, an active student board, flexible study organisation, mentoring of both students and teachers, different ways of learning, school traditions, mutual values, collaboration and cooperation with our partners.
The System of Modules
Every year, in addition to compulsory subjects, students choose a module that interests them. A module is made up of three courses of the same field. Every year, students can choose to continue with a module of a similar field, or pick an entirely different one. Students have to pass 3 modules during their studies, adding up to 9 courses in total. Once a module is chosen, students have to pass its three courses.
Nature, Technology and Society
Introduction to Economics
Basics for Enterprising
Mathematics – Extra and Basics
Introduction to Media
The Art of Media and Advertising
Social Media – Possibilities and Threats
Theatre and Drama
Stage Speech and Voice
Theatre and the Physique
Myth and Literature
Anatomy and Physiology
Principals of Chemical Processes
Creating Student Company
Student Company Management
Introduction to Engineering and 3D modelling
Technical Drawing in Revit
Product Development and Mechatronics
Architecture as the Living Environment
Introduction to Recreation and Organising Recreational Activities
Event Planning I
Event Planning II
Literature and Film
Creating a Short Film
The Chemistry of Life
Another Kinds of Physics
Crime and Justice
IT Development Project
Ethical and Social Aspects of IT
Literature and Society
The Globalizing World
World Religions and Intercultural Communication
The Globalizing World
Creating the Learning Environment
I am a Teacher (practice)
During their studies, students have to pass at least 6 elective courses. We offer a wide spectrum of electives that students can freely choose from. It is also possible to consider a study or activity that is external to the school curriculum as part of the school curriculum (eg School of Exact Sciences of Tartu University), university courses, music and art schools, sports and participation in student board activities.
Apart from languages and extracurricular activities, most of the electives are taught during the second and the third study period. The third study period elective is taught during the elective week, during which there are no other lessons apart from the elective.
The school year is divided into three study periods.
Courses last for 21 hours for 10-11 weeks.
At the end of every study period, there is a concluding week for prelims, study trips, some lessons etc.
SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR STUDENTS FROM 7:00 – 20:00
LUNCH BREAK 12:35 – 13:20
LESSONS ARE 75 MINUTES