VIIMSI GÜMNAASIUM

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.

389

students

49

TEACHERS

102

subjects

11

PARTNERS

We
are

  • innovative and entrepreneurial
  • creative and open
  • focused on the development of students

our
uniqueness

  • possibility to choose between electives and module courses
  • mentoring and groupcoaching
  • maturity exam
  • management system

our working principles

  • we are developing 21st century learning culture
  • we are learning professionals and mentors for our students
  • we value creative, meaningful and thought-out undertakings

our
values

  • presence
  • collaboration
  • openness
  • mutual respect
  • ongoing development

OUR APPROACH

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.

OUR CURRICULUM

63 compulsory courses

63 compulsory subjects are set by the national curriculum

18 school courses

18 courses are set by the school:
mathematics, Estonian, B2 and B1 foreign language courses, research work / practical assignment course and Self-Directed Learner course, which focuses on learning strategies, collaboration skills and public speaking.

9 module courses

9 module courses that our students can choose themselves. More information on modules is below.

6 elective courses

Free-for-all courses that can be chosen regardless of age and stage.

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. 

G1

Practical Nature

Nature, Technology and Society

Circular Economy

Introduction to Economics

Economic Environment

Basics for Enterprising

Mathematics – Extra and Basics

Practical Physics

Logic

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

Culture Blast

Myth and Literature

Creative Writing

G2

Anatomy and Physiology

Healthcare

Principals of Chemical Processes

Creating Student Company

Student Company Management

E-business

Introduction to Engineering and 3D modelling

Technical Drawing in Revit

Product Development and Mechatronics

Technical Drawing

Design Processes

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

Film Analysis

G3

The Chemistry of Life

Another Kinds of Physics

Applied Biology

Everyday Law

Crime and Justice

Political Ideologies

IT-Fields

IT Development Project

Ethical and Social Aspects of IT

Literature and Society

The Globalizing World

World Religions and Intercultural Communication

The Globalizing World

Social Entrepreneurship

Practical Psychology

Leadership

Creating the Learning Environment

I am a Teacher (practice)

Elective Courses

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. 

OUR ELECTIVES

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

  • Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish
  • C1 Advanced English
  • Language and Culture Course in Berlin

MUSIC, MEDIA, DRAMA AND ARTS

  • Vocal Ansamble
  • School choir
  • School Band
  • School Media "Hüpernool"
  • Theatre Troupe "Eksperiment"
  • Creative Project
  • Electronic Music
  • Social Dancing

IT, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCES

  • Cyberdefense
  • Programming for Beginners
  • Introduction to Videography
  • Financial Literacy
  • Basics of Photography
  • Basics of Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Serious Game Development

NATURE, LIFESTYLE AND SAFETY

  • Self-defence and Safety
  • Practical Chemistry
  • Yoga
  • Nature Survival Course
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • First Aid
  • National Defense
  • Training Camp
  • Food Culture

ORGANISATION

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.

SCHEDULE

SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR STUDENTS FROM 7:00 – 20:00

LUNCH BREAK 12:35 – 13:20

LESSONS ARE 75 MINUTES

Student Board

Media team

Contact Us

TAMMEPÕLLU TEE 2, HAABNEEME, 74001

+372 56 947 818

OUR PARTNERS

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