Auroran koulu

Auroran koulu

The Child is at the Centre
We help the children to find their own strengths and reach their full potential.

Children's Culture
We encourage the children to express themselves in various ways.

Sense of Community and Openness
People are important. We value teamwork and take care of each other.

Home and School Cooperation
Parents and guardians are a part of our community and we work together with them.

No Pedagogical Boundaries
We embrace the opportunity to learn and teach in diverse ways.

Responsible and Sustainable Action
We take responsibility for our schoolwork and the environment.

We provide basic education for Grades 1-6 and special education classes for children with specific language impairment. There are altogether 370 pupils in our school.
Our core mission is to support the children’s learning in various ways so that they achieve good basic knowledge and skills.
Our special emphasis is on art education and children’s culture, including music, sports and all kinds of self-expression. Besides our annual theatre projects, the pupils are offered a wide range of siesta clubs (theatre, band, choir, etc.) and elective subjects to choose from. Our school also actively participates in the “Schools on the Move” national action programme.
Our pupils begin their foreign language studies (A1 language) on Grade 1, choosing between English or Chinese. As a second foreign language (A2 language), starting on Grade 4, they can choose from English, Chinese or Swedish.
Contact information:
Street address
Lippajärventie 44
02940 Espoo

Mailing address
PL 3507
02070 Espoon kaupunki

Ulriika Huima
043 825 7292

Vice Principal
Katri Schiray
043 827 2204

Vice Principal
Nina Viitanen
043 827 2209

School Secretary
Minna Eloranta
09 816 40485
Auroran koulu Contact information
Head of the school
Principal Ulriika Huima tel. 043 8257292
Vice Principal Katri Schiray tel. 043 8272204
Vice Principal Nina Viitanen tel. 043 8272209

Teachers  2020-2021
1K Katri Schiray
1N Nina Viitanen
1S Sirja Rouhiainen
2M Mirva Saunamäki
2S Samuli Similä
2T Timo Takko
3J Johanna Pelkonen
3K Kaija Kuivanen
3M Maria Viitanen
3S Katariina Simola
4J Julia Uotila
4M Mika Kemppainen
4P Petra Siltainsuu
4T Christina Söderholm
5N Sari Nyrhinen
5S Suvi Mähönen
6L Laura Korpela
6R Raija Herrala
Chinese, English: Osmo Hupli
Swedish, English: Sanni Ramm-Schmidt
Crafts: Nina Mattila
Finnish as a Second Language, Resource Teacher: Mirkka Forsberg tel. 040 639 3268
Special Needs Education Grades 1-3: Minna Grönblom tel. 043 827 2213
Special Needs Education Grades 4-6: Mervi Saloniemi tel. 040 639 4461
Special Needs Assistants
Noora Forssell
Leena Jansson
Karoliina Karesti
Marjo Lehtinen
Samar Mesleh
Pekka Viinikka
Pinja Viitanen

School Secretary
Minna Eloranta, tel. 09 81640485
On site Mon-Fri 8-15

School Nurse
Soili Mononen tel. 046 8771458
On site Mon-Wed

School Psychologist
Eeva Ahvenjärvi tel. 050 3493964,
Available on Mon and Wed

School Social Worker
Eija Kantola tel. 050 5839673
On site Mon (all day), Fri (afternoons)

School Restaurant
Kai Kantola tel. 043 8269210.
Afternoon Activities
Auroran iltis tel. 043 8272207 (12-17)
Responsible: Marjo Lehtinen
(Centralized email and tel. at Espoo City Afternoon Activities Agency)   tel. 09-81652029.
Afternoon Activities Staff:
Karoliina Karesti
Maria Kemppainen
Eerika Lehtikangas
Samar Mesleh
Eveliina Tiainen
Pekka Viinikka
Pinja Viitanen


Route to the main entrance
The only accessible parking space is located outside more than 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking space is at least 3.6 m.
The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance, giving easy access to the entrance.
The access route to the entrance is flat and wide enough and well lit.

The building has 3 floors.
There are thresholds over 2 cm high.
The interior doors stand out clearly.
The facility has an accessible toilet on the same floor as the entrance. There is no armrest on one or both sides of the toilet seat.

Entrance,  "alternative entrance"
The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
The indoor walkways have a ramp less than 6 m long.
The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door opens easily manually.
The entrance has thresholds over 2 cm high.