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Helsinki schools on Christmas holiday from 23 December to 7 January

Christmas break in municipal comprehensive schools and general upper secondary schools starts on Thursday 23 December. Pupils and students go back to school on Monday 10 January 2022. The students of Stadin AO, Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute students have a Christmas break on the week commencing 27 December.

If any changes to schoolwork or studies occur due to the coronavirus, guardians will be informed via Wilma.

See the school term dates and holidays.

Customer service between Christmas and New Year

Education Division’s customer service is open between Christmas and New Year. You can get in touch by phone on +358 9 310 44986 and via the feedback form.

Contact information and feedback

Eduguidance offers customer service in English and Finnish for all customers during 20–23 December and from 3 January 2022 onwards. Get in touch by email at International families can also book a telephone or online appointment by email.

Service Guidance for Early Childhood Education helps you with applying to daycare. During the Christmas holidays the telephone service on +358 9 310 80488 is open 27–28 December and 3–5 January at 9:00 am-15:00. You can also get in touch by email at From now on, the Service Guidance Unit processes all of the applications and makes the decisions regarding children’s’ daycare placements in Helsinki.

More information on the Service guidance for early childhood education website.

Helsinki Finnish Adult Education Centre (Työväenopisto) and Swedish Adult Education Centre (Arbis) kick off the spring term courses after the Epiphany. Browse the courses and sign up on Ilmonet.

Adult education centres’ service points and opening times:

Finnish Adult Education Centre (Työväenopisto), page in Finnish
Swedish Adult Education Centre (Arbis), page in Swedish

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