Summercourse2018 04The headline above says it all; there are a lot of people coming to Lärkkulla nowadays and of course, also leaving us. It seems like only yesterday that we had the graduation party for the academic year 2017 – 2018 and almost right away after that we welcomed all the students of the summer course of 2018.

When we started the summer course on the 4th of June, nobody could expect the kind of summer we were going to have. It was the hottest summer since records began over 280 years ago. Lärkkulla not being the most modern place when it comes to air condition and fresh air in general, the heat took a toll on everybody involved. As a result a lot of lessons were held outside. I admire you all for not complaining (at least officially…) and just digging deep in yourself and studying as well as possible. Thank you!


It also has to be mentioned that totally over 200 students came to Lärkkulla this summer, an astonishing number. And that almost 400 students have applied to us for 2018 – 2019.

When I write this, it is with mixed emotions. I am happy and sad…happy for fulfilling yet one more project and at the same time, sad to see you leave. I met some of you in K-Halli on Wednesday evening and all of you seemed sad to leave, but I could also feel the togetherness and friendship that you have created.

And that is exactly the way it should be. If you don´t miss your family and long to go home, you have problem. If you don´t miss the school when you leave, Lärkkulla has a problem…

You are soon going to be part of Lärkkulla's 70 year long history, but I am also quite sure that many of you are coming back. So thank you and goodbye! Good luck with everything in the future!

Next week`s Sunday (2.9) the new students of 2018 – 2019 are checking in and I will tell them “hi and welcome”. And I am sure that it will only feel like a very short time before I tell that group “thank you and goodbye”…

Cést la vie ….that is life!

Your Principal and friend,



Last day of school was spent ice skating. Some for the first time ever. Good job, everyone!