Taimelan koulun esittely
Welcome to the Website of Taimela School, Lehtimäki
Lehtimäki is situated in the north-eastern part of the province of Western Finland, about 350 kilometres north of the capital Helsinki. It is located in the middle of a peaceful countryside. We are a part of Alajärvi town, where the population is about 10 000. Another town nearby is Ähtäri, about 30 kilometres from Lehtimäki. The zoo in Ähtäri has an extensive collection of Finnish wild animals, and in the neighbourhood in Töysä you can also find the famous Keskinen Shopping Centre, which is among the biggest ones in Finland.
The main tourist attractions in Lehtimäki are the wooden church, built in 1800, the impressive Council House as well as the Valkealampi ski resort for cross-country skiing at winter. At summer, the shores of Lake Ähtärinjärvi, and a number of other lakes, attract not only fishermen but also a lot of holiday makers - there are more than 350 summer cottages in the village. There are also plenty of cabins and cottages for rent if you are interested in a peaceful, relaxing holiday by a lake.
Among the best known persons from Lehtimäki have been the late Eino Uusitalo, ex-minister of the Finnish Government, Antti Maasalo, a widely recognized present day artist, and Ari Mannio, a world class javelin thrower.
The Taimela School Centre
The present schoolhouse was built in 1957. It has been repaired a few times, and a new annex was built in 1987. The school building has was thoroughly renovated in 2009-2010, and the new school year 2010-2011 was started in new and very modern facilities.
After the decision of Alajärvi town, the school was cut to a primary school from the beginning of school year 2015-2016. The principal of our school is Kirsti Joensuu.
19.5. - 20.5.2021
Muilusenpurolla -tanssiesitys toukokuussa 2021 oli osa Taimelan juhlavuotta. Nukketaiteilija Malla Koivula ja tanssitaiteilija Elina Hauta-aho ohjasivat koko lukuvuoden kestänyt taideprojektia, jossa oppilaat (3. - 5. lk) tutustuivat mm nukentekoon ja poikkitaiteellisen esityksen rakentamiseen.
Taimelan koulu 1891-
Oma koulurakennus valmistui Taimela-nimiselle tilalle Autionmäelle 1893 Lehtimäen Keskikylään toimittuaan sitä ennen pappilan renkituvassa Kirkonkylässä.