ROOM FOR A GOOD LIFE FOR CHILDREN
In Denmark most parents work and the children are taken care of in day care institutions until the parents are off from work. We offer a guarantee for child-care in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. The guarantee in the various child-care offers covers the child from the age of 26 weeks until the 3rd grade outside school hours.
You can read more about child-care in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality, the municipal and private child-minding arrangements, the digital placement service, prices, and much more Here.
You may also find contact information about DAY CARE AND CRÈCHES of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and DAY NURSERIES AND AGE-INTEGRATED DAY NURSERIES. Use the Google Translate function on the link pages. CONTACT US, if the translation does not make sense.
Health care and Mothers’ Groups
If you need some good advice about the welfare, development, and health of your child, then the Health Care of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality can assist you. THE HEALTH CARE is a free municipal offer about visits, medical examinations, and advice to pregnant women, families with young children, and children who are living in the municipality. The health care nurse also assists in establishing contact in the mothers’ groups for women when they have given birth. This gives the mothers a network in the local area where they can share experiences and support each other. For newcomers this can be a very good opportunity to get in contact with others.
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In Denmark all children are entitled to receive education.
Education is compulsory for everybody from the ages of 6-7 and until the age of approximately 16. You can freely choose whether to receive education in the state school - called the Folkeskolen - in a private school, or at home, as long as it meets the ordinary requirements. In Denmark the majority of children attend the state school.
The state school consists of 1 year of preschool, 9 years of education in the state school, and a non-optional 10th grade lasting 1 year.
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The state schools of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality are dynamic and undergoing constant change, so they can live up to the ambitions of the municipality and the parents. We give high priority to the children receiving professional education at a high level, and the latest methods and materials are used. One of the latest initiatives is for example to let the pupils do experiments with 3D-Printers, vinyl cutting machines, and homebuilt robots, so they can prepare themselves for the new tools in the future production companies. We also emphasise that the pupils leave the state school as “whole” persons - professionally, creatively, and socially. The common thread in the children’s upbringing is intimacy, a sense of security, and community.
In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we also call ourselves the Realm of Nature, because we live in the middle of nature and live off it. As a natural part of the education, our pupils therefore also move around in nature.
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality has both many small and big schools, evenly distributed across the towns and villages of the municipality. There are several private schools, which are often called independent schools.
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality has 23 state schools, evenly distributed in the small and major towns of the municipality. Nine of these have secondary education. Furthermore, the municipality has three special needs centres and two schools with remedial classes. Besides, there are 10 private independent schools in the municipality.
On the website of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality you can see the SCHOOLS, and click on to the website of each individual school. You can i.a. read about school districts and enrolment in schools.
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Here you can find the 10 private schools and the 11 boarding schools available in the municipality. The state subsidizes the running of both the private schools and the boarding schools. However, parents are obliged to pay a fee as well.
Most of the private schools in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality are small schools located in the villages.
Boarding schools are schools where young people - mostly from other municipalities - live at the school together with other young people and teachers, while attending the 8th, 9th, and 10th grades.
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UPPER SECONDARY EDUCATION
Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality boasts itself of having the highest rate of young people completing upper secondary education in the country. When they leave state school after the 9th or 10th grade Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality i.a. offers educations at business schools, upper secondary schools, the adult education centre of VUC, and the production school.
For several years the upper secondary schools in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality have reached top-level ratings. This is seen when you look at the ability of the the upper secondary schools to raise the students beyond the expected level when looking at the students’ backgrounds. In other words, we are good at breaking the social heritage.
In addition to the upper secondary educations STX, HTX, and HHX we can also offer vocational educations at the business schools and at Skjern Technical College, where training as wind turbine operators and blacksmiths is available. Alternatively, you can get a combined upper secondary- and vocational education. Besides, EUX.VUC has branches in both Ringkøbing and Skjern. For more information about schools, click Here.
Apprenticeships and work placements are also an option at many of the companies in the municipality.
Further education are also free
If young people want further education at universities and other higher institutions of education they will have to move to the big cities in Denmark. These educations are also free, and the students are entitled to receive financial support during their time of study in the form of a students’ grants and loans scheme - SU.
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