Welcome to Alookie Elementary School!
We are a kindergarten to grade five school located in the community of Pangnirtung on Baffin Island. Pangnirtung has more than 1,400 residents and our school has about 220 students and 24 staff. Attagoyuk High School is our community's secondary school.
At Alookie Elementary, our staff strives to provide our students with a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment. We are committed to helping our students achieve their fullest potential, and to properly preparing them for transitioning into high school.
If you are a new hire, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school in the near future. If you are a job seeker, casual visitor, or parent, we hope you will also find our school profile informative and useful!
In general, you will find our students to be friendly, curious, energetic, and eager to learn.
A variety of extracurricular activities are offered to students, however it may vary year to year. What we offer depends on the interest of our students and the availability of our staff to run these programs. An example of some current activities include yoga for students in grades three and four, and Inuit games for grade four and five students.
The staff at our school is experienced, welcoming and knowledgeable. Here are some positions that you may find at our school:
The language of instruction (LOI) model chosen by the school and the community to ensure students receive a bilingual education (in both Inuktitut and English) is known as the qulliq model. Instruction is provided in the following manner:
As in any school in Nunavut, we follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education.
Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) from teachers (in general) that you may want to discuss further with your principal or colleagues, some of this information may be readily available on this website, while for...
Check with your principal or vice-principal to find out if an orientation will be organized for new and returning staff.
The Department of Education and the Nunavut Teachers' Association are currently developing a formal mentor program. It will be available to new teachers at a later date.
If you are interested in a mentorship, please check with your principal to see if informal mentoring is a possibility.