Welcome to Nanook School! We are a kindergarten to grade five elementary school located in the community of Apex, just down the road from Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital.
At Nanook School, we try to create a learning environment where children learn to believe in themselves and others. We offer children the freedom to discover their intellectual potential and create opportunities where our students can view "problems" as challenges searching for solutions.
At Nanook School, we believe our staff must work as a team with our students’ parents and guardians to ensure our children’s success. We encourage parents and others to visit and/or volunteer with us.
We also believe the school is based in but not confined to the building. We want our students to feel safe to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes. We want our students to feel safe and secure in their learning. We want our students to have fun and to love coming to school.
If you are a new hire, we look forward to meeting you in person soon. If you are a job-seeker, or casual visitor, we hope this profile gives you useful information about our school and programming.
Nanook School Team
Nanook School provides our students with opportunities to:
Our students are leaders, experimenters, investigators and questioners.
At times our students will "talk your ears off," at others, they will cry on your shoulders. They are discovering the world and figuring out their place in it. They are students that accomplish homework and forget it just as fast. They want to see the world and learn to understand it. Simply they are just wonderful kids!
We offer extracurricular activities at Nanook School, however these are subject to change each school year. Previous activities have included:
Our Nanook School Team:
We follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education. We also use the qulliq language of instruction model. This model has instruction given almost entirely in Inuktitut from kindergarten to grade three and integrates more English as children move into higher grades. Here is an example of the various positions that you may find at our school:
We follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education. We also use the qulliq language of instruction model. This model has instruction given almost entirely in Inuktitut from kindergarten to grade three and integrates more English as children move into higher grades.
The following is a general list of some of our school programs:
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.