The staff and students of Nasivvik High School welcome you to our school and to our community of Pond Inlet!
Our school has about 200 students from grades 7 to 12, and about 23 staff members.
We hope our school profile provides you with useful information, whether you are newly hired teacher, a job seeker, casual visitor or parent.
The mission of Nasivvik High School is to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environment that promotes cultural pride, Inuit identity, and lifelong learning skills through the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. (May 2009)
We have about 200 students enrolled at our school from grades 7 to 12. Our student population is almost entirely Inuit. For the majority of our students, Inuktitut is their "mother tongue" and English is a second language.
Here is a brief description of some of the extracurricular activities generally offered at the school:
Our staff is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Our staff members have a variety of interests and strengths to share with our students. We have a mix of staff members from across southern Canada and Inuit from Nunavut. In fact, many of our Inuit staff were born and raised in Pond Inlet. If you get a chance to visit our school or the opportunity to work here, you will find a welcome (tunnganarniq in Inuktitut) and supported (inuuqatigiitsiarniq) working environment.
We offer many professional development (funded) opportunities to our staff members. If you are interested, please check with the school's professional development (PD) representative for more details.
Here are some positions that you would typically find at our schooL:
Currently, teachers are assigned subject-specific teaching duties, with some minor exceptions.
In our Junior High School program, all teachers teach a specific subject as well as special reading/writing classes that promote literacy.
In our Senior High School program, teachers generally teach a core subject and an elective.
Our cultural teachers offer programming in a variety of Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and cultural courses. If possible, courses are offered in Inuktitut.
Also, as in any school in Nunavut, teachers follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education to ensure students are meeting the necessary requirements to graduate.
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.