Welcome to Peter Pitseolak School's online profile!
We are a grade 7-12 school located in the community of Cape Dorset, Nunavut. We have about 153 students and a staff of about 22.
Over the years, a number of teachers have taught here. Many have left with great memories. For teachers who have found success here, teaching is not just a job. Teaching is what they are. Their school involvement does not end with the day's last school bell, but continues into after school and community activities. If you are that kind of a teacher, Cape Dorset might be the place for you.
If you are a new hire who will soon join us, our students, staff and the District Education Authority (DEA) would like to welcome you. If you are a parent, a job seeker, or a casual visitor, we also welcome you and hope you find our profile useful and informative!
Through our commitment to the Inuit Qaujimajatqangit (IQ) principles, the mission of Cape Dorset's District Education Authority is to ensure all our students will develop the skills, confidence and cultural pride required to pursue their dreams, realize their ambitions, become lifelong learners and contribute to their community.
Our student population is about 153 students from grades 7-12. All our students are Inuit. Inuktitut is our students' first language, while English is their second language.
Cape Dorset is well-known for its outstanding Inuit prints and sculptures. Not suprisingly many of our students are budding artists. You can view some of our students' artwork on the Baffin Connection Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Baffin-Connection/1463384423889931.
That being said, our school offers many other extracurricular activities, including sports, throughout the school year.
If you would like more information, please contact our school.
We have a staff of about 22 members. This includes our teachers, the principal, vice-principal and our support staff. Our staff are hardworking, professional and committed individuals who engage, help and support our students to become successful individuals.
At the school we follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education to ensure are 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.
Here is a list of contact numbers in Cape Dorset:
Service or Organization
Community Aerodrome Radio Station
Community Radio Station
Dental Health Services
Department of Housing & Municipal Works
Department of Social Services
Family Resource Centre
Fire Emergency Calls
Huit Huit Tours
Kinngait Property Management Limited
Municipality of Cape Dorset Office
Northern Store/Post Office
Nunavut Arctic College
Peter Pitseolak School
Powers Painting Limited
Q.I.A. Community Liaison Officer
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RCMP Emergency Calls
Saipaaqivik Daycare Society
Sam Pudlat School
St. John's Anglican Church
Uksivik Bakery & Coffee Shop
Water & Pump-Out Services
Weather Information Centre
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Administration
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Garage
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Lithography
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Stone Cut
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Store