Welcome to our school!
Inuglak School is the only public school in Whale Cove, serving all our community's young people from kindergarten through grade 12. Our student body is predominantly Inuit with a staff of about 17 members committed to offering all our students an inclusive, positive and safe education.
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At our school we strive to provide our students with a bilingual education in Inuktitut and English, and maintain an inclusive, positive and safe education for all.
Our student population consists of about 125 students from kindergarten to grade 12.
Our students are predominantly Inuit. You will find them using both English and Inuktitut.
Extracurricular activities are provided at the school, but these activities vary year to year. What we offer depends on student interest and staff availability.
If you are interested in contributing to our school's extracurricular activities, please check with the school principal for more information.
Our staff at Inuglak School are enthusiastic and committed individuals. They instruct and support our students by working closely with them, their parents, the community and members of our District Education Authority (DEA).
Our staff members include both Inuktitut and English speakers who offer a variety of expertise and teachables. Eleven of our staff members work in teaching and/or administrative positions and we have six support staff. Staff numbers and assignments may vary slightly year to year.
At our school, we instruct primarily in Inuktitut from kindergarten to grade four, with one period of instruction in English. Grades five through 12 are taught primarily in English, with a period of instruction in Inuktitut.
Our school programming is based on the stipulated Nunavut curriculum set by the Department of Education. A variety of academic courses and subjects are offered to ensure students will meet their graduation requirements. We also ensure our school is inclusive and that we offer accommodations to students with exceptionalities, as mandated in Nunavut's Education Act.
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.