Welcome to Ataguttaluk Elementary School! We are a kindergarten to grade seven school located on Igloolik Island, near the Melville Peninsula. We have an enrolment of about 330 students and a staff of about 35. Our school community is dedicated to helping each one of our students succeed and flourish.
Our school strives to model everything it does after the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle of innuqatigiitsiarniq. This principle is about showing a respectful and caring attitude for others. We believe that building relationships in this way helps develop strength in our students, in ourselves and in our community. It is foundational to Inuit ways of being.
If you are a new teacher to our school, we look forward to meeting you in person soon. If you are an educator looking to work in Nunavut, a casual visitor, or a parent, we hope this profile gives you a sense of our programming, staff and students. Welcome!
Through our commitment to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles, the mission of Ataguttaaluk Elementary School is to ensure all our students develop the skills, confidence and cultural pride required to pursue their dreams, realize their ambitions, become lifelong learners and contribute positively to their community.
Ataguttaaluk Elementary School (AES) has about 335 students from kindergarten to grade seven. The majority of the students speak both Inuktitut and English which is widely used within the community and at school.
We ask all our students to:
We typically offer a wide range of extracurricular activities to our students. However, what we offer tends to vary slightly from year to year. Our activities are largely based on students' interest and the availability of school staff to run these programs.
Typical activities include:
Ataguttaaluk Elementary School has about 34 staff (although this can vary slightly each year). You will typically find these positions/ staff members supporting and working with our students:
We follow the curriculum set by the Department of Education and also stipulated under Nunavut's Education Act.
Core academic courses such as English language arts, math, and science are taught at school to ensure students meet the course requirements to graduate.
For more details on our programming, please contact us directly.
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.