It is a pleasure to welcome you to Aqsarniit Middle School. Aqsarniit is Iqaluit's only middle school, serving about 300 students from grade six to grade eight.
At our school, we believe all our students have the right to achieve to their maximum ability and to develop a strong sense of self-worth. Self-worth is strongly related to achievement in school and other areas, and is developed through interactions with Elders, parents, teachers, other adults in the community, and peers. We all strive to accomplish this goal.
If you are a new hire, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school in the near future. If you are a job seeker, casual visitor or parent, we hope you will also find our school profile informative and useful!
At Aqsarniit Middle School we believe Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit should be the foundation of our school. We also believe everyone has the right to a safe and caring school environment that reflects the culture of our community, enhances self-esteem, and promotes learning.
To achieve this, we believe:
Aqsarniit Middle School has a student population of about 300 young people. Like many middle grade students, you will find our students engaging, energetic, and involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities. In general, our students enjoy participating in both their school and community. They are simply fun-loving, curious and incredibly intelligent individuals!
Our students typically participate in a range of extracurricular activities - from sports to drama to student council. The exact kind of extracurricular activities offered to students tends to vary from one year to the next. It often depends on the availability of the teaching and support staff, students' interest, and whether or not the space is available in the school.
The following is a list of activities that we have offered to students in the last few years:
Our staffing needs vary from one year to the next. However, here is a general list of positions/ staff members that you will typically find in the school working with and supporting our students:
The school program is designed to provide students with skills in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Inuktitut, and music, life skills, and health. In addition, the school follows a language of instruction model chosen in consultation with the community.
Below are lists of both academic and non-academic programs generally offered at the school.
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...
The average size of the classes is about 18 to 20 students per year.
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.