Welcome to Inuksuit School!
Inuksuit School is located in beautiful Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, a community of about 500 people living above the Arctic Circle.
Inuksuit School has more than a 100 students in kindergarten through grade 12. We are proud to be a part of the Qikiqtani School Operations.
Our school and community are dedicated to helping each student succeed and flourish. Our primary goal is to get to know each of our individual learners and help them achieve their best. We strive to make our instruction meaningful and relevant, actively engaging children in learning, while making sure they master basic skills.
We hope all visitors to our profile find its information useful. If you are a new hire, the staff and students of Inuksuit School look forward to getting to know you soon and if you need additional information please contact us directly.
Through our commitment to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principles, the mission of Inuksuit School is to ensure that all our students will develop the skills, confidence and cultural pride required to pursue their dreams, realize their ambitions, become lifelong learners, and contribute responsibly to their community.
We strive to ensure that students are loved, valued and purposeful.
Students at Inuksuit School are kind and considerate.
Our dedicated staff work hard to ensure students are valued and treated with respect, and that they value the knowledge and skills that our educators give to them.
Although our students work at various levels, they are all encouraged to master both traditional and contemporary skills in order to become responsible and valued members of our society.
We offer several extracurricular activities but they tend to vary each new school year. What we offer is based on student interest and staff availability.
Our staff is very diverse and comes from all parts of Canada. We all work as a team in order to support the students and each other. In addition, many staff members have been at the school for many years and have contributed greatly towards building extracurricular and co-curricular programs for our students. Generally you will find these positions/ staff members supporting and working with our students:
At our school, instruction is given primarily in Inuktitut (with some English) in the elementary years. In the secondary years, the primary language of instruction is English.
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 are meeting the needed course requirements to graduate.
In addition, we offer a variety of non-academic programs. These include:
an annual land trip
an annual land trip for staff only
reading buddies program
canteen/cooking program to fundraise for trips
monthly school assemblies
perfect attendance awards
Inuit Qaujimajatugangit principles (traditional values) monthly school themes
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