Welcome to the school profile of Inuksuk High School!
We are one of the largest high schools in Nunavut, located in Iqaluit, the territory's capital city. Because of this, we are able to offer our students many diverse and interesting opportunities.
Please take your time to look over our profile. We hope it provides you with useful information about our wonderful school, staff and students.
If you would like more details, do not hesitate to contact the school directly.
We have several goals at Inuksuk High School. All of these are grounded in the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit or IQ.
The IQ principles are:
Inuksuk High School goals include:
The student population at our school is diverse. We have about 410 students from grade nine to grade 12.
Many of our students come from Aqsarniit Middle School, Iqaluit's only middle school (grades 6 to 8). Other students come to us from Iqaluit's French school, l'école des Trois-Soleils (kindergarten to grade nine). Students from the French school have the opportunity to continue their education from grades 10 to 12 in French at Inuksuk.
In general, students receive their instruction in English, Inuktitut, and/or French depending on their course selection.
Our students are academically engaged and actively involved in many extracurricular activities. Each individual student comes with his or her own unique personality and strengths.
We offer a variety of extracurricular activities to students. These can change slightly each year but here is a list of activities that we generally offer:
The staff at Inuksuk High School is made up of about 28 teachers and administrators, along with a support staff of about 15.
Our staff members are incredibly hardworking professionals who are committed to the learning of our students.
Inuksuk High School follows the bilingual language of instruction model.
We offer core subjects so students can meet their graduation requirements, as well as a variety of additional academic courses to ensure students have choices in their electives.The following is a general list of subjects and courses offered:
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.