Welcome to Qarmartalik School!
Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay, Nunavut has about 50 students and a staff of about 10 members. We are a small community and school. However, because of our geographical location, many people come and go through our community and airport every year.
Resolute Bay is also known as Qausuittuq. This literally means “place with no dawn” in Inuktitut. The community is considered an important scientific research area and the jumping-off point for explorations to the North Pole. Film crews, scientists and explorers often visit our community and school.
If you are a newly hired educator, our students, staff and the local District Education Authority (DEA) would like to welcome you. If you are a job seeker, a parent, or casual visitor, we hope our profile provides you with interesting and useful information.
Guided by the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principals, Qarmartalik school will provide a safe, happy, and welcoming invironment where all students are given the academic
Our students are energetic, engaging, and incredibly funny and fun-loving individuals. The majority of our students are Inuit. This means that the first language for many is Inuktitut, while English is the second language. We currently have about 54 students.
Our school's extracurricular activities can include:
We have a small staff of about 10 people (this may change slightly each year). Some staff members were born and raised in Nunavut, while others are from across southern Canada. However, we all work together as a collaborative unit to ensure that we maintain a safe, fun and challenging learning environment for our students.
Here are some positions/ staff members that you may find at our school:
The school follows the curriculum set by the Nunavut Department of Education to ensure students meet the necessary requirements to graduate.
The school also offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program for pre-school age children in the community. This is followed by the kindergarten program that prepares students for grade one.
We also have a regular elementary program with combined classes, as well as junior high and senior high school programs. Our high school programs are not divided into semesters.
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.