If you are a new staff member or are simply looking for more information about Qiqirtaq High School, you have come to the right place! We hope our school profile provides you with some basic information that you will find both useful and interesting. So, on behalf of our school team, our students and our District Education Authority, welcome!
We are a school of about 180 students, with over 10 staff members and one full-time principal. We're located in a friendly, culturally rich and welcoming community. We provide programming from grades seven to twelve. Quqshuun Ilihakvik is our community's primary school and it offers programming from kindergarten to grade six.
Please take your time and check out this website's many pages. There is also a community profile of Gjoa Haven that may help you get to know our school, students and community members.
If you are a new staff member we look forward to meeting you soon. If you would like more details about school programming, students' needs, the resources available at our school or any information about living and working in Gjoa Haven, please give us a call!
Through our commitment to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principles, the mission of Quqshuun and Qiqirtaq Schools is to ensure that all students will develop the skills, confidence and cultural pride required to fulfill their dreams, realize their ambitions, become lifelong learners and contribute to their community.
For our students Inuktitut is often the first language/mother tongue spoken at home. However, English is heavily used in homes and around the community.
Extracurricular activities are provided at the school, but these activities vary year to year, depending on students' interests and what our staff can offer. If you are interested in contributing to our school's extracurricular activities, please check with the school principal for more information.
Here are some of the positions that you may find at our school:
We offer a wide range of programs including career and technology studies (CTS) courses, shop courses, cultural courses and many academic programs.
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 determine if an orientation was organized for new and returning staff.
The Department of Education and the Nunavut Teachers' Association are currently developing a formal mentor program that 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.