Welcome to Quluaq School!
We are a kindergarten to grade 12 school serving the community of Clyde River, a hamlet of just over 900 people on Baffin Island.
We have about 330 students at our school and a staff of almost 40, including teachers, administration and support staff.
Our school is definitely an exciting place to work! There are many opportunities to experience the local culture and land, and our students always keep us on our toes! There are challenges, of course, but it's all worth it when you connect with your students and help them achieve success.
If you are a new hire, you might be nervous about starting a new job in a new community far from home. But at Quluaq School there is always someone willing to help, whether it's with moving, setting up your classroom, or finding curriculum resources. We're always excited to meet new people and we look forward to your becoming part of our wonderful team!
If you are a job seeker or casual visitor, we hope our school profile also provides you with useful information about our school!
The mission of Quluaq School is to provide a safe, nurturing and engaging school environment that will foster our students' social and cultural development as well as their pride in academic and traditional learning.
About 40 staff members keep our school working and our students busy! We have about twenty-four teaching positions, a principal and vice-principal at our school. The rest of our positions are support roles, including student support assistants.
Many teachers get together for regular meals and social gatherings. Everyone is welcoming and inviting, so our new hires typically find it easy to get to know people and start feeling like a part of the school community.
We have two kindergarten classes, each class is half-day and each month the classes alternate between morning and afternoon. In 2014-2015, there were two grade one classes, a grade two class and a grade two/three split class. Grades three to nine all have their own class. We also have three grade 10, one grade 11, and one grade 12 homeroom. Please keep in mind that these arrangements will change/ alter slightly at the beginning of a new school year.
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...
At the start of each school year, we have two to three days before students arrive. During this time, there are opportunities to meet the staff and District Education Authority (DEA) members.
We use the school van or bus to show new teachers around the town and point out important places such as the grocery store, the community hall, and where to get phone/internet/cable set-up. The important things!
We arrange specific activities depending on the number of new teachers. You can be sure the first weekend will bring a fun social gathering with plenty of food and stories to get you situated and make you feel right at home!
Orientation Agenda for August 21-23 2017, see below.
Above is a list of your orientation team for August 2017, please feel free to contact the members listed above for any additional assistance.