Welcome to the e-profile of Nuiyak School!
Our community of Sanikiluaq is located on the Belcher Islands, 100 kilometres west of Northern Quebec on Hudson's Bay. We have a community of about 800 people and our school has about 125 students. Most of our students are Inuit and speak Inuktitut.
On behalf of our staff, students and the Sanikiluaq District Education Authority (DEA), we would like to extend a warm welcome to our new staff members! We also welcome parents, job seekers and the general public to our profile. We hope our site provides you with the information you are looking for!
It is the mission of Nuiyak School to ensure our students' attendance rate is high and that our students are engaged with their learning. We also strive to provide a bilingual education in Inuktitut and English, using the language of instruction (LOI) model chosen by our community. Lastly, we believe parental involvement is crucial to providing a high quality education to our students.
Inuktitut is the primary language of instruction at Nuiyak School and English is the second language for all our students.
We follow the qulliq language of instruction model. This means students from kindergarten to grade three receive their instruction mainly in Inuktitut, but students are introduced to more instruction in English with each grade.
From grades four to six, students receive about 75 per cent of their instruction in English, and 25 per cent in Inuktitut.
Teachers at the school offer a variety of extracurricular activities to our students each year, ranging from sports to student council. Generally, students are engaged and active throughout the school year.
Classroom teachers are responsible for teaching all core subjects. Many of our staff are bilingual in Inuktitut and English.
Here is a list of examples of positions generally found in our school:
Every student follows the Nunavut curriculum and learns:
In grade four students also begin taking woodworking classes and sewing.
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.