Welcome to Joamie Ilinniarvik's e-profile. We are a kindergarten to grade five, dual language (Inuktitut and English) school located in Iqaluit, Nunavut's capital.
Our school enjoys a strong connection with our students' parents and a high level of community support. We are lucky to have the support of the Joamie Parent Committee (JPC). This committee of enthusiastic and dedicated parents work diligently and co-operatively with the school and their past endeavours have raised thousands of dollars for school programs.
Please explore our profile to get a better sense of our school and programming!
At Joamie Ilinniarvik, we seek to meet the needs of our students in relation to the role they will play in Nunavut.
We are committed to providing a caring atmosphere in which staff, teachers, children, and parents work together to encourage respect, responsibility and co-operation.
We also strive to awaken in each of our learners a sense of exploration and lifelong learning.
We offer many clubs to our students, run mostly by our staff members. These clubs vary from year to year - depending on student interest and staff availability. Past clubs have included:
Our staffing positions and numbers can change from year to year. But here is an example of the various positions typically found in our school:
At Joamie, we offer language instruction in Inuktitut and English. We also offer French as a second language once a day to our grade four and five students.
Our programming emphasizes literacy, math, science and technology, communication and thinking skills. We also focus on our cultural program, which celebrates the heritage and traditions of all our students.
We also have spirit teams within our school to engage our students and have our different grade levels interact with each other. We have six teams, each associated with an arctic animal. At least once a month, students and staff can earn points for their spirit team. It's all in good fun but at the end of the year, we do declare a winner and hang a banner in the winning spirit team's honour.
Finally, our school day does not look like traditional schools as we break for lunch for 1 hour and 15 minutes. This means that the Joamie school day does not end until 3:40pm.
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.