Quluaq School, Clyde River,
Nunavut X0A 0E0 Phone: 867 924-6313 Fax: 867 924-6247 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Principals:
Jukeepa Hainnu, Graham Field
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of the Week
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reduced versions of class pictures that have been taken to this point!
activities concluded this week, and certificates were awarded to all the participants.
With the wonderful help of Hamlet elders, the project this year was once again a
tremendous success. Students participated for three full days each, which meant at
least once a week for the past three weeks. Graham and Jukeepa presented the
certificates during the last period on Friday.
In addition this week, the Grade Ten,
Eleven, and Twelve students were made aware of the opportunites available to them in the
armed forces, and of many of the roles armed forces personnel play other than strictly
military roles. The Presentation was done during period six on Friday afternoon, was
well attended, and appreciated.
Attentive in the classroom!
Picture taking has begun for the
preparation of the school yearbook. Picture taking started with the morning Kindergarten
class. (See picture below.) During the sixth period of very day next week, class pictures
will be taken. Team pictures will be taken after school. All students are
asked to be present for the taking of class pictures. School yearbooks and
their pictures will be provide very important memories for you in the future. Most
of the yearbook will also be available on this webpage, but we may run out of space
because of the amount of space taken up by pictures. :( The class pictures
will be posted on each class's individual page as they are completed. The yearbook
will be completed during the last weekend before school closure so that award winners can
be included in the yearbook. The yearbooks should be available for sale on Monday, June
4th. This is the last day of classes for students.
Heritage Fair Project - Regional Winner
The most exciting announcement of the
week was that the school's Heritage Fair Project was selected as the regional winner. As a
result of this, Barney Pallituq will be travelling to Kamloops, B.C., taking the
exhibition with him. Congratulations to all the participants on a job extremely well
done. If you haven't looked at the project yet, follow the links on this page to see
a written and pictorial presentation of the work done by the students and their resource
The annual school picnic is tentatively
scheduled for Wednesday, June 30th.
School awards will be presented on
Friday, June 1st.
This week was
dominated by tradition activities. Part of an annual tradition, each year the DEA in
cooperation with the school and elders from the community, organizes an
"on-the-land" activity for the boys and girls of the school. The boys and
girls from grades four to nine are involved. The boys are taken out on the land for
three days of hunting experiences. The girls spend the three days learning
traditional sewing skills from the ladies. This is another part of Quluaq School's
commitment to mixing traditional culture with the regular academic pursuits.
Visit the Grade Five Student Page if you would like to see some additional
pictures of some of the activities that have taken place during the past week or so.
The School Is Sinking:
Apparently, as a result of the school's having been skirted in and
the resulting trapping of heat under the building, the old section of school is gradually
settling. The permafrost has been melting. Over the past few days the skirting has
been removed, but for the immediate future it looks like one part of the
elementary/primary wing will have to be closed. The high school wing is perfectly
stable. The Grades One and Two classes did not have school for the last few days of
last week, but will resume classes on Tuesday. Arrangements have been made to
accommodate all classes in the existing school spaces. Some classes have had to be
re-arranged. This section of the building was due to be torn down and replaced over the
next two years. If the settling doesn't stop, the temporary arrangements that have
been set up for the next week or two, may have to stay in place until the new construction
Was it a concidence that the flouride treatments were done
the week before the Easter Bunny delivered all those chocolate eggs?
Charlie's Angels have
nothing on Carol Ann's Angels
|Warming, bright weather, has allowed for a few
activities to move outside. During the next few weeks, the school will see many "on
the land" experiences for school students, and ondoubtedly many more outdoor
excursions. There were a few Easter Egg Hunts take place this week.
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is Nunavut's first official education week. Each afternoon this week the school has
been involved in traditional Inuit activities in support of education week. Education Week
Photos: Click HERE. Once you have reached this site follow these
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Quluaq School's first education week
was a tremendous success. The afternoon sessions had the school divided into twenty
stations. The students were divided into twenty groups, each group consisting of students
from kindergarten to Grade Twelve. Starting on Monday, students spent a half hour in each
of the first four stations assigned to them. The stations consisted of traditional
activities and fun activities, everything from traditional seal flipper games, to jump
kicking, to sliding, to snow carving, to bannock making, to sewing and the making of
friendship beads. The week ended on Friday afternoon with a performance by visiting drum
Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall
Nothing to get all strung out about?
Home entertainment system, Clyde River
School should be like this all the
Tear Art! Paper and glue and all
Win Bronze in Iqaluit
School's boys' basketball team travelled to Iqaluit this weekend for a five team
tournament. They did really well and the school should be proud of them. They
won the bronze medal in a very exciting game against Pang. Roger was the team's most
valuable player. Peter sank two crucial foul shots in the final game to put the
game on ice for us. Ivan, Mike, Chris, and Robert played very steady throughout the
tournament. Sam and Joshua made valuable contributions. The whole team should
be congratulated for their performance and their conduct. Great work guys!
Elders Finished on Friday
On Friday afternoon, much to the
regret of the staff and students, the elders finished their work at the school for this
term. The months that they spent at the school working with students and teachers added a
new dimension to the school. Their visits were met with attention and respect, and all,
both Kadloonat teachers and Inuit students, learned from their exposure to these wise and
learned individuals. We would like to thank them for their time and effort. At
times they certainly showed more energy, excitement and enthusiasm than most of us were
capable of mustering up. We're sad to see them go and we're looking forward to
having them back with us as soon as possible.
This Week's Students of the Week:
Grade One: A: Natasha,
Grade Three: Eleena
Grade Four: A: Anna, Cora
GROUP FOUR won the prize for the best
snow sculpture for their sculpture of a home entertainment centre. See the picture below,
Heritage Fair - Students at Quluaq School have done
exquistely detailed work to demonstrate traditional living environments for both summer
and winter. CLICK HERE to visit the Heritage
And so things are passed on!
And thus it is. Quluaq school combines
the traditional and cultural values of the Inuit with the teaching of skills needed to
survive and maintain those values and traditions in a modern world. If the school is
successful in its quest, graduates will have the best of both worlds. We have only
just begun. Extensions to the school next year, developing school policies and curricula,
will help make Quluaq school and Clyde River a showcase for the way things should be done
in the North.
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