Inuksuk High School
|Inuksuk High School|
Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0
|School type||Public Secondary School|
|School board||Qikiqtani School Operations|
|Superintendent||Trudy Pettigrew (Executive Director)|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Language||Inuktitut and English|
|Team name||Iqaluit Huskies|
Inuksuk High School is the high school of Iqaluit, the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It offers grades 9 through 12 (ages 14-18) to a student population of about 450. The focus of the school is on teaching Inuit language and culture. The original name of the school was the Gordon Robertson Education Centre, or GREC. In the early 1990s it was renamed for the Inuksuk monuments that dot the region and are a symbol of the territory.
The school, with its large gymnasium, is one of only a handful of public structures in the territorial capital. A number of important events have been held there, including a visit by Queen Elizabeth. The gymnasium was also the first temporary home of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut after the territory was created in 1999.
Other schools in Iqaluit include a Middle school Aqsarniit Illinarvik and three elementary schools, Nakasuk School, Joamie Ilinniarvik School, the French-language Ecole de Trois-Soleils and the Inuktitut language elementary, Nanook Elementary School, in nearby Apex. Also located in the capital is Nunavut Arctic College, the only post secondary institution in the territory.
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