• Culture Day

    ᐃᓗᕐᖁᓯᕗᑦᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᖁᑎᖓ / Culture Day / Journée de la culture

  • Karibus 2015

    ᓄᕐᕋᐃᑦ - Jeunes Karibus - Young Karibus

  • Music

    ᑐᓴᕐᓂᔮᕐᓂᖅ /Music / Musique

  • International Cooperation

    ᐊᑭᓕᕐᑐᑕᐅᒐᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᕐᑐᕕᓃᑦ /Voyage de bénévolat / Volunteering Trip

  • Snow Sculptures

    ᐊᐳᑎᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᖕᖑᐊᓂᖅ/Snow sculptures / Sculptures de neige

  • At the River 2015

    ᓯᓚᑦᓯᐊᑐᖅ - À la rivière - At the River


Jaanimmarik School

Student Snow Sculptures

This week, a sculpture came to our school. With his help, the students built their own snow sculptures. They turned out amazing!


For more photos: click here!


Compassionate Schools Initiative

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that Jaanimmarikhas been part of the Compassionate Schools initiative since the 2013-2014 school year. This project:

  • Helps all of our students by providing them with the support that they need;
  • Provides a better understanding of how some of the students’ behaviours and learning difficulties can be the result of trauma, including intergenerational trauma;
  • Teaches the whole student, meaning that we do not ignore their emotional state when trying to teach curriculum.

Also, Compassionate Schools try to create a more positive environment that will encourage our students’ well-being and academic achievement.  It aims to provide a school culture that puts a focus on building healthy relationships between students and staff which are:

  • Positive
  • Safe (physically and emotionally)
  • Consistent
  • Predictable

One of the purposes of this project is to establish clear school-wide expectations and to encourage a sense of community in which we all - students, teachers, support staff, administration and parents - play a positive role in our school’s success and safety. We have developed school-wide expectations and a system in order to “catch the students being good.” This is implemented throughout the school, including in the classrooms, bathrooms, gym, hallways and recess areas.

Jaanimmarik has defined the core values of our school as:

– Pride

– Respect

– Responsibility

– Safety

Our team is dedicated to create a school climate that will encourage high expectations, school success and resilience.  We believe that by helping students choose appropriate behavior, we will form a school community where all students have the opportunity to grow and succeed.

We look forward to the journey ahead!


Your support is very much appreciated!


The teachers, support staff and administration of Jaanimmarik.

Young Karibus

Young Karibus ISA 1912   

 March 19th was an exciting day. In the morning, parents and friends saw the group of seven young Karibus off on their 140 km journey to Tasiujaq, which was expected to take 8 days. 

To see more photos: click here!




JEUNES KARIBUS is an outdoor education program inspired by Projet Karibu. Young adventurous students from different communities in Nunavik take part in this leadership program throughout the school year. Their biggest challenge is to undertake a cross-country expedition to test their perseverance.


JEUNES KARIBUS was inspired by Projet Karibu a four-month ski journey between Montreal and Kuujjuaq. During the school year 2013-2014, students from Jaanimmarik School had the opportunity to follow four professional outdoor guides; Jacob Racine, Bruno-Pierre Couture, Sébastien Dugas and Marie-Andrée Fortin, on their 2200 km expedition. After meeting with them upon their arrival in Kuujjuaq in May 2014, many were inspired by them and encouraged to take on a challenge as well.

Building on this energy, Maxime Saunier was able to convince people as Valérie Raymond fromJaanimmarik School to make his dream come true and create JEUNES KARIBUS. At the beginning of the school year, in August 2014, students were encouraged to sign up for the outdoors option class which became the project’s framework. In fact, it is during this course that students prepared for their undertaking.

From August to March, the group of JEUNES KARIBUS prepared physically by training through different physical activities but also worked on their team spirit and logistical preparation. They also learned how to use essential material.

In addition to this, Marie-Andrée Fortin from Projet Karibu joined the team as a mentor, motivation vector and experienced outdoor guide and educator.


Foster perseverance through outdoor education while developing healthy lifestyle habits, environmental awareness and leadership.


  • Develop perseverance amongst youth which can be transposed in different life situation.
  • Develop healthy lifestyle habits by prioritizing active transportation, daily physical activity and a healthy nutrition.
  • Consolidate Inuit cultural identity and foster a re-appropriation of traditional land by discovering it through human power and exchanging with local guides.
  • Foster employability of youth by having them explore possibilities as outdoor guides.
  • Raise awareness about environmental sustainability, ecosystems and interactions.
  • Develop leadership skills through team work and personal achievement.
  • Unite youth and community members from Nunavik in a common goal.

Pilot project

For the pilot project, a group of seven students skied from Kuujjuaq to Tasiujaq. The expedition took place from March 19th to March 27th 2015. The group skied a total distance of 141 km in seven days. You can find more details, photos and videos about this journey on the project page.

Expansion of project

After the pilot project edition many youth and community members were inspired by this initiative in Nunavik. Therefore, in the coming years, it is a goal to make this a regional program. Already, in 2015-2016, four communities on the Ungava Bay and one on the Hudson Bay are participating.

However, now that the program has solid foundations, a greater focus will be put on curriculum development to reach JEUNES KARIBUS’s goals. Multiple preparation activities will be done throughout the year to strengthen academic knowledge, team bounding and leadership. It is hoped that the latter will all lead to higher perseverance amongst Nunavimiut youth.

For the next edition, the communities of Kuujjuaq, Kangirsuk, Tasiujaq, Aupaluk, and Kuujjuarapik will gather and make this a regional event.

A team from Kuujjuaq and Tasiujaq will merge and ski from Tasiujaq to Aupaluk while teams from Aupaluk, Kuujjuarapik and Kangirsuk will unite and ski from Kangirsuk to Aupaluk. This way, all five schools will meet in Aupaluk at the end of their journey.

In addition to this regional expansion JEUNES KARIBUS aims at developing an educational curriculum in order to academic knowledge in the program by building hands-on activities. This will be an even greater motivation catalyst for students to stay in school and complete their education.

Furthermore, the Kativik Regional Government has also shown interest to work alongside with their outdoor adventure guide program in order to develop youth employability. Moreover, Parks Nunavik would also like to collaborate in order to have a team building outing in Kuururjuaq Park and share knowledge about the specific geography, fauna and flora present in Nunavik.

In short, JEUNES KARIBUS is only at its beginning but has great potential to influence in a positive manner youth of Nunavik in particular and community members as well.


Find out more about the program on this website:










Projects, girls and boys | Projets , les filles et les garçons

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Week of February 13 to 17: Due dates of latest homework
Semaine du 13 février au 17: Date de remises des plus récents devoirs


Classe: Secondaire 3 français A

Subject(s): Inuktitut
Students have assigned readings from the booklet they bring home. Tuesdays they have to read silently for 5 minutes and highlight what they read. On Thursday, students have to read aloud what they highlighted and record themselves on an Ipad or Ipod. They must give to booklet to Mary Joanne and airdrop their recording by Friday or Monday.
Subject(s): français
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à remettre: le vendredi
Subject(s): mathématiques
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Class: Secondaire 4 français

Subject(s): Inuktitut
1) Reading from a booklet on Tuesday & Thursday. They read and then record themselves onto an Ipod and return booklet and recorded reading by Friday.
2) Volunteer for an hour a week. This starts on Monday and is due the next Monday.
Subject(s): mathématiques
Remis: le lundi
à remettre: le vendredi

Classe: Secondaire 5 français

Subject: Inuktitut
1) Every week they will receive a reading relating to what they are studying. They have to read aloud and record themselves on an Ipod. The must airdrop the recording to Mary Joanne by Monday.
2) They must volunteer for an hour a week. This starts every Monday and is due by the next Monday.

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