Kindergarten/Grade 1 Teacher

Closing Date: 
Until position is filled
Wagalus Elementary School

Wagalus Elementary School, Kwakiutl Band is seeking a full-time innovative, creative and dynamic Kindergarten/Grade 1 Teacher who wants to make a positive difference for our students. The position is for one year term which may be extended. A maximum of 16 students with support of an Educational Assistant. 

Wagalus School is a vibrant elementary school that serves preschool to grade 7 with approximately 40 students located in the Fort Rupert village on the northern coast of beautiful Vancouver Island. The school provides quality and revelant educational programs and services that weaves Kwak'wala and Kwakiutl culture throughout the curriculum. Staff collaborate to meet the individual needs of our studenst while preparing them to be successful in the 21st Century. The front of the school features a traditional big house that is the "heart of the school" which welcomes students, staff and visitors to our learning enviroment. The Kwakiutl Band provides a competetive salary, pension and a health and benefits program.


  • Bachelor of Education Degree (elementary)
  • BC Teacher Certification
  • Primary teaching experience-minimum of 3 years, preferably in a First Nations School
  • In-depth knowledge of the new BC Ed curriculum, and other educational programs
  • Innovative, creative, team player and resourceful
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to accomodate multi-grades and diverse needs
  • Experience working with First Nations children
  • Knowledge of literacy and numeracy programs and best practices
  • Knowledge of DIBELS, FSA and CAT4 testing for analysis and implementation school-wide
  • Knowledge and experience in using of the DRUMS reporting system for BCTEA and Reciprocal Tuition, including TRAX for data transfer/submission to the Ministry of Education, an asset 
  • Clear criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations.


Send a completed application the includes the following:

  • Cover letter, resume, copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates
  • B.C Teacher Certification and copy of TQS Card, require a minimum of 3 recent references

SALARY: Dependent of category and experience. Must be able to start on August 26, 2024

ATTENTION: Edith Loring-Kuhanga, Acting Principal Wagalus Elementary School, P.O Box 640, 116 Eagle Place, Port Hardy, BC V0N2P0 

                     Email:   Cell: 250-213-8761