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Where is Nain?

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Jens Haven Memorial School is found in the Inuit community of Nain, Labrador. Nain is the most northerly permanent town on the coast of the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Other communities north of Nain, for example, Hebron, ceased to be permanently inhabited during the relocation program of the late 1950's.

Nain is located just 30 km north of the huge INCO (Voisey's Bay Nickel Company) nickel discovery at Voisey's Bay and 90 km north of the Innu community of Natuashish.

The maps below indicate the positions of Newfoundland and Labrador within Canada, and the location of Nain in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, in comparison to some other well-known towns and cities.

NF and Labrador on world map NF and Labrador Map

Situated in NAIN LABRADOR , the most northerly community on the Labrador coast (56 N 61 W), Jens Haven Memorial School is home to approximately 300 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, the majority of whom are of Inuit descent. Instruction is provided by twenty nine teachers and eight support staff of the Labrador School Board .

Courses are taught in English, with Inuktitut taught as a second language. Inuktitut immersion is an option for Grades K-3.

This site will give you a profile of our school and some information about our community.


The following photos show the location of Jens Haven Memorial (4-12) School in Nain. It is centrally located, nestled at the base of Nain Hill. The primary (K-3) school and teacher apartments have been built just to the right of this main building in the wooded area seen in this rather ancient photo #2.



Last updated on October 25 2008.

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