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Southwest Horizon School Division

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The Southwest Horizon School Division Budget Consultation Meeting/AGM was held on February 11,2015 in Hartney School.  This included a session in the afternoon which students participated in. The Board would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the round table discussions, both in the afternoon and in the evening.  


 All the feedback received is much appreciated and is being studied by the Board to help us make appropriate decisions as we work together with our stakeholders to provide the best education possible to our students.  


On March 11, 2015 the Board approved the 2015/2016 budget. Budget in Brief






We recently invited our community to share their thoughts about what we are doing well and where we can improve.  We then invited our community to review and prioritize these thoughts placing stars next to the ideas of most importance.  


Our goal is to get a sense of shared values and priorities within our schools and across Southwest Horizon School Division community.  This feedback is vital to our school improvement planning and the renewal of our divisions Strategic Plan.


Click here to view the Thoughtexchange Results for the division and each individual school. 





Southwest Horizon School Division Accountability Report - October 2014





NEW Policy Manual and Administrative Manual - effective September 11, 2014  










School Satisfaction Surveys


The School Satisfaction Survey process was new to Southwest Horizon School Division and was approved by the Board of Trustees in the 2010/2011 school year.  Waskada and Souris School were surveyed in 2010/11.  Deloraine, Pierson and Melita School were surveyed in 2011/2012.  Hartney and Wawanesa were surveyed in 2012/2013.  All these results are now posted to our website.


For the 2014/2015 school year we will go back to Waskada and Souris School to carry out new surveys and their results will be posted when available ....... read more





 Mission Statement:


Southwest Horizon School Division is committed to learning and enriching our communities with inclusive, outstanding educational choices.


The Division


Established in 2002 as a result of amalgamation, Southwest Horizon is a rural school division located in Southwestern Manitoba. The geographical size of the division is approximately 6,500 square kilometres.


There are 12 schools in our division. This includes 5 schools located in Hutterian Colonies.


The Board of Trustees has a strong commitment to small schools and to seeking innovative means of delivering quality programming to students in a rural environment.



Administrative Structure


Southwest Horizon School Division has chosen a dual track administrative structure where the Superintendent is primarily responsible for all functions related directly to the education of students (staffing, curriculum, professional development of staff, special education, evaluation etc.). The Secretary – Treasurer is responsible for fiscal management, transportation and maintenance (operations) and for the staffing, professional development, and evaluation of staff under his jurisdiction.


The Superintendent and Secretary-Treasurer work together as a team in setting divisional goals, setting the budget, advising the Board, carrying out the Board’s direction and leading the school division. Together, they are referred to as the Executive Team.


The Region


Agriculture has historically provided the economic base in the region. More recently, there has been increasing levels of energy-related development.


High quality country living in an area sprinkled with hunting, skiing, fishing, boating and other year-round outdoor recreational opportunities have a strong appeal for residents.


Excellent recreation facilities are available throughout the Division.