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Southwest Horizon School Division

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Each year Southwest Horizon School Division releases a Report to the Community.  The


October 2015 report on the 2014/2015 school year and beyond, is now available.  If you would


like to see other items included in future years, or wish to provide feedback, please email


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After receiving input from all interested stakeholders, Southwest Horizon School division have created their Foundational Beliefs Statement.  



We shall measure ourselves against these beliefs as we work together with stakeholders to create the very best learning environment for our students.



Souris School Renovations Update - as of October 16, 2015



Following the October 14, 2015 Board Meeting, the 2014/2015 Audited Financial Statements for Southwest Horizon School Division are now available to view.




School Satisfaction Surveys - the latest reports are posted for Souris School and Waskada School, which were both completed during the 2014/2015 school year.



The Soutwest Horizon School Board's Inaugural Meeting was held on September 23, 2015.  At that meeting the Chair and Vice-Chair were elected for the 2015/2016 school year, as follows:



Chair of the Board:  Trustee Scott Perkin

Vice-Chair of the Board:  Trustee Sven Kreusch







 Message from the Superintendent - Welcome to the 2015/2016 School Year





SHSD Library -  students, parents staff and any stakeholder who lives in our catchment area are welcome to borrow books and other resource materials from our Division Library.  






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





The Policy Manual was overhauled in September 2014 and a new Administrative Manual was created.   







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 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.