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Southwest Horizon School Division

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Souris School Update - As you may know, Souris School is going through a major renovation which includes an exterior wall replacement on the early and middle-years wing of the school.  Although it will look a little different, school will start as usual on September more





 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.  




School Satisfaction Surveys are carried out on a cyclical basis for all Schools within Southwest Horizon.  The final report is then shared by posting on our website.





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.