Our Divison

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.