Home of the wild goose; crooked river; the whippoorwill; no one is certain what the Indian name Wawanesa means, but each description aptly pictures the scenic area perched on the bank of the Souris River, where the village of Wawanesa was established in 1889.
Wawanesa School is part of the Southwest Horizon School Division. The school is split into two wings, the Elementary wing and the High School wing. The High School wing was built in 1961 and is for Grade 8 through Grade 12, while the Elementary School wing opened for classes in January 1970.
The school offers an excellent academic program, renowned music program, for both band and choral. Every other year, the staff and students present a full drama production to showcase their talented students. There is also an excellent sports program for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This year, the high school hockey team will be representing their school in the provincial playoffs. The school currently has over 220 students enrolled from the surrounding area. Small class sizes averaging approximately 16 students for every teacher, ensures superior learning on the student’s behalf.
Two programs of note at Wawanesa School are Drafting and Power Mechanics. These programs are only available at select schools and Wawanesa is proud to offer both. A special opportunity for students at Wawanesa School is that each year, teams complete in the provincial “Hovercraft Completion” where they must design and built a model hovercraft. Teams from this school consistently place very well and this year they will be moving on to the finals of the competition at the University of Manitoba.
Wawanesa welcomes you!