Finding A School
Public education is free and available to every child in Canada.
The Western School Division operates a system of four schools and an adult education centre, that serve the Town of Morden and a rural area of approximately 400 square kilometers. The student population is composed of over 1600 students, both urban and rural.
Maple Leaf Elementary School
Kindergarten – Grade 4, English & French Immersion
École Morden Middle School
Grade 5-8, English & French Immersion
150 Wardrop Street, Morden, MB., R6M 1Z2
Minnewasta Elementary School
Kindergarten – Grade 4, English
Morden Collegiate Institute
Grades 9 to 12
Morden Adult Education Centre
Grades 9 to 12
The Morden Adult Education Centre is designed to be an alternative to regular high school for adult students. The centre partners with Western School Division to provide this service.
Register Your Child
When registering your child the school will need proof of residency (such as a utility bill or lease agreement), proof of your child’s date of birth and a completed school registration form including your child’s health card number.
The earlier the principal is aware of a new student’s arrival, the better prepared the school can be. Advance notice gives school staff time to meet with you to find out more about your family so that the transition into school will be successful.
Usually children start going to school when they are four or five and must attend school until the age of 15 or 16. Kindergarten remains an optional year of schooling. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children who are five years old before December 31st at the school of their choice.
Parents do have the choice to home school their children. To do this, you must register with the Department of Education and follow a specific cirriculum.
Nursery, Day Care Centres & Family Child Care Homes
There are licensed facilities and homes in Morden that provide nursery school or child care services to families. Subsidy is also available for qualifying families. For current information contact: Family Services & Consumer Affairs, Community Services Delivery – Child Care Coordinator – Phone: 822-2870.
Red River Technical Vocational Area (R.R.T.V.A.)
The RRTVA is a partnership of five southern Manitoba school divisions devoted to providing technology education options to high school students in the region.
Think of RRTVA as a ‘virtual’ regional technical school. Instead of one large building there are six locations that have from one to six technical programs. Students have a ‘home’ and ‘away’ semester. The required core creditrs are earned in the students ‘home’ school. During the ‘away’ semester, they are bused to the school that offers the program of their choice. They can earn anywhere from four to twelve credits toward graduation in a technical program. For more information contact: Harv Giesbrecht at 324-7234 or Email
Red River College – Winkler Campus
Red River College Winkler Campus offers courses in the Pembina Valley providing access to post-secondary education and training programs. Red River College courses offer personal and professional development for adults at many different stages in their lives and careers. Located at Main Plaza Mall, 100-561 Main Street, Winkler, MB, R6W 1E8 Phone: 325-9672 or visit www.rrc.mb.ca
Campus Manitoba is a consortium of Manitoba’s public post-secondary institutions that facilitates student education by providing access to online courses. With eCampus Manitoba, it is easy for Manitoba’s post-secondary students to meet their academic goals. Through one accessible website, Manitoba’s public universities and colleges offer a variety of online courses, many of which are transferable between institutions. With eCMB, students can create a flexible class schedule and acquire credits for graduation. Browse courses at www.ecampusmanitoba.com and contact the website’s Virtual Help Desk for assistance.