The Harlington School District, named for civil servant Hugh Harley, was established formally in November 1901 and a building was erected at SE19-35-28W in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. In 1967, it became part of the Swan Valley School Division and was closed. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign, bell, and inscribed plaque commemorates it. The schoolhouse was moved to a farmyard where it is used for storage.
Among the teachers of Harlington School was Louise Greig (1903).
The Harlington School building from the west (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 69.
Students at Harlington School (circa 1922)
Source: John Madsen
A view of Harlington School from the east, before an addition had been made to its rear, with the school barn at left and Thunder Hill in the background (no date)
Source: Adalbjorg Vopni
Harlington School (circa 1962)
Source: Adalbjorg Vopni
The former Harlington School building (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
The Harlington School monument (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason
Site Location (lat/long): N52.02680, W101.44240
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Harley (1848-1918)
One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.
Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.
We thank John Madsen for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 August 2017
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