20 Years

Founded 1997


Eisteddford 2017

Student festival of literature, music & performance


Harriston High School

Grades 8 - 12


The Harriston School Motto – A Talent in Every Child


The Early Learning Centre is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, while promoting the physical, social and emotional development of young children to prepare them for Primary School.

Primary School

Harriston is an IEB registered primary school from grade 1 to 7. At Harriston School we believe in the identification and development of the unique talents innate in each child.

High School

Harriston School writes the internationally bench-marked Independent Examination Board (IEB) matric examinations and has the excellent record of 100% pass rate since the inception of the school.


Find out more about student registration, fees and payment options. Download forms and find out more about the Boarding house.

Term 3 Dates: 16 July to 21 September

Mid-term Break: 24 August – 27 August

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Harriston School News & Events

Early Learning Centre, Primary & High School

Arts & CultureHigh SchoolPrimary School

Megadrama 2018

Excitement is tangible as classes are preparing for this fantasitc event which will take place on Wednesday 12th as well as Thursday 13th September and Friday 14th September. On Wednesday evening plain seating will be available (not reserved) and tickets will be on sale at the door for R60 per…
August 29, 2018
AcademicPrimary School

Math A+ Students Awards

Mr and Mrs Naude from A+ maths were here to help us celebrate the wonderful achievements of our Harriston pupils at the recent National competition held in Bethlehem. It is heart-warming to see how many of our pupils, are maths whiz kids.
August 20, 2018
AcademicHigh School

Harriston Spelathon leerders blink uit in die provinsiale rondte

Tien Harriston leerders het aan die provinsiale rondte van die ATKV-Spelathon in Bloemfontein deelgeneem. Alhoewel Harriston leerders slegs Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal op skool neem, moes sommiges vanjaar aan die Afrikaans Huistaal kategorie deelneem omdat een of beide van hulle ouers Afrikaanssprekend is. Vir leerders wie se onderrigtaal Engels is…
August 20, 2018
Primary School

Grade 4 Dairy Farm Visit

The Grade 4s completed the Social Science topic on Dairy Farming. In order to have a practical experience of the topic they visited a dairy farm outside Harrismith. It was an exciting experience despite the unfavourable weather conditions.
August 14, 2018

About Harriston

How we started, our history and our emblem.

Harriston was founded in Harrismith in 1997 by a group of parents who wanted their children to be educated in English, at an independent school and in the town. Read about the vision and ethos of the school, our core values of mutual respect, tolerance and discipline, as well as the meaning behind our emblem of the cosmos flower.

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