20 Years

Founded 1997


Eisteddford 2017

Student festival of literature, music & performance


Harriston High School

Grades 8 - 12


The Harriston School Motto – 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 4 Dates: 8 October 2018 to 6 December 2018

Mid-term Break: 31 October 2018- 4 November 2018

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Harriston School News & Events

Early Learning Centre, Primary & High School

Primary School

Grade 7 Farewell

The Grade 6 class, with the help of Mrs Gattoo and Mrs Potgieter, hosted an entertaining function to celebrate the Grade 7 class’ end of Primary School. The pirate theme was embraced and also was reflected in the eats, decorations and the games that were played. The effort paid off…
November 12, 2018
Primary SchoolSport

Sports Results

Harriston, under the guidance of Mrs Viljoen, hosted a very successful mini cricket tournament.  U7 Girls Harriston 2 vs. NHC Harrsmith lost Harriston 1 vs. TKS 3 lost U8 Girls Harriston 1 vs. NHC Harrismith 1 won Harriston 1 vs. HCA won Harriston 2 vs. NHC Harrismith 2 won Harriston…
November 12, 2018
Primary School

Foundation Phase Sleep-Over

On Thursday, 18 October, the school hall was transformed into a giant bedroom for our annual Foundation Phase sleepover. The excited learners arrived at school to set up their sleeping area for the night and bravely waved goodbye to their parents. Much fun was had at the “Sleepover Carnival” where…
October 22, 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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