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 1 Dates: 15 January 2019 to 20 March 2019

Mid-term Break: 22 February 2019- 25 February 2019

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Harriston School News & Events

Early Learning Centre, Primary & High School

High School

Grade 10 Journey

Monday, 4 February 2019, marked the beginning of the Grade 10 Journey.The Journey is a 5-day continuous journey of 100 km’s undertaken by the grade 10 learners. They cover the entire distance on foot, by bicycle and in canoes. The focus of the Journey is to allow boys and girls…
February 4, 2019
Primary SchoolSport

Drakensberg Athletics

Pupils representing Harriston at the Primary School Drakensberg Athletics Meeting on Thursday, 7 February 2019 GIRLS U07 BOYS U07 Junior Kalala – 60m, 80m GIRLS U10 BOYS U10 Jessica Crawley – shot put Emmanuel Obiechefu – shot put Keke Motloung – shot put, 80m, 100m High jump, , long jump…
February 1, 2019
Primary School

Grade 1 2019

Harriston welcomed the Grade 1s for 2019.  There was great excitement amongst them as they started their first day of school.  Each one of them participated in the traditional ringing of the school bell.
January 15, 2019

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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