Harriston High School

Grades 8 - 12


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High School

Harriston scholars write the internationally benchmarked Independent Examination Board (IEB) matric examinations and has the excellent record of 100% pass rate since the inception of the school. The vast majority of our pupils go on to obtain degrees at well-known universities, both in South Africa and abroad.

We believe that our purpose is to ensure that our students acquire the skills and qualifications needed to take them on to the next stage of their education with confidence and the determination to meet and conquer challenges. Consequently we believe that education goes much further than academic achievement and that a comprehensive education must embody the whole person: body, mind and spirit.


Grades 8 – 9

Grade 8-9 pupils take the following academic subjects:

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Human and Social Science
  • Art and Culture
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Life Orientation


Grades 10 – 12

Grade 9 pupils choose a minimum of seven subjects to continue with until the end of Matric. The four compulsory subjects are:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy (in Grade 11 and 12 only)

A choice of three subjects from the following (all subject to demand):

  • Physical Science
  • Visual Art
  • Accounting
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Computer Applications Technology


Sportsmanship is part of the school ethos, and opportunities to participate in a number of sporting activities encourage teamwork and individual fulfilment. Sports offered include:

  • Athletics
  • Rugby (Boys)
  • Netball (Girls)
  • Hockey (Boys and Girls)
  • Cricket (Boys)
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Tennis
  • Squash

Arts & Culture

We delight in the diversity of our pupils who come with unique gifts, experiences and attributes which enables our school to grow. We offer  extension activities in: English, Afrikaans and Mathematics Olympiads, Bridge-building and Aqualibrium competitions.

Cultural Activities include:

  • Dance
  • Chess
  • Craft Club
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Music

Mary-Ann Pullinger

Head of School

Grade 6-12 Life Orientation

Louis Venter

High School Management

Grade 8-12 Mathematics

Yvette Oosthuizen

Grade 8 Class Teacher

Grade 8-12 Afrikaans

Andrea Lutchman

Grade 9 Class Teacher

Grade 8-9 Natural Science
Grade 10-12 Life Science

Linda Coetzee

Grade 10 Class Teacher

Grade 8-9 Computer Literacy
Grade 10-12 Information Technology/CAT

Marieta van Tonder

Grade 11 Class teacher

Grade 7-9 Social Science
Grade 10-12 Geography

Renata van Heerden

Grade 12 Class Teacher

Grade 8-9 Physics/Chemistry
Grade 10-12 Physical Science
Grade 11-12 Mathematical Literacy

Petro Steyl


Grade 8-12 First Language English

Moses Chingombe


Grade 7-9 EMS
Grade 10-12 Accounting

Hugo Vosloo

Arts & Culture/Visual Arts

Grade 6-9 Arts & Culture
Grade 10-12 Visual Art

Harriston High School News & Events

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Grade 10 Journey

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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…

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Matric Results 2018

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We are delighted to announce the results of the matric examinations of 2018. We have once again achieved a 100% pass rate, for the 15th consecutive year! Six of the seven matrics who wrote this year achieved a degree pass. The group managed to garner 11 distinctions in total, which…

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