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High School

Harriston scholars write the internationally benchmarked Independent Examination Board (IEB) matric examinations 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 + Robotics
  • 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

Peter Huntley

Head of School

Louis Venter

High School Management

Grade 8-12 Mathematics

Yvette Oosthuizen


Grade 8-12 Afrikaans

Louise de Beer

Social Science and Geography

Gr 8-9 Social Science
Grade 10-12 Geography

Gerhard Mynhardt

Grade 10 Class Teacher

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

Ilonke van der Westhuizen

Life and Natural Science and Life Orientation

Grade 8 - 11 Life Orientation
Grade 8 - 9 Natural Science
Grade 10 Life Science

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 11 Class Teacher

Grade 8-12 First Language English

Moses Chingombe

Grade 8 Class Teacher

Grade 7-9 EMS
Grade 10-12 Accounting

Hugo Vosloo

Grade 9 Class Teacher

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

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Grade 8 Excursion to PEPA

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The Grade 8s had a wonderful two-and-a half-day excursion to PEPA at the former Botanical Gardens in Harrismith. The focus of the camp was to develop listening and communication skills and for learners to build trust relationships with their class friends. The history of the area was also elaborated on…

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