Harriston writes 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.
We do not only strive for academic excellence but also excellence in sport, culture and the development of values and character. The ‘integrated day’ which includes sport and cultural activities during the academic school day ensures that Harriston provides a broad and balanced education.
Sportsmanship is part of the school ethos, and opportunities to participate in a number of sporting activities encourage teamwork and individual fulfilment.
Participation in cultural activities such as dance, music, debating, drama and chess help to build well rounded young adults.