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 2 Dates: 8 April 2019 to 21 June 2019

Mid-term Break: 24 May 2019- 27 May 2019

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Harriston School News & Events

Early Learning Centre, Primary & High School

High SchoolPrimary School

Founders’ Day

We celebrated Harriston’s Founders’ Day and 22nd birthday on 1 March, with a musical assembly. Mr Oupa Tshabalala, Chairman of the Board of Governors, presented a number of staff members with Long Service Awards. We thank the mothers who helped us to decorate the school so beautifully and for baking…
March 4, 2019
AcademicHigh School

SAICE Regional Bridge Building competition

For years the Bridge Building competition at Harriston was a rather “one team show” with a tradition started by the Nouwens and Beuken brothers. We are delighted that this year many teams have passionately competed in this wonderful competition. Many skills are developed during the process, skills such as problem…
March 4, 2019
Primary SchoolSport

Free State Athletics Championships Primary School

The following primary school pupils qualified for the next meeting: Immanuel Veitch (200m, 200m hurdles and 80m hurdles) Goshen Bolligello (shot put) Keke Motaung (100m, high jump and long jump) Simoné Viljoen (high jump)  On the photo back (left to right): Immanuel Veitch and Goshen Bolligello, front (left to right)…
February 26, 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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