Harriston Primary

Grades 1 - 7


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Harriston Primary School



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Primary School

Harriston is an IEB registered primary school. This means that there is external validation of the standards of the school through assessment and bench-marking tools. Teachers are also afforded professional developmental opportunities that are tailored to primary schools. These include user groups and country wide networking. This collaboration ensures that children are fully prepared for High School as well as tertiary education and that any problems are identified and re-mediated early. The IEB primary schools focus on the inculcation of the 21st century skills of communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.


At Harriston we believe in the identification and development of the unique talents  innate in each child. We acknowledge that each child is an individual, therefore, is treated as such.  The CAPS curriculum forms the basis of our academic program but we place emphasis on understanding and knowing and therefore our highly qualified staff tailor their lessons to cater for individual growth. We actively strive to develop young people who engage with the world on a holistic base and who will live with integrity.   Academically, we seek to grow critical thinkers and help the children to develop positive thinking habits and traits. This is done by routinely applying thinking standards in a deep, qualitative manner in order to answer, solve, create, prove, invent and generate. We also have a qualified remedial teacher on the staff who assists any children who need additional support.

To ensure that we achieve our aims we have introduced an “integrated day”. This means that our sport and cultural programs are included during the school day.


A well balanced and happy child tends to learn effortlessly.  With this in mind, we offer the following sports:

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

Elsabe Kruger

Primary School Deputy Head

Grade 6 and 7 Afrikaans

Marianne Hohls

Leadership Team Foundation Phase

Grade 3M Class Teacher

Lineze Potgieter

Leadership Team Intermediate Phase

Grade 7 Class Teacher

Margaret Crawley

Grade 1

Grade 1C Class Teacher

Isandre Naude

Grade 1

Grade 1N Class Teacher

Marietjie Kleynhans

Grade 2

Grade 2K Teacher

Danae van Zyl

Grade 2

Grade 2V Teacher

Kirsten Human

Grade 3

Grade 3H Class Teacher

Desmé Allen

Grade 4A

Grade 4A Class Teacher

Louise de Beer

Grade 4D

Grade 4D Class Teacher

Monique du Plessis

Grade 5

Grade 5 Class Teacher

Farzanaa Gattoo

Grade 6

Grade 6 Class Teacher

Harriston Primary School News & Events

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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
Primary School

Grade 7 Farewell

The Grade 6 class, with the help of Mrs Gattoo and Mrs Potgieter, hosted an entertaining function to celebrate the Grade 7 class’ end of Primary School. The pirate theme was embraced and also was reflected in the eats, decorations and the games that were played. The effort paid off…
November 12, 2018