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.