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

Nadia van Rooyen

Grade 4

Grade 4 Class Teacher

Irene Lubbe

Grade 5

Grade 5 Class Teacher

Farzanaa Gattoo

Grade 6

Grade 6 Class Teacher

Harriston Primary School News & Events

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Primary School

Grade 4 Dairy Farm Visit

The Grade 4s completed the Social Science topic on Dairy Farming. In order to have a practical experience of the topic they visited a dairy farm outside Harrismith. It was an exciting experience despite the unfavourable weather conditions.
August 14, 2018
Primary SchoolSport

Hockey at Treverton

The under 9, under 10 and under 11 boys participated at the Hockey Tournament at Treverton on Saturday 28 July 2018. They had a wonderful time and won 9 out of 10 games.
August 7, 2018
Primary School

Grade 6 & 7 Mandela Day

The grades 6 and 7S spent their 67 minutes making fleece scarves.  They learnt to be creative with a piece of material and a pair of scissors.  The scarves will be donated to the old age home in Harrismith.
July 23, 2018
Primary School

Grade 5 Mandela Day

The Grade 5 class visited Hope House for Mandela Day #MandelaDay #Time2Serve . Hope House provides a home environment for vulnerable and orphaned children who have no alternative place of safety, so as to enable them to realise their full potential and become confident and contributing members of society.
July 23, 2018