Harvest strives to provide the opportunity to participate in and excel in the traditional and special cultural activities. Many life lessons and values are learnt and developed as pupils explore their God-given talents through participation in the variety of activities available to them. A dedicated cultural time takes place on a Monday from 14h30 to 15h30 for all High School pupils.
In Music we offer tuition in a variety of instruments and voice. Candidates are prepared by the teachers to play and sing the external exams of Trinity College, Royal Schools and UNISA. We also prepare subject music candidates for the IEB Exams. The students study aspects of World Music, learning to compose and perform proficiently. When our candidates reach a certain level of competence, we encourage participation in ensemble performances and our regular Music evenings. Making music together is fun, satisfying and rewarding.
The choir is under the direction of a qualified and experienced conductor. The choir boast a pupil membership of around 60 pupils ranging from soprano to bass voices. The choir performs regularly at eisteddfods, events at school and outside of school. In 2011 they received the highest mark in the high school choir category at the P.E. eisteddfod which led to an invitation to the eisteddfod's prestige concert. The choir's repertoire consists of unaccompanied and accompanied songs, in sacred and contemporary style and in various languages.
Pupils who show talent in Drama are encouraged to participate in our regular School Productions as well as the annual One Act Play Festival where experienced senior students select, organize and direct the plays. Drama skills are taught to all High School pupils during the cultural period.
Capable musicians with a heart for worship are encouraged to participate in our Worship Band. Regular practice sessions and prayer times ensure that the whole school enjoys anointed worship during our Friday morning Chapel times, whilst the Band members also participate in leading occasional Sunday worship services at Harvest Church as well as local school outreach events.
Pupils are exposed to and taught a range of dance styles during the cultural period each term. These include the five popular Ballroom dances of Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Swing. A matric ballroom dancing course prepares the matrics for their Valediction dance and dinner at the end of the year. Pupils have represented the Province in a number of dance styles whilst at Harvest.
The skill of debating is taught and practiced by all grades in the High School. An annual Inter-House debating competition provides the opportunity for pupils to excel in this skill. Pupils will have the opportunity to represent Harvest in inter school debates.
The High School pupils are encouraged to develop and maintain a good general knowledge by keeping abreast of past and current national and international events. This is done through competition and fun events as well as participation in the world general Knowledge Olympiad.
Students are encouraged to explore all the talents that God has invested in them, with many participating and excelling in cultural activities such as Dance, Music, Theatre and Drama outside of the school curriculum.