The vision for Harare International School (HIS) encompasses the idea that we all strive to be our personal best; inside and outside the classroom – in all that we do.

At HIS, students have a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their lives.  Some of these opportunities include: clubs, service learning, performances, and athletics.

Please, take a look at some of our organized offerings for outside the classroom options.

  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Newspaper
  • Sustainable Innovations Club
  • Global Issues
  • Juru/kadyamadare School
  • Dzivarasekwa Orphanage
  • Harare Children’s Home
  • Interact
  • Mabvuku Aids Home
  • Art Club
  • Drama
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Zumba
  • Choir
  • Band / Orchestra

Explore Zimbabwe

At Harare International School, we have wonderful opportunities to learn outside the classroom, as well as inside the classroom.  Part of this learning opportunity includes a Week Without Walls learning experience called Explore Zimbabwe.  During this week, students learn about our host country as well as specific learning targets related to subjects.

Grade 6 students travel to Quest Africa to explore the history, culture, and geography of Zimbabwe.  The trip will include an exploration of Lobengula’s Village (outside Bulawayo), the National History Museum in Bulawayo, Cecil Rhodes’s grave site (World’s View), and the various rock formation sites (bushmen paintings) within the national park itself.  This trip allows students to explore Zimbabwe’s cultural heritage outside the classroom in a real world setting. Click here for suggested kit list.

Grade 7 students visit the Iganyana Bush Camp located on the border of Hwange National Park. This trip focuses on environmental education. The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to explore and discover the natural world while being in a safe environment. Students’ time at Iganyana is structured with ecological field labs that are age appropriate and other conservation based activities. Students have a chance to participate and accompany the Anti-Poaching Unit with professional guides to remove snares from the bush. They also learn about the dangers “painted dogs” encounter in the bush. Activities include conservation, drama workshops, shadowing field researchers in project vehicles and game drives both during the day and night. Students reflect upon their experiences on a daily basis. Click here for suggested kit list.

The Grade 8 Explore Zimbabwe trip takes place at the Outward Bound Zimbabwe (OBZ) campus, located at the foot of the Chimanimani Mountains in the Southeast of the Eastern highlands.  Outward Bound is an international organization with an excellent reputation for providing young people with rewarding challenges, relating particularly to team-building and outdoor skills such as hiking (which includes an over night hike in the mountains and a day trip to one of several peaks in the area) rock climbing, abseiling, obstacle courses and raft building; not to forget swimming in Tessa’s pool which is a beautiful natural pool with its own waterfall on the Bundi River. Click here for suggested kit list.