As well as her degrees, Harbans has diversified in physical and mental disabilities and excelled in an autism course at University of Sydney. Harbans has a Masters in Education, specialising in English Language. She has also studied Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) for autistic children and Literacy/Numeracy Support for children with dyslexia and dyslexia-like learning disorders.
Teaching is a natural passion for Harbans. She has more than three decades experience, from pre-schoolers to teenagers, and she has also taught adults. On the first day of school, Harbans always tell her students that their classroom is their second home and that their class is an extension of their family. She believes this is just as important as creating an exceptional curriculum.
Harbans believes that professional development courses are life-long learning experiences and she completed the UK CPD course on Developing Literacy Skills in Learners with dyslexia as well as the Eklan Speech and Language Support for children aged between five and 11.
A former Singapore hockey international, in the 1970s and 80s, her favourite past-times include spiritual sports in yoga and meditation.