Jane Walker-Arnott bequeathed the school to the Church of Scotland on her death in 1911. Today the school comes under the oversight of the Church of Scotland World Mission Council.
Since 2010, Tabeetha School has been managed as an ‘Amuta’ (Non-Profit Organisation) based in Israel. The Amuta’s decisions have to be in line with the Aims of the School as set by the World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland.
This comprises of representatives from the World Mission Council and Middle East Committee of the Church of Scotland as well as local appointments. The School Board meets regularly and its role is:
- to provide and ensure strategic guidance for the School by setting major goals and policy frameworks
- to oversee all aspects of the School including its control and accountability systems and approve the expenditure and capital budgets
- to adapt to the distinctive characteristics of an academic environment and act in a way that exemplifies and reinforces the academic and Christian core values and ethos
The Chaplaincy Team
The Church of Scotland is in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and, as part of the work of the partnership, the School has a Chaplain appointed by the Bishop.
The local Lutheran minister in Jaffa also sits on the Board.
Both Church of Scotland ministers who serve in Jerusalem and Tiberias are Chaplains to the school and part of the School Board.
This group of parents acts as a liaison between the school faculty, the parents and wider community and has representatives of at least one parent from each year group. The Chairman of the Parent Council is also a member of the School Board enabling the parents to be a part of the School’s decision making process.
Friends of Tabeetha
Friends of Tabeetha are a well established group whose purpose is to support the school practically and financially as well as spiritually. They are based in Scotland and are in regular contact with the School as well as with the Church of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh.