Tabeetha was the vision of Jane Walker-Arnott who founded the school in 1863 beginning with 14 Christian, Jewish and Muslim girls. Jane died in 1911 and left the school to the Church of Scotland which have run it ever since. Today, 330 boys and girls from different backgrounds and faiths ,study, work [...]
As we near the end of the second term at Tabeetha, we have a lot to report on. Have a look at our February-March 2019 Newsletter DONATE TO TABEETHA and help promote reconciliation, tolerance and harmony in the Middle East.
The following article was published in 1879 in the "Life and Work" Magazine of the Church of Scotland. Miss Walker Arnott went to the East for health. While in Jaffa (the ancient Joppa) she was much interested in some of the children, and began to teach them. From these small beginnings her undertaking has grown [...]
An article written by Claire Hajaj, the daughter of former Tabeethan, Mahmoud Hajaj, talking about Tabbetha's legacy and and the special friendships it creates. "I first heard from Tabeetha School last year after publication of my novel Ishmael's Oranges, based on my parents' unlikely marriage. It unleashed a torrent of emails from ex-Tabeethans, who had [...]
An article by Ron Friedman , December 2009, Jerusalem Post Jewish, Christian and Muslim high school students from Tabeetha School in Jaffa will be leaving for Krzyzowa, Poland, on Thursday to participate in a Model International Criminal Courts project. The Tabeetha students will join up with students from the West Bank towns of [...]
Today is UN International Day of Peace. Prinicpal Margaret MacDonald spoke out about the virtues of Tabeetha School in Jaffa, Israel. She said 339 Christian, Jewish and Muslim children, aged 4-18, from all over the world rub shoulders on a daily basis, which helps foster a greater understanding of humanity in a country where divisions are [...]
Tabeetha School was featured in the February Podcast of Small Voice UK . In the feature, "A Thousand Words", our principal Mrs. Margaret MacDonald was asked to bring a picture of a special meaning to her and to talk about it. In this interview Mrs. MacDonald describes the picture which is in her office and [...]
Our Principal Mrs. Margaret MacDonald was promoting Tabeetha back in Scotland in early November. In her interview for the Falkirk Herald she explains how UNIQUE Tabeetha is ... " It is a school for parents who want their children to know what the world is like and that they don’t have to be separate. Children [...]
Tabeetha School is perceived as a model of coexistence in this interview with Tabeetha student Veronica Fahel on I24NEWS.
Here's a wonderful BBC story on Tabeetha, telling our history and interviewing teachers, pupils and Church of Scotland staff. Amongst the conflict that defines the Middle East lies something of a surprise. It is described as "an oasis" in the midst of religious division. Tabeetha is the last remaining Church of Scotland school and, [...]