twinning project with Tabeetha School in Jaffa, Israel
St Athernase Church of Scotland yesterday welcomed to Leuchars Anthony Short, the principle of Tabeetha School in Jaffa, Israel. Mr Short who was joined by his wife and children, is visiting Leuchars as part of a twinning project.
Minister of St Athernase, the Rev Caroline Taylor, explained, "The kirk session has agreed to form a twinning with Tabeetha so that we may learn more about life at the school and in Israel generally, while staff and pupils may get to know more about us here in Fife."
She continued, "The school was established in 1863 by a Scot and now Tabeetha provides an English-medium education for almost 330 pupils of some 40 different nationalities and various religious faiths, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Around two-thirds of the pupils however are from the local area."
After a tour of the church, Mr Short and his family gave a presentation to members of the congregation about Tabeetha school. They then met children from Leuchars Primary School together with their headteacher, Ms Patricia Knox, and Mr Ian Jones, rector of Madras College in St Andrews.
Following a tour of the parish the family visited Guardbridge Primary School where they were the guests at an assembly.
Source: The Courier, Friday, November 7, 2008.