Management

Tartu International School is owned by Non-profit Association Tartu International School (Mittetulundusühing Tartu International School). This is a voluntary association which members´ body consists of parents, staff members, and other individuals that share the philosophy and objectives of the association, and who are responsible for the ultimate administrative and financial state of the association. The Annual General Meeting of the association is responsible for electing the Management Board for the association.

The Management Board directs the association and it is responsible for development of the projects of the association. The Management Board employs the executive leaders for the school and kindergarten, determines school fees, verifies the budgets for the school and kindergarten. The Management Board reports and provides proposals to the Annual General Meeting. The Management Board convenes when necessary but at minimum once every two months. The members of non-profit organisation Tartu International School management board are Eve Mägi, Kirsi Äyräs, Elo-Kai Kurel, Maria Järvare, Kristi Aria. The management board of the association Tartu International School can be approached via info@istartu.ee. The document that regulates the work of association can be found here:

NGO Tartu International School articles of association 14_03_2012

Association TIS membership application

The school is directed by  the Head of School. The head of a school (Principal) is responsible for the organisation and effectiveness of education, other activities carried out in the school, the overall condition and development of the school, and the lawfulness and purposeful use of the funds.  The head concludes the employment contracts with teachers and other employees of the school, and leads the work of the School Board and the Teacher Council.

The School Board is a body whose function is to ensure the joint activities of the students, teachers, owner, parents of students, graduates and organisations supporting the school in guiding, planning and observing teaching and education, and creation of better opportunities for teaching and education. The School Board is formed  by the owner of the school. The School Board has 5 members: the head of the school, one representative of the teachers (elected by the Teachers´ Council), one representative of the parents (elected at the Parents’ General Meeting), two representatives of the owners (appointed by the management board of non-profit organisation Tartu International School). The duties of the elected and appointed members last for two years.

The members of the school board:

  • Kristi Aria – the Head of the school, the Chairwoman of the school board
  • Kadi Rätsepp – the representative of the teachers, Vice Chair; substitute member Maria Mandri
  • Mette Gregersen – the representative of the parents; substitute member Keren Bar-Zakai
  • Maria Järvare – the representative of the owners (NGO Tartu International School)
  • Eve Mägi – the representative of the owners (NGO Tartu International School)

The function of the Teachers´ Council is to determine, analyse and assess the schooling and education of the school and to make the decisions necessary for directing the school. The head of school, teachers, support specialists and other persons appointed by the head of school are members of the teachers’ council. A representative of the student council will be involved in the activities of the teachers’ council whenever appropriate and necessary.

In academic year 2017/2018 the Teachers´ Council assembles on:

28 August 2017 – Decision on grade placement of new students

25 October 2017 – Decision on grade level adjustment (if needed)

27 March 2018 – Decision on the format of report cards 

4 June 2018 – Decision on transfer of students to next grade

13 June 2018 – Decision on issuing the basic school graduation certificates

18 June 2018 – Analysis and assessment of academic year 2017/2018

23 August 2018 – Verifying the school´s general work plan for 2018/2019; decision on grade placement of new students

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