Guiding Statements

Discovery College is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the three IB programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students 4-10 years, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students 11-16 years and Diploma Programme (DP) for students 16-19 years.

What underpins all we do is articulated in our three guiding statements:

Our Vision:

Grow. Be passionate about being the best we can be.
Discover. Find wonder in the world around us.
Dream. Dare to make a difference for yourself, humanity and our planet.

Our Powerful Learning statement:

This statement defines what DC teachers seek to achieve with their students. It was developed by our teachers at the same time the Vision was developed by the whole DC community.

At Discovery College we believe that powerful learning and teaching occurs under a shared spirit of respect, which dignifies and prizes our diversity of experiences and perspectives, reaches into our traditions as well as into the future, excites a passion for ongoing inquiry and strives to help all learners reach for enduring excellence.

The IB Learner profile attributes:

The IB learner profile defines the type of learner that Discovery College hopes to develop through our programmes. We aim to develop internationally minded people who display the following learner profile attributes:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Courageous
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

For full details of the IB Learner profile visit

The Vision and Powerful Learning statements were referenced against and supported in their development by the International Baccalaureate Mission and Core Values.