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.

DC’s Guiding Statements consist of our Vision Statement (with Guiding Principles) and Powerful Learning Statement, which help to define what is important for us as a school. These are underpinned by the IB Mission, IB Core Values and IB Learner Profile.

Discovery College Vision Statement and Guiding Principles

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:

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.

IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Core Values

  • Motivated by a mission – We aim to create a better world through education
  • Partnerships – We achieve our goals by working together
  • Quality – We value our reputation for high standards
  • Participation – We actively involve our stakeholders
  • International mindedness – We embrace diversity

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