Guiding Statements

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

DC’s Guiding Statements consist of our Vision Statement (with Guiding Principles) and International Mindedness Statement, which help to define what is important for us as a school.

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.

International Mindedness Statement

International Mindedness is a commitment to celebrating our diversity where people know themselves and others, and demonstrate empathy by thinking globally and acting ethically. The three core components of international mindedness at DC are:

  • Intercultural understanding – recognising and reflecting on one’s own perspectives, as well as the perspectives of others
  • Global engagement – developing global and local awareness, perspectives and action, to empower learners committed to service in the community
  • Multilingualism – the ability to communicate in a variety of ways in more than one language

These statements have been developed by our community. As an IB world school, they are always underpinned by the IB Mission and Learner Profile.

Our Guiding Statements were reviewed in the 2017-18 school year and changes approved by School Council in April 2018.