The Parent and Student Handbook is published each year to provide our parents and students with a brief description of our policies and procedures to help them become more familiar with how the College operates, what our requirements are in certain key areas, how best to communicate with us and what to do if there is a question or concern. As an IB school, we hold our students, staff and parents to high expectations around behaviours and attitudes.
The handbook is updated and revised annually and is provided to all DC families in hard copy format, as well as a downloadable .pdf through the College website. It is important that all families familiarise themselves with the handbook and refer to it regularly. We also remind parents to read the weekly Explorer newsletter and refer to the DC website for further news and information.
We value academic excellence and pride ourselves on providing a safe and nurturing environment where teachers, students and parents work together to achieve shared goals. Students do their best when they are happy, and we will do all we can to ensure that every student not only enjoys academic success but also enjoys the journey to success. We encourage involvement and achievement outside the classroom. There are many opportunities to excel both in academic studies and in a range of other activities.
Our goal is to help all students become confident, articulate young people with a strong sense of self-belief and integrity. We expect our students to leave Discovery College ready to make a positive contribution to society by leading a full, active and personally satisfying life.