Guiding Statements

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.

The 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.

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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

The 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

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The IB Learner Profile

The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools. IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasising intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. IB learners strive to be:

• Inquirers

• Caring

• Knowledgeable 

• Courageous

• Communicators

• Thinkers

• Principled

• Balanced

• Open-minded 

• Reflective