DBIS is an international community school that derives strength from its individual members, immediate locality, and the wider area. We value our role at the heart of Discovery Bay and our place in Hong Kong. We reach out from this position of strength to connect with Asia and the global community, building strong networks with other learning communities and preparing our students for life in diverse international environments.
We believe that internationalism and global mindset begins and develops from a strong sense of self-identity. To this end, we encourage our students to celebrate their individuality and to be proud of who they are as young people.
We want our students to explore, develop and express their values and opinions while listening to, and showing respect for, the ideas of others. We wish to see DBIS students from different backgrounds interacting, learning from each other and growing together.
We also believe it is essential for our students to develop a deep understanding of their place within our host communities, Hong Kong and China; to appreciate our diverse peoples, heritage, culture, beliefs, and traditions. We encourage our students to connect and engage proactively with these communities as they provide the unique context for their individual and collective development.
From this foundation, we hope to see our students learn to become creative, flexible and proactive global citizens. Young people, who think critically, are open-minded, understand multiple perspectives, embrace difference and show respect, sensitivity, and inclusiveness. Individuals who are socially minded, who are aware of, and concerned for, issues confronting the world that we share.
The school utilises a variety of approaches to develop our commitment to internationalism, examples of which include school wide community events, international and local experiences, school to school projects, curriculum content, different approaches to learning and student leadership.
The DBIS Community - 2017