Mission & Philosophy


We are building a community of responsible and compassionate lifelong learners who are committed to a sustainable future.

Our Values:

We value the concepts of:

  • Holistic Wellbeing

  • Sustainability

  • Responsibility

  • Compassion

  • International mindedness

Our Objectives:

The ISD learning environment nurtures holistic well-being...

  • where systems, processes and practices are sustainable

  • that meets the needs of a variety of learners

  • that is physically and intellectually stimulating

At ISD there is a high quality inclusive education …

  • that fosters the characteristics and attributes described in the IB learner profile

  • that empowers learners to co-construct what they know, understand and can do

  • that nurtures creativity and individuality

  • where the curriculum is transferrable

  • that develops effective teams and leaders.

  • that meets or exceeds the IB Standards and Practices for the  PYP, MYP and DP

  • that allows all students to access the curriculum, be challenged and reach their potential

ISD challenges our community to be responsible and internationally-minded learners…

  • who embrace cultural diversity and develop intercultural understanding

  • who foster compassion and empathy for each other and the world

  • who are responsible and engaged global citizens

  • who develop clear communication skills within a multilingual environment

At ISD learning is enriched by  interactions and partnerships with our community …

  • through effective home-school relationships

  • through the use of community resources to enhance learning experiences

  • through engagement in authentic service and action