School Vision and Mission
DBS School Mission
The mission of the school is to provide a liberal education based on Christian principles. To realize this stated mission, the school has the following objectives:
To offer a well-balanced education for the development of the whole person.
To maintain well-established school traditions.
To nurture a unique culture identity.
To achieve self-respect and self-esteem so that each student can be a man of integrity, discipline, devotion, industriousness, courage and gratitude.
To promote multiple intelligence so that students can fully develop their talents.
To equip our students to become life-long learners with a solid foundation of knowledge, essential qualities of good character and proper social and technical skills in order to achieve success in the future.
DBS School Vision
The vision of our school is to equip our students with the sound knowledge, worthy qualities, dynamic social and technical skills they need to become contributors to society and leaders with integrity in a diverse and ever-changing world.
IB Vision and Mission
DBS IB also follows the IB vision and mission: https://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/mission/
IBO mission statement:
The International Baccaulaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better andmore peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations 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.
Essence of IB Philosophy
IB believes that students should be developed through Inquiry-based learning in promoting high order thinking. It emphasizes on the inter-relatedness of subjects through inter-disciplinary learning (similar to HKDSE Liberal Studies). The IB programme aims to develop internationally minded people (students and teachers alike) who are striving to become:
IB Learner Profile
Their natural curiosity is nurtured. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct constructive inquiry and research, and become independent active learners. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
They exercise initiatives in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to approach complex problems and make reasoned decisions.
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication.
They approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
They explore concepts, ideas and issues which have global relevance and importance. In so doing, they acquire, and are able to make use of, a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines.
They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty, a sense of fairness and justice and respect for the dignity of the individual.
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to action and service to make a positive difference to the environment and to the lives of others.
Through an understanding and appreciation of their own culture, they are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being for themselves and others. They demostrate perseverance and self-discipline.
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development. They are able to analyze their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.