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Our Mission

In a friendly, safe and supportive environment we challenge and inspire each other to maximise our potential. We nurture lifelong learners with the will to have a positive impact on the world.


Core Values

We value:

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Integrity

  • Resilience

... and above all we value Each Other


Our Learner Profile

As members of an IB World School we strive to be:

Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


Open-minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


Risk-takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.




IST statements on:

High Quality Learning

At IST high quality learning…

  • puts the learner at the centre.

  • involves the whole IST community.

  • focusses on the development of skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding.

  • empowers learners to make connections and transfer understanding. 

  • is intentional and takes place in meaningful contexts

  • is informed by assessment.

  • is developed and consolidated through reflection.

  • is an individual journey supported by a collaborative and safe environment based on mutual respect.



As an inclusive school, we embrace a culture of collaboration providing broad, relevant and stimulating learning experiences that enable all students to belong meaningfully to the school community and succeed in their own way.


International Mindedness

International Mindedness at IST is an openness and curiosity towards different and diverse cultures and people; it is central to the IST Mission Statement and Learner Profile. We develop our awareness and appreciation of others by exploring and celebrating cultural similarities and differences. This is reflected in our learning experiences and guides our actions and responses to others. International Mindedness empowers us to become active citizens in a world without limits where individuals can communicate and work together to achieve common goals and become advocates of a better and more peaceful world.

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