Celebrating 20 years of world class education in Timor-Leste

Welcome to Dili International School; Offering playgroup right through to Grade 12

Dili International School is accredited with the International Baccalaureate Organisation, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. We offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and our senior programme follows the Australian Curriculum. Our graduating certificate is the internationally recognised Victorian Certificate of Education (Australia). 

View our school prospectus here. 

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"Embracing Diversity"

Listen to our school song 'Embracing Diversity' here.
Written by former teacher Mr. Chris Shaw in 2016

Vision and Mission

Dili International School nurtures open-minded global citizens who respectfully celebrate diversity to help build an inclusive and equitable future for Timor-Leste and the world.

We pursue this goal by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and independent learners through balanced and rigorous educational programmes recognising the individual strengths and interests of all students.

We aim to inspire caring students to achieve their full potential as reflective lifelong learners who contribute in local and global communities with confidence, empathy and integrity.


Ms. Carmel Bates (DIS Founding Director) receives the Order of Timor-LesteMedal on behalf of Dili International School - Release here (22/05/2024)


This is the live calendar which we share with the community. It includes the term dates for the 2023 school year as well as events that are planned for the school community. You can scroll through the months to see what's coming up. While the term dates and holidays won't change we add events from time to time.