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Dili International School is an IB World School

Dili International School offers an international-standard education from Preschool to Grade 12.

DIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme.

DIS is authorised with the Australian, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Commission to offer the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), a two year, internationally-recognised university entrance qualification, for Grades 11 and 12.


"Embracing Diversity"

Listen to our school song 'Embracing Diversity' here.
Written by former teacher NAME in YEAR

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.

Teaching at DIS


This is the live calendar which we share with the community. It includes the term dates for the 2021 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.

Term dates for 2021

  • First day back for students - January 25

  • Term 1 break - March 9 - March 22

  • First day of Term 1B - March 23

  • Term 2 learning begins April 12

  • Term 2 break - June 21 - July 11

  • First day of Term 3 - July 14

  • Term 3 break - September 20 - October 3

  • First day of Term 4 - October 5

  • Student last day of school December 10