Welcome to Dili international School (DIS), an independently owned and managed school which offers an international standard and accredited education. Since 2003 DIS has welcomed hundreds of families and created an environment that truly 'embraces diversity'.

In accordance with our Vision and Mission, we strive to create an environment that "promotes the education of the whole person, emphasising intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.

At DIS we value collaboration between our teachers and parents and hope to work in partnership with you in order to provide a positive educational experience.

As an IB World School DIS is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile. For those of you who would like to read more about them, here are the Learner Profiles in English, Portuguese and Tetum.

The following image is based on the IB 'attidues to learning' and illustrates how we endeavour to educate our students to be internationally minded people who, through recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better more peaceful world. The roots represent the IB Attitudes which are the hidden, internal behaviours that students need to develop. The more visible attributes of the Learner Profile are represented in the leaves and branches.

Carmel Bates


(2013). Learner Profile – is it working for you? | Time Space Education. Retrieved April 30, 2016, from