Welcome to Dili international School (DIS), an independently owned and managed facility. Since 2003 DIS has welcomed hundreds of families and created an environment that embraces diversity.

As an IB World School DIS is constantly reflecting on “What a life long learner looks like?” 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… The Learner Profile is a profile of the whole person as a lifelong learner.” (IBO 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 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.

At DIS we value collaboration and hope to work in partnership with you in order to provide a positive educational experience while living in Timor-Leste.

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