Principal’s Welcome

Discovery College is an international community of learners who respect the diversity of experiences and perspectives we each possess. Here, we strive to create an environment that fosters a passion for learning, which enables all students to Grow. Discover. Dream. We have exceptional teachers and staff who provide wonderful classroom experiences, which are engaging and fun for students.

Discovery College’s diverse student body underscores the importance of international mindedness and the shared spirit of respect that is a tenet of the College’s Guiding Statements. We welcome students from across the Hong Kong community and are proud to help each and every student achieve his or her very best.

The concept of Community runs through every aspect of life at the College; student learning is supported by the positive and energetic contributions of our parents, PTA, School Council and other partners. The setting of Discovery Bay provides our students with countless opportunities through our relationships with local sports clubs, businesses and community organisations, and is a wonderful place in which to live and learn. Through our commitment to Community Engagement, we enact our core belief that we all have a responsibility to make a difference to ourselves, humanity and the planet.

The IB programmes provide a rigorous and robust framework for learning which guides the path of every student from age 5 to 18. We are proud to be one of the very first four-programme IB schools in the Asia-Pacific region, and the student-centred, inquiry-based learning model at the heart of the programmes aligns perfectly with our beliefs about the importance of student agency. Our graduates go on to some of the best universities around the world, aided by the opportunities they have been given to take responsibility for their own learning.

The most important legacy of an exceptional school experience lies in the characteristics that students possess, that support them throughout their lives in a changing world. Discovery College’s emphasis on Character Education means that our students emerge into the world able to collaborate, innovate, manage their wellbeing, and lead others. 

The many ways in which Discovery College supports learning and prepares students for later life are too numerous to list, but I believe you will get a sense of our school community through this website and by reading our biannual Shi Jie Magazine.

I encourage you to find out more about Discovery College, our staff, curriculum and the opportunities provided to our students.

James Smith