Dalat Mission Statement

Education for life founded
on a biblical worldview.

Dalat Vision Statement

Our students will know God and impact their world for His glory.

What Do We Believe?

BIBLICAL ~ LIFE ~ EDUCATION

The educational philosophy of Dalat is based on our mission statement – “Education for life founded on a biblical worldview.” The mission statement is broken up into three different categories – education, life, and biblical for which Dalat makes statements of what “we believe.”

BIBLICAL

Dalat International School is a community based on truth, grace, and lives transformed through Jesus Christ.

  • We believe God is the source of all truth.
  • We believe Jesus Christ is who he said he was and that changes everything.
  • We believe the Bible is relevant for contemporary life.
  • We believe the Bible should be the filter through which we see God, creation, humanity, purpose, and morality.
  • We believe the Bible and its teachings are a vital component of a child’s education

LIFE

Dalat International School promotes learning that develops the whole student: body, heart, and mind.

  • We believe that great schools foster a healthy balance of academics, the arts, and sports activities, and consider them all to be co-curricular.
  • We believe that students should be challenged to critically engage their culture, their history, their worldview, and their place in time and space.
  • We believe that students’ lives are enhanced by technology as they become proficient, responsible, wise, and discerning in its use.
  • We believe that compassionate service to others transforms students and communities and is a vital component of education.
  • We believe that the pursuit of unity and understanding within a culturally diverse community is a foundational life skill.
  • We believe that an important part of learning is for students to recognize the consequences of their choices and actions, and to learn to make wise decisions.

EDUCATION

Dalat International School exists to provide a world-class education that inspires and equips students to meet the challenges of the future.

  • We believe that parents are an integral part of their child’s education and a successful school experience depends on good two-way communication and a solid partnership with families.
  • We believe that each student is unique, and a student’s academic performance is not the measure of his or her worth as a person.
  • We believe that a student’s grades should be a reflection of performance, mastery, application, and effort.
  • We believe that homework should be a meaningful extension of the classroom and appropriately challenging.
  • We believe that the Dalat educational experience extends beyond the classroom, touching multiple aspects of life.

Dalat’s Educational Philosophy

Introduction

WHAT DOES ESLR STAND FOR?

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

To define who we are as a school and what we want to accomplish with students, Dalat has adopted clearly defined ESLR’s.

eslr-logo-PLPassionate
Learners

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • enjoy the process and challenge of lifelong learning.
  • strive for challenging personal and shared learning goals while living out a healthy balance between work and leisure.
  • appreciate and learn from different cultures while valuing their own cultural background.
  • express their unique God-given creativity.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • independently read different forms of literature and study topics of personal interest.
  • learn cooperatively with others.
  • use technology and other resources to enhance their learning.
  • identify, value, and express their God-given creativity.
  • learn about Malaysian culture as well as the cultures represented in the school community.
  • set and pursue realistic yet challenging short and longterm goals

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Leaders

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • develop and maintain relationships with people of different cultures and in diverse settings, showing respect, compassion, and love.
  • adopt a lifestyle of service in which they place the needs of others before their own.
  • recognize and respect those in authority. extend justice and mercy to those in need.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • set a good example in word and deed by following directions, being responsible, and meeting deadlines.
  • chose to participate in class and school community service projects and cultural activities.
  • display evidence of Christ-like character and integrity.

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eslr-logo-FSFaithful
Stewards

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • wisely give of their time, finances, and talents to their families, school, community, and world.
  • care for God’s creation.
  • develop a lifestyle that will enhance and extend their physical well-being for a lifetime.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • apply their time, finances, and talents in school and community activities.
  • express an understanding of the need to care for the earth.
  • choose to participate in personal, school, or community athletic and fitness activities.

eslr-logo-ECEffective
Communicators

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • communicate confidently and fluently both personally and publicly in written and spoken English.
  • listen compassionately and effectively, knowing how to give and receive constructive comments.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • be active listeners who can develop and ask meaningful questions.
  • present research, thoughts, or concepts clearly in written and oral forms.
  • apply biblical ethics to understand and use various forms of media.
  • learn about and appreciate foreign languages. understand and use content-specific vocabulary.

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Seekers

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • pursue a lifelong, growing relationship with Christ through prayer, worship, Bible study, service, and sharing their faith.
  • identify and use their spiritual gifts for the greater good and the glory of God.
  • love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength, and others as themselves.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • study the Bible in a variety of ways.
  • choose to participate in God-honoring activities available at school or in the community.
  • express the main points of an historical, biblically based worldview, comparing and contrasting it with other worldviews

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Thinkers

OUR IDEAL IS STUDENTS WHO…

  • discern the difference between the finite thoughts of man and the transcendent thoughts of God.
  • evaluate their thought patterns and decision-making according to a biblical standard.

OUR STUDENTS WILL…

  • understand multiple points of view and integrate information to make informed decisions.
  • apply logical reasoning and complex problem-solving strategies to create viable solutions.
  • recognize and address personal biases and prejudices.
  • use reflective thinking to evaluate their thought patterns and decision-making

Dalat’s Mission & Vision

Our Mission: An Education for Life founded on a Biblical Worldview.

  • Education for Life:
    Dalat International School seeks to provide an education that goes beyond pure academics: “education for life” trains the next generation to be people of character, integrity and compassion; prepare them to make a positive impact on the world whatever their career choice, and wherever they live.
  • Founded:
    Dalat was established on God’s Word, the Bible. It is our foundation and cornerstone.
  • Biblical Worldview:
    Dalat follows the values stated in the Bible that help us make decisions and evaluate the world around us.

For the glory of God we will never stop improving, never stop inspiring, and never stop impacting our world.

  • For the Glory of God:
    Our desire is to bring honor to God in all that we do.
  • Improving:
    Striving to do better, reaching our full potential, changing, and building.
  • Inspiring:
    Giving courage to students. Challenging students to dream and helping them to achieve.
  • Impacting:
    Being a positive influence. Bringing comfort and relief. Improving a situation with hope and life.
  • Our World:
    The places that we live, the people around us, the neighbor in need.