Vision Statement

Dalat International School will promote authentic community engagement and attract and develop exceptional Christ-centered educators. We will foster spiritual growth, create relevant and innovative learning experiences, and inspire students to have a Biblical and global perspective in order to impact their world.

We Believe Statement

We believe that preparing students for life requires us to change how we do school.

Goals

Create engaging opportunities for students to experience God’s love and deepen their understanding of Him.

Strategies

Encounter
Reflect
Lead

Encounter

Develop events and programs that are relevant to Dalat students which will allow them to encounter and experience God’s love, inspiring them to love others.

Reflect

Strengthen opportunities for students to understand, reflect on, and express spiritual truth in a community that supports holistic growth.

Lead

Intentionally encourage and develop students to pursue Christian leadership on campus and in the community.

Goals

Attract, equip and retain, mission-minded faculty to provide stability and inspire excellence.

Strategies

Attract
Develop
Nurture
Retain

Attract

Attract staff through the use of innovative technologies to join and share in the mission of Dalat.

Develop

Develop faculty through a holistic approach to enhance individual professional growth.

Nurture

Affirm and spiritually nurture staff to empower them to radiate a passion for Christ.

Retain

Establish and maintain practices and programs to promote staff retention.

Goals

Develop intrinsically motivated, inquisitive, global citizens who thrive in a changing world.

Strategies

Flexibility
Resources
Learners

Flexibility

Encourage institutional flexibility to facilitate innovative and dynamic learning experiences.

Resources

Develop the appropriate resources to realize our strategic vision for innovative learning.

Learners

Foster the intellectual and cultural elasticity students need to adapt and thrive as global learners.

Goals

Engage our culturally diverse community to nurture caring relationships, promote mutual respect, and encourage meaningful involvement.

Strategies

Engagement
Empowerment
Environment
Communication

Engagement

Leverage existing school events to optimize community engagement and involvement.

Empowerment

Empower parents to work with the school as integral partners to strengthen the bonds within the school community.

Environment

Create a campus-wide environment that is welcoming to families to allow meaningful networks of relationships to develop.

Communication

Develop solid communication measures to increase active participation and strengthen unity.

Glossary

Classroom Parents: Parents of Dalat students in the elementary that volunteer to help the teacher with special events or small group work.

Dalat News: A weekly newsletter that is sent to the Dalat community every Friday.

Growth Mindset: A mindset by people that believes that they can grow, learn, and develop and are not limited or fixed by their circumstances or surroundings.

Guru Networks: A term used for finding specialists in your area who can be a resource for students and their school work.

Impact Trips: The name that will be used for Dalat’s service learning trips in the high school. The trips will integrate community service with instruction and reflection.

Infographics: Visual representations of information, data or knowledge, intended to present information quickly and clearly. Used often in social media.

Intrinsically Motivated: The motivation to engage in a behavior that arises from within the individual and not because of external rewards or punishment.

Maker Space / Tinker Labs: A place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.

Passion Projects / Genius Hour: A program within schools and corporations that reserves time for students/employees to pursue their passions and interests.

PTO: Parent Teacher Organization at Dalat

PLC’s: Stands for Professional Learning Communities and is an effective tool used for teacher professional development and improvements in curriculum.

SEW: This stands for Spiritual Emphasis Week, which is a time each year where the school focuses on the spiritual development of students.

STEAM: An educational term that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics and the integration of these topics together.

White Tables: Area on the Dalat campus near the ocean where parents, students, or staff can meet to talk and relax.

401k Retirement: is a retirement savings plan sponsored by an employer. It lets workers save and invest a piece of their paycheck before taxes are taken out.

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