Week 8 – Term 2 2020

Dear parents and carers,


Many of you may have heard that we will welcome our teachers back to Lihir this Saturday. Upon arrival on Lihir, following company protocols, teachers and their families will be placed in 14 days isolation. This is part of the stringent process Newcrest has employed to assist in protecting Lihir island and its people. Following the isolation period, the teachers will have one week’s holiday break, with school resuming on Monday the 6th July. Please note that school will now resume on 6th July (not 13th July) due to teachers not having their annual professional development days in Port Moresby. Students will now have two weeks holiday break from Friday the 19th June to Sunday the 5th July.


School in term 3 will look vastly different at LIS. Covid 19 prevention measures are currently being undertaken to ensure all children are safe at school and social distancing requirements are met. A special circular will be sent to all parents and carers with in-depth explanations of what the ‘new normal’ at LIS will look like for term 3.  A brief overview of some changes for term 3 include:


  • More frequent hand washing, with extra wash stations being installed
  • Hand sanitiser available in all classrooms
  • Deep clean of school classrooms and play areas before school resumes for term 3
  • Sanitisation of desks, door handles and playground equipment twice daily
  • Social distancing in classrooms
  • Staggered lunch and recess breaks
  • No assemblies, sports carnivals, team sports
  • Restricted use of high contact resources
  • No canteen Restrictions on parents / carers and others entering school premises


These measures are initially to be implemented in term 3 and will be revisited before the beginning of term 4.


Please do not forget to join our assembly at 9am tomorrow. Click on the Meet link in the LIS Assembly classroom in Google Classroom and remember to mute your microphone.


Please contact myself or your child’s teachers if you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s education at LIS.


Week 8 – Term 2 2020

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Lihir International School/School to Mine

Newcrest Townsite, Lihir Island,
New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

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