Week 9 – Term 2 2020

Dear parents and carers,

 

I would like to offer a big thankyou to everyone for their support, encouragement and persistence during term 2. Although we were not together physically as a school, we managed to negotiate the demands of remote teaching and learning very well, completing the term successfully and with lots of good learning opportunities.

 

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

 

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Lihir International School/School to Mine

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

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