Lihir International School will re-open for term 3 on Monday the 6th July, after being closed for term 2 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The school’s closure and ensuing remote teaching and learning assisted in protecting our island and particularly, our children. All returned expat teachers have completed the mandatory 14 day isolation and have been cleared as healthy and ready to return to work. Term 3 will now resume on 6th July (not 13th July) due to teachers not having their annual professional development days in Port Moresby.
School in term 3 will look vastly different at LIS. A comprehensive audit has taken place with several Covid 19 prevention measures put in place to ensure children are safe at school and social distancing requirements are met. Queensland Department of Education guidelines, along with a comprehensive Newcrest Covid-19 risk assessment tool, have been completed to ensure the safe return for teachers and students to school for term 3. Please note that these new measures are for term 3 will be re-evaluated as the term progresses. Below you will find links to relevant documents and an outline of the ‘new normal’ requirements at LIS for term 3.
If you have any concerns, or would like further information on any of the topics in this newsletter, please do not hesitate to make contact.