Week 9 – Term 4 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


As this is the last week of the 2020 school year, Lihir International School wishes you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year in 2021. We hope to see you all back for the new school year on Wednesday January 23. May you all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break with your families.


We farewell Mrs Patricia Armstrong this term at the completion of her second year at LIS. We thank her for her commitment to her students and to the LIS team and wish her all the very best for the future.


2021 Staff


Principal K-10 LIS / STM Gregory Neville (includes Coordinator Wellbeing/Discipline 7-10)

Deputy Principal K-10 Catherine Langusch (includes Curriculum Coordinator K-10, Coordinator Wellbeing/Discipline K-6)

Deputy Principal STM  Kevin Collins


Coordinator Physical Education Simon McKeiver

Coordinator Learning Support / Library Morgan Neale   

Administrative Officer Rachael Andar


Kindy Diana Saua, Clementa Exzil and Georgina Kinkinteng

Prep Liz Daimol and Ruth Moning

Year 1/2 Grace Savitas and Anastasia Tukata

Year 3/4 Sonia Neale

Year 5/6 Catherine Langusch

Year 7/8 Elizabeth Laien – Class Patron

Year 9/10 TBC – Class Patron


LIS School / STMC assistants

Jenny Pesas and Lorna Romaso-Daimol


High School subject teachers

Elizabeth Laien, Morgan Neale, Kevin Collins, Simon McKeiver, STM teachers


Class numbers are still to be confirmed with some new students expected in 2021. Children of new families, who I am expecting to arrive before the beginning the 2021 school year, have been factored into the class arrangements.


School Council


The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 18th of February 2021. At this meeting, voting for one vacant position for Parent Representatives will occur, in the Meeting Room from 7.00pm– 7.20pm. Nomination forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the school office by Thursday the 11th February 2021. If you would like to know more about the functions of the School Council, please make an appointment to see the principal.


Resumption 2020


Students resume classes on Wednesday the 23rd January, 2021.



Week 9 – Term 4 2020


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