Week 5 – Term 1 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Our school community acknowledged the passing of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare last Friday on assembly with a minute’s silence. Next week’s assembly will be held on Thursday due to the public holiday on Friday 12th March, marking the end of the period of mourning. At this assembly, the students will play a short video of tribute to Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. All parents and friends are welcome to attend. There will be no school on Friday the 12th March.


School Review


On the 22nd and 23rd of April, officers from the QLD Department of Education, Education Improvement Branch (EIB) will conduct a virtual review of LIS. This process involves interviews with teachers, parents, students and community members. Myself, Ms Langusch and Mr. Collins will also present to the reviewers our pedagogical framework and other curriculum documents. A variety of parents, teachers and students will also be asked to complete and online survey in preparation for the review. If any parent / carer is interested in participating in the survey, please contact me.


After School and Weekend Sport/Activities


At LIS, students can be involved in a variety of afternoon and weekend sports and other activities. After school sports/activities are run by teaching staff and/or parent volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to run a sport/activity this year, please let me know. If you would like to run a sport/activity, it is your decision as to what day and which classes you will include in this sport/activity – our school community is always grateful to those who take the time to organise after school sport/activities.


Activities currently underway this term


Wednesday: Homework Club for years 3/4 and 5/6 students, from 3pm-4pm.


Thursday: High School Study Hub – School to Mine Campus for years 7-10 from 3pm to 4pm.


Saturday: High School Study Hub – for years 7-10 students who need access to computers to complete assessment tasks;  will be held this Saturday in the year 5/6 classroom from 9am to 11am. Year 5/6 students who have work to complete may also attend this Saturday.


Saturday: In respect of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and his status to the country, we will not be holding any weekend sporting activities during the 2 weeks mourning period. This means that soccer will not be on this Saturday. We thank you for your understanding.


Thursday: Lunchtime Chess Club for students in years 4 – 6.


School Council


The School Council has extended the time for nominations for 1 parent rep position. If you would like to nominate someone for this position, please fill in the form in the office.

Week 5 – Term 1 2021


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Lihir International School/School to Mine

Newcrest Townsite, Lihir Island,
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