Week 7 – Term 1 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Thanks to all who attended our assembly last week and brought flowers for the memorial to Great Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. The display was transferred to the foyer of the Clubhouse over the weekend. Thanks to Mrs Moning, Mrs Tukata and Mrs Kinkinteng for their assistance with the memorial.


Term 1 Early School Closure


Following the directive from the PNG Pandemic Controller and the New Ireland Provincial Education Authority, Lihir International School will be closed from Monday the 22rd March for the last two weeks of Term 1. This is in response to a recent increase in cases of Covid-19. Updates will be posted on the school’s Facebook page and emailed to parents. It is expected that the school will re-open after the Easter holidays on Monday the 19th April for Term 2. Education packs for work at home will be provided to students. As this work at home is only for a short period, we will not be facilitating online sessions and teachers can be contacted via email, mobile and WhatsApp etc.  


Please click here for the full parent letter regarding the early closure of the school for Term 1.


It is imperative that all students attend school tomorrow Friday the 19th March.


Covid-19 Safe Practices


Parents and carers are reminded to adhere to Covid-safe practices when entering the school. Please see below highlighted in red in the “Keeping our Children Safe in 2021”  section, some relevant reminders. Parents will not be able to attend tomorrow’s Friday Assembly.


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.


Week 7 – Term 1 2021

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Lihir International School/School to Mine

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

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