Week 9 – Term 4 2021

Dear parents and carers,


As this is the last week of the 2021 school year, Lihir International School wishes you all a merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year in 2022. We hope to see you all back for the new school year on Monday, January 31. May you all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break with your families.


We farewell Mr Morgan Neale and Mrs Sonia Neale this term at the completion of their time here at LIS. We thank them for their commitment to their students and to the LIS team and wish them all the very best for the future.


2022 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 Liz Daimol

Administrative Officer Rachael Andar

Kindy Angela Collins and Clementa Exzil

Prep Jennifer Dovaston and Georgina Kinkinteng

Year 1/2 Diana Saua and Anastasia Tukata

Year 3/4 Grace Savitas

Year 5/6 Catherine Langusch

Year 7/8 Elizabeth Laien – Class Patron

Year 9/10 Patricia Yip – Class Patron


LIS School / STMC assistants


Jenny Pesas, Lorna Romaso-Daimol, Ronnie Sarufa


High School and School to Mine subject teachers


Elizabeth Laien, Kevin Collins, Simon McKeiver, Joseph Takaundo, David Wengip, Jeffrey Tore, Edwina Jason


Announcement of 2022 School Captains and House Captains


School Captains: Johnathan Kambek and Evelyne Lamam

Muruk House Captains: Killian Karaut and Chantelle Turan

Kumul House Captains: Jeffrey Singan and Sharon Neville


Awards Presentations


Awards and prizes were distributed in each class  Wednesday, with year 10 students receiving their awards at their farewell lunch.  Please see photos below.


School Council


The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 17th of February 2022. At this meeting, voting for two vacant positions for Parent Representatives will occur in the under cover area from 6.00pm–6.20pm. Nomination forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the school office by Thursday the 10th 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 2022


Students resume classes on Monday the 31st January, 2022.


If you would like more information regarding any of the topics in this newsletter, please do not hesitate to make contact.


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Newcrest Townsite, Lihir Island,
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