Welcome to 2022

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


I look forward to welcoming back all students to Lihir International School, next week Monday, the 31st January. Students should be at school by 8.00am at the latest.  I am sure our students are eager to start the new school year, with all the exciting learning to be had ahead! Staff resumed on Thursday the 27th January. Parents are able to enter the school grounds to escort their children to classrooms if they wish to do so, but must adhere to COVID-safe protocols including social distancing (wearing a mask when unable to social distance) and washing hands. In the afternoon, early years parents can wait in the undercover area for their children or near the front gate, but again need to follow COVID-safe practices. School finishes at 3.00pm. Kindy parents can collect their children from the Kindy room at 12.15pm.


Junior Kindy


This year, the Term 1 school day for Junior Kindy children will be from Monday – Friday, 10am to 12.15pm. These times are designed to give the Junior Kindy children a more regular Kindy experience – plus some extra hours in the week. 




The office is open for parent enquiries and the purchase of uniforms. At this stage, we can only allow the purchase of one new uniform per child, until the new uniform order arrives in the next couple of weeks.


School Entrance


Parents and community members are reminded that the only entrance to school is from the Anginas Oval carpark. Visitors are asked to social distance and wash hands at the wash station. Townsite residents who walk to school are also to only use this entrance.


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 Catherine Langusch

Library Jenny Pesas

Administrative Officer Rachael Andar

Kindy Angela Collins and Clementa Exzil

Prep Liz Daimol and Georgina Kinkinteng

Year 1/2 Diana Saua and Anastasia Tukata

Year 3/4 Grace Savitas

Year 5/6 Catherine Langusch

Year 7/8 Simon McKeiver – 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, Patricia Yip, Kevin Collins, Simon McKeiver, Joseph Takaundo, David Wengip, Jeffrey Tore, Edwina Jason


The arrival of our new staff member, Jenny Dovaston, has been delayed due to personal issues and we hope to welcome her to the island in term 2. Until Jenny’s arrival, Mrs Liz Daimol will teach the Prep class.


School Council


The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 24th of February 2022. At this meeting, voting for vacant positions for Parent Representatives will occur, in the Yr 9/10 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 10th February 2022. If you would like to know more about the functions of the School Council, please make an appointment to see the principal.




Mr. Greg Neville



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