Welcome back to School for 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


I look forward to welcoming back all students to Lihir International School, next week Monday, the 30th 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 26th January. Parents are able to enter the school grounds to escort their children to classrooms if they wish to do so for the first day. In the afternoon, early years parents can wait in the undercover area for their children or near the front gate, School finishes at 3.00pm. Kindy parents are to collect their children from the Kindy room at 12.15pm.




The office is open for parent enquiries and the purchase of uniforms.


School Entrance


Parents and community members are reminded that the only entrance to school is from the Anginas Oval carpark. Townsite residents who walk to school are also to only use this entrance.


2023 Staff 


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

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

Deputy Principal STM:  Kevin Collins

Coordinator Physical Education: Gilbert Camillus

Coordinator Library: Rachael Andar

Administrative Officer: Lorna Romaso

Kindy: Angela Collins and Rachael Andar

Prep: Jennifer Dovaston and Georgina Kinkinteng

Year 1/2: Diana Saua and Clementa Exzil

Year 3: Grace Savitas

Year 4:  Anastasia Tukata

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,  Ronnie Sarufa

High School and School to Mine subject teachers: Elizabeth Laien, Patricia Yip, Kevin Collins, Joseph Takaundo, David Wengip, Stanley Sirifave, Edwina Jason, Gilbert Camillus


Parents and Wantoks


The Annual General meeting of the Parents and Wantoks will be held on Tuesday evening the 7th February at 6pm in the undercover area.


School Council


The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 23rd 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 9th 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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