Week 2 – Term 1 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Acquaintance Night


Thanks to all the parents who attended our Acquaintance Night held on Wednesday. The night gave all parents the chance to attend brief information sessions with their child’s teacher and gave teachers the opportunity to discuss a general overview of class systems, learning and behaviour expectations.


Year 9 Camp


Year 9 Camp will take place next week with the year 9 class, accompanied by Ms Yip, Mr Collins and myself, travelling to Port Moresby on Monday and returning on Thursday. Students will take place in a range of activities including visiting the Nature Park.


Term 1 Calendar


Term 1 will be a busy time of learning at our school and the term one calendar can be downloaded below. This calendar, along with the weekly Toksave, can also be accessed through the school website at https://lisstm.com.au.


Please note that Friday Week 4, the 24th February is a gazetted public holiday – National Remembrance Day of late Sir Michael Somare.


Other important dates will be brought to your attention as they arise.


Parents and Wantoks


The Parents and Wantoks first meeting for the election of the new executive will be on Tuesday the 21st February at 6pm. The Parents and Wantoks Committee add a great deal of value to our school and this is a fantastic opportunity for families to become involved in contributing to school events throughout the year.


Nominations are now being received for positions of President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Canteen coordinator, Book Club coordinator and Fundraising coordinator. Please complete nominations at the office.


All parents, community members and others who are interested to join the P&W are encouraged to attend.


Student Health Update


Please take note of the Student Health Update form that can be downloaded below. If you have any medical information such as allergies or medication needs that we are unaware of and you need to share with the school, please fill in this form and return to Lorna by Friday 17th of February. If you have already updated the school regarding your child’s medical needs, or if you have nothing to add to information supplied during the enrolment process, you do not need to return the Student Health Update form.


Parent / Carer Contacts


We would like all parents to ensure that they have current and up to date contact details for the school. Please see Lorna in the office if you need to update your details – especially email addresses.  If parents hear of other parents not receiving school communication, please direct them to contact the principal.


School Entrance


Parents and community members are reminded that the only entrance to school is from the Anginas Oval carpark. On entering the school, hands are to be washed at the wash station. Townsite residents who walk to school are also to only use this entrance.


After School and Weekend Sport/Activities


In the past, students were involved in a variety of afternoon and weekend sports and other activities. After school sport/activities are run by teaching staff and parent volunteers and, if you would like to volunteer to run a sport this year, please let me know. If you would like to run a sport/activity, it is your decision as to what sport/activity you are running, 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.


Student Photographs


There are many photo opportunities at our school and student images are often used in publications, such as the Toksave, and displayed online through the school website. The Toksave is uploaded to our school website www.lisstm.com.au every week. Student images will continue to be used in the Toksave, website and other media this year. If you do not wish photos of your child to be displayed through any form of print or digital media, please let me know so that I can ensure no images of your child appear in any school material.


School Council


The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 23rd of February 2023. At this meeting, voting for 1 vacant position for a Parent Representative will occur, in the Yr 9/10 room from 6.00pm– 6.20pm. Nomination forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the school office by Thursday the 9th February 2023. If you would like to know more about the functions of the School Council, please make an appointment to see the principal.



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

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