Lihir International School/School to Mine

Lihir International School/School to Mine is a Kindergarten to Year 10 School, of approximately 140 students, situated on Lihir Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea.


The student population is approximately 75% Papua New Guinean and 20% Australian with a small number of children from other countries also attending the school.


Small classes are taught by Australian Teachers with support from a full time Papua New Guinean Teacher Assistant or Teacher Aide.


Parents are involved in all aspects of Lihir International School/School to Mine and support the need for their children to have a strong learning foundation. The school’s philosophy is underpinned by a commitment to providing high quality education for the children of Newmont Corporation’s Townsite residents and to be recognised as a school of academic excellence, providing a quality education and a foundation of lifelong learning skills in an inclusive environment.



Students study the Australian Curriculum due to the school’s licensing agreement with Education Queensland International. Read More…



The Lihir International School/School to Mine community is ever changing and ever growing. Partnerships are an important part of school life  Read More…



The school has excellent facilities that are well maintained by Newcrest Mining Limited. Read More…



Lihir International School/School to Mine’s Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values have been developed in consultation with the students, parents and staff of our school community. Read More…

Lihir International School/School to Mine

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

P | (675) 9864233

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