The Purpose of the School

The Lihir International School/School to Mine is owned and operated by Newmont Corporation.

The purpose of our school is to provide a high quality education to the company’s Townsite residents.

Our Vision

That Lihir International School/School to Mine is recognised as a school of high academic excellence, providing a quality education and lifelong skills in an inclusive environment.

Our Mission

Lihir International School/School to Mine will proactively support NC’s recruitment and retention strategies by providing a high quality international education, in a multicultural and caring environment, that fosters the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of the child, as well as the transition for students to productive and responsible participation in society.

Our Values

The values that guide our operation are:

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Inclusion
  • Responsibility


Value, Include and Participate are the three words that will help people in this school act appropriately. They are three words to use, think about and include in dealings with staff, students and all aspects of the school community, even the school environment.

VIP is about effective communication.


We value each other. Everyone’s feelings, opinions, actions, behaviour and abilities are important.

  • Protect and value the belongings of others and all school property.
  • Be careful and thoughtful in the use of school buildings and equipment.
  • Ask permission before using belongings of others.
  • Take lost property to the Lost Property area.
  • Keep your books and property neat and tidy, and in their proper place.
  • Wear the correct school uniform with pride.
  • Help keep the school tidy and litter-free.
  • Behave in a way that will bring credit to the school especially on excursions and when representing the school.
  • Always use good manners.
  • Respect the opinions of others


We include everyone in games, discussions, group work and all activities.

  • Play sensible games that everyone in your group can safely enjoy.
  • Remain in the playground unless you have permission to leave.
  • Walk your bike in the school grounds.
  • Play in safe and supervised areas.
  • Avoid injury and embarrassment to others.
  • Show respect to visitors.
  • Greet everyone politely.
  • Be a good sport.
  • Try to work out problems.
  • Be kind to others.
  • Help new and lonely children.
  • Don’t tease or laugh at others, especially when they make mistakes.
  • If you see a problem tell the teacher on duty


We allow everyone to participate in games, discussions, cooperative group work, activities.

  • Always do your very best.
  • Be well behaved and don’t disturb the learning of others.
  • Be a good worker and a good listener.
  • Be punctual.
  • Join in happily with school activities.
  • Try to develop your skills with the help of the teacher.
  • Respect and be obedient to all staff.
  • Be honest and truthful
Lihir International School/School to Mine

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

P | (675) 9864233

E | lisstm.admin@newmont.com