TOKSAVE - Term 3 Week 9 2021

Lihir International School and School to Mine Campus

Principal: Mr Gregory Neville

Deputy Principal LIS: Ms Catherine Langusch

Deputy Principal STM: Mr Kevin Collins

From the Principal

National Exam Preparation

There are only a few weeks until our students sit for both the Year 10 and Year 8 National exams. The next few weeks (including the holidays) should be a time of focus and preparation for these students. I ask that parents / carers monitor students' screen time (mobile phones, tablets, TV etc) in the lead up to the exams. Too much screen time can easily distract students during this important preparation period.

Club Logo Competition

Thanks to our P&W, Club Management and NCS for the initiative to hold a competition to design a logo for the new 'Kibung Cafe' at the club.  Congratulations to first place winner Thyra Laien. We also acknowledge Omega Waho and Aiden Ling who tied for second prize. You can see their entries below. 

Covid-Safe Behaviours

Parents and carers are reminded to keep their children at home and seek appropriate medical care if their children display any signs of cold or flu.  LIS students are required to wear masks to school each day. Masks will be worn during the day at school and are also to be worn on the way home after school. New masks have been ordered and will be distributed to the students in coming days.

School Photos

School photos were taken last week Friday. Each student will be issued with a class photo in term 4. Any parents or guardians who would like an individual school photo, is asked to let Rachael in the office know by Monday morning September 13.

School to Mine

Congratulations to Mr Collins and the LIS/STMC team who successfully implemented the Divine Word University Bachelor of Education upgrade program for teachers on Lihir.  This program has received favourable feedback from the community. Felix Tavil, on behalf of the BLT, has reached out to congratulate the team on the program.

End of Term 3 and Resumption for Term 4

Term 3 school concludes on Wednesday 15th September at 12.30pm.Term 4 school resumes on Tuesday the 5th October.


Greg Neville

Kibung Cafe Logo Competition Winners!

Term 3 Parent Calendar

Please click on the link for the Term 3 Parent Calendar

Student Council

High school students have their movie night coming up. It starts at 6 p.m. sharp and will finish at 8 p.m. this Friday, the 10th of September. Please remember that it is strictly LIS students and the cost is K5. If parents are picking children up, please be here by 8:10 at the latest. It is important that no children are left waiting. Children can pay on the night.

Free Dress

All students are encouraged to come dressed in their PNG clothes for free dress day on Wednesday, the last day of term. A PNG shirt, head piece or necklace are all good ideas. Children, please check with your parents for permission when using bilas from home.


Please keep donating books. We are hoping to have more books to donate to the local school. Thank you to the families who have already donated.

Enjoy the last week of term 3!


The Student Council

Principal's Awards Term 3 Week 8

Canteen Menu

Please click the link below for the term 3 canteen menu.

Keeping our children safe in Term 3 2021

It is imperative that parents and carers do not send their children to school if they are sick or showing any symptoms of a cold or flu. If your child is sick, please keep your child home and seek appropriate medical attention. Children who display any signs of sickness will be isolated under supervision in the school's sick bay and parents called to come and collect them.

1.  A comprehensive deep clean of the school will be undertaken by Nayal LTD, prior to school resumption in term 3.

2. Entrance to school for students and parents / carers will be via the Aginas Oval gate only, which will open at 7.45am. Students who arrive before this (which is discouraged) are to social distance and  wait in the carpark undercover area until 7.45am. Students should be at school by 8.05am, ready to start the day at 8.10am.

3. All students will be greeted at the gate by a teacher, where they will be temperature checked. They will then wash their hands at the wash station and then proceed to their classroom.  Parents and carers will be permitted to escort their children to classrooms, If parents need to go to the office, they will be permitted to proceed to the wash station and are then to make their way straight to the school office. 

4. Several wash stations are installed around the school and hand sanitiser is available in all classrooms. Students will be required to wash their hands in the mornings before school, before and after recess/lunch and before leaving school in the afternoons.

5. All desks, door handles, playground equipment and other high contact equipment will be sanitised twice daily or after use by cleaning staff.

6. Social distancing measure of 1.5 metres will be employed in classrooms through desk arrangements. Social distancing markings have been painted on cement areas where students line up and in the undercover area for recess/lunch eating times. The school will implement staggered recess breaks between the primary and high school to reduce the number of children using toilets etc.

7. Students will be issued with a reusable washable mask. Students will be need to wear these masks for travel to and from school and during all activities at school.

8. The school canteen will be open on Fridays in term 3. The P&W will send more info out regarding this in due course. Students will need to bring a packed recess snack and lunch each day - there is to be no dropping off of food by parents, siblings or haus meris. Students are also asked to bring a water bottle to school that they will refill.

9. Term 3 will see assemblies in the basketball court  throughout the term. Parents will be welcome to attend, adhering to social distancing protocols.

From the Deputy Principal (LIS)

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thank you to the parents who have made interview bookings. Interviews will be held next Monday and Tuesday from 3.15pm-6.00pm. Students will bring home their term 3 portfolios this Friday. These portfolios will demonstrate the learning your child has undertaken this term and their level of achievement. We ask parents to read through the folio with their child and talk to them about their learning.

Interviews are for 15 minutes and we ask that parents be on time as often schedules are heavily booked. If parents are late, they may miss out on their nominated time.

Parents can make interview bookings by contacting Miss Rachael by email at or by calling the school office.

NAPLAN Results - Year 3/5/7 and 9 students

We are currently waiting for the NAPLAN student reports to arrive. Once received, these will be distributed to parents.

Exam Prep

Exam preparation study sessions will be held again this Saturday at the STM Campus for year 8 and 10 students. 

Kind regards,

Ms Langusch

2021 Term Dates for Students

Term 3 - Monday 12 July to Wednesday 15 September

Term 4 - Tuesday 5 October to Thursday 2 December

Weekend Soccer Concludes

The weekend soccer program concluded last weekend. A big thanks to Mr McKeiver and his helpers for running the soccer program over the last few weeks. It was a great opportunity for our students to get involved in sport and develop their soccer skills.

Swimming Carnival

From the Deputy Principal (STM)

STMC teachers continue to support the National Exam Preparation for our LIS students with afterschool and Saturday classes. Please note there is also a National Exam Preparation Program for Years 8 and 10 during the first week of the school holidays. Parents, please ensure students arrive on time with all required equipment to these lessons.

We look forward to our first Trupla Tisa Program being held Friday 10 September. This program invites teachers from Lihirian Schools to a professional development day aimed at providing teachers with additional skills to assist their classroom pedagogy, curriculum, management and leadership.

Our successful Divine Word University Bachelor of Primary Education Program was highlighted through EmTV News through the week. This program commences Semester 2 next week with face to face lectures from 13 - 24 September. We look forward to welcoming Mr Pulip Lyokao this week in preparation for the delivery of this program.

Our FODE students continue classes and exam preparation as the end of the year draws nearer.  

Recruiting and interviews have been completed and onboarding of our next Work Ready Program has commenced. This program commences 4 October.

The Kisim Save Library remains open to all Townsite Residents and Newcrest Employees every Saturday by appointment. Please email .


Mr. Kevin Collins

VIP Champions!