TOKSAVE - Term 3 Week 8

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

Covid-Safe Behaviours

Parents and carers are reminded not keep their children at home and seek appropriate medicare 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 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 will be taken tomorrow, Friday, for students in Prep-year 10. Students are to be in their formal Friday uniform.

Kindy photos will be next Monday. Kindy students do not have to wear the school uniform.

Year 10 Camp

Last week, year 10 students travelled to Kavieng for their year 10 camp. This camp focussed on preparation for the upcoming National exams along with a visit to OLSH international school in Kavieng; the school where many of our students will attend for their final two years of secondary schooling.  Our year 10 students are to be commended for their exemplary behaviour while on camp. The whole class were great ambassadors for Lihir International School.

School Council Meeting

Our next School Council Meeting will be  Thursday, 14th October, commencing at 6.00pm in the year 9/10 classroom. This meeting is for School Council members.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or your child's teacher.


Greg Neville

Year 10 Camp

Term 3 Parent Calendar

Please click on the link for the Term 3 Parent Calendar

Student Council

Ice-cream afternoon

There will be an ice-cream afternoon after school tomorrow, Friday (Week 8). Students will line up outside the canteen as they are getting ready to pay and are allowed one ice cream each. Ice creams will cost K2 and students pay on the day.

High school students will have their movie night starting at 6 p.m. and finishing at 8 p.m. on the 10th of September. Please remember that it is strictly LIS students only. The movie will cost K5.

Thank you!                                         

The Student Council

Principal's Awards Term 3 Week 7

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

Students will bring home their term 3 portfolios on Friday next week. 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.

Parent/teacher interviews will be held the following week on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th September from 3.15pm - 6.00pm. Interviews are for 15 minutes and we ask that parents be on time. 

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

ICAS testing

This week, students from year 3-10 participated in the Maths ICAS tests. Results will take approximately one week. The remaining ICAS tests in English and Science will now take place in October.

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

Saturday Soccer Games

The Saturday soccer program is on again this Saturday morning. Students who are participating need to be at the school oval by 8:00am sharp. Please don’t be late as this will hold up the start of the activities for everyone involved. We also ask that students be picked up from school at 9:30am at the conclusion of the program. Students may wear any appropriate sports clothing and are encouraged to wear simple running shoes (no football boots) for player safety. A water bottle will also be necessary.

 If any students are unable to participate in soccer on Saturday due to other commitments but would like to be involved in sports activities, please email Mr McKeiver.

Thank you,

Mr McKeiver

From the Deputy Principal (STM)

STMC teachers continue to support the National Exam Preparation for our LIS students with after school and Saturday classes. Please ensure students arrive on time with all required equipment to these lessons.

Mr Jeffrey Tore and Ms Edwina Jason visited all local primary schools on the island today to touch base with principals and teachers regarding the DWU Program and the Trupla Tisa / Trupla Principal Programs.

Dates for the next Divine Word University face to face lectures will be 13 - 24 September. We look forward to welcoming Mr Pulip Lyokao next week in preparation for the delivery of this program.

We have confirmed the date for our first Trupla Tisa Program to be delivered next Friday, 10 September. This program invites teachers from Lihirian Schools to a Professional Development aimed at providing teachers additional skills to assist their classroom pedagogy, curriculum, management and leadership.

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 Champion!