TOKSAVE - Lihir International School

Term 3, Week 11, 2020

From the Principal


Dear parents and carers,

In line with company policy, increased hygiene and social distancing practices will continue to be implemented in the school during Term 4. Please read the points below carefully. Thank you to all members of the LIS community for your patience and commitment in ensuring that we keep our children and island safe.

1. 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.

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 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 and will be temperature tested. They are to wash their hands at the wash station and then proceed to the undercover area. Only kindy parents will be permitted to escort their children to their classrooms and pick them up at the end of the day.  If parents need to go to the office, or see a teacher, they will be temperature checked and permitted to proceed to the wash station and are then to make their way straight to the school office.

4.  Students will be required to wash their hands in the mornings before school and before and after recess/lunch.

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 lunch and recess breaks between the primary and high school to reduce the number of children in the eating area at one time.

7. Students will each be issued with a reusable washable mask. Students will be required to use these masks for travel to and from school and during specific identified activities at school.

8. The school canteen will be closed for the duration on term 4. Students will need to bring a packed recess and lunch each day - there is to be no dropping off of lunches by parents, siblings or haus meris. Students are also asked to bring a water bottle to school that they will refill instead of drinking from the bubblers. 

10. In Term 4, separate assemblies for high school and the primary will continue. Social distancing measures will remain in place for assemblies. 

School for Term 4 will finish on Thursday the 3rd December.

If you would like more information regarding any of the topics in this newsletter, please do not hesitate to make contact.


Mr. Greg Neville         

Revised National Examination Dates

Year 8 National Exams Preparation

Year 8 students have exam preparation over the holiday break at the STM Campus with Ms Jason and Mr Takundo. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory for all students.

Principal's Awards Week 10 Term 3

Term 4 Calendar


Independence Day Raffle Winners

Thank you so much to the families who entered the Independence Day Raffle for this year. Also, a special thank you has to go to Annie McKeiver, Alu Kila, Maria Hosea, Mathew & Amanda Amidy and Kellie Lewis who went above and beyond in either getting our wonderful prizes for our hampers, putting together the hampers and/ or sales of raffle tickets!!

Congratulations to:

From the Deputy Principal

Although we celebrated Independence Day differently this year, the children enjoyed the day. The Student Council free dress day was a great success and we saw LIS children dressing proudly in PNG colours and bilas. We would like to thank the P & W for organising the cupcakes as part of our celebrations.

This term has been a busy term, with both teachers and students working hard after term 2 remote learning. We are pleased that there has been considerable progress to ensure students have ‘caught up’ in reading, writing and maths. Next term, our Curriculum will include PNG Studies as per our usual program. A reminder for parents to continue to encourage your child’s reading over the holiday break. Students from Prep – Year 6 can also access the online program Reading Eggs.

Thank you to parents who attended the recent parent / teacher interviews. These conversations about your child’s learning journey are very important.

I hope everyone has a great holiday break.

Ms Langusch             

Thanks for the cupcakes!

Coins in the Jar Competition Winner - Jeffrey Singan Yr 8

Walkathon Winners

The results are in for the Walkathon. Thanks to Amy Brewster for organising this activity. The winners are:

- The class that walked the most steps was a tie between the YEAR 9 and the YEAR 1/2 classes

- The class that raised the most funds was the YEAR 3/4 class

- The student who walked the most steps was MADELINE GUNNELL

- The student who raised the most funds was MADELINE GUNNELL

Congratulations to all who participated! Students in the winning classes will receive a frozie. A BIG congratulations to Madeline Gunnell for her effort with walking and fundraising! Madeline will receive the two K50 deli vouchers.

VIP Champion!