TOKSAVE - Term 4 Week 8, 2022

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

Dear parents and carers,

Kindy - 2022 finishing dates

Junior Kindy students will finish next Tuesday and Senior Kindy students will finish next Wednesday.  There will be a short end-of-Kindy presentation (for Senior Kindy students) at 11.30am in the Kindy. There is no Kindy on Thursday 1st December. Please see Mrs Collins if you have any questions.

School Council

The annual General Meeting of the School Council will be held on Thursday, the 16th of February 2023. At this meeting, voting for vacant positions for Parent Representatives will occur in the undercover area from 6.00pm–6.20pm. Nomination forms are available from the school office and must be returned to the school office by Thursday the 19th February 2023. If you would like to know more about the functions of the School Council, please make an appointment to see the principal.

End of School Year and Resumption 2023

School finishes for 2022 next Thursday at 12.00pm. Please ensure that transport has been organised for students who live out of townsite. Reports and portfolios will be sent home on that day. Students resume classes on Monday the 30th January, 2023.

Year 10 Graduation

Next Monday, 28th November, our year 10 class, accompanied by their parents, guardians and teachers, will have their graduation dinner. This is a time for them to celebrate and recognise their time at LIS. We will farewell our wonderful year 10s as a school community at the Awards Night on Wednesday, 30th November.

Awards Night

Next week, Wednesday the 30th of November, the school will host its Awards Night in the Basketball Court, commencing at 6.00pm. The evening will consist of various awards for each class (Prep - year 10) and feature class concert items. We hope to see many parents in attendance to celebrate the successes of 2022.


Mr Greg Neville

2023 Swimming Program

The school in partnership with the 'Healthy Business' team will again be running a swimming program in the Christmas holidays and throughout the terms in 2023. Thanks to Hannah and the teachers for coordinating the program:

Holiday program – For the month of January (until school starts) 2023.

Every Mondays and Thursdays:

  • Beginner/Learn-to-Swim (age 5 or less) – 8am
  • Intermediates (age 6-10) – 8:20am
  • Advanced (11 or more) – 9am

Term Swimming Club (Terms 1 – 4 2023)

Afterschool on Tuesdays: 

  • Beginner/Learn-to-swim (age 5 or less) - 3:30pm
  • Intermediates (age 6-10) – 3:50pm
  • Advanced (11 or more) – 4:30pm

Children are encouraged to have swimming togs, goggles and swimming caps – please ensure your child is well prepared for these lessons

Please email Hannah to register your child. Registration forms can be collected from Lorna in the office.

Student Council donates K3000 to Sekunun Primary School towards the school's new water tank

Thank you to Mr Sarufa and the Year 3/4 class on their Music Assembly

Term 4 Week 7 Principal Award Winners

Key dates and weekly events

Monday 28th November - Year 10 Graduation dinner (for invited guests); Commences at 6.00pm

Tuesday 29th November - last day for Junior Kindy

Wednesday 30th November - last day for Senior Kindy

Wednesday 30th November - Awards Night for Prep - year 10; Commences at 6.00pm

Thursday 1st December - Last day of term; School finishes at 12.00pm

Year 5/6 Technology

2023 Term Dates for Students

Term 1 Monday 30 January to Thursday 30 March

Term 2 Monday 17 April to Thursday 22 June

Term 3 Monday 17 July to Thursday 14 September

Term 4 Monday 2 October to Thursday 30 November 

From the Deputy Principal (LIS)

Kindy Enrolments

We are asking Townsite parents to please submit enrolment forms if you wish your child to attend Kindy next year. Thank you to the families who have already submitted their forms. Students must have turned 3 years of age before attending Junior Kindy, however, enrolments forms can be submitted earlier to assist us with our planning. 

Next year, Junior Kindy students will attend on Monday and Thursdays only, from 8.00am - 12.15pm.

Kindy Transition to Prep

Over the past week, Kindy students have participated in a transition program in readiness for Prep next year. Under supervision, they have enjoyed joining the primary classes for recess eating time and playtime. On Wednesday they visited the Prep classroom and did some activities there with Ms Dovaston and the current Prep students.

End-of-year Class Picnics

Next week, all classes will have a class picnic to celebrate the end of year. Classes will have a sausage sizzle which will be supplied by the school.

Class picnics will take place as follows:

- Monday for year 3/4 at the pool

- Tuesday for year 7/8 at the pool and Prep/year 1/year 2 at school

- Wednesday for year 9/10 at the pool

- Thursday for year 5/6 at the pool

Students who are going to the pool will need to bring their togs, towel and thongs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.

School photos, Yearbook and Calendars

School photos have arrived and will be sent home in the same envelope as the reports next Thursday. We are still waiting for the Yearbooks and Calendars to arrive and if they are not here by the end of the term, we will distribute them early next year. 

Kind regards,

Ms Cathy Langusch 

Our Senior Kindys spent time this week in the Prep classroom and participated in classroom activities as part of the Prep transition program.

From the Deputy Principal (STM)

This week we finalised our next Work Ready Program Candidates who will commence their program on February 6 2023. Over the coming weeks these candidates will be notified, and onboarding will take place ready for their commencement early next year.

We wish our Bachelor Primary Teacher Upgrade teachers, who are currently completing their final assessments which are due at the end of November, all the best. We are also in consolation with DWU to prepare for next years BEd Upgrade Program and also the Master of Educational Leadership Program.

Our FODE students and Elementary Teachers from across Lihir continue to work on their distance education with the support of our STMC Staff. As per the Flexible Open Distance Education Calendar, these students will commence their end of year break next Wednesday 30 November until January 30 2023. While these students will continue studies over the Christmas break, we wish them a safe and happy break.

Please note the Kisim Save Library is open for use by all Newcrest Employees and Townsite Residents. Please email to book a time to come.


Mr. Kevin Collins

VIP Champions!

What a great way to end our SRC activities for the year with an afternoon of fun! Thank you to Ms Yip and the Student Council for organising yesterday's tabloid games