LIHIR INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Member School of Education QLD International

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Artwork year 6-7, August 2013

The Australian Curriculum provides the basis for programming, planning and assessing at Lihir International Primary School and the school is able to provide this due to a licensing agreement with Education Queensland International.

The school is audited each year to ensure the high expectations of the licensing agreement are met and teachers travel to Australia each July for Professional Development to ensure teaching and learning at Lihir International Primary School continually improves and keeps pace with education delivered in Australian primary schools.

In recent years the staff of Lihir International Primary School has taken part in a rigorous transition from the Queensland to Australian Curriculum and the following learning areas are taught from Prep to Year 7.

Outstanding teaching and learning is evident in all curriculum areas.

There are currently 9 Learning Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Design and Technology
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages (Tok Pisin)
  • History
  • Geography

Underpinning the implementation of the Australian Curriculum at Lihir International Primary School is the continual focus on developing socially responsible and respectful students by promoting personal excellence and values for a positive and successful future.

This focus continues to grow during 2015 with the implementation of the You Can Do It! Education Positive Psychology Program from Kindergarten to Year 7.
Physical Education and Health is taught to all primary school classes by a specialist PE teacher and a specialist Art teacher facilitates Art lessons, for all classes, throughout the week.

Tok Pisin, the local PNG language, is the language other than English taught at our school.

The school features a range of extra curricula activities for children and these include out of school sport, singing group and Creative Writing Club while visiting specialists work at Lihir International Primary School, throughout the year, in areas such as Speech Pathology, Educational Psychology and Growth and Development.

To support a high quality physical education program a specialist athletics coach provides students with the opportunity to develop specific athletic skills during term two and this leads into the school’s Athletics Day on the last Wednesday of term two.
The school shares a strong connection with the Lihir Swimming Club and the term four Physical Education program focuses on swimming with the highlight of this program being the School Swimming Carnival on the final Wednesday of the school year.

Lihir International Primary School

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

P | (675) 9864233

E | Gregory.Neville@newcrest.com.au
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