History of TISOL

The International School of Lae provides schooling in a unique place. I am hoping that as a family the culture of school life academically and socially will be positive and rewarding.

Over the years the school has evoked a range of emotions and feelings for those who have been students here. 

They include:

  • - Forming lifelong friendships
  • - Embracing the culture of Papua New Guinea
  • - Meeting people from all parts of the world
  • - Experiencing the cultural diversity
  • - Enjoying the spacious grounds
  • - Feeling safe at school
  • - Being challenged academically
  • - Having the opportunity to be the best you can be

The School Association is a registered association. The Annual General Meeting of the Association, which is held each year, elects officers for the following twelve months. Day-to-day management of the school is under the direction of the school Principal. The Principal is appointed by the IEA in consultation with the School Board

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School Times

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School Programs

PhotoAt TISOL we use the IEA Curriculum.

This is an “outcomes” based curriculum that aligns with international best practice and is used to provide instruction in English; Mathematics; Science, Studies of Society, Health and Physical Education; Art; Music; and Technology.

All programs are taught in English.

At TISOL we believe that our programs must:

  • - Cater for the development of students in four areas – intellectual, creative, physical, social and emotional.
  • - Create an appropriate environment for the implementation and development of its educational programs.
  • - Support the staff and facilitate their professional development.


Our classrooms are large and well furnished. Each space allows teachers to use a range of teaching strategies to cater for the many learning styles that our students bring with them to school.

We have a 25m swimming pool is used swimming programs The school oval provides two playing fields for our student. The school's library is undergoing a redevelopment. When it is completed it will provide resources and learning spaces that will complement programs being taught by class teachers.

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Sport at TISOL

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