Adopt A Tiger Shark

As a focus, in their final year before graduating, our 2021 College Captains took action to see a change in the world in which we all live.

Peace Lutheran College Captains of 2021, Levi and Anika, along with Vice Captains Gomae and Jennifer chose the theme 'Ocean Awareness and Pollution' as their focus for the 2021 school year, and they completely dedicated themselves to their cause of raising awareness of the plight of our oceans.

Their primary goal was to raise enough funds to purchase a satellite tag in order to adopt our very own Tiger Shark through the JCU tracking program. The many exciting initiatives and activities they coordinated saw them achieve this goal, resulting in the introduction of Saki (pronounced Sah-Kee) to our school community. Saki was named by Pastor Adam, after 'Sak', the word for shark in Torres Strait Creole.

Saki is a 4.1m female and is the largest Tiger Shark ever tagged in the Great Barrier Reef. She was tagged by Biopixel researchers on the 5th May 2021 in Repulse Bay in the Whitsunday Islands.

Thank you to the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, we are able to follow Saki's movements.

A big thank you to the team at Biopixel Oceans Foundation for their support in helping us adopt Saki, and also James Cook University Cairns Campus who partner with Biopixel in conducting this research.

Thank you for your support

The following local businesses came on board and answered the call from our Captains to support their initiative.

We encourage you to support these businesses as they have supported us.

  • Cairns Aquarium - Marine life encounter.
  • Cairns Camera House - Locally owned and operated camera outlet with a range of photographic equipment and accessories.
  • Canterbury International (Aust) - Produce a wide range of clothing from performance wear, on-field apparel, supporters-wear and more.
  • Emma & Tom's Foods Pty Ltd - All natural, Australian made juices and snacks.
  • Mosquito Cairns - Locally owned and operating providing professional gutter cleaning, gutter guard and pest control services.
  • Orangerie Patisserie - Simon and Jenny are committed to friendly customer service and offer a large variety of patisserie options at affordable prices.
  • Perrott Engineering - Provide quality hydraulic and engineering services across Australia and overseas.
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway - This 7.5-kilometre scenic tourist cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park has won more than 25 awards.
  • The Artistry of Hair - A team of passionate, client-focused hairdressers with a unique desire to bring the latest in hair trends, colouring techniques and flawless cuts to you.
  • Time & People Pty Ltd - Helping to manage the way your organisation operates with Visitor Management, Contractor Management, Staff Rosters and Attendance Systems all available.
  • Tropical Reef Shipyard - TRS is a ship repairer, fit-out, and maintenance provider with the highest capacity Slipway in Northern Australia and the Pacific.
  • Uniform Link - An Australian owned uniform and promotional clothing retailer supplying workwear, school uniforms, sportswear, caps and hats, jackets and more from Australia’s finest manufacturers.

We invite you to experience the PLC difference for yourself.

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