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The mako shark is silver around the sides and white under its snout and mouth. With its seemingly lifeless eyes and terrifyingly sharp teeth the Mako has been known to stalk its prey at With its seemingly lifeless eyes and terrifyingly sharp teeth the Mako has been known to stalk its prey at lightning speeds of almost 100kmh - and has even been known to attack humans.lightning speeds of almost 100kmh - and has even been known to attack humans.Image result for mako shark

The mako shark can grow to about 4.5 meters (14 ft).

What other things apart from fish do they eat
The mako shark feeds mainly upon cephalopods and bony fish including mackerels,tunas, bonitos, and swordfish, but it may also eat other sharks, porpoises, sea turtles, and seabirds.

How long does it grow to?
The mako shark grows to an average full-grown length of 1.82–3.2 m. The lifespan of a Mako Shark is from 28 to 35 years. As with many other sharks, it appears this species is living longer as time progresses.

How sharp are their teeth?
They have thin, sharp teeth that are ideal for catching and gripping slippery fish. They hunt by lunging vertically up and tearing off chunks of their preys' flanks and fins.

Where do mako sharks live?
A mako shark lives in warm and temperate waters between 50 degrees north and 50 degrees south. Mako Sharks can also be found near Australia and New Zealand.

How fast are they?
Mako sharks is the fastest known shark species. It normally swims at the speed of 35 miles per hour, but it can accelerate to the speed of 60 miles per hour during the hunt.

What do mako shark weigh?
The Mako shark can get up to a weight of 240kg as an adult. Plus female sharks are bigger than male mako sharks.

How far can they leap out of the water?
Mako sharks are able to leap 20 to 30 feet out of the water.


There are only two species of Mako shark left in the world today so we need to look after them in New Zealand waters.

2017 Athletics Reflection

I used a growth mindset by just trying my hardest all the time and had confidence in all events.

I managed to achieve my athletics goals because I got into zones for long jump and sprints.

I represent my house by participating in all events.

I did well in sprints and long jump because I got 1st in sprints and 2nd in long jump.

Something challenging was discus because I'm not that good at it.

I am most proud of sprints because I won against year 7s.

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Goal
My goal is to stay consistently on green

How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Be resilient

How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
At the end of the year

Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Sit down and listen to the speaker

My Next Step is...
To focus on my learning.

Learner qualities

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
  1. I filled a bucket by saying well done when someone scores a try.
  2. I help others when they are not feeling that well.
  3. I play with someone who is alone.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
  1. I say hi to people in the morning.
  2. I participate on the subject by contributing to the lesson.
  3. I try my hardest to ignore distractions and listen to the speaker or presentation.