Welcome to Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School.

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate has provided Mangere with an educational pathway into college since 1982, and 36 years on, we are proud to proclaim that this is still very much a key focus within the school. Catering for the emerging adolescent requires teaching professionals that not have a deep pedagogical understanding of curriculum and assessment, but more importantly the empathy of understanding the difficulties that students confront through identity and social belonging within this age group. It is extremely exciting that we able to provide the staff that are able to implement effective, modern, creative and challenging curriculum opportunities that aims to nurture and support students throughout their time here at Sir Douglas Bader.

As a staff, we are truly committed to serving our local community, families and students to ensure that they all are able to then engage with ourselves through their local school, and more importantly, reach their potential. If you have any questions, please free to contact ourselves directly. We look forward to meeting you.


  • Scheduled NZEI Meeting (Thursday 21st March) Postponed

    Dear whanau, Due to the recent tragic events in Christchurch, at the request of member leaders in Christchurch, NZEI’s National Executive have decided to postpone all primary paid union meetings this week, therefore, it will be business as usual on Thursday, we will not be finishing early. The NZEI will inform …Read More »
  • NZEI Union Meeting

    We will be closing early on Thursday 21st March, 2019 The NZEI has called a paid union meeting for its members on Thursday 21st March as good employers we are required to provide the opportunity for teachers to attend, as a result, school will be finishing early at 12:45pm on …Read More »
  • Starting Dates

    Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th – Teacher Only Days. Thursday 31st – Year 8 students begin. Friday 1st February – Year 7 students begin. School begins 8.50am.Read More »

Upcoming Events

6 May 2019
  • NZ Sign Language Week
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 10 May 2019 - 10:00 am

9 May 2019
  • NZEI Union Meeting
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: 9 May 2019 - 3:00 pm

13 May 2019
  • Bullying free NZ Week
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 17 May 2019 - 10:00 am

We are developing in students an approach to life and its challenges that is open and positive.