Welcome to Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School.

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate is a proud school located in the heart of Mangere. We have proud traditions and a diverse rich culture. We are proud to be an intermediate school focusing on the middle years and supporting our students transition into college. We are committed to ensuring all students achieve success and develop a good sense of who they are and the talents they have to share. We encourage students to be active learners and encourage students to question the world around them and share their opinions. Our students are tomorrows leaders so it's important that they develop as independent, responsible, contributing citizens. Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate provide students with a rich curriculum and a range of leadership opportunities to develop and build their skills and abilities to be great leaders and awesome young people!

We are committed to ensuring that our young people are aiming high and reaching their full potential. We have a dedicated staff who understand that building relationships with our students is vital to ensuring their academic success. We work hard on delivering a 21st century curriculum that is engaging, relevant and authentic to their world. We take heart in our school motto 'Where everyday is an opportunity to better than the day before' and understand that we are all learners and are continually engaging in professional development to ensure that your child is receiving quality up to date teaching and learning opportunities.

We are always happy to engage with our parents and community, we believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are all in this together. Our children are the most important thing to us and supporting them to achieve their personal goals and milestones is at the heart of what we do.

Sir Douglas Bader is a great school with great teachers and awesome students, why not come and visit and have a look around and see for yourself, you are always welcome!



  • Declaration of Result – Board of Trustees by-election, 2nd March 2018

  • NZEI Teachers Paid Union Meeting – School Closing Early – Thurs 15th March 2018

    Dear Whanau, NZEI Teachers Union Meeting – Thursday 15th March NZEI has called a paid union meeting for staff on Thursday 15th March, and as good employers we are required to provide the opportunity for teachers to attend. As a result, children will need to be collected at lunchtime (12.30pm) on this day, to allow …Read More »
  • No School – Monday 5th Feb, 2018

    Dear Parents / Caregivers; Normally, we hold a Teacher Only Day later in Term One, however, this year, with Waitangi Day falling on a Tuesday, our Senior Leadership Team have decided to have our Teacher Only Day earlier, and will now be held on Monday 5th Feb – so hopefully, …Read More »
  • School Start Dates

    Year 8’s: Thursday 1st Feb, 2018 – 8:45am Please ensure you go to the class you were in last year, then you will all come to the hall, and will assigned your new class Year 7’s: Friday 2nd Feb, 2018 – 8:45am  Please meet in the carpark, you will all …Read More »
  • Year 6 Transition Days

    If you have a child in Year 6, we have action-packed, fun-filled transition days coming up for your child’s school! See our “Upcoming Events” for dates when your child’s school get to come and experience “A day in the Life” at Bader Intermediate. Our School Prospectus & Enrolment forms will …Read More »
We are developing in students an approach to life and its challenges that is open and positive.