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.


  • Our School Prospectus

    If you are thinking of an intermediate school for your child, why not check out our School Prospectus! Have a browse through and see what Bader Intermediate can offer your child, you are always more than welcome to call our school office with any queries you may have on 09 …Read More »
  • Online Enrolments Now available

    Online Enrolments are now available for those who are wanting to enrol your child this way – simply copy and paste the following hyperlink into your address bar:    https://ole.musac.school.nz/Default?schoolId=9abd3db3-7ff9-4f91-ae9f-53ad2b169228 Please ensure you upload all required documents, such as: NZ Birth Certificate or NZ Passport Relevant and current documentation for those …Read More »
  • Financial Report 2018

  • Financial Report 2017

  • School will be closed on Wednesday 29th May, 2019

    **NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION** We will be closed on Wednesday 29th May, 2019 The NZEI Union have called for all its members to join them in participating in stop-work action. As a result, school will be closed on this day to allow staff to participate in this action. I would like to apologize …Read More »

Upcoming Events

30 January 2020
  • Term One Starts - 8:30am
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: 30 January 2020 - 9:30 am

14 February 2020
  • Swimming Sports - Moana-Nui-a-kiwa pool & Leisure Centre
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 14 February 2020 - 2:00 pm

21 February 2020
  • School Athletics Day
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 21 February 2020 - 2:30 pm

26 February 2020
  • Parent Expo Evening
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: 26 February 2020 - 8:00 pm

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