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.


  • 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 »
  • School Trustee Elections – Happening Soon!

    Hello whanau, School trustee elections are coming up! We are now calling for expressions of interest, for our upcoming elections. Nominations are now invited for the election for five (5) parent representatives from 10th May. Nominations close at midday on Friday 24th May. Please contact our school (275 4332 – …Read More »
  • NZEI Union Meeting

    ***NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION**NOTIFICATION The NZEI have called a paid union meeting for teaching staff on Thursday 9th May, 2019 – 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 this day to allow staff to attend …Read More »

Upcoming Events

22 October 2019
  • Dental Van onsite
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: 25 October 2019 - 3:00 pm

28 October 2019
  • Tokelauan Language Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 1 November 2019 - 11:59 pm

31 October 2019
  • Favona Primary Yr 6 Open Day (bus booked)
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 31 October 2019 - 1:30 pm

1 November 2019
  • Jean Batten Yr 6 Open Day (bus booked)
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 1 November 2019 - 1:30 pm

4 November 2019
  • International Cuisine Week
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 8 November 2019 - 11:59 pm

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