Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate has a strong leadership team of Scott Symes (Principal), Rachel Lynch(Deputy Principal) and Melissa Bland (Associate Principal).

The leadership Team is supported by Team Leaders and teachers, school support staff, RTLB, and a Social Worker in Schools.  The staff are therefore a strong team, seeking to provide quality learning and teaching for all students in our school.  As well, there is a Satellite Unit on site from Sir Keith Park School.

Our staff represent a rich blend of cultural diversity and all teachers are fully qualified and registered.

The Mangere community is fortunate to have a rich blend of experienced and developing teachers and support staff.

Staff Contacts


Principal Scott Symes
Deputy Principal Rachel Lynch
Associate Principal Melissa Bland
YR 7 Team Leader Room 1 Teacher Annabelle Bullock
Teacher – Room 2 Matt Cathro
Teacher – Room 3 Jo Taomia
Teacher – Room 4 Despina Martin
Teacher – Room 5 Milly Murphy
Art Teacher
Ana Pepa
Technology Teacher Char Tamaki
Resource Teacher Glynis Nolan
Learning Assistants Mareen Pask

Talia Seumanutafa

Ernest Delamere

Principals PA / Office Manager
Lua Afakasi
School Accounts Julian Perla
Property Manager David Nolan