tuiA highly prized bird by Maori. This bird has its claim to exalted lineage and a semi-divine origin as one of the off spring of Mother Earth and the Sky Parent. It also has a high character for its elocution abilities across our country.

Green is the colour of nature, fertility, life. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the colour of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe colour, if you don’t know what colour to use anywhere use green.
Team Tui are working on what these values mean and incorporating them into the Bader Way values that the school follows.
At Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School all our student members of House Tui will learn Whaungatanga, which will help form our relationships that are vital both within school as well as community wide.