IMG_3523It is my great pleasure and privilege to introduce myself as the new Principal of Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School. I have spent 12 years in education specializing in the intermediate years and I am looking forward to working with such a rich and diverse community and believe together we will shape great leaders-Hence our new motto learners today, leaders tomorrow.

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate school is on a new journey which will only enhance and complement the great things already happening on a day to day basis. We are looking forward to embracing the new initiatives and learning opportunities coming our way and know the future is bright for Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School.

We have a dedicated team of professionals eager to deliver a quality student driven education, providing rich opportunities specifically to intermediate aged students. By the time your child leaves Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School we believe they will be confident both academically and socially, leaving with great memories and solid friendships.

Whanau and community are important to us. We love having you as part of the things we do, and we promise to listen. The intermediate years are incredibly rewarding and challenging,  your children will go through some big changes throughout their 2 years with us so we encourage you to be part of your child’s education so together, we can ensure they are successful and prepared for their next stage in their education.

Again it is a pleasure to be the Principal of Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School and I look forward to the great things we will achieve together.


Scott Symes