Welcome to one of the most diverse and warm communities you will find in Auckland and one of the greatest schools in the heart of Mangere.

Although we are classed as a decile 1 school, we take heart in the richness of the Maori and Pacific Island community we serve.

Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate School is a culturally diverse school consisting of great students who are represented from the following ethnicities:

Maori 23%

Samoan 18%

Tongan 23%

Cook Island Maori 22%

Niue 05%

European 04%

Indian 02%

Other 03%

Our staff are just as diverse as our students and believe strongly in creating an education setting which is based on meaningful relationships and sound educational practice. Our vision ‘where everyday is an opportunity to be better than the day before’ does not just apply to our students but also our staff. We work hard on reflecting on our own practice and ensuring that we are improving on how we do things here at SDBI. We walk the talk and trust that as role models to our tamariki that they too continue to look upon their experiences as opportunities to grow, learn and build on their already existing gifts and talents.

Enrolment schemes are implemented when new schools are established in a community.  The Ministry of Education is developing an enrolment scheme for Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate, which will be in effect for the beginning of term 1 in 2022.  Having an enrolment scheme in place will ensure the Board of Trustees has a fair and transparent mechanism to manage the roll as it grows. 

The new enrolment scheme for Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate will have a home zone, like other schools with enrolment schemes in the area.  Children that live within this area will have entitlement to enrol at Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate.   The home zone area is shown on the map on the next page and includes:

Beginning on the Southwestern Motorway (SH 20) across from the northern point of the Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel, travel northwest along the motorway until Walmsley Road. Travel east along Walmsley Road (including odd address only) until Mahunga Drive. Travel north along Mahunga Drive (addresses 19-73 included, excluding Market Cove Road and Glasshouse Lane) until Hastie Avenue. Travel west along Hastie Avenue (excluded, Crawford Avenue, Domain Road, Domain Lane excluded) until the Mangere Domain. Travel west along the northern boundary of the domain until Ridgemount Rise (excluding Taylor Road and no exit roads along Taylor Road). Travel west along Ridgemount Rise until Wallace Road and travel north along Wallace Road (excluding 45 and below odd addresses, 32 and below even addresses). Travel west along Matapouri Road and north along Purata Place until Purata Park. Travel west along Ambury Road (excluded) until the end of Ambury Road. Then travel north until the coastline, at which point the boundary follows the coastline (beginning westward) along the Manukau Harbour, including Puketutu Island and Wiroa Island, until the northern point of the Manukau Memorial Gardens Chapel.