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.