Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer (29.11.2020)

The school day for the secondary (P30) will end at 13:05 on Friday, December 4th, 2020. This is due to the unveiling of a memorial plaque. Unfortunately, the school community is not allowed to take part in the unveiling ceremony due to Corona. All students and school staff should instead please leave the school premises promptly at 13.05.
Der Unterricht endet für die Sekundarstufe (P30) am Freitag, 4. Dezember 2020, wegen der Feierlichkeiten angesichts der Anbringung einer Gedenktafel bereits nach der 6. Std. Die Schulgemeinde darf Corona-bedingt leider an der Gedenkfeier nicht teilnehmen. Alle Schüler*innen und das Schulpersonal verlässt nach der 6. Std. bitte zügig das Schulgelände.


The secondary school classes will now be alternating starting later because of Corona. Classes will start at 8.50 (second lesson) on a week on, week off  basis. Please see this document for exact details. This is currently until at least Christmas. 
Aufgrund neuer Bestimmungen kommt nur die Hälfte der Schüler*innen zur 1. Stunde, die andere Hälfte zur 2. Stunde (8:50 Uhr). Bitte beachten Sie diesen Plan.

Our school is currently on the "yellow" level (for calendar week 48). Should the level change, I will pass this information on to the school community immediately. Currently six students from the secondary school have Covid-19. In the primary school, the class 5a and six colleagues who taught in the class are in quarantine. Everyone will return to school on Monday, November 30th, 2020. Two students from Flex b whose parents had a positive test result for Covid are in quarantine up to and including December 7th, 2020. The rest of the Flex b class and their team of teachers are in self-isolation until tomorrow and will come back to school on Monday, November 30th, 2020.
Unsere Schule befindet sich aktuell auf Stufe "gelb" (auch in der Kalenderwoche 49). Sollte sich die Stufe ändern, gebe ich diese Informationen sofort an die Schulgemeinde. Nach heutigem Stand sind 6 Schüler*innen der Sekundarstufe positiv auf Covid-19 getestet worden.  Sie befinden sich in Quarantäne bis zum 27.11.2020.In der Grundstufe ist eine Klasse, die 5a und sechs Kollegen*innen, die in der Klasse unterrichtet haben, in Quarantäne. Alle kehren am Montag, 30.11.2020, in die Schule zurück.  2 Schüler*innen aus der Flex b, deren Eltern ein positives Testergebnis für Covid hatten, sind bis einschließlich 7.12.2020 in Quarantäne. Die restliche Klasse Flex b und ihr Lehrerteam sind bis morgen in Selbstisolation und kommen am Montag, 30.11.2020 wieder in die Schule

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

As a precaution, we are preparing for divided lessons. The GEV has kindly agreed to organise and advertise a buddy system of secondary school students for the primary level.
Wir bereiten uns vorsichtshalber auf Teilungsunterricht vor. Die GEV wird dankenswerterweise für ein Buddy-System der Schüler*innen der Sekundarstufe für die Primarstufe werben und die Organisation übernehmen.

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Am 10.11.2020 morgens um 8:00 trafen sich die Schüler der Klasse 7b  im Klassenzimmer, um Kunstprojekt durchzuführen.

 Sie waren aufgeregt und freuten sich auf das Bemalen der Wand. Zuerst wurde die Klasse in 6 Gruppen aufgeteilt. An diesem Tag fand kein normaler Unterricht statt, weil es ein Projekttag war. Jede Gruppe war der Reihe nach mit dem Bemalen dran. Sie malten 60 Minuten lang Töne als abstrakte Formen an die Wand.

For my CAS project I organised a week long Diversity Task Force event, the Diversity Task Force is dedicated to making our school a more inclusive, safe and welcoming place, regardless of gender identity, race or sexuality.  Diversity2

Saying that, the purpose of this project is to begin breaking down the gender roles and norms that have been dictated by society. This event is taking place from the 16th to the 20th of November, we will be hanging up informative posters everyday of the week, this will be coupled with a themed competition , with different prizes everyday (details are on the posters). 

A holistic art project by Leistungskurs Kunst students, students from the Mongolian Tolit School in Ulaanbaatar and professional architects (Architektenkammer Berlin)

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Based on my visit of Mongolia in Fall 2019 and my pedagogical inspections of art departments at schools of Ulaanbaatar, the idea to an interactive, cross-cultural and holistic architectural project evolved. One of the schools I visited, Tolit School, had bought a piece of land outside the capital city to expand by constructing an additional school building for secondary students with boarding opportunities.

Please find here two German documents covering very important Corona topics.
Hier finden Sie zwei deutsche Dokumente zu sehr wichtigen Corona Themen.

The Senat Berlin has published and linked to a number of English and German info sheets regarding important topics. Here are a few items that were recently recommended to the webteam and requested. 

Fundraising Bake Sales for Prom 2021 was a screaming success!

In the past few weeks we, the Prom 2021 Committee, organized various bake sales: two bake sales with a Halloween theme (29.10. & 30.10.) and one last week Friday (20.11.).


A big thank you goes out to the graduating students who helped out by organizing, baking or selling, as well as to the entire NMS community for the generous contributions! We managed to raise about 400€!!!

Also, thank you Maya Levine (Abitur Q3) for designing the spooky poster advertising the Halloween bake sales!

Have a look out for our next fundraising event! We are organizing a crossword puzzle contest.

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Seit dem Einsturz der Bekleidungsfabrik Rana Plaza (Bangladesh) im Jahr 2013, der 1135 Menschen in den Tod riss, veranstaltet die Nelson-Mandela-Schule jedes Jahr zum Gedenken während der internationalen Fashion Revolution Week im April Aktivitäten und Projekte zum Upcycling, um das Konsumverhalten bezüglich Kleidung und Mode zu verändern.


The Raffle Teams have been hard at work, creating some truly fabulous looking baskets! We have created a 'Padlet' to showcase them, and will continue to update with more baskets as we receive their details. 

Check out the link to the FoN 2020 padlet : FoN Baskets or click the picture below.
Click on the images in the padlet to enlarge. 


Roll Up, Roll Up, Get Your Tickets Here!

Each class will receive an allocation of tickets next week. Raffle Captains and Parent Reps will be contacted directly and informed of the distribution process.

Welcome to NMS

Nelson Mandela School is a diverse and inclusive international bilingual state school, teaching from grade 1 to 13. Students in the final year can graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
NMS is among the Berlin schools which regularly achieve top average Abitur grades. 

Greeting from the new principal Dr. Bauer

NMS Friends membership

NMS families are each asked to contribute at least 10EUR/month through the Friends to support trips, libraries, training and more!

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School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13

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30.11.2020 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin