On the 22nd and 23rd of September, the NMS hosted our annual NELMUN conference at our secondary campus. Both the Katholische Schule Liebfrauen and the Schiller Gymnasium attended this year, resulting in a total of 41 active and engaged delegates tackling 2022’s banner theme: 'The Global Food Crisis - Fighting Food Insecurity in Uncertain Times.'

In two different committees, the Environmental Committee & the UNHCR, the delegates debated, explored solutions and eventually formed resolutions on the issue, while also ensuring they maintain their diplomatic profiles. Our Secretary Generals were Lena and Kim, who hosted our opening and closing ceremony and guided the committees as well as their first-time co-chairs. Since this is their final time attending an MUN conference, we are very grateful to have had not only them, but also our admin team: Estella, Marlene, Manu, Siiri and Arthur. Without their organization the conference couldn't have taken place!

Pressefoto Website

On 20 September 2022, five Berlin schools were awarded the "Excellent Digital School" seal of quality by Aziz Bozkurt, State Secretary for Youth, Family and School Digitization. The award with the quality seal "Excellent Digital School" is an appreciation of general education schools of the State of Berlin for their sustainable and quality-oriented commitment in three subject areas:

Accompaniment and promotion of young people with regard to digitally supported education
Classification of digitally supported education in teaching and learning processes
Cooperation and networks

The awarded schools are:

Grundschule im Beerwinkel
The Georg-Klingenberg-Schule and the Nelson-Mandela-Schule successfully submitted to the recertification process this year and once again convinced the audit and jury.

Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer (September 9, 2022)

For data protection reasons, the school's substitution plan is only available via the WebUntis app.

We are implementing the Corona regulations (see https://www.berlin.de/sen/bjf/corona/briefe-an-schulen/) as follows:
The class teachers / tutors will inform their students about the measures on the 1st day of school. Parents or students of legal age need to declare in writing by Friday, August 26, 2022, whether their children / themselves wish to take two or three tests.

The class teachers / tutors will keep the consent forms with their class lists. They will pick up the number of required test kits (including two or three kits for their own testing) from their office each Monday (from August 29, 2022). We are not giving out test kits if the consent form is not provided. When and where students test themselves is at their discretion.

 Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung


Admission 1st Grade 2023

If your child was born between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017, they must start school in the school year 2023/24.

If you wish to enroll your school-aged child at NMS, first you must register them at the public primary school closest to your residence between October 10 and October 21, 2022.
There you must request a transfer form to Nelson Mandela School.

Following that you can register your child at our school.

The current registration form and all necessary information will be available for download here (from September 26, 2022).

You must present your application at the school office in person. Appointments to do so will be made available and must be booked here from October 7, 2022.

Important: please read the instructions here carefully to ensure that you understand the process fully and that you have all the necessary documents.

On Sept. 17, 2022, from noon to 4 p.m., there will be a UMUGANDA at P30 to mark this year's WORLD CLEAN UP DAY: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/

On this day, millions of individual volunteers, members of governments and NGOs from 191 countries will gather to work united to fight the world's pollution and kick off sustainability initiatives. At P30, the schoolyard is cleaned up and indoor walls are beautified. Student work can be hung, rooms arranged differently, tables and chairs cleaned. There will also be sweeping and trash removal in front of the school. We welcome as much participation as possible from volunteers from the student body, parent body, and faculty. 


Let's make our school a cleaner and more beautiful place!


Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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The competition is aimed at all students in grades 5 to 13.

The problems can be picked up from the math teachers or downloaded here (5. Klasse 6. Klasse 7. Klasse8. Klasse9-11. Klasse12-13. Klasse).

Solutions can be handed in to Ms Figueiras (alternatively in her pigeonhole in the staff-room) until 18.10.2022.

Participants will receive the result on 07.11.2022 at the school.

Successful participants qualify for the 2nd round of the Mathematics Olympiad, which will take place on 09.11.2022 as a district round in Berlin.

The discussion of the problems in internet forums is not permitted. For further questions please contact Ms Figueiras by email.

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It was wonderful to see so many happy and smily people at the FoN, enjoying themselves, chatting to each other, running around, checking out the stands, and trying out loads of food and sweets. The atmosphere was warm, buzzing, and lovely.

The stage shows were great. The choir and the Scottish band did a great job entertaining the masses, and the MC was excellent in animating even the youngest kids to perform a little dance. The gift baskets looked amazing and the lucky winners disappeared with them happily.

There was a thrift store selling good clothes, the Friends of NMS shop selling NMS shirts, sweaters and mugs, and a bookstall selling a lovely variety books for all ages.

Well done to everyone who worked so hard before, during and after the event. The Festival of Nations Team put on a great day. Thank you! We don‘t know how the FoN raised for the community, yet. But we can tell you this: It was very successful!

You can take a look at our FoN photo gallery HERE.

Titel Artikel Tiny House

The Y9/10 Art Profile Courses are based on our school’s close cooperation with the BAUHAUS museum. With the Y10 students this year, we will even more closely connect art & design by working on, with and about the NMS Tiny House. During the last school year, the Higher-Level Art Abitur students - together with their teacher Detlef Wingerath and an architect - constructed the Tiny House as contemporary work and assembly space for students. The Abitur students have all graduated and now the Profile Course will be in charge to finalise the looks of the Tiny. Before starting to apply the final layers of protective paint, the students all spent 15 minutes to draw their perception of the NMS Tiny. This will help them to identify with the construction, to design a logo, come up with a slogan and equip it according to their visions. Many thanks to Detlef Wingerath for the many hours he spent to build the Tiny, discuss with the architect, artists and students and to take care of all the paperwork and applications. 


It was very moving seeing all the excited and happy (and in some cases shy) new faces at the Einschulung on Saturday. The Aula was filled with brand new school bags and Schultüten of all colors, images and forms.
Approximately 40 new students and their parents were greeted by school management, parent volunteers from the GEV and the Friends of Nelson Mandela. They met their teachers and new class mates for the first time and were able to explore their classrooms.

We wish our new members a wonderful time in school and a warm welcome to our community.

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 Principal Dr. Bauer 

Christmas and New Year 2021 video from Principal Dr Bauer with a performance of music and an address

NMS Friends membership

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

Let's keep building NMS together

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

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


NMS Friends left side website 


2019 Silver esafety label

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Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

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