Please note that on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 there is no school for P30 classes only.  From 11:00-19:00: P30 Parent-teacher-conferences/Elternsprechtag. 
Years 5-6 PTC is now moved to the 17th November 2020, and so years 5-6 will attend school on the 3rd November along with all other P23 classes.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass am Dienstag, dem 3. November 2020, wegen des Elternsprechtages (11:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr) für die Mittel- und Oberstufe kein Unterricht stattfindet.
Die PTC-Klassen 5-6 werden auf den 17. November 2020 verschoben . Die Jahrgänge 5-6-besuchen am 3. November 2020 mit den anderen P23-Klassen die Schule.


Message from Primary Principal Ina Claussen - 22.10.2020, 10:00


Please act responsibly and follow all the COVID 19 guidelines and regulations.
Bitte handeln Sie verantwortungsbewusst und befolgen Sie alle COVID-19 betreffenden Richtlinien und Vorschriften.

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

On Thursday and Friday, students from the Model United Nations (MUN) club organized its fourth annual MUN conference: NELMUN 2020! Due to the coronavirus situation, the conference was held online, with delegates taking part from home and our chairs working from school. 

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Although smaller than usual, NELMUN 2020 had delegates from the Dreilinden Gymnasium, the Katholische Schule Liebfrauen and NMS working together to solve issues under the banner topic of “Creating Global Solutions for Global Problems”. The 35 delegates worked in two committees, with the Security Council debating the issue of “Human rights violations in North Korea” and the Human Rights Committee discussing “Governmental vs Civil Liberty: Maintaining a balance between data protection and civil security in times of crisis”. 

Dear NMS community (parents, guardians, teachers, students and Friends),

We hope you have settled into the new school year and are enjoying relaxing weekends in between the long school weeks!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there have been complications with the funding of the prom at the end of this school year. The fundraising usually is supported to a great extent by the participation in big events, such as parties, these of course were cancelled due to the pandemic. In order to still enjoy the final party of our high school lives, we have come up with new Corona friendly options to raise money. As the planning committee for the event, we and our entire year urgently seek your support!

You can help us by:

a) buying one or more ticket(s) for the event (If you are interested in buying a ticket, yet did not receive any information on the process, please contact us via email!).

b) donate to our GoFundMe: https://gf.me/u/yumsjy

c) taking part in bake sales (only during conferences), flea markets etc. that are organised by AbiQ3/4 and IB13!

The prom will take place on the 19th of June 2021 at the Metropol in Berlin-Schöneberg.

The class lists were one of the vital channels used by the school and GEV to communicate changes to whole school years at extremely short notice during the corona crisis and more recently, the organisational changes to the parent evenings. Sign up for the lists is quite critical. Even if you were registered last year, it does not automatically move to a new class; you need to re-register.

Please don't get caught out, don't miss out on information from the school and the Parents Council! A number of parents have still not remembered to sign up for the lists for the new classes.

Sign up for the class email list here: https://forms.gle/nqEb1a3oF2ZrXxqx5

For my demonstration of my CAS experiences, my CAS Project consisted of myself, Jed Maegraith, teaching a self derived fitness course that helped me lose 35+ kg at home during the stay-at-home lockdown period in Berlin Earlier this year. For several years, I wasn't the most enthusiastic student in sport class, I did enjoy it but didn't do it so much. I really wanted to change something in my fitness life, so during the quarantine period of late march up until the school holidays this year, through a combination of intermittent fasting, low carb and protein shakes or regular fitness, I was able to lose nearly 37 kg.

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I had created a 40 minute fitness course that was targeted at high intensity burst workout methods, and targeted specific sectors of your body. I wanted to share this with some friends and to hope them be able to grasp the full potential that fitness can have on the body and how it can affect yourself, mentally and physically and the people around you. 

The Senat has published 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. 

As we listed the above items, it's worth remembering the following: 

  • There is an updates section of the website for school notifications
  • Make sure you have signed up for new class email lists to get important notifications from the school and GEV. Sign up here. If your child is in a new class, then the email from last year won't work.
  • Keep an eye on the newspapers due to recent BVG strikes. 
  • Make sure you have registered your child for online learning with the school. Every child should have consented to G Suite online learning months ago. To see further details look here.

Our team of students, Anneke Linh Bussert, Martha Bulkuley, Charlotte Braune, Katharina Sharma all presently in Q1 participated in the Green Cities project on sustainability: Green Urban Environments GRUEN  hosted by the HongKong Baptist Unversity (HKBU). This was a project that was designed to be an online collaboration between school pupils geographically separated and the resulting models were to be presented face to face in Hong Kong. The project was funded by the EU Erasmus+.

Award

Thanks to all those who have already signed up to the Doodle list. 2nd October is the deadline for country choices. There's still time to play your part in building our school community! 

​**Dear Raffle Captains: We would ideally like to have a nice photograph and a list of contents for each basket by 30th October, to enable us to promote them during ticket sale time in November** When your basket is ready, please send these details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Festival Fans! 

This Saturday would likely have been the date for our Festival of Nations, the school year's biggest fundraiser, and the opportunity for us to get together and party as a whole community. We, the FoN committee members, are especially saddened that Covid has spoiled plans to celebrate our school in its historic 20th anniversary year. However, we now have a plan to bring us together in a common cause, and try to recoup some of the losses that festival cancellation means...

The Gift Basket Raffle is one of the most anticipated parts of the festival. This year we want to GO BIG. We would like each class in the school to create a gift basket for a grand raffle, which will be held in December (date to be confirmed). 

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. 

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
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  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
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  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13
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