Dear students, parents and teachers,

This has been a crazy school year. We could never have imagined that a worldwide pandemic would paralyze our schools. In a few days we had to switch from regular school operation to online teaching.

Not everything worked immediately, but thanks to our wonderful IT team we were able to respond quickly to questions and suggestions. The gradual return to school lessons in the form of attendance times was a particular challenge. A lot was demanded of our students and teachers, but above all of the families of our school community.

Dear Year 6,

Once upon a time, there was a classroom.

You got this. You did it. We're proud of you. You worked hard and finished primary school.  End of year events didn't happen as they could have, but that doesn't mean this is not an important event in your life. We know you've missed a lot due to Covid 19 and lockdown so we wanted to create a leaving tribute for you. We came together online and each did a little bit - hope you enjoy watching it.

Farewell grade 6 
Here is the video for you and a song sheet here.

Wishing each and every year 6 pupil luck in your journey to secondary school, wherever you will be.

Yours, Year 6 teaching team

This week we received a lively art piece that is especially good from up high: Nelson Mandela on Schoolyard by 10d. "It always seems impossible until it's done" -

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 The current learning situation under Covid- 19 provided us with the possibility to work outside with fresh air and in smaller groups. 10d lived up to the task in Art class and drew a large portrait of Nelson Mandela with chalk onto the concrete of the schoolyard at P30 - come by to have a look before the rain hits!

Berlin landmarks were studied as part of a project in Environmental Studies. Many pupils had to work hard to find motivation and focus to follow through and finish each stage. 

There are lots of larger pictures here

Pupils chose and researched a landmark, studying its location, history, special features, original use and place in modern times. Next they needed to write a speech in the style as if they were a tour guide. Much talk went into possibly having to give this speech online to tourists as everyone had to stay at home.

 

Update: Notbetreuung / Emergency Care - 10.06.2020, 14:30


Update: Schuljahr 2020-21 / School year 2020-2021 - 11.06.2020, 15:00
The Senate has decided to return to regular lessons in all schools and year levels at the beginning of the new school year 2020/21.The hygiene standards and cleaning schedules (frequent washing of hands/ airing of rooms) will be continued. Social distancing of 1.5 m will no longer apply.

SEE ALL PREVIOUS UPDATES REGARDING NMS SHUTDOWN & REOPENING. 

Elizabeth Birmingham is an interesting mix of humour, intelligence, grace and common sense.

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She has been with the Nelson Mandela School from the very start and it is thanks to her that we have a primary school at all. As one of the pillars of the school, she first started out as a primary teacher and later became the Acting Head of Primary. Later on, after achieving a doctorate during her sabbatical, she decided to transfer to Middle School and Upper Secondary where she not only taught English from grades 7- 13 but also SOCs (social sciences) and then later on geography.

Thanks to the efforts of so many parents, students, and staff, the NMS Yearbook 2019-20 is out now! 
This lovely album is a memento of the school year & a celebration of school spirit. As usual, proceeds go to covering printing costs and the rest goes to school activities through the NMS Friends funds.

Yearbook

@ P23 (Primary):  June 22-24 (Monday-Wednesday) 
Location: in front of the building
Time: ca. 10:30-12:30

@ P30 (Secondary): June 22-24 (Wednesday-Friday)
Monday 22.6 – Location: in front of the building or Foyer, ca. 9.30-18.30h (for Abi + IB graduation)

Tuesday 22.6 – Location: in front of the building or Foyer, ca. 11-15.30h (for MSA graduation)

Wednesday 24.6 – in the P30 Library, ca. 9-12h

Cost: €20 cash

*For Friends “Builder Level” members a yearbook is included this year. They can identify themselves at the sales stand and pick up their family copy. 

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

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This week we also have book blogs and a cute vlog by 6d

Thank you 6d for some really nice and interesting blogs. There was also a really cool video blog too. It looks great!

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 One of the best things to do, when you are at home most of the time, is to dive into an adventure…. by reading a wonderful book. All 6d students have written book reports in the past weeks.

Many students used Weebly to publish their book reportin the form of a blog. One student created a video, which is another creative way to report on a book.

To see the very cute video blog, please click here or on the picture of Jellyfish. (viewing permission issue now fixed)

Simply follow the links below to see the book blogs. Also available in a pdf sheet

Welcome to the NMS

The Nelson Mandela School is a diverse international bilingual state school for students from grade 1 to 13. Students can choose to graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

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

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13.07.2020 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin