Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer (22. Februar 2021)

The closure of NMS is extended until at least February 26, 2021. Years 1-3 are already back in school on a voluntary basis, doing staggered learning. Exams are taking place in school for the Upper School classes. All classes in school are strictly following the health and safety guidelines for Corona. 

Die Schließung unserer Schule wird bis zum 26. Februar 2021 verlängert. Die Jahrgänge 1 bis 3 haben in dieser Woche mit Teilungsunterricht begonnen. Klassenarbeiten und Klausuren finden unter Beachtung strenger Hygiene-Maßnahmen in der Schule statt.

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Regelungen!
Please note the current regulations! 


In surrealen Zeiten entstehen surreale Bilder

Im Rahmen meines Praxissemesters im Lehramtsstudium an der Universität der Künste durfte ich, Caroline Meyer, die letzten turbulenten Monate in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie an der Nelson-Mandela-Schule hospitieren und auch selbst Online-Unterricht gestalten. In der Klasse 9d bei Florentine Baumann entstand dabei die tolle künstlerische Reihe zum Unterrichtsthema Surrealismus. Mit Webcam eingeschaltet vor dem Laptop sitzend, betraten die Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klasse 9d den virtuellen Kunstunterricht via Google Classroom und erhielten für die nächsten 20 Minuten die Aufgabe, ein surreales Selbstportrait aus mindestens 20 unterschiedlichsten Requisiten aus Zimmer/Küche/Bad zusammenzulegen.


Video #StayathomeChoir: Memories (Maroon 5) - Cover Dezember 2020 - YouTube

The love of music connects us even in these difficult times. Together with over 140 students from the Nelson-Mandela-Schule Berlin, the Max-Steenbeck-Gymnasium Cottbus and various choirs and orchestras from Germany, Sweden, Austria, the USA and the world, we recorded a large choir video at the end of 2020. We are happy that music-making and singing together can take place even in such difficult times, but we are also looking forward to singing and making music in school again. The project was carried out by Felix Theuner, who is currently teaching as a practical semester student at the Nelson Mandela School in Berlin.

Hört ihr, wie´s knallt und zischt? The children of class Flex A performed the traditional German poem "Der Bratapfel" as a recording for their parents. It is a famous German poem, known and recited by kids all over Germany. Find out, maybe even your parents know the poem if they grew up in Germany?

The children were very excited to make this recording, especially as we had to make sure that all the Corona safety requirements for everyone, such as singing with masks, washing hands before and after, disinfecting instruments and keeping enough distance while singing, were met. In the end, it all worked out well and the kids performed wonderfully.

Don´t be surprised if after listening to this, you feel you really would like to enjoy a mouthwatering and delicious Bratapfel?

Enjoy Flex A´s "Der Bratapfel". 

Lockdown information, documents and links covering important Corona topics/Lockdown-information sowie Dokumente und Links zu wichtigen Corona-Themen

  • In Berlin the general lockdown will continue until 07.03. Most children will continue to learn at home until at least 07.03.
  • Classes 1-3 returned on 22.02 on a voluntary basis and will do staggered learning. Final year classes in the NMS Upper School are now attending school for exams.
  • Emergency Care is extended until March, and will be provided for parents working in essential professions or who are single parents AND cannot organise alternative care for their child. The form is here / Lockdown Betreuung: Für Eltern in systemrelevanten Berufen oder Alleinerziehende, die keine andere Betreuungsmöglichkeit für ihr Kind organisieren können, ist eine Notbetreuung eingerichtet. Wenn die o.g. Kriterien auf Sie zutreffen, melden Sie Ihr Kind bitte zur Notbetreuung an.
  • Primary School Department of Social Pedagogues has prepared this: Support During Corona Lockdown. Additional Senat Berlin media resources sent to NMS regarding child protection/family crisis include this info image and this info video
  • Up to 100 children in the UK affected by rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus
  • The Upper School class plan continues until early February; find it here/Klassenpläne der Oberschule von Klasse 7 bis IB13-Q4.
  • There is flexibility and provision for students who are unable to participate in online learning.
  • The Senat has confirmed that the written exams for the MSA will not take place this year but that the oral exams/presentations will take place
  • Abitur exams will take place with measures such as extra preparation time due to the circumstances.
  • Corona school FAQs/FAQ Schulen in Pandemie-Zeiten (Gesundheitsamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf). This document is in simple German. 
  • Isolation procedure/Isolationsverfahren (Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf). This document is in more complex German.


Berlins Schülerinnen und Schüler lernen wieder online. Unsere Schule ist mit der G-Suite-Enterprise-Lizenz bestens ausgestattet. Die Daten bleiben in der EU, alle Schülerkonten sind pseudonymisiert und werden von der Schule verwaltet. Die Lernplattform Classroom und das Videokonferenztool Meet werden entsprechend unserer Datenschutzrichtlinien aus dem Jahre 2018 eingesetzt. Unsere Lehrkräfte werden in jedem Monat professionell weitergebildet. Das Online-Handbuch vom Juni 2020 enthält viele Tipps und Hinweise zum Online-Lernen. Da dieses Handbuch recht umfangreich ist, haben wir hier einige wichtige FAQs für Lehrkräfte, Schülerinnen und Schülern und ihre Eltern zusammengefasst.

A musical offering from Primary Choir volunteers in year 5 & 6. Huge thanks for amazing advice and technical help from the multi-talented Julia Naji.

We present in a cappella: 'Silent Night;' 'Mary's Boy Child;'  'We Wish You a Merry Christmas.'

Video here

As we have spontaneously recorded the Libertango by Astor Piazolla on the last day of school, which means the day before yesterday (Tuesday 15 the December), we would like to share this with the NMS community. 

See the piece here on Youtube

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!

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

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26.02.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin