Twenty-two students participated in the 30th mini-Marathon held last Saturday, 15th of September 2018. The students were motivated and happy to run along side 10,000 other participants from different schools. It was a great event and we are looking forward to next year's mini-Marathon. Thank you to all volunteers who helped organise the event for the school. Congratulations to all runners! The NMS Community is proud of your achievement!

Please see all results here.

Poster Festival of Nations

For several years, this Festival was called the ‘Sommerfest’ and was run by the educators to celebrate the end of the school year. In the beginning of 2011 it became known as the Festival of Nations. Moving the
event to the beginning of the year was done to include the older students before they got too busy with
their exams, and to fire up the school community at the start of the year, something which is especially
important for new parents. Read more and get the detailed Festival Planning & Stand Guide here.

We need YOU !

BOOK DONATIONS: We are looking for donations of Books, DVDs and Audio Books for the Book Stand. These can be in English or German, in good condition and preferably items that are likely to sell. Donations can already be dropped off at the Primary Library at P23 or at the entrance of B24.

Bring a Cup! The book stand team will also be offering coffee and cake at the Festival. Please feel free to bring your own ‘Coffee to Go’ cup to save on paper!

  • Festival of Nations 2018: Saturday, 22 September 2018: - All welcome! 

All messages and queries regarding the Festival should be sent to:
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Enlarge Poster here

PS: The 2017/18 Yearbook will be on sale at the Festival of Nations for only 20EUR.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get you a copy at your campus.  The yearbook is a wonderful way to remember the year past and is much more than a mouse pad/wasp swatter.

Registration for Extra C activities at the P23 and B24 campuses for the school year 2018/19 is now open! 

Register here for P23 Campus Extra Cs  

Register here for B24 Campus Extra Cs 

Online registration ends on 27.08.2018. If you wish to sign up for an Extra C during the school year, we ask you to kindly contact the Extra C provider directly at that time.

For more details on this year's offerings, times and providers see Clubs and Extra Cs.

Here is the lists materials that parents of students in years 7-13 who do not wish to take part in the Lernmittelfond are required to purchase for school year 2018-2019.

On the following dates will be no lessons:

No school days 2018-2019 (pdf)

Dear NMS community, welcome to the new school year! In order to clean up our database and to comply with new data protection regulations (GDPR), your subscription to the NMS Newsletter BUZZ has been terminated; therefore everyone is asked to re-subscribe to the Buzz now, to make sure you don’t miss out on important school-related information.

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Dear NMS Community,

In preparation for the coming school year, we’re asking for your contributions to the IT & Library funds, as well as for Lernmittelfond (secondary school only) and additional educational materials. For the 2018-2019 school year, requested contributions (also agreed on by the Schulkonferenz) are:
  • Primary (Flex - Grade 6 in 2018/19) - 95 EUR. This is 65 EUR for IT & Library Support + 30 EUR for additional educational materials
  • Secondary (Grade 7 - IB/ABI in 2018/19) - 155 EUR. This is 65 EUR for IT & Library Support + 90EUR for the Lernmittelfond.

NMS is a special school, and our IT and Library departments, 100% supported by parents, play an essential role in this, benefiting all students equally.  NMS was recently recognized as an excellent digital school.

We ask you to transfer 95 EUR (Primary) or 155 EUR (Secondary) by June 30th, 2018 to the following account:

Account Holder:  Friends of the Nelson Mandela School
Account Number:  1020232036
IBAN:  DE88100900001020232036
Bank code/BLZ  100 900 00 (Berliner Volksbank)
Purpose:  Name of the student + current class (for example Maxine Musterkind Flex C)

 Further details and FAQs (EN + DE) available here:

Friends of NMS on behalf of our school community

Graefewirtschaft: Das ist Ihr Partner für eine frische und gesunde Mittagessenversorgung:  ab  20. August sind wir Ihr Caterer an der 2. Internationale Schule Berlin. Vorstellung in Deutsch

2nd International School Berlin

State International School

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Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-13
  • Babelsberger Straße 24-25 (B24), Flex-10

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