Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer 

There is compulsory testing except for vaccinated or recovered people. The school management decides on a case-by-case basis which pupils are exempted from compulsory attendance and participate in school-led learning at home (saLzH). We are still assigned to the "green" corona level. After the holidays, tests will be carried out three times a week for two weeks (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

We wish all students, their parents and guardians and all colleagues a relaxing autumn break!

Es besteht Testpflicht außer für geimpfte oder genesene Personen. Welche Schülerinnen bzw. Schüler vom der Präsenzpflicht befreit werden und am "schulisch angeleiteten Lernen zu Hause (saLzH)" teilnehmen, entscheidet die Schulleitung im Einzelfall.Wir sind weiterhin der Coronastufe "grün" zugeordnet. Nach den Ferien wird zwei Wochen lang dreimal getestet (montags, mittwochs, freitags).

Wir wünschen allen Schülerinnen und Schülern, ihren Eltern und allen Kolleginnen und Kollegen erholsame Herbstferien!

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

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

The Global Goals (aka SDGs) are overarching goals and therefore relevant to any subject. 6D recycled old magazines into new visuals of our planet‘s lungs; trees. They uploaded their tree Art onto the Global Goals website to add to the virtual forest of the ‚Artivism for Nature‘ project. Some of their art work can also be found in this collage. Why don‘t you add yours? Here is the link.

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Die Global Goals (auch SDGs genannt) sind übergreifende Ziele und daher für jedes Thema relevant. 6D hat alte Zeitschriften zu neuen Bildern der Lunge unseres Planeten recycelt; die Bäume. Sie haben ihre Baumkunst auf die Global Goals Website hochgeladen, um den virtuellen Wald des Projekts "Artivism for Nature" zu ergänzen. Einige ihrer Kunstwerke sind auch in dieser Collage zu sehen. Warum fügst du nicht deine hinzu? Hier ist der Link.

Deep gratitude towards Sina Emde, the Friends NMS Parent Representative and to Beate, The Deputy Chair.

Dear Friends,
Thank you for joining the Friends' Anual General Meeting on Tuesday and welcome to the new active members. We're thrilled to have so many new volunteers on board. 

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The NMS AGM concluded a year of successful work, showcasing how the friends and primarily the parent volunteers make the school the special community it is!

Join the fun:

  • Volunteer with Olivia at the Friend of NMS shop dressing the community in style and spirit!
  • Like to party? Come help Katja and Ruth on the Boogie team, plan and realise a true fun-raiser!
  • The 20th NMS Yearbook is amazing thanks to the joint effort of a team of dedicated parents, teachers, and students who despite a year riddled with hybrid learning and normal in-person activities, the yearbook packed with NMS school spirit! Come join Alisa and Stuart in coordinating this year’s book!
  • Come find out why the NMS children love the libraries  at P23 and P30  as do we! Join a monthly update meeting with our inspiring team of librarians and help support and develop the activities our children enjoy!
  • Join the dedicated team of Friends aspiring to create sustainability through encouraging membership, engagment and outreach. Our goal is to get all able families involved. +2 hours a week of voluntreering in an activity of your choice or you can create a new one to your liking, and by all signing up to the Friends! Let’s reach the sustainable signup!

Wahlergebnisse Junior BTW Deutschland gesamtsmall

Wahlergebnisse Junior  BTW Deutschland gesamt / Results of the Junior election for the whole of Germany

Am 20. September fand an unserer Schule die Junior-Bundestagswahl statt. 528 Schüler*innen ab Klasse 9 waren zur Stimmabgabe aufgerufen. Der Politik Grundkurs Q3 organisierte im Vorfeld eine Podiumsdiskussion zur Unterstützung der Wahlentscheidung und verteilte Wahlbenachrichtigungen. Professionelle Wahlkabinen, eine Wahlurne und Stimmzettel mit den passenden Kandidat*innen für unseren Wahlkreis 80 sorgten für eine authentische Wahl. Die Ergebnisse unserer Schulwahl weichen dabei nicht nur vom offiziellen Ergebnis der Bundestagswahl, sondern auch vom Ergebnis der Bundes-Juniorwahl deutlich ab. Viel Spaß bei der Analyse der Ergebnisse! 
Klicken Sie auf die Bilder, um größere Versionen zu sehen.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Platz 3 in der 3x 1.000 m Staffel der männlichen Jugend U18:
Liam Sherwood, Benjamin Lonicer, Ben Schubert! Liam erreichte dabei 2:53 Minuten.

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The NMS Sport Club International team won third place in the Berlin-Brandenburg long relay championships

Congratulations to the SCI-NMS men's under 18 team on 3rd place in the 3x 1,000m relay race: Liam Sherwood, Benjamin Lonicer and Ben Schubert! Liam ran his relay in 2:53 minutes.

Clean the school - Umuganda (P30)

Last Saturday, 2.10.2021, it was finally time again for four hours of thorough cleaning of the schoolyard and building of the P30 site together with students, teachers and parents. In total, more than 40 people came together on a sunny and pleasantly warm autumn day to take on tasks that cannot be done by the regular cleaners. Among other things, the furniture was arranged in the schoolyard, flowerbeds and green areas as well as the entire schoolyard were cleaned, plants were trimmed, stage parts and seat sets from the FoN were stowed away, the entire entrance area was thoroughly cleaned, dishes and cutlery were collected in the building, trash was removed, and walls and floors were cleaned. The students of the UNESCO group, who also designed the new Umuganda logo, called for the Umuganda action. Especially many participants came from Q1 (12th grade), but also students from the middle school actively supported.

On behalf of the entire school community, we would like to thank all those who came together to school on their Saturday off between 12 and 4 pm to beautify the site. Umuganda will take place again in January and then will certainly be announced in the long term.

The idea behind Umuganda can be loosely stated after John F. Kennedy: "Don't ask what the school can do for you - ask what you can do for the school."

Umuganda PDF here

Information during the Corona period

  • Masks are no longer required in P23 from 04.10.2021. Tests will continue but with changes.
  • The Festival of Nations was very succesful and raised 25,000 euros for the community. It was also lovely and a lot of fun!
  • The new NMS clothing raised 5000 euros at the FoN.  The NMS webshop has received an update, and lots of the new NMS 20th Anniversary clothes and bag designs are up. The clothes can be ordered by email and also bought from the P23 shop when it is open. 
  • The 7 day incidence of Corona in Berlin is in the mid 70s as of Friday 01.10. 
  • Bicycle thefts are currently being reported near P23 by parents. Specifically near the bakery.  Please be aware that this happens very quickly, sometimes while people are in the bakery for a short time.
  • The GEV has requested that drivers please avoid Pfalzburger Strasse on both campuses when dropping off and picking up. The pavement outside the school entrance is not for car manoeuvres!! Please treat the safety of all NMS kids with the same high regard as your own and refrain from driving or reversing at kids. 

Botschaft des Senats über NMS-Direktor Dr. Bauer/Message from the Senat via NMS Principal Dr Bauer

Bitte beachten Sie die von mir an Sie geschickten neuen Regelungen der Senatsverwaltung.

Ab nächster Woche (4. Oktober 2021) entfällt die Maskenpflicht für Schüler*innen und Beschäftigte der Grundschule. In den Wochen, in denen nur zweimal getestet wird, wird die Klasse dreimal getestet, in der ein*e Schüler*in positiv getestet wird. Der dritte Termin ist stets montags.

Nach den Herbstferien wird zwei Wochen lang dreimal getestet. Die Testtage sind Montag, Mittwoch, Freitag für alle Klassenstufen.

Please take note of the new regulations sent to you by the Senate Administration.

Starting next week (October 4, 2021), the mask requirement will be waived for elementary school students and employees. In the weeks when only two tests are given, the class in which a student tests positive will be tested three times. The third appointment will always be on Mondays.

After the fall break, testing will be done three times per week for two weeks. The testing days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all grades.

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

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16.10.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin