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). 

Your basket should preferably be themed for a particular country, to stick to the principal idea behind FoN of showing pride in our diverse community. But you can also choose to get creative with this brief. Perhaps you want to represent Christmas in Australia? Create a homage to K-Pop? Or a Bollywood movie night? Maybe a Japanese themed pampering basket? Or a romantic Italian dinner evening? Here are some past examples.

N.B. In case Covid causes a postponement of the raffle, perishable goods should not be included in baskets.


Parent reps should start the conversation in their class. Request one or two 'Raffle Captain' volunteer/s to coordinate and act as a point of contact. Pick a country and ask for ideas from the whole class about what should be in your basket. Decide whether you prefer cash contributions from families or for items to be donated. 

Enter your choice of country/theme on the Doodle list by 2nd OctoberDoodle Country Choice List. The next steps will be announced in the following weeks, so please continue to check the Buzz for more details about how you can provide support. Any questions can be directed to the committee by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your Festival of Nations 2020 Team,

Chevannes, Maja, Rhian, Sara and Winnie

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

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  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13

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23.11.2020 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin