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!

Friends of NMS allocate 20.000 euros for special projects!

This year the Friends of NMS are proud to announce the allocation of 20.000 euros for special projects that comply with our new Friends' Funding Guidelines which were presented by our treasurer Wolfgang Nothhelfer and unanimously accepted at the AGM in our bid for maximum transparency and fairness. We call on students, teachers, and parents to and share ideas and apply for funds to materialize our dream of making NMS better and better!

OFF & ON boarding with Gratitude!
The Friends of NMS would like to extend deep gratitude towards Sina Emde the Friends NMS Parent Representative and to Beate, The Deputy Chair (whose youngest child graduates this year), for their dedication, devotion, and years of good proactive good doing, promoting this special parent initiative and community that is celebrating its 20th anniversary through multiple roles over the years.

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NMS Chair Arun Sharma, Deputy Chair Beate Zander Zeidam, Treasurer Wolfgang Nothhelfer 2020/21. Click for a larger photo.

We would like to welcome our Friends of NMS new board members for 21/22, Katharina Jürgensen Deputy Chair, and Celli Lichman Parent Representative, and wish them years of positive activity.

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Chair Arun Sharma, Treasurer Wolfgang Nothhelfer, Teacher rep. Florentine Baumann, Deputy Chair Katharina Jürgensen, Former Deputy Chair Beate Zander Zeidam, Teacher rep. Bríd Ní Chatháin, Parent Rep. Celli Lichman. Click for a larger photo.  

"Katharina Jürgensen, I was born in Berlin, studied abroad and I LOVE the NMS spirit! I am a mum of three wonderful kids – two of them at NMS, one still in kindergarten. I am very much looking forward to supporting the school along with all the other friends! “

"Celli Lichman, I was born into a multicultural home in Jerusalem; studied abroad and moved to Berlin end of 2016. I too am a father of 3 wonderful children, our eldest is a Maxi in Flex, and our younger two are yet to join in the NMS funI! I'm looking forward to collaborating with parents, teachers, and students in the upbeat spirit of NMS!"

After approving the Friends of NMS budget, it's clear that we need parents to take an active part in the Friends school activity in addition to every able family joining the Friends of NMS as members(Link) for sustainable activity, maintaining current ongoing projects such as the libraries and IT support and allowing long-term planning to make NMS the best school for our children!

Your Friends of NMS

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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17.10.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin