Dear Year 6,

Once upon a time, there was a classroom.

You got this. You did it. We're proud of you. You worked hard and finished primary school.  End of year events didn't happen as they could have, but that doesn't mean this is not an important event in your life. We know you've missed a lot due to Covid 19 and lockdown so we wanted to create a leaving tribute for you. We came together online and each did a little bit - hope you enjoy watching it.

Farewell grade 6 
Here is the video for you and a song sheet here.

Wishing each and every year 6 pupil luck in your journey to secondary school, wherever you will be.

Yours, Year 6 teaching team

This week we received a lively art piece that is especially good from up high: Nelson Mandela on Schoolyard by 10d. "It always seems impossible until it's done" -

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 The current learning situation under Covid- 19 provided us with the possibility to work outside with fresh air and in smaller groups. 10d lived up to the task in Art class and drew a large portrait of Nelson Mandela with chalk onto the concrete of the schoolyard at P30 - come by to have a look before the rain hits!

This week we also have book blogs and a cute vlog by 6d

Thank you 6d for some really nice and interesting blogs. There was also a really cool video blog too. It looks great!

Book blog picture

 One of the best things to do, when you are at home most of the time, is to dive into an adventure…. by reading a wonderful book. All 6d students have written book reports in the past weeks.

Many students used Weebly to publish their book reportin the form of a blog. One student created a video, which is another creative way to report on a book.

To see the very cute video blog, please click here or on the picture of Jellyfish. (viewing permission issue now fixed)

Simply follow the links below to see the book blogs. Also available in a pdf sheet

ENCOURAGING BANNERS

These times give us all the more the opportunity to explore new ways of communication. To give a little bit of encouragement some students of 8b created encouraging banners for others to see. Keep hanging in there!

Claudia Balsters
Klassenlehrerin 8b
Fachlehrerin für Kunst und Deutsch
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Click here for lots more lovely banners by 8b. These are much larger sized photos than the cool one above and also look very cool. Have a look!

Elizabeth Birmingham is an interesting mix of humour, intelligence, grace and common sense.

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She has been with the Nelson Mandela School from the very start and it is thanks to her that we have a primary school at all. As one of the pillars of the school, she first started out as a primary teacher and later became the Acting Head of Primary. Later on, after achieving a doctorate during her sabbatical, she decided to transfer to Middle School and Upper Secondary where she not only taught English from grades 7- 13 but also SOCs (social sciences) and then later on geography.

Berlin landmarks were studied as part of a project in Environmental Studies. Many pupils had to work hard to find motivation and focus to follow through and finish each stage. 

There are lots of larger pictures here

Pupils chose and researched a landmark, studying its location, history, special features, original use and place in modern times. Next they needed to write a speech in the style as if they were a tour guide. Much talk went into possibly having to give this speech online to tourists as everyone had to stay at home.

Dear school community,


In a matter of a few months - the world has changed.
The global community shares the burden of COVID-19 and is now facing the consequences of racial injustice.

It is our collective responsibility to support each other, our students, and our school community through this challenging time.

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Your NMS Management

Ms Sajid had the idea of collecting messages from our students, and the NMS staff created a collage of all the lovely photos that we received and would like to show it on the website. This is zoomable.

We are staying at home

 It is the NMS students (and a few teachers) sharing the message that we are staying home, in their native language. We think that this collage by and for our students illustrates the strength and creativity of the global NMS community. We hope that everyone takes the message seriously and stays at home, for themselves and for others.

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This picture came a little later. It is also zoomable (message in Hindi). We have room for more of your messages here!!

 

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. 

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