Dear Nelson-Mandela-Community,

After 10 years at Nelson Mandela School, I will begin another posting from the 31st of August 2016 as school principal of the Paula-Fürst-Schule in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Fotos: Florian Lonicer

Mehr Fotos unten.

Dear Parents, dear Colleagues, dear NMS Students,

It is time for me to say farewell and thank you for all the support, encouragement and kindness I have received over the past three years. Being the head of a school of this size and character can be a true challenge, but at no point have I been without the clear feeling that the community here is passionately committed to the special purpose and spirit of the school. To me, in hindsight, this is the strongest point about the Nelson Mandela School, and an asset that deserves as well as requires special attention and care – just as some of the student speakers adroitly explained it to me in a first meeting.

The annual Bundeswettbewerb Fremdsprachen (national competition for foreign languages) now in its 25th year yet again was an exciting and entertaining three-day event in Hanover. This national competition has been successfully promoting children, who are avid students and users of foreign languages, since its inception in 1979. Meanwhile, it can boast an impressive number of over 15,000 young participants.

Alle Mitglieder der NMS Primary versammelten sich am Freitag, den 15.07.2016 um die Schule zum glänzen zu bringen. Seite an Seite putzten die Schülerinnen, Lehrerinnen, Erzieherinnen und Eltern das ganze Schulgebäude sauber, sodass die nächste Generation ein entzückendes Schulgebäude vorfindet.

Dear Graduate Class 2016,

The Nelson Mandela School is home to the highly mobile; yet a few of you have been students here from when there was still a preschool.

Your parents are those who were part of the schools’ naming process, back bones of the parent council, long standing members of the school conference and founders of the Friends of Nelson Mandela, our Förderverein.

This was a generation of parents who participated in shaping the profile of this organized, disorganized, chaotic, crazy, flexible and yet cherished school in which the attributes “international” and “diverse” are not mere labels but an identification, a way of life.

Graduates: Your success here today is in no small measure due to their support.

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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