Winner of the Crossword Puzzle Contest

Last week the Prom 2021 Committee drew a winner from the countless entries received for the Crossword Puzzle Contest. The winner is Lisa Wilde from Q1!!! Congratulations! A big thank you goes out to the designers of the puzzle Sive Chambers (Q3) and Hanna Holmberg (Q3), as well as all the contestants! We, the Prom 2021 Committee, hope you enjoyed expressing your school spirit while filling out the crossword puzzle!

We wish you a merry holiday season and a happy New Year! May the upcoming year be better than the last!

If you are in grade 13 and are still looking for a Christmas present for a friend, partner or parent, a ticket to the prom 2021 would be perfect! If you are interested, but don’t know how to go about buying a ticket, write us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Seit dem Einsturz der Bekleidungsfabrik Rana Plaza (Bangladesh) im Jahr 2013, der 1135 Menschen in den Tod riss, veranstaltet die Nelson-Mandela-Schule jedes Jahr zum Gedenken während der internationalen Fashion Revolution Week im April Aktivitäten und Projekte zum Upcycling, um das Konsumverhalten bezüglich Kleidung und Mode zu verändern.

Raffle results video. Keep hold of your tickets because you might be a runner up.

**Drum Roll** This is it, the moment we have all been waiting for! The culmination of our takeaway version of the yearly NMS Festival of Nations. The 'FoN To-Go'. 

Grab your tickets, cross your fingers, and click on this link to view the FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2020 GIFT BASKET RAFFLE GRAND DRAW!

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 If you are a lucky winner, please contact us by 18th December to stake a claim to your basket. Otherwise, the basket will be up for grabs by the runner-up ticket number! 

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Everyone else: Keep hold of your tickets in case you are a runner-up! 

We will publish runner-up winners' numbers in next Friday's Buzz for any basket that is not claimed by 18th December!

On Thursday and Friday, students from the Model United Nations (MUN) club organized its fourth annual MUN conference: NELMUN 2020! Due to the coronavirus situation, the conference was held online, with delegates taking part from home and our chairs working from school. 


Although smaller than usual, NELMUN 2020 had delegates from the Dreilinden Gymnasium, the Katholische Schule Liebfrauen and NMS working together to solve issues under the banner topic of “Creating Global Solutions for Global Problems”. The 35 delegates worked in two committees, with the Security Council debating the issue of “Human rights violations in North Korea” and the Human Rights Committee discussing “Governmental vs Civil Liberty: Maintaining a balance between data protection and civil security in times of crisis”. 

For my CAS project I organised a week long Diversity Task Force event, the Diversity Task Force is dedicated to making our school a more inclusive, safe and welcoming place, regardless of gender identity, race or sexuality.  Diversity2

Saying that, the purpose of this project is to begin breaking down the gender roles and norms that have been dictated by society. This event is taking place from the 16th to the 20th of November, we will be hanging up informative posters everyday of the week, this will be coupled with a themed competition , with different prizes everyday (details are on the posters). 

A holistic art project by Leistungskurs Kunst students, students from the Mongolian Tolit School in Ulaanbaatar and professional architects (Architektenkammer Berlin)

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Based on my visit of Mongolia in Fall 2019 and my pedagogical inspections of art departments at schools of Ulaanbaatar, the idea to an interactive, cross-cultural and holistic architectural project evolved. One of the schools I visited, Tolit School, had bought a piece of land outside the capital city to expand by constructing an additional school building for secondary students with boarding opportunities.

For my demonstration of my CAS experiences, my CAS Project consisted of myself, Jed Maegraith, teaching a self derived fitness course that helped me lose 35+ kg at home during the stay-at-home lockdown period in Berlin Earlier this year. For several years, I wasn't the most enthusiastic student in sport class, I did enjoy it but didn't do it so much. I really wanted to change something in my fitness life, so during the quarantine period of late march up until the school holidays this year, through a combination of intermittent fasting, low carb and protein shakes or regular fitness, I was able to lose nearly 37 kg.


The Senat has published a number of English and German info sheets regarding important topics. Here are a few items that were recently recommended to the webteam and requested. 

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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School offices:

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

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