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.

200604 NelsonMandela

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.

late collage

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


Informationen der Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie

Anlässlich der zunehmenden Verbreitung des Coronavirus hat die Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie eine Informationsseite eingerichtet, die ständig aktualisiert wird:

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


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
IMG 3264 buzz

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!

NMS has created a Padlet with material for online learning.  The NMS staff will share apps and tools that may be useful for online learning purposes. Descriptions in German, English, or both

The Padlet will be  continuously updated with new material and can be found by using the padlet embed below, clicking the title above, or at

Made with Padlet

Last summer, one of our students was diagnosed with cancer and had to stay in the hospital for treatment. An opportunity, however, became available for the student to continue to participate in lessons at school; in the form of a little robot called `Ivy`. Ivy could be used as an avatar. There are 43 of these robots in Germany, 8 of them in the Berlin Charité.

IT collage

After getting in contact with the Charité and having solved all issues regarding data protection, insurance, storage and permission letters of the students and teachers involved, the NMS school management cleared the use of Ivy with the school authorities… who agreed immediately. From that point on, Ivy the Robot took part mainly in English and Math lessons. A big thanks to the teachers involved who right away supported the use of `Ivy` in their lessons.

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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19.06.2021 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin