This photography project is an extension of our Science studies on Light and Micro worlds:

  • How is a camera similar to our eyes?
  • What is the relation between light and our sense of sight?
  • Why do ordinary objects become extra-ordinary when viewed in a closer perspective?

Pupils from 5B and 5D took a crash course in photography under Ms. Sylvester learning about the different genres, the importance of light and the Rule of Thirds. What was initially planned for a week of lessons on macro photography extended to food, action and portraits. All pictures were taken using a digital camera. We hope that you see a story behind each photo and that you enjoy our exhibit as much as we enjoyed the process in making them.

Pictures below!

A Message from NMS Head of IT Department, Annemieke Akkermans

Banning mobile phones in school?

February 6th was Safer Internet Day – why not spend five minutes on this topic and give your feedback below.

Ten years ago, pro-tech teachers like myself were mostly advocating the use of mobile phones in school. Our students grew up in an online world, only to go off the grid the minute they entered the school building.

Mobile technology, high-speed Internet and smart phones enabled BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and brought online research, digital presentation and collaborative working through cloud computing into the classroom. We teachers tried to get our head around social media, cyberbullying and data protection issues. Our school created social media and cyberbullying guidelines, a mobile phone policy and an acceptable use policy for ICT, organised round table discussions, presentations and workshops for students, teachers and parents on these topics.

Here are some pictures and some videos of the Winter Concert which took place on 1 Feburary 2018 in the P23 Aula. Thanks to Florian Lonicer, the photographer!

Im Jahr 2005 wurde von den Vereinten Nationen am 27. Januar der Internationale Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Holocaust (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) zum Gedenken an den Holocaust und den 60. Jahrestag der Befreiung des Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz-Birkenau eingeführt. In diesem Kontext freuen wir uns über die Ergebnisse des Projektes „Memories for the Future“, an dem alle 9. Klassen teilnehmen. Hier sind einige Impressionen dazu.

Am Donnerstag, 09.11.2017, fand der traditionelle Crosslauf von Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf im Volkspark Jungfernheide statt.

There is now an official Nelson Mandela School Alumni group on facebook! Well over 600 former students are members already. Follow the link: NMS Alumni Group FB

Am 16.02.2018 fand der Musikabend mit dem Thema Himmlisches und Irdisches statt. Es war ein großartiges Konzert mit verschiedenen Musikensembles der Secondary. Hier sind einige Eindrücke.

The secondary educators work closely with the students to address issues related to addiction and safe media use. The educators are in regular contact with the school management, parent committees, local support organisations and the Berlin Police.

If problems are identified, support and information about where to get help are offered to the students and parents concerned.

If you have any individual questions or concerns, please request an appointment with one of the secondary educators. You can reach them by phone or e-mail.

Here is an overview of the topics covered by the prevention program for the 2017/2018 school year.

Newly founded: 2nd International School Berlin

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