At the end of the school-year -as announced earlier- I am leaving the Nelson-Mandela-School and will take over another new and exciting challenge. In August I will start as the head of the German School in Kiew, a still very young and not finally settled school, where a lot of pioneering will be required.

Miebs

Address to the graduating class by Arun Sharma; on behalf of the parents and guardians

3 minutes, 3 points

Good afternoon.  Congratulations to the graduating class, the parents, the school administration, the support staff and the teachers.  Congratulations for this big step forward into each of your lives.  Your heads are full of ideas, accomplishments, dreams, fears, maybe even a sip of champagne. 

Nelson Mandela School’s second ever student led career day took place on Thursday the 6th of June 2019.

The students that attended were able to listen to a variety of career presentations and talks by parents and friends. Students got to hear about life at the British Embassy, working at the Charité, working in costume and films, politics, and much more!

On the 11th of June, accompanied by Mrs. Sekon and Mrs. Adler, class 8c prepared a City Challenge. This City Challenge was that the class would travel throughout Berlin and visit different famous tourist attractions. Groups of two people each out of the class were required to create an activity that fitted the specific monument they were given to research.

Before asking the other groups to perform that activity, each group were asked to prepare a short speech that would give the rest of the class of 22 students information about the monument.

Junge Tüftler are one of our school’s favourite cooperation partners. Also this summer they invite our students to an exciting workshop at the brandnew Berlin Futurium! 

Am 5. September 2019 eröffnet das Futurium im Herzen Berlins nahe dem Hauptbahnhof. Unter einem Dach beherbergt es ein Zukunftsmuseum mit lebendigen Szenarien, ein Zukunftslab zum Ausprobieren, ein Zukunftsforum für den gemeinschaftlichen Dialog und künstlerische Projekte - und Junge Tüftler ist mittenmang dabei! Im Zukunftslab werden wir in regelmäßigen Workshops die Bildungsmaterialien des Futuriums mit den Maker Methoden von Junge Tüftler verbinden.

In May, around 60 sixth-graders participated in the NMS Media Literacy Assessment trial. The school devised this mobile assessment, creating an interactive quiz on the Berlin platform Actionbound, to assess our sixth-graders’ knowledge of the Internet and of social media, as well as online creation and data processing. 

 

On Ubuntu Day the school was visited by the notable journalist John Battersby and the school received a very warm write up in the Daily Maverick after welcoming him to the community.

DailyMaverick

The article, 'Ubuntu: Getting to know ourselves through others in the shadow of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela' talks at length about the day. 

A visit to the Nelson Mandela International School in Berlin on its annual Ubuntu Day celebration on 21 May 2019 will stay with me for a long time.

It was a humbling and uplifting experience to see the Mandela values of inclusivity, diversity and community service being lived and shared on a daily basis by some 1,500 students from more than 60 countries including some students and teachers from South Africa.

It was a kaleidoscope of colour and activity with a rich tapestry of passion and culture that gives the school the feel of a youthful United Nations.

The bilingual — German and English — state school was founded in 2000 to attract more nationalities to Berlin in line with the German capital’s policy of openness and cultural inclusion.

A facade with larger-than-life images of Mandela’s smiling face spread across the top leads one into a courtyard where on a battery of sewing machines students were creating new patchwork clothes from their own discarded clothes.

The full article can be read in the Daily Maverick here.

After a lot of hard work and contributions by students, parents, and staff – the NMS Yearbook is scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday June 12!

Full pdf here. We hope that everyone who is represented in the yearbook will get a copy – and that it will remain with you as a fond reminder of your year at NMS. Like last year, the yearbook will be sold for €20 cash. This amount will mainly cover printing costs – what’s left will go to the NMS Friends for supporting school projects.  Please see the Buzz for contact info if you can help with sales!

Sales points: 

@B24 - Sommerfest Wednesday 12.6

@P23 - in front of school, as of Thursday, 13.6-19.6 (volunteers pending)

@P30 - Foyer, as of Thursday, 13.6-19.6 (volunteers pending) Also 13.6 IB/Abi Q4 Graduation -  in front of sports hall and 18.6 Year 10 MSA Graduation - in front of sports hall

Welcome to the NMS

The Nelson Mandela School is a diverse international bilingual state school for students from grade 1 to 13. Students can choose to graduate with either the bilingual Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

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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