Works by Ysanne Cremer, Margo Dietrich, Josefine Germer and Ruby Zeuner

April 29, 2019NMS ART Show
4.30 pm

NMS Campus B24
Babelsberger Str. 24, 2nd floor
10715 Berlin

Charles Spiller (IB Coordinator)
Omar Sinani (Student President)
Florentine Baumann (Course Instructor)

Visual Art, Music, Refreshments


The exhibition is on display until May 21, 2019 and will be accessible on 

Monday 10 – 12 am
Thursday, 10.30 – 12.30 pm

Artwork by Ysanne Cremer (click poster to zoom)                                                                                                   

Two NMS teams took part in this school year's Berlin ALBA Upperschool League (ALBA Oberschulliga). Both teams played in three tournaments, the preliminary, intermediate and final rounds.

A Basketball 1 kl

In the Boys Class II (birthyears.02-05) preliminary match the NMS team won third place in the Beginners Group, in the following intermediate round they won first place.
This enabled the team to go up to the higher Junior Class level. The final round took place on the 22nd of March, in the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
A Basketball 2

Decked in their new basketball kit (which was sponsored by the NMS Förderverein) the NMS team played beautiful combinations against the Virchow-OS, the Barnim-Gym and the Hans-Grade-OS, winning all their matches and placed a well deserved 1st place. The NMS Boys Class I  team (birthyears 00-03) won second place in the preliminary match, third place in the intermediate round and third place in the  final (Junior).

A Basketball 3


All results can be seen in pdf at 

This morning, March 22, 2019, the Second International School at Babelsberger Strasse 24 officially took on its new name during a ceremony in the Sporthalle: Wangari Maathai International School. Sharing their excitement for the occasion and words of wisdom for the future of the school were the Acting Principal, Mr. Matthias Roesner, State Senator for Education, Mr. Mark Rackles and the Ambassador of Kenya, Mr. Joseph Magutt.

Thunder, Lightning and Rain didn´t keep  quiz loving members of our school community from joining the fun last Monday evening. 

10 tables with motivated parents and teachers attempted to answer questions in six very diverse catagories.  Competitive contemplation as well as lots of laughter made for an excellent mood. Thanks Tim Lockwood for sponsoring the prizes - Australian Blundstone boots and sandals as well as wine and a bottle of bubbly. 

To John Chambers - the artist of the invitation - be ready to draw up more. Successful fun raising calls for a repeat.

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April 11, 2019 at the Wilmersdorf Stadium

As the German saying goes 'April, April, macht was er will', however the cold weather could not disrupt the great atmosphere of the 2019 NMS Primary Sports day.

As soon as the students arrived, the festive atmosphere began. Luckily the day started out sunny and the flex/3rd grade classes were able to take advantage of the more friendly weather.

All students tried their best and encouraged their classmates. Although only few classes won the 'Sportschildship Award', it was obvious that all students displayed the values of fair play.

The tug-of-war event was a real highlight with all classes present to cheer each other on. The educators and teachers even got involved with a flex/3rd grade verses 4/5/6 grade staff members action.

Photos by Florian Loncier

Freunde ohne Grenzen 10

Under the motto "Freunde ohne Grenzen/ Friends without Frontiers", the Federal Foreign Office is looking for writing-enthusiastic children and young people who would like to publish their own texts. Godmother of the e-book is the children's and youth book author Cornelia Funke.
Young authors from around the world are invited to share their experiences, fantasies, hopes and dreams. What does friendship mean to you? How can friendship be born and maintained across national borders and different living environments? What makes a friendship so valuable, despite or because of different opinions and tastes, conflicts and distances?
With our fifth e-book, we are building on the successes of "My home, your home," "One planet, many worlds," "You, me-we're Europe" and "A world for you and me" from 2015 until 2018. The submitted prose texts, essays or poems in German or English are professionally proofread and appear as an e-book in the renowned Aufbau Verlag.
"Freude ohne Grenzen / FRIENDS WITHOUT FRONTIERS © AA" will be presented at the Federal Foreign Office's Open Day on 18 August 2019 at the Federal Foreign Office. The best three texts of each age group will be awarded.
Texts are accepted in the age groups up to 10 years, from 11 to 14 years and from 15 to 19 years.
Further information and terms and conditions can be found at:

This year too on 28th February our Nelson Mandela Debating Group made up of four teams participated in the Berlin Championship in partnership with Freiblickinstitut e.V.

The spirit with which all schools took part, created a great day for debating which we all enjoyed at The University of Applied Sciences Europe last Thursday. It really was the students who made it such a memorable and inspiring event. Berlin was also showing itself from its best side, with a beautiful late winter sunny day.

drawing kids doing sports

On Thursday, 11th of April 2019, the Nelson Mandela School will be having  “NMS Sports Day for Primary” (Flex - Grade 6) (Bundesjugendspiele).

The event will be held at the Wilmersdorf Stadium (Fritz-Wildung-Straße 9, 14199 Berlin).

There will be no “regular lessons“ on that day. Your child’s attendance at the sports event is still compulsory.

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
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-10
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 11-13

2019 Silver esafety label

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