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. 

The class lists were one of the vital channels used by the school and GEV to communicate changes to whole school years at extremely short notice during the corona crisis and more recently, the organisational changes to the parent evenings. Sign up for the lists is quite critical. Even if you were registered last year, it does not automatically move to a new class; you need to re-register.

Please don't get caught out, don't miss out on information from the school and the Parents Council! A number of parents have still not remembered to sign up for the lists for the new classes.

Sign up for the class email list here: https://forms.gle/nqEb1a3oF2ZrXxqx5

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”. 

Our team of students, Anneke Linh Bussert, Martha Bulkuley, Charlotte Braune, Katharina Sharma all presently in Q1 participated in the Green Cities project on sustainability: Green Urban Environments GRUEN  hosted by the HongKong Baptist Unversity (HKBU). This was a project that was designed to be an online collaboration between school pupils geographically separated and the resulting models were to be presented face to face in Hong Kong. The project was funded by the EU Erasmus+.


Thanks to all those who have already signed up to the Doodle list. 2nd October is the deadline for country choices. There's still time to play your part in building our school community! 

​**Dear Raffle Captains: We would ideally like to have a nice photograph and a list of contents for each basket by 30th October, to enable us to promote them during ticket sale time in November** When your basket is ready, please send these details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Festival Fans! 

This Saturday would likely have been the date for our Festival of Nations, the school year's biggest fundraiser, and the opportunity for us to get together and party as a whole community. We, the FoN committee members, are especially saddened that Covid has spoiled plans to celebrate our school in its historic 20th anniversary year. However, we now have a plan to bring us together in a common cause, and try to recoup some of the losses that festival cancellation means...

The Gift Basket Raffle is one of the most anticipated parts of the festival. This year we want to GO BIG. We would like each class in the school to create a gift basket for a grand raffle, which will be held in December (date to be confirmed). 

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.

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

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Climate clock: We must #ACTINTIME

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