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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Lyrik im Deutschunterricht ... Gähn! Was aber, wenn man mal die Sache etwas anders angeht und selbst zum Dichter wird - jenseits von Ballade, Sonetten und Elegien:

Ein Poetry Slam ist ein Dichterwettstreit, bei dem jeder auftreten und selbstverfasste Texte vortragen kann. Die einzige Vorgabe: ein Zeitlimit von 5 min und keine Requisiten. Eine Jury vergibt Punkte und der Dichter mit den meisten Punkten gewinnt. 

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.

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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.

In November 2018 we, Ruby and Jamie from 10b, took part in the anual UNESCO international student seminar about world heritage. Apart from the 10 students from Berlin there were 13 further students from European countries including the UK, Spain, France, Poland, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark. For one week we lived in the guest accommodations of the UFA-Fabrik which is a culture center in Berlin-Kreuzberg. 

The Religion class of year 6 was doing a Minecraft Project on Jerusalem's ancient Jewish Temple. The story of the Jewish Temple, destroyed and (re)built twice, reflects the entire history of ancient Israel and deciphers major concepts of Jewish faith. The remaining Western Wall of the last Temple complex, also known as the Wailing Wall, is the holiest site of today's Judaism and is located close to the Dome of Rocks, one of the holiest sites of Islam.

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

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