The NMS 10th Class graduated with their MSA and school grades on Tuesday evening (18th of June) in front of friends and family.
It was a lovely warm evening and the students arrived dressed up, looking fashionable, fresh and happy in suits, dresses and their finest. Congratulations MSA students on all your hard work.

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.  The past and the future. I'm a parent of three kids, two of which are in primary here at NMS and a third who still gets excited about riding his laufrad - I have a long way until my daughter is in this room.

What do I want her to understand?  Why am I here today?  I'm here representing the parent community and I only have three minutes to talk to you...

I want to talk about community.  3 points.

1) You are the Nelson Mandela Babies.  Many of you started together at the Einschulung, growing up together through all aspects of your life.  Friendship gives flavor to life. The best friendships require investment, compromise, and sacrifice. By creating shared alignment, trust, and companionship, strong friendships nourish the soul and make life more vibrant.

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. 

 

The school’s standards for year 1-10 are written down in the NMS media literacy curriculum, which again are in line with the Berlin Basiscurriculum Medienbildung and – more importantly – the expectations of academia and the workforce. The students were asked about fake news, cybermobbing and the Internet, and were able to create and upload materials., combining crafts, photography and digital media.

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.

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.

Liebe Schulgemeinde,
zum Ende des Schuljahres werde ich –wie schon länger angekündigt- die Nelson-Mandela-Schule verlassen und mich noch einmal einer neuen spannenden Herausforderung stellen. Ich übernehme die Deutsche Schule Kiew, eine noch recht junge deutsche Auslandsschule, die sich im Aufbau befindet und an der noch eine Menge „Pionierarbeit“ anliegt.

Miebs

Ich gehe mit einem „lachenden und einem weinenden Auge“, denn eine solche Aufbauaufgabe zum Ende meines Berufslebens ist natürlich sehr motivierend und wie gesagt spannend, andererseits hatte ich auch an der Nelson-Mandela-Schule eine sehr abwechslungsreiche und lebendige Zeit, die ich nicht vermissen möchte.

Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihren Familien und natürlich der Nelson-Mandela-Schule alles Gute für die Zukunft!

Gerald Miebs

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.

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