Registration for Year 1
It’s that time again! Registration for Year 1 in Berlin schools starts on October 9th, 2023 and runs until October 20th, 2023.
If you want to register your child for the Nelson Mandela School, click here to learn about the process and to download the registration form.
Important school updates
For Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, and Thursday, October 12, 2023, the teachers' union GEW has announced a warning strike for all salaried teachers and educators at all Berlin schools. All employed teachers, social pedagogues and educators can participate. The pedagogues are not obliged to announce their intention to strike in advance, which makes it very difficult to prepare lessons on these days. Elementary students whose parents decide that they can stay home will not be recorded as unexcused absences by the school. We ask that these parents notify the appropriate classroom teachers by October 9, 2023. Secondary school students are also required to attend school on the strike days. Any lessons that may be cancelled will be regulated via the substitution plan.
Written all over their faces
The students of 9a have a lot "written on their faces" - in this case, song lyrics or lines that the portrayed students have chosen. Fascinating self-portraits in writing have been created at the beginning of this school year 2023_2024, which show a high sensitivity and expressiveness.
Enclosed is a small selection...enjoy!
Our exchange students from Seville arrived on September 18, 2023! We all are so excited to have them! A mother wrote: "It was wonderful to see our kids full of excitement, waiting for them with all their signs at the airport. We, of course we’re very nervous, but as soon as the children came through the security, hugs were exchanged and everyone was sooo happy."
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Trial Expedition
On the 29th of August set off on our trial expedition to Grünheide Mark. We mapped out 28km route ourselves and used only our compass and homemade maps to guide us. We carried our clothes, cookers and tents ourselves on our backs which was definitely taxing. Despite some challenges, like having only brought pasta and having it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or struggling through rainy weather. In the end we persevered and successfully made it back to the station, we would definitely recommend the program to others - just make sure you're up to the hike! Now that we've done this we all feel much more prepared for the much more challenging real expedition ahead of us.
NMS students’ zines at the zine festival
For the first time ever our school’s students' zines have been displayed during the Zine
Queer Zine Fest Berlin is a yearly celebration of zine culture, community, and diversity. This
year’s festival took place on Saturday 10th September at the Jugendclub Schloßstraße and
featured our students' work. The whole chill area was dedicated to zines made by our
students. The festival itself featured not only many zinisters selling their work, but many
workshops about zine history, screen-printing, zine crafting table and Berlin Mobile Zine
Visitors of the festival truly enjoyed discovering zines made by NMS students and learned a
lot from their unique perspective.
A team of students from Ms Lichtenstein's 11b basic biology course took part in the MINT-Make@thon 2023 "Sustainable Textiles" organised by the University of Osnabrück in cooperation with the Siemens Foundation and won the Innovation Award.
The aim of the competition was to develop innovative, creative and sustainable ideas that solve the problems of the textile industry. The group developed a sustainability score for buyer-oriented assessment of the sustainability of garments across four categories. In addition to ecological criteria, ethical and economic categories also play a role with the aim of creating more transparency for the consumer. With the establishment of the label, sustainable purchasing decisions should be made easier in everyday life.
The next Make@thon will take place in autumn on the topic of "Energy-charged into the future".