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Anna-Maya, IB13 student, has designed and painted the walls in the staircase of the new building as her CAS project. Her sketch found approval by the Principal Dr. Bauer and by the Head of the Art Department Florentine Baumann. It follows the idea of the rainbow flag that decorates the walls in one of the staircases. The colors in the flag are an assembly of the colors of each floor of both buildings at P30. Together they make up the rainbow flag that stands for tolerance, gender equality and the LGBTQIA+ community. Anna-Maya came up with dots of different sizes that are independently arranged on the walls and indicate a color flow from black over brown, red etc. to purple on the top floor. The different sizes of the dots symbolise the different physical appearance of the NMS community. The student had a lot of support from fellow classmates to help her paint. They all dedicated six hours on a Sunday to carry out the project. The final touch will be applied next weekend! Thank you, Anna-Maya & friends!

Gallery here  

Vom 10.11. bis zum 14.11.2021 haben 13 Siebtklässler*innen unserer Schule gemeinsam mit 15 Schüler*innen unserer polnischen Partnerschule aus Swidnica in Schlesien an Theater- und Kunstprojekten zum Thema “Inside-Outside” teilgenommen. Zum Schloss Morawa, das in einem ausladenden Landschaftspark liegt und  als gemeinnütziger Verein deutsch-polnische Jugendaustausche ermöglicht, sind wir unter der Leitung und Organisation von Bernard Szulc zum wiederholten Male gereist.

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Zwei Lehrerinnen der polnischen Partnerschule, Florentine Baumann und Olivia Wiedmann, unsere US-amerikanische Kunst-Referendarin waren als künstlerisch-pädagogische Workshopleiterinnen dabei. Bernard Szulc hat die Theater-Workshops übernommen. Während unseres Aufenthaltes in Morawa haben wir uns in ein aktivierendes Bad aus drei Sprachen begeben, Schloss Waldenburg, Swidnica mit der Friedenskirche und die schöne Altstadt besichtigt und viele neue Freunde kennen gelernt. Zum Abschluss gab es eine Theatervorführung, die Ausstellungseröffnung zu den aus Gips entstandenen Plastiken und eine gelungene Abschiedsparty. Unser besonderer Dank geht an Bernard Szulc für die hervorragende Organisation und den jahrelangen intensiven Austausch mit unserem Nachbarland.

Vom 17. bis zum 19. September haben wir, 12 Schüler der 10b, an der Expedition des Duke of Edinburgh Awards auf den Stufen Bronze und Silber teilgenommen.
Wir trafen uns am Freitagmorgen am Bahnhof Fangschleuse, wo eine Einführung mit Frau Balsters, Frau Masing und ihrer Praktikantin durchgeführt wurde. Wir mussten nur noch unsere Routen für den Tag festlegen, uns von unseren Handys verabschieden und los ging´s!

In unserer Gruppe von sieben Mädchen haben wir uns zu Beginn gut durchgeschlagen. Trotz schwerem Gepäck und der Tatsache, dass alle Wege für uns gleich aussahen, konnten wir mühelos den ersten Checkpoint erreichen und dabei viele Frösche und Pilze bewundern. Von dort an wurde unsere tapfere Gruppe vor minimale Hindernisse gestellt, die darin resultierten, dass wir anstatt 14 Kilometern ca. 19 gelaufen sind, uns durch Spinnennetze kämpfen mussten und aufgrund der gigantischen Rücksäcke an Gleichgewichtsstörungen
litten. Jedoch nichts, was ein warmer Tee und ein paar Pep- Talks nicht lösen konnten. 

The Global Goals (aka SDGs) are overarching goals and therefore relevant to any subject. 6D recycled old magazines into new visuals of our planet‘s lungs; trees. They uploaded their tree Art onto the Global Goals website to add to the virtual forest of the ‚Artivism for Nature‘ project. Some of their art work can also be found in this collage. Why don‘t you add yours? Here is the link.

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Die Global Goals (auch SDGs genannt) sind übergreifende Ziele und daher für jedes Thema relevant.

Hybrid Learning Pilot at NMS

This will be the third Covid winter in which we have to deal with cold rooms, quarantine and uncertainty. And with independent learning situations, online collaboration and media literacy. Although it hasn’t always been easy, we learned a great deal from and about learning in online and hybrid situations, from observations and schoolwide surveys like this one

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The Senate has invited NMS, as one of ca. 20 Berlin schools, to participate in the ‘Hybrid School’ pilot project, which will last for three years. This so-called Schulversuch has provided NMS with the status of pilot school for hybrid learning. This doesn’t include additional teaching hours or funding (that would be too good to be true in the current climate), but it gives us the option to maximise differentiation, combining the positives of remote learning with the restraints of the regular timetable - and to see how creative solutions can lead to a solid hybrid concept. 

For the third time, an NMS upper secondary student won the first place in the international art contest IFAC in Tokyo, Japan. This year’s winner and representative of Germany is Mina Wang, now in Q1 Abitur. Her artwork was selected in the Ministry of Education and sent to Japan where it became part of an international exhibition of high school students from 17 countries. 

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Mina would have been invited to fly to Tokyo for the awarding ceremony and the grand opening of the exhibition if the pandemic had not prevented her travel. We congratulate Mina and are proud to have artistic talents at NMS like her!

Florentine Baumann

More in the NMS website Upper School Art Showcase

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu Platz 3 in der 3x 1.000 m Staffel der männlichen Jugend U18:
Liam Sherwood, Benjamin Lonicer, Ben Schubert! Liam erreichte dabei 2:53 Minuten.

3 Platz fr Liam Benjamin und Ben bei den BBM 3x 1000 m 2

The NMS Sport Club International team won third place in the Berlin-Brandenburg long relay championships

Congratulations to the SCI-NMS men's under 18 team on 3rd place in the 3x 1,000m relay race: Liam Sherwood, Benjamin Lonicer and Ben Schubert! Liam ran his relay in 2:53 minutes.

Clean the school - Umuganda (P30)

Last Saturday, 2.10.2021, it was finally time again for four hours of thorough cleaning of the schoolyard and building of the P30 site together with students, teachers and parents. In total, more than 40 people came together on a sunny and pleasantly warm autumn day to take on tasks that cannot be done by the regular cleaners.

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 Principal Dr. Bauer 

Christmas and New Year 2021 video from Principal Dr Bauer with a performance of music and an address

NMS Friends membership

NMS families are each asked to contribute at least 10EUR/month through the Friends to support trips, libraries, training and more!

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