Messages from Principal Dr Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer (22.11.2020, 19:00 Uhr)

Please act responsibly and follow all the COVID 19 guidelines and regulations.
Bitte handeln Sie verantwortungsbewusst und befolgen Sie alle COVID-19 betreffenden Richtlinien und Vorschriften.

Please keep in mind to bring along warm clothes because the rooms will be aired continuously and therefore will be chilly throughout the day. 
Bitte denken Sie daran / denkt daran, warme Kleidung in die Schule mitzubringen, da die Räume dauernd belüftet werden und daher kalt sind.

The secondary school classes will now be alternating starting later because of Corona. Classes will start at 8.50 (second lesson) on a week on, week off  basis. Please see this document for exact details. This is currently until at least Christmas. 
Aufgrund neuer Bestimmungen kommt nur die Hälfte der Schüler*innen zur 1. Stunde, die andere Hälfte zur 2. Stunde (8:50 Uhr). Bitte beachten Sie diesen Plan.

Our school is currently on the "yellow" level (for calendar week 46). Should the level change, I will pass this information on to the school community immediately. Currently, one student in the primary school, four from the secondary school and two teachers have Covid-19 and are in quarantine. As a precaution, the respective contact persons in Category I and the class 5a and 6 teachers will be doing school-led 'learning from home'. 
Unsere Schule befindet sich aktuell auf Stufe "gelb" (auch in der Kalenderwoche 46). Sollte sich die Stufe ändern, gebe ich diese Informationen sofort an die Schulgemeinde. Nach heutigem Stand sind 1 Schülerin der Grundstufe und 4 Schüler*innen der Oberstufe sowie 2 Lehrkräfte positiv auf Covid-19 getestet worden.  Sie befinden sich in Quarantäne. Die jeweiligen Kontaktpersonen der Kategorie I sowie die Klasse 5a und 6 Lehrkräfte nehmen vorsorglich am schulisch angeleiteten Lernen-zu-Hause ("Homeschooling") teil.

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

As a precaution, we are preparing for divided lessons. The GEV has kindly agreed to organise and advertise a buddy system of secondary school students for the primary level.
Wir bereiten uns vorsichtshalber auf Teilungsunterricht vor. Die GEV wird dankenswerterweise für ein Buddy-System der Schüler*innen der Sekundarstufe für die Primarstufe werben und die Organisation übernehmen.

Fundraising Bake Sales for Prom 2021 was a screaming success!

In the past few weeks we, the Prom 2021 Committee, organized various bake sales: two bake sales with a Halloween theme (29.10. & 30.10.) and one last week Friday (20.11.).


A big thank you goes out to the graduating students who helped out by organizing, baking or selling, as well as to the entire NMS community for the generous contributions! We managed to raise about 400€!!!

Also, thank you Maya Levine (Abitur Q3) for designing the spooky poster advertising the Halloween bake sales!

Have a look out for our next fundraising event! We are organizing a crossword puzzle contest. There will be two crossword puzzles, both NMS themed, however each its own level of difficulty. After the day of sale, the contestants will have 2 days to complete the crossword puzzle and submit their answers. After the submission, 10 contestants will be chosen at random and will each receive one out of a variety of prizes! (Further information will follow in the next few weeks.)

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Seit dem Einsturz der Bekleidungsfabrik Rana Plaza (Bangladesh) im Jahr 2013, der 1135 Menschen in den Tod riss, veranstaltet die Nelson-Mandela-Schule jedes Jahr zum Gedenken während der internationalen Fashion Revolution Week im April Aktivitäten und Projekte zum Upcycling, um das Konsumverhalten bezüglich Kleidung und Mode zu verändern. Durch den landesweiten Lockdown anlässlich der Corona-Pandemie mussten diese Aktivitäten und Projekte im schulischen Kontext verschoben werden, wenn auch eine Reihe unserer Schüler*innen in Eigenverantwortung eigene Kleidungsstücke durch Umschneidern und Fusionieren abgelegter Anziehsachen erstellt haben.


The Raffle Teams have been hard at work, creating some truly fabulous looking baskets! We have created a 'Padlet' to showcase them, and will continue to update with more baskets as we receive their details. 

Check out the link to the FoN 2020 padlet : FoN Baskets or click the picture below.
Click on the images in the padlet to enlarge. 


Roll Up, Roll Up, Get Your Tickets Here!

Each class will receive an allocation of tickets next week. Raffle Captains and Parent Reps will be contacted directly and informed of the distribution process.

Raffle Tickets cost €2 each. Families should contact their Raffle Captain or Parent Reps to order however many tickets they would like. Be sure to let them know which basket takes your fancy! Teachers and Educators are also welcome to request tickets from their Captain/Parent Reps!

The Grand Raffle Drawing is planned for 9th December, but this date will be confirmed closer to the time, due to potential Covid-complications.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Your 2020 FoN Committee,

Chevannes, Maja, Rhian, Sara and Winnie

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Am 10.11.2020 morgens um 8:00 trafen sich die Schüler der Klasse 7b  im Klassenzimmer, um Kunstprojekt durchzuführen.

 Sie waren aufgeregt und freuten sich auf das Bemalen der Wand. Zuerst wurde die Klasse in 6 Gruppen aufgeteilt. An diesem Tag fand kein normaler Unterricht statt, weil es ein Projekttag war. Jede Gruppe war der Reihe nach mit dem Bemalen dran. Sie malten 60 Minuten lang Töne als abstrakte Formen an die Wand.

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For my CAS project I organised a week long Diversity Task Force event, the Diversity Task Force is dedicated to making our school a more inclusive, safe and welcoming place, regardless of gender identity, race or sexuality.  Diversity2

Saying that, the purpose of this project is to begin breaking down the gender roles and norms that have been dictated by society. This event is taking place from the 16th to the 20th of November, we will be hanging up informative posters everyday of the week, this will be coupled with a themed competition , with different prizes everyday (details are on the posters). 

The Diversity Task Force would like to encourage and invite everyone to take part in this event, and to send their looks in to our instagram @diversitytaskforcenms.

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.


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.

School offices:

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

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23.11.2020 Nelson-Mandela-Schule · Staatliche Internationale Schule Berlin | Nelson Mandela School · State International School Berlin