Messages from Principal Dr. Bauer 
Nachrichten von Schulleiter Dr. Bauer (7. Mai 2021)

Important school organisational information for the week beginning 19.04 can be found here.

From April 19, 2021, the school will be offering alternating lessons for all pupils. Participation in classes is still voluntary. Failure to attend classes does not count as absenteeism. From Monday, March 15, 2021, it is mandatory to wear at least a medical face mask at school. A fabric mask is no longer sufficient.

Seit dem 19. April 2021 gelten folgende schulinternen Festlegungen. Ab dem 19. April 2021 bietet die Schule Wechselunterricht für alle Schülerinnen und Schüle an. Die Teilnahme am Unterricht ist nach wie vor freiwillig. Eine Nicht-Teilnahme am Unterricht zählt nicht als Fehlzeit. Ab Montag, 15. März 2021 gilt in der Schule die Pflicht zum Tragen einer medizinischen Gesichtsmaske. Eine Alltagsmaske reicht nicht mehr aus.

Aktuelle Informationen der Senatsverwaltung

Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Regelungen!
Please note the current regulations! 

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.
Anti racism film bowls

Lian from class 7c and Lidia from class 7d followed a call by the social pedagogues of P30 to participate in a creative activity against racism by  making their own short films. They both chose to go with stop motion but used different techniques and settings. Click on the pictures above and below to see the films.

A short video presentation was created of the students work in the primary school and in the secondary school a padlet was set-up to share resources and contributions of students, teachers and educators.


As the 21st of March was a Sunday this year, the school commemorated the day on Friday, 19th March. On this day, many classes looked at the work of other classes, students or groups from the Nelson Mandela School plus read books, watched videos, did activities or/and discussed the topic of eliminating racial discrimination.


Dear Parents, 

As you have probably learned from the media, the existing regulations for our school with regard to -distance learning online-  will remain in place through this Friday, 5th March, 2021. Beginning Tuesday, March 9 our Grade 4,5 & 6 classes will resume in-person instruction. There will be at least three daily class room sessions with established half-class groups. In addition we will offer a modul of  study support and care. 

Lockdown information, documents and links covering important Corona topics and school in the Corona period

  • The EU parliament has approved digital corona passports to allow free movement inside Europe.  The member states still need to approve them and think about implementation.
  • The Berlin Corona situation infographic is here.
  • Kids attending school will be tested twice a week according to Senat guidelines unless you get a test from a test center or doctor. The test presented must be no older than 24 hours.
  • In-school attendance is still voluntary. In school attendance is also set to continue in school as the 7 day rate is falling week by week. It fell to 103 on 05.05.2021.
  • Important school organisational information for the school in the week beginning 19.04 can be found here.
  • A corona testing video for younger kids can be found here & one for older kids.
  • From Sunday 18.04, children up to the age of 14 do not require FFP2 masks in Berlin (public transport etc) and also can take part in group sports. Medical masks continue to be compulsory in schools for all students.
  • Kids attending school will be tested twice a week according to new Senat guidelines. Parents may elect to provided a very recent negative test instead,
  • The P30 canteen remains closed. Please plan for this.
  • Make sure students have a valid phone number for the parents or guardians with them. Students who test positive will be sent home or isolated and collected.
  • Emergency Care for classes 1-6 will be provided for parents working in essential professions or who are single parents AND cannot organise alternative care for their child. New form from 16.04 .Sign up here.
  • Confused about current hygiene and contact rules? Lots of info can be found here. Vaccinated people will soon be freed from some of the test requirements in Berlin.
  • The GEV/Parents Council would like to remind all families to please observe all quarantine rules and regulations if they travel abroad.
  • Make sure you are on the class lists and have info from the teachers. Contact your parent reps or mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. 
  • Interested in how your child will be assessed in the turbulent 2020/2021 school year? Q&A here about performance assessment.
  • Have you signed up for the GEV/Parents Council class lists? If not then you will miss crucial information.
  • For a website helpful in locating testing facilities see: Test to go Berlin. The Senat If my child falls ill Infografik is very useful (Senat PDF download).
  • The Primary School Department of Social Pedagogues has prepared this: Support During Corona Lockdown. The P30 Social Pedagogues have prepared this information document for you.

This year nine IB Visual Arts students showed their studio work in the P30 Aula. As part of their final assessment the students thoughtfully curated their artwork, that has been created throughout the course. 

The exhibition ran until April 16 but you can still take the walkthrough tour here below. The tour was taken more than 300 times by members of the NMS community.

Due to the pandemic, the exhibition was not open to the public and visits had to be confirmed by the school management. Click on the picture below to see the full size exhibition picture. IBart2021

The students of class 9d created their own GIFs against racism that are collected in a padlet.


We spent the month of February discussing the topic of racism and exchanged our experiences. Some NMS art teachers used the opportunity during the Black History Month to specifically focus on visual art created by Black artists. The online art lessons, however, should be creative and product-orientated, not necessarily concentrate on more cognitive content that our students would get en masse from many other subjects.

Ready to test
Meet our professional testing team, the four colleagues  have completed their training at the DRK today and will start conducting "Rapid Tests" for our staff (click on  the picture for larger version).

We would like to thank them for their service to our colleagues.

Principal Dr Bauer and Primary Principal Ina Claussen


Es kann losgehen!
Unser professionell ausgestattetes Testing Team möchte sich vorstellen, die vier haben heute ihr Training  beim DRK absolviert und werden Schnelltests für unsere  Kolleg*innen durchführen. Klick auf das Bild für eine größere Version.

Wir danken Ihnen herzlich für Ihre Unterstützung und den Service am Kollegium. 

Schulleiter Dr Bauer and Grundschulleiterin Ina Claussen

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

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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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