Guidance Counselling

We offer appointments regarding information, orientation and counselling in school matters and beyond for students, parents and colleagues at Nelson Mandela School Campus P23. We are open to all queries and can be approached with any question. Possible topics might be:

  • Assistance with applications
  • In situations of crisis and insecurity
  • Educational and family counselling
  • Contact to other professions and institutions
  • etc.

You can contact us for appointments regarding confidential counselling: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will also be available on the first Wednesday of every month from 08:00 to 09:30 am at the Elterncafe (Room 0.7)
Please note: For all matters regarding school admission please contact the school secretary's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting the classes (especially Flex)

  • Introductions for Flex 1, as getting to know the school and the Staff
  • Supporting the group dynamic process
  • Specific pedagogical activities for Flex children in the “Lunchband” (12:30 -1:50), e.g. tranquility and relaxation areas, movement opportunities, creativity and art
  • Prevention projects

Nelson-Mandela-School - Campus P23
Office of the Social Pedagogues
Room D200
Pfalzburger Str. 23
10719 Berlin
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Sophia Calligaro, Social Pedagogue/Counsellorpri sozped calligarosophia
Room: D200

My name is Sophia Calligaro and I’ve been working at the Nelson-Mandela-School in a flex class as an educator since 2015. Since August 2018 I have the role of Social Worker (Sozialpädagoge). I graduated with a MA Arts - Social Work degree in 2008 from the Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (KHSB). I have lived and worked in Australia and then moved to Liguria/Italy to a little idyllic place by the sea.
My mother tongues are German and Italian and I speak English fluently.

It is especially important to me that our students learn to develop themselves, to recognise
their strengths and to expand and pursue their interests.

Consultation hours:
Tuesday 2:35-4:15 (please make an appointment)
Wednesday 8:00-9:30 (open)
Friday 8:45-9:30 (please make an appointment)

Milan Zimmermann, Student in dual course of study Social Work pri sozped zimmermannmilan

My name is Milan Zimmermann. I have been working since August 2015 as a student in a dual course of study at Nelson Mandela School campus P23. My area of study is ‘Social Work/Social Pedagogy’ with a focus on “all day schools”. When I started at the Nelson Mandela School I was working as an Educator covering classes in grades 5 and 6 and with a team on the “Ganztagsetage”. My first language is German but I speak English fluently.

Before working at the Nelson Mandela School I worked as a freelancer and as a volunteer with young people in youth work. Holiday camps for integration were my personal passion during this time.

I expect to be finished with my studies in February 2019 with a bachelor degree in ‘Social Work/Social Pedagogy’ and an official qualification as a Social Worker.


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