Once again, we had a productive and enjoyable Umuganda last Saturday, June 24, from 2pm to 6pm. The main focus of our voluntary activity was set on outdoor work since the weather was warm and mostly dry. About half of the participants worked on the schoolyard tidying up and taking care of the raised flowerbeds. Plans were developed on how to proceed with our gardening success. The other half of enthusiastic helpers repainted a wall in the entrance area and covered a wall in the foyer of the new building with the school logo. Rudi Schindler prepared a delicious snack for all of us with homemade garden salad (multiculturally enriched with Feta cheese, olives and garlic) that went along well with a light and refreshing tea made from our own peppermint leaves. At the end of our work session we all sat down together in the school kitchen to enjoy Rudi’s excellent cuisine. Thanks to all volunteers!

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Our Art department, under the guidance of Mrs. Marion Aulinger and Mrs. Doris Schäfer, began to plan for this wonderful project in 2016. Mrs Birgit Kratzheller, a parent in the primary and an artist herself, helped organize it all. The Mensa used to be a very sad and barren space.  Now it beams with a fresh coat of paint, and paper-mâché pizzas and artistic wire sculptures hang from the ceiling, making lunch a brighter, more fun experience for the students.

During one weekend in May, students from 5a, especially Joshua Hyland and Anoush Wehlisch, along with parents and teachers, especially Annemieke Akkermanns, Kelly Stoner and Nathan Jones, painted the Mensa and completely re-decorated it.The decorative art was produced during the WUV course taught by Mrs Schäfer.

Among the parents who deserve special mention are Susanne Wehlisch, Eraine Judd and our GEV chair Paola Aliverti.The festive re-opening -with free pizza for all- took place on Monday, May 22, with many thanks to Z catering for making this happen.This is a great example of our school spirit at the NMS Primary, and I am truly grateful and happy that the project brought such amazing results.

On behalf of the entire team of helpers,
Ina Claussen

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Frederick Eichhorst started school at NMS at age five in 2005 (the small pictures are from 2007). With six years Freddie (born Dec 1999) learned how to sail. After having been coached for several years by Florentine Baumann, who (besides her teaching job at NMS) voluntarily worked as district sailing coach for the Optimist Dinghy Class at Lake Wannsee, Frederick became the youngest participant of the International German Championship for Optimist in 2009. He successfully participated in many more national and international sailing regattas ranking top 10 of Germany’s Optimist sailors. After competing in the Olympic sailboat class 470 he soon searched for new challenges and in 2016 first tried out the foiling catamaran class.

NMS-Schülerin Veza, 9b, war im April 2017 in intensivem Kontakt mit einer Kunstlehrerin der NMS Mvezo in Eastern Cape, Nthuthu Spelman, weil Veza in Absprache mit Fr. Baumann und Hr. Miebs plante, während einer Familienreise durch Südafrika an der NMS-Partnerschule in Mvezo eine Schulstunde zu halten. Das hat nicht geklappt, weil die NMS Mvezo derzeit durch schweres Fahrwasser geht und man dort schlichtweg übersehen hatte, dass Osterferien waren.

Über den Kontakt zu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. wurde jedoch ein sehr angenehmer Bezug zum Community Arts Centre in Mthatha hergestellt. Dort hat Veza schließlich Anfang April eine Unterrichtsstunde zu den „Fibonacci-Zahlen und dem Bezug zur Kunst“ gehalten, die auf große Resonanz stieß.

Beim Start mit unserem Schulsport-Verein (SCI-NMS e.V.) haben am 15.06.2017 unsere Schüler erfolgreich an der 18. Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5 x 5 km TEAM-Staffel im Tiergarten teilgenommen. Unser Sport Club International hatte sich mit zwei Staffeln an den Staffel-Läufen beteiligt. In die Gesamtwertung kamen dann auch die Staffeln vom 14. und vom 16. Juni.

Am 10. Mai 2017 fand bei guten äußeren Bedingungen der Wilmersdorfer Staffeltag statt. Unser Schulteam startete als Titelverteidiger und Pokalsieger in die Staffelwettkämpfe über je 6 x 400 m.

On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, P23 had their annual fun run. Motivated by the pledges for donations from parents, family and friends, the students took to the track around the school yard with the aim of running at least 20 laps each. Some students even managed to run 100 laps! Proceeds from this year’s Fit-for-fun will go to renovating the Chillhof of P23.

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