Das UNESCO-Projekt „Inner Peace Day“ kam am 06.03.17 nach Berlin und besuchte auch uns in der Nelson-Mandela-Schule. Eine Gruppe von Freiwilligen aus ganz Europa gaben am Montag und Dienstag Workshops in sechs verschiedenen Klassen der Sekundarstufe. Dabei ging es nicht nur um den Frieden in der Welt, sondern auch um den eigenen Frieden tief in uns, der uns zu ausgeglichenen und fairen Mitmenschen einer Gesellschaft macht. Im Rahmen des Workshops gab es eine angeleitete Meditation und kleine Hilfen, mehr Ruhe in den eigenen Alltag zu bringen. Schüler/innen und Lehrkräfte waren sehr begeistert von diesem Projekt und genossen die Ruhe.

On March 8 11 NMS Upper Secondary Art students (Q4 LK Art I) tested several assignments of their museum’s guidebookon 32 WPU Art students from years 9 and 10. Once again, Friederike Holländer had prepared the studio pavilion – the extended workspace of the Bauhaus-Archiv – perfectly by setting up a creative art studio with all materials and tools necessary to fulfill the tasks of our Leistungskurs students. By now, the collection has shrunk drastically due to the first phase of a long construction period to enlarge the exhibition space at Bauhaus. Nevertheless, after Hettie and Emilia had explained the purpose of their museum’s guidebook and given an overview of the workshop, the 32 students of Years 9 and 10 strolled though the Bauhaus collection to find inspirations to work on their given tasks.

Class 3C finished studying light, optics and optical illusions by using acrylic paints to camouflage our hands with the fur and feather patterns of our favourite animals. It was a challenging, fun and messy afternoon!

Dear Nelson Mandela School Community,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that our debating team, made up of Julia Dannemann, Mark Braasch, Alec Dent, James Keogh, Meret Weber and Yara Abdel-Ghany, has won all three debates and are the winners of this year’s Debating Matters for the second year running. The topics they debated for, or against, were:

  • “Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence”
  • “Technological progress will not solve society's environmental issues”
  • “Childhood vaccinations should be compulsory”
  • “We should accept the risk inherent in contact sports”

Beginning Friday, March 10th, Mr. Peterson will be holding SCIENCE FRIDAYS at NMS Secondary, P30. The purpose is to provide an informal atmosphere in which students are free to ask, explore and have fun in the world of science. The goal is to be more than a ‘science club’; we want this to be a welcoming setting for anyone to come by and ask questions to their heart’s content, to research and discover new knowledge, to use science in creative and nefarious (just kidding) ways and possibly cook some food (cooking is chemistry and biology!). This idea came about after hearing all the wonderful and complex questions students ask in science class, questions for which we never have enough time to answer thoroughly. So SCIENCE FRIDAY will be that, the opportunity not only to ask questions, but for students to be guided on how to find answers and to find new questions. In addition, there have been numerous requests from our students that our school have a Jugend forscht team – so SCIENCE FRIDAY will also be our starting point for that endeavor.

On March 8 a small group of initiators, Meret Weber (10c), Clara Schneck (IB12), Fanny Tockner (Q2) and Florentine Baumann, met to discuss the chances of an application of our school to become a BERLINER KLIMA-SCHULE. The label certifies schools that offer several activities towards sustainability and an eco-friendly school atmosphere.

UNRWA stands for United Nations Relief and Works Agency. It focuses on Palestine refugees and wants to help these refugees achieve their full potential in human development.

UNRWA also has a smaller program called “My Voice- My School”, which is an education project that is focused on giving young people around the world a voice – the ability to speak up. It pairs up schools from Syria, Gaza and Lebanon with schools in the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Then the paired up classes interact via Skype or another online platform and get to discuss a topic that was given to them beforehand. Our school, the Nelson Mandela School of Berlin (Germany) , was paired up with the El Khairieh School in Latakia (Syria).

Kunqu Chinese theatre

Here are pictures from the wonderful Kunqu Chinese theatre performance by the Year 9-10 Drama Elective class (WPU) at P30 on 15 February 2017.

Two Things To Do

(unless you’ve done this already)

1 Students, parents & guardians, register for the NMS Buzz!
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2 Parents & guardians, pay for the Educational Package!

Participation is ongoing throughout the school year; all you need to do is make the flatrate payment to receive educational materials for your child/children.

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-13
  • Babelsberger Straße 24-25 (B24), Flex-10


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