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.

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!

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.

Students of the present Year 12 participated in a Community Project for Sustainable Living organised by the Hong Kong Baptist University and won prizes in two categories. Congratulations and thanks to Cedric Schmidt, Valerie Boakye, Fanny Tockner, Julia Dannemann-Freitag, Yasmin Krönert, Arja Nunn, Ann-Sophie Jugel, Muriel Grosshennig, Dana Herzberg; their efforts, ideas and enthusiasm paid off!

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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.

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”

For digital skills@home and in school!
For Students, Parents, Teachers & Educators

The Nelson Mandela School Cool Tools are collected, shared and written by NMS teacher and Head of IT Annemieke Akkermans. Her favourite cool tools for educators are interactive, promote engaged learning, are free of charge and don’t require the creation of an account. Check out the latest Cool Tool!

for February 2017:  My Simple Show

Powerpoint, Prezi – with the MSA-exams coming up, why not check out other presentation tools? Perhaps My Simple Show isn’t the best format for the MSA, as you’ll get to do all the talking beforehand – still, this tool allows you to create excellent audio and video explainers for free. Want to write a biography or visualise what happens to H2O when it is freezing cold? Write a short script, add the images and then add your voice-over.

https://www.mysimpleshow.com/

Or why not use the computer-generated voice? Try to feed it German or Spanish text and have a laugh... Have a look at one of the short examples and try it out yourself. It’s easy, effective and free, which makes this a definite Cool Tool. For students, teachers – and yes, of course for parents too :)

Viele Schüler_innen der Nelson-Mandela-Schule haben in den Winterferien 2017 das bunte Angebot an Aktivitäten der Ferienbetreuung genutzt. So wurde in der vergangenen Woche winterlich gebacken, gekocht und gebastelt. Außerdem standen Ausflüge in die Villa Oppenheim (Thema: Wie sah das Leben in der Steinzeit aus? – siehe Fotos), auf die Bowlingbahn und Rodeln im Volkspark Wilmersdorf auf dem Programm.

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