Media Education

With the new Berlin curriculum, media education is moving into the focus in every subject in schools. Our school has been actively developing the internal curicula and has also organized several workshops and class projects in this area. Here are two examples:

We have been active in the past as well, as you can see here:

IT Development

Our school has made significant progress in the past years when it comes to IT availability and use in the classroom. Much remains to be done, however. Developments are coordinated by the IT Development Group in which teachers, administrators and parents jointly participate to research, write, implement and evaluate a working technology plan for the school.

The IT Development Group, after discussion with other stakeholders, has also written an Acceptable Use Policy document that contains guidelines and rules for IT use within the school. Additionally, for years 7-10, a Mobile Phone Policy has been created by a Parent Council Round Table, followed up by a collaboration between students, parents and teachers. It has been signed off by the staff and the school conference. Finally we also have Social Media Guidelines for Year 5 & 6.

The group is chaired by Annemieke Akkermans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The IT Development Group can be reached collectively via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Its meetings are announced in the school calendar and are public.

Minutes and reports: March 2012, 27 August 2012, 19 February 2013, 02 December 2013, 2 September 2014, 25 November 2014, 10 March 2015, 11 June 2015, 24 September 2015, 26 May 2016, 10 November 20162 March 2017 (all pdf)

The IT Coordinator at our school is Joseph Thurai. He  is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all IT hardware and software at the three campuses of the Nelson Mandela School. Joseph's hard work in the past years has moved NMS forward in terms of technology in our classrooms. Joseph can be contacted via the school's offices or the IT Development Group.

Online Safety



NMS now has an eSafety label. Our status is silver. The eSafety label is an initiative by European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education.

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