The Nelson Mandela School Choir is having their End Of The Year Concert on June 18, 2015 in the Primary Aula at 16:30 - 17:15 and 17:30 - 18:15. We are asking all choir parents to participate by donating cakes, cookies, punch or soda to sell in the break. We also need chaperones.

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We are thanking you in advance for your support.Sincerely,
The Choir

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for 25 May 2015: Twiddla

Some of our colleagues have no interactive whiteboard to their disposal – so why not invite your students (or overseas colleagues for that matter) to work online with you – using Twiddla as an online interactive whiteboard. The students access the link you share on their mobile devices. It allows all collaborators to mark up websites, graphics, and photos – but what I like best is the brainstorming function – the interactive, online exchange of thoughts and ideas. You can pull in images and websites to look at and annotate together without any plug-ins, downloads or firewall voodoo, as the makers call it. In other words, no need to create an account; just get going and share the link with anyone you’d like to work/play with. I also like how they call Twiddla ‘browser-agnostic’, so whether you are a Mac-fan, Windows adept or Linux lover, go ahead and start twiddling in the Twiddla ‘sandbox’ here‘!

Dear Parents

In connection with the preparation of statistics for the German authorities, we require the names of all pupils who have an exemption status (Berlin Pass, School Trips, Support Lessons and free lunches). If your child has such an exemption confirmation letter or the Berlin Pass, then please be kind enough to present this to either Mrs Nichols or Mrs Holzhäuser at the secondary school (P30 Room 0.8 or 0.7).  The recorded data must be fully legible, i.e validity, level etc.

Kind regards
Michele Holzhäuser
Verwaltungsleiterin der Nelson-Mandela-Schule

Welcome to Year 9-10 Theatre WPU! This year, our group has been working with traditional Chinese theatre, a form of drama play that is still very popular in China today, and learned of its arts and techniques that are very different from the western theatre. The WPU has  studied the original script from a play translated into English by students of the Nelson Mandela School. The play takes place on the 2nd June 2015, at 6pm in the P30 Aula. There will also be tea and cookies.

We are proud to present:
A Beauty Pining in Her Boudoir: The Pavilion for Praying to the Moon
Date: 02.06.15 Time: 18:00 Place: Aula P30 €3

Picture made by Anna (6A) in the Digital Skills WUV

The Musical AG is presenting the Musical Matilda next month June 16 in the secondary Aula. The times are: 4:30 to 5:15 and 5:30 to 6:15. We are asking the Nelson Mandela School community to come and support the children in their efforts. 

Thanking you in advance for your support.
Musical  AG


On Saturday the 16th of May nine NMS girls from Grades 8, 10 & 11 and teacher Ms McCabe ran the 5km AVON Fun-Run for women. The AVON runs (10k, 5k and Nordic walking) take place every year to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer; 1€ from each runner's participation fee is donated to the Berlin Cancer Society (Berliner Krebsgesellschaft). 

Although it started raining soon after the run had begun, everyone made it to the finish line. Thanks to Isabella Bochum, Freya Jungen, Leonie Hofmann, Emily Ihlbrock, Lina Schroeer, Juline Dogan, Fionuir McBennett, Mira Diane Jacobson, Iqra Nowshari and Ms McCabe. Also thank you to Herr Fraikin for the support and training as well as Vinisha Kalevaru, Michelle Garcia, Yara Hamad and Mrs Bochum for their help on the day!
By Iqra Nowshari IB11

One more picture below!

On May 12th the Flex classes treated an audience of parents and teachers to a Capoeira demonstration. This marked the end of a 3-week course sponsored by the city. We want to thank Herr Leuchner for introducing children (and teachers!) to this wonderful form of martial art.

Photo credit: Florian Lonicer