Berlin International Music Project – BIMP 2015

Dear Students and Parents,
It’s time again to think about the Berlin International Music Project – BIMP 2015.

The BIMP weekend at Berlin Brandenburg International School – BBIS is scheduled for March 14-15, 2015. There will be rehearsals on Saturday March 14 from 10.00 till 16.00 and on Sunday March 15 from 13.00 till 16.00 at BBIS for all participating students.The BIMP weekend will end on Sunday with a Gala Concert at BBIS at 16.00. At the Gala Concert pieces by composer Paul Hennessee will be premiered by the Junior choir and orchestra and by the Senior Choir and the composer will attend the concert.

The sign up deadline is December 12, 2014.

If you have any further questions please contact Artemisa Ruiz Bustos ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


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

Check this page every week for the latest and greatest Cool Tool curated by NMS′s own Annemieke Akkermans, a Secondary IT and Flex class teacher.

for 24 November 2014: Khan Academy

Most educators will know and use Khan Academy, so this is for those who haven't yet discovered this great resource. Sharing hundreds of free tutorials and practice materials on a range of subjects, specifically STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Mathematics). Khan Academy's home page claims: You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything. It is easy to create an account and immediately gain access to a rich learning environment. Teachers can create classes, communicate with students, check their progress and much more. Signing in with an existing Gmail account (such as the school email address) gives you direct access. Students looking to find out more on a specific topic are led to a smartly organised selection of high quality tutorials and other videos. For all grades, especially upper primary to upper secondary.Try it out now:

Kindernothilfe Media Prize 2014

Grand appearance at the Children's Jury!

On the evening of Friday the 14th November, 2014, four students from 6b, along with four other students from the “Andreas Gymnasium” in Friedrichshain presented this year’s “Kindernothilfe Media Prize”. The annual presentation of this award acknowledges the outstanding work of journalists in the area of child abuse and children’s rights.

Antonia, Ruby, Gil and Frederik from 6b were quite excited as they waited for their appearance in the atrium of the German Telekom Capital City Representative Office. As they finally stood on the stage and looked out at the 500 or so spectators filling the atrium they were hardly able to see any anything beyond the glaring spotlights.

NMS School Choir Christmas Concert, December 17, 2014

The NMS School Choir Christmas Concert is this December 17, 2014 at the Hohenzollernplatz Church at 4:30 till 5:30 pm.  The address is Nassauische Str. 67.  Tickets will be sold.

Other performances:

December 6, 2014 the Choir will perform Christmas Carols at the Winter Bazaar.

December 12, 2014 the choir will perform Christmas Carols at the Indian Embassy.  30 students from the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades will be chosen to represent the Nelson Mandela International School.

December 15, 2014 the Musical AG/Workshop will be performing Hansel and Gretel in the primary school.

Going Abroad in Year 11: Report on a Unique Opportunity

The Nelson Mandela School (NMS) offers a unique social and learning opportunity to Abitur students going into the 11th grade. It encourages them to take a leave of absence during that school year to study for either one semester or the entire school year in another country and thereby have a learning experience in a different cultural and language setting.

Joshua Heide was one such student who chose to go to China. Having lived in both the U.S. and Germany and traveled extensively with his parents, who are journalists, throughout Europe, Mexico and Costa Rica, he wanted the challenge to be exposed to an unfamiliar culture and language. Joshua had always been interested in China, though his overall knowledge of the country and its history was very limited. Previously, he had focused his interests on U.S. and European history and now wanted to learn about a different part of the world. And he was well aware of the growing emergence of China as an economic and political power as it was becoming increasingly more important in global issues such as commerce, international relations and the environment.

Before arriving in China, he took a 2-week crash course in Mandarin that emphasized basic verbs and vocabulary written in Latin characters. He went through American Field Services (AFS) which placed him in the city of Jo that has a population of 10 million people in the central province of Hunan and in a high school of 3,000 Chinese students. From the very start, everything about his experience in China was completely different from what he had known living previously in Germany and the U.S.

IB Theatre 11/12

Richard O'Brien's
The Rocky Horror Show
17 December 2014, 7pm
Nelson Mandela School, P30
Adults: 4,00 € / 3,00 € (in costume)
Students: 3,00 €/ 2,00 € (in costume)

Halloween at B24

Babelsberger 24 was host to an amazing Halloween Party on 06 November 2014. Children, parents, educators and teachers came dressed up in their Halloween costumes to take part in the fun and be a little bit spooked!

The atmosphere at B24 was certainly spine-chilling, with cobwebs and pumpkins lining the dark entrance. Grisly zombies, witches corpses and horrifying phantoms hung from the corridors ready to grab and frighten anyone who passed along the shadowy corridors.

The secondary students got the party started with their dance tunes and the dance floor took on an eerie air with the ice machine - it looked like a doomed graveyard! There was also a cake and hotdog stand for all the hungry ghosts, while outside there was toasted marshmallows.

It was a great Halloween Party and here's to the next celebration at Babelsberger 24.

Full Thank You list and more pictures below!

Update on Centralised Book Orders / IT and Library Fee

Some parents have expressed concerns regarding the new centralised book ordering process, the distribution of the books and the wish for more information with respect to the allocation of these funds. In response to these concerns the school management, the Parents’ Association and the Friends of Nelson Mandela have got together with a view to streamlining the book ordering process.

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