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Am 9. Juli um 17.30h in der Aula, Pfalzburger Straße 30 mit dem Orchester der Nelson-Mandela-Schule und Überraschungsgästen.

Es erklingen Stücke und Texte aus verschiedenen Jahrhunderten zum Thema Sommer, Nacht, Traum. Eintritt: frei.

At the end of a hot summer day, many students, parents and teachers came to school on Friday, 3 July 2015 to participate in the first Long Night of Knowledge at our school. There were interesting workshops, lectures and shows about various topics: from 7c’s and 7d’s play “The Accident” to readings of World War I poetry, from the Open Chemistry Lab to the Spectacular Science Show, from workshops on “How You Can Look at Art with your Eyes Closed”, “Games & Your Brains – The Effects of Computer Gaming”, “Magnetic Fun” and computer coding to a whole sequence of TED-style talks on subjects ranging from intersexuality to the mathematics of chaos.

An event worth repeating! Thanks to everyone who contributed, and to all who came.


On Thursday 2 July 2015 the Nelson Mandela School had their NMS Sports Day (Bundesjugendspiele) at the Wilmersdorf Stadium (Fritz-Wildung-Straße 9, 14199 Berlin). As you can see, not only was the weather glorious, but everybody had great fun, too!

Pictures: Florian Lonicer (1-7), Ginette Grey (8-16).

... for payments to be made into the Educational Fund/Lernmittelfond for existing students. There are still many who have not paid in. All details are here:

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 6 July 2015: Tubechop (

Teachers know this; you find a great video on YouTube or TeacherTube and would like to incorporate it in a lesson, but… it’s way too long, the remaining video material is boring or inappropriate… what do you do? Tubechop (what’s in a name :-)) has the solution and allows you to easily cut any YouTube video to the exact length you need and then create a new link, to send, or share – or use in your lesson. Easy peasy lemon squeezy….

Dear Parents and future Students of Year 7-10,

The Workshop Course Coordination (WCC) Group has been dilgently working on next year's offerings for the 2015-16 Secondary Workshop Courses. The Year 7-10 Workshops are a regular part of the full-day school operations linked to the Nelson Mandela School and any working group outside the core teaching. Secondary Workshops are mandatory for ALL Year 7-10 students.  The WCC Group will plan and coordinate three different workshops cycles (instead of four) for next school year. Here are all dates & deadlines for the 2015-16 Secondary Workshops.

Even though we cannot yet let the school community to know the offerings that will be available for the first Workshop Cycle, we can announce the four Year long Workshop Courses offered by NMS:

Registration will be different than the regular W1 courses. If you have interest, please check out the information below for more details.

In a move to both exibit more student art work and to decorate the common English & German Department Room 110 in the old Building in Pfalzburger Straße 30, the E2 class with their Art Teacher Detlef Wingerath agreed to a competition to create  a series of paintings on language and communication for the two departments. Three of the paintings won first, second and third place. Can you guess which ones won?

The winners will receive their prizes in the coming assembley. Mrs Lisdat and Mrs  Adler found it very hard to choose the three best. They were so taken by the paintings that they  have pledged to continue the project with the Art Department. The paintings will be exibited in 110. Next year, the 11th grade students will take part in a similar project with a new focus.

The Department Heads would like to thank all of the students who participated for their creativity and their lovely paintings, as well as Mr. Wingerath for encouraging the students and supervising them throughout.

Nihal Adler and Vera Lisdat