Liebe Eltern,

für alle Kinder, die einen Vertrag für die Ferienbetreuung haben, findet eine Betreuung am 15.05.2015 und am 26.05.2015 statt. Die auszufüllenden Formulare, die Sie über Ihre Kinder erhalten werden, sind bis zum 07.05.2015 beim jeweiligen  Bezugserzieher / - in abzugeben. 

Die Betreuung findet für alle Grundschüler der NMS am Standort P23 statt.

Vielen Dank im Voraus!

Sonnige Grüße,
Anja Müller / P23 und Charlotte Reggentin / B24
Ltg. sozialpädagogischer Bereich 

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

Madiba Week 2015 at NMS coincided with South Africa’s Freedom Day and therefore marked a number of memorable events that took place in and out of school this week.

On Monday, April 20th 2015, the exchange students from the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo on the Eastern Cape arrived. Bringing South African sunshine, Ntando Tshinavha and Anda August  together with their teacher Ms. Mkhizwana spent an exciting week in Berlin participating in many highlight events and sightseeing trips with their hosts Isabel 9d, Emma 10b and Clara 8a.

Wednesday’s assemblies with tightly packed schedules were moderated with aplomb by Danielle (IB 11). The NMS Kammerchor and the Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa brought the house down with their renditions. Dr. Hugo Tempelmann, medic and philanthropist with a life long experience in South Africa impressed on the students the importance of education and disease prevention.

Two NMS students of class 9b and 9d respectively prepared several interviews with staff members aiming at highlighting educational values such as Bilingualism, Democracy and Human Rights, Intercultural Learning, Global Development and Sustainability.

The South African students presented their school in return and portrayed the values of Mr. Mandela impressively, showing how alive and worthy to uphold his legacy is.

Thursday’s Freedom Day took the group of active participating students and teachers  to the South African Embassy to celebrate the event, meeting with the Ambassador and being treated amongst speeches, to another performance of the choir.

Friday’s Fashion Revolution Day was the closure of the week demonstrating awareness of the sustainability concept. An event NMS will seek to repeat and promote.

With
Isabel 9d and Onno 9b
Photos Aren Kamm 9b

Liebe Eltern der Primary,

wir laden Sie herzlich zu unserem diesjährigen Frühlingsfest ein:

am 21.Mai 2015,
von 14.00 bis 17.00 Uhr.

Es erwarten Sie eine Tanzvorführung, die Schulband, Darbietungen der Musikschule, Spiel- und Bastelangebote, freundliche Eltern und interessante Gespräche.

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 4 May 2015: Screencast-o-matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com

Earlier in the year I described Jing, a golden oldie screen-grab tool that nowadays also has a video function. It is certainly very useful, but limited in terms of audio quality and recording length. Then I discovered screencast-o-matic – the screen recording software that is so much better than its name implies :-). Perfect for tutorials, screencast-o-matic is easy to use and offer up to 15 minutes of recording time; simple one-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers – installation is not even required.

Just click this button   in order to start recording whatever it is on your screen you would like to share and comment on. You may need to download and install Screencast-o-matic to run the application on Windows or iOS (OSX 10.6 or later). A very brief tutorial can be seen here: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/u/h/start-recording. The software is free, alternatively you may want to spend 15 dollars on a pro-account, which offers more storage options and features and is ads-free.

Am 09. Oktober 2014 ist eine Gruppe von 12 IB-Schüler/innen und 3 Begleiter/innen der Nelson-Mandela-Schule Berlin in Kooperation mit der Technischen Jugendfreizeit- und Bildungsgesellschaft (tjfbg) gGmbH und dem Verein „du für alle e.V.“ nach Indien zu einer erlebnisreichen Begegnungs- und Bildungsreise aufgebrochen. Sie besuchten zuerst die Megametropole Mumbai, die in ihrem Ballungsgebiet laut Schätzungen mehr als 20 Millionen Menschen bewohnen. Die ersten Kulturschocks sowie einzigartige Erlebnisse wie zum Beispiel die Fahrten mit der mumbaier Regionalbahn und das Rikschafahren ließen nicht lange auf sich warten.

Weiter ging es nach Hyderabad, welches mit knapp 7 Millionen Einwohnen besonders durch seinen großen Techniksektor bekannt ist. Hier wurden unter anderem die indische Kulturstätte Golconda Fort besucht und erste hektische Markt- bzw. Basarerfahrungen gemacht. Im Besonderen konnte hier die Vielfalt des muslimischen Lebens miterlebt werden. Auch der Konflikt von „Touristen“ und Moscheebesuchen wurde uns durch ein Besuchsverbot klar gezeigt. Das erste Kinderhilfsprojekt ein SOS-Kinderdorf das besucht wurde, lag ca. 30 km östlich von Hyderabad und bietet 50 Kindern ein Zuhause. Ein Highlight war ein Überraschungsbesuch in der nahgelegenen Slumschule des Dorfes. Es war die erste Berührung der Mitreisenden mit indischen Schülern, die sich schnell zu einem unvergesslichen Treffen entwickelte.

Today, 24 April 2015, is Fashion Revolution Day. Also students and teachers NMS are wearing their shirts inside out today. In Flex A we learned about how a t-shirt is made. We also checked where our shirts came from; mostly they were produced far away. We included our results in an online map using Padlet, a Cool Tool :)

Did you know that 2700 liters of water are needed to produce one t-shirt? Cotton is a very thirsty plant...

Dear NMS Parents (B24 & P30 7th - 10th Grade),

Student Registration begins Monday for the NMS Secondary Workshop Courses. Online Registration Deadline is Friday, 1 May at 20:00.

All NMS 7th-10th grade students are required to register and attend a Workshop that begins 12 May.

If your child requires a waiver, please read and follow the waiver processread and follow the waiver process to be considered but please remember there is no guarantee of a waiver. Due to the HOLIDAY on FRIDAY, all waiver materials are due on Thursday, 30 April at 12:00 noon.

Parents please advise your child to choose their first and second choice workshops wisely.  Once the workshops begin, students are not allowed to switch workshops except under extraordinary circumstances (breaks a leg and can no longer run in the Rugby workshop). As part of the registration process, we expect the following from students and their parents: