NMS Buzz Newsletter

Beginning of School

Teachers: For your first class meeting


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 25 August 2014: BITSTRIPS www.bitstrips.com

Cartoons and comic characters are easy to create, on the Bitstrips website or ousing its free app. Spice up a language lesson and ask your students to create a Spanish or French comic. Create historical characters and re-enact the French revolution or the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Or use Bitstrips purely for fun and turn yourself and your friends (or your teacher) into comic characters, create greeting cards, or your own avatar. Bitstrips can easily be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Email and SMS, or on a student blog like Kidblog.

Abi/IB: International Seminar Day 28./29.08.2014


Primary AG / Extra C Information

Primary AG / Extra C Registration Deadline Friday, 29 August

You must register online for each workshop your child would like to participate in.  Find that information by CLICKING HERE FOR ENGLISH! CLICKING HERE FOR GERMAN!
All lunchtime, afterschool and Friday afternoon workshops begin September 1 (Except for Flex 1 students-See Below).

Primary AG / Extra C Fair, Wednesday, 27 August

Flex 2-6th Grade from 16:00-17:00
Flex 1 Parents from 17:00-17:45
Ask questions directly of all the workshop leaders!  We hope to see you there!

Some Updates to the Catalog

For 3-4 Grade Students
Musical AG with Mr. Beaner on Thursdays, 14:40-15:55

For 3-10th Grade Students
Friday Musical AG with Mr. Beaner, Afternoon Time To be Determined

For Flex 2-6th Grade Students
Individual & Group Cello Lessons Friday Afternoons beginning at 1:30
Details are still being worked out so please sign up if your child has interest!

For Flex Parents:
Some new changes for flex students this school year.

  • Flex students will not begin their Monday Afternoon AG / Extra C workshops until November 3.
  • Flex 2 students may begin lunchtime, after school and Friday AG/Extra C’s the second week of school.
  • Flex 1 students may take only one other AG / Extra C and will begin that workshop on November 3.

Questions?  Please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Message from the Head

Welcome (back) to the New School Year 2014-15

Dear Students, Colleagues, Parents and Friends of NMS,

It is my pleasure to welcome you (back) to NMS as the new school year is starting. I hope all of you had a joyful and relaxing summer vacation and look forward now to launching a new year of learning together.

Most of our new members of staff have arrived and we had a vibrant reception for them this morning. A total of 17 new international and German teachers will start at our school, eight of them at secondary, four at primary and five teacher trainees. Two more teachers – one for each section – will start a little later. In addition, five social pedagogues have joined our team.

Festival of Nations 2014

P60 is now B24!

Notice to all Parents with Children on the P60 Campus (Prinzregentenstr. 60):

Nelson Mandela School administration has made the decision to use the designation B24 instead of P60 for the additional school campus that will house the Flex G, Flex H, 3D and 4D plus 7E, 8E, 9E, 10E classes. From this time on, please remember the official address for the third NMS campus is Babelsberger  Str. 24-25, 10715 Berlin.  We ask that you use this entrance for children drop off and parent evenings.

B24 Flex parents please attend your parent meeting on Wednesday, 27 August at the building on Babelsberger Str. even though your child's Einschulung will be in the Aula at the Pfalzburger Str. building on Saturday, 30 August.

For B24 3rd and 4th grade students and parents, please join the rest of the new students and parents in the Foyer at the Pfalzburger Str. on the first day of school, Monday, 25 August, at 9:00 for a family welcome.  During this welcome all students will be escorted to their classrooms which includes the B24 students.  New parents are welcome to stay for a breakfast meeting to learn more about the school.

Nelson-Mandela-Schule gründete eigenen Schulsportverein

Nun hat unsere Schule einen eigenen Schulsportverein! Dank enormer Unterstützung durch unsere engagierte Elternschaft gründeten wir am 06.06.2014 unseren Schulsportverein:

Sport Club International an der Nelson-Mandela-Schule Berlin“ (kurz: SCI).

In den Vorstand wurden gewählt:
Jörg Fraikin (1. Vorsitzender), Elke Wienkamp (2. Vorsitzende), Anna Meyer (Schatzmeisterin), Martin Röthenmeier (Vertreter des Kollegiums aus dem Fachbereich Sport), Leon Redlinger (Vertreter der jugendlichen Athleten), Bianca Ziegler (Schriftführerin).

Als Kassenprüfer wurden Jochen Frenzel und Volker Bley gewählt.
Als nächstes steht nun die Eintragung in das Vereinsregister im Amtsgericht Charlottenburg an.

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