Educational Package

Parents & guardians, please pay for the Educational Package (Lernmittelfond) by 10 June 2016!

School year 2016-2017: All you need to do is make the flatrate payment to receive educational materials for your child/children throughout the school year.

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The Boogie Night on June 4th is almost here, so be sure to secure your ticket to a night of fun TODAY!

As you know, the Boogie Night  is a cool dance party for the NMS adult community, diligently organized by a few parents every year. But as you know, every party is only as good as  its  guests....which is why we need YOU!

So please transfer €15.00 per ticket for pick-up at the door on June 4th at GILKA, Kärntner Str. 20, near U+S Innsbrucker Platz in Schöneberg:

Kontoinhaberin: Ruth Wimmer
Berliner Sparkasse
DE37 1005 0000 6015 6364 57
Stichwort: Boogie Night 2016

Many thanks!

Please do have a look at the fantastic items many of you offered for the Silent Auction: great deals and fun events! And last but not least, we would appreciate a little help at the bar during the night; please take a moment and sign up for a slot here:

See you on June 4th!
Your Boogie Night Team
Anja Spiller, Ivos Piacentini, Katja Lehming, Maria Bahlmann, Sylee Gore & Ruth Wimmer

The IB students’ final exams are done!

Am 23.04.2016 fand in Berlin die Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaft der Männer im Modernen Fünfkampf statt. Der Fünfkampf besteht aus den Disziplinen Fechten, Reiten, Schwimmen und Combined (Schießen und Laufen). Im Rahmen dieses Wettkampfes fand die Deutsche Juniorenmeisterschaft statt. Timothy Jenner, Kl. Q4, startete für den OSC Potsdam. Er gewann nach einem starken Wettkampf Platz 3.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

The school management, the Friends of Nelson Mandela School and the Parents Council (GEV) are jointly asking all parents and guardians to participate in the Educational Package (Lernmittelfond) at our school. For a flat fee of € 140, students will receive all the books and many other materials they need either to keep or through the libray lending system. Also included in the fee is a € 50 donation towards the costs of IT management and the school libraries.

Please pay by 10 June 2016 for the coming school year 2016-2017.

What do I need to do as a parent/guardian?

On May 21, 2016, a team of 21 NMS students from 7th to 12th grade embarked on a 5km race through Tiergarten to raise awareness for breast cancer. We would like to thank all that took part and helped with the organization, it was a big success and lots of fun! Special thanks go to Ms. McCabe who accompanied the runners during the race, and to Mr. Fraikin, who allowed us to join his training sessions.

NMS is doing its part to keep our school community safe – offline and online. Our school has now been awarded the silver E-Safety Label by European Schoolnet, an upgrade from the bronze label that we held in the past two years. More info about NMS' Acceptable Use Policy, IT Development Group and other IT-related matters, can be found here.

This year, Primary school students and teachers of year 4, 5 and 6 have been attending internal Online Safety workshops, where (depending on the age group) issues such as password safety, online predators, cyberbullying and proper use of social media have been addressed. The use of Facebook and WhatsApp has been discussed, both the positive and the potentially dangerous aspects. Our students generally have a good understanding of what is (not) appropriate, where teasing stops and bullying starts. Most social media use happens outside school grounds, yet students and teachers agree that issues with WhatsApp class chats also need to be dealt with at school – as this is the only place where we can approach such topics with the entire class.

Talk to your children about these issues, what they know and worry about, but also ask them about the cool stuff – how the Internet and social media are used for learning and entertainment, homework support, creation, coding, what games are being played. Play (or code!) a game together; you may be surprised to see what skills your kids have developed. When gaming doesn't exceed any reasonable limits you set, it can improve hand-eye coordination, reaction speed, strategic thinking skills. Gaming is also often more social than it appears, for instance in multi-player games. Be aware of the fact that games such as Fifa, Minecraft, Sims or even Club Penguin are social media of a kind, as it allows your child to chat with others, including strangers. Therefore it is advisable to approach these issues and to ask younger children to use the Internet in your living room, rather than isolated in their own bedroom.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Gesamtsieg und dem Gewinn des Wanderpokals beim Wilmersdorfer Staffeltag 2016!

Am 3. Mai fanden die traditionellen Hubertusstaffeln der Schulen von Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf im Stadion Wilmersdorf statt. An den Wettkämpfen der OS nahmen insgesamt 8 Schulteams teil. Das Team unserer Sekundarstufe startete mit 29 Schülerinnen und Schülern in 5 Staffelrennen.  Gesprintet wurde über jeweils 6 x 400 m. Die Benutzung von Spikes und Noppenschuhe war nicht gestattet.

Bei traumhaftem Frühlingswetter und einer tollen Stimmung im Team gewannen unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler mit der Platzziffer 8 (2x Platz 1 und 2x Platz 3) sowie der Zugabe, dem Sieg der gemischten Offenen Jahrgangsstaffel, nach einem Jahr Pause wieder den Wanderpokal für die schnellste Schule von Wilmersdorf.