Dear parents,

Fahrdienst Osterberg, the bus service used by many families at the school, will stop providing service at the end of this school year (2016/17) due to the retirement of the owner/manager. A few parents have come together to find a successor for the transport service.

We live in a post-truth world where alternative facts and fake news have become the norm. So how can our students use media critically to become effective researchers who can have confidence in the information they find? Those issues were the background to the first of two workshops at the Freie Universität. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Petra Anders (FB Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie: Grundschulpädagogik/Deutsch/DaZ) and her team of trainee teachers, children in 5C were set to develop their skills of Medienkritikfähigkeit, or critical use of media. The workshops were based on 5C’s current research topic for a presentation in history: the afterlife in ancient Egypt.

The two-hour workshop was divided into three stations: (1) finding and evaluating information on ideas about death in ancient Egypt (2) how to handle pictures found online (3) recognizing fake news.This workshop coincides with the implementation of the Basiscurriculum Medienbildung. As it is quite challenging for schools to teach the competencies of ‘analysis’ and ‘reflection’, this cooperation with an external partner like the FU is a wonderful opportunity for students at the Nelson Mandela School.

So what did the children report on what they had learnt?

Dear Parents,
On June 30 2017, starting at 6 p.m., the second Long Night of Knowledge will take place at the Nelson-Mandela-School. During this event, which is based on Berlin's famous tradition of the ‘Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften’, students and teachers want to present to you interesting projects and lectures in Sciences and Arts.

Erneut gibt es den letzten beiden Wochen der Sommerferien an der Freien Universität Berlin eine MINT-Sommeruni mit interessanten Kursen und spannenden Vorträgen für Schülerinnen und Schüler ab der 10. Klasse (d. h. wer derzeit in der 9. Klasse ist, kann sich bereits anmelden). Die Sommeruni bietet außerdem Gelegenheit, mit Studentinnen und Studenten ins Gespräch zu kommen und „echte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler“ kennenzulernen.

Das NMS-Orchester und Solisten der Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Musikschule laden zum Musikabend am kommenden Montag, den 26.06.2017 zu orchestralen Klängen von Barock über Romantik und Filmmusik bis hin zu einem DER Hard-Rock-Songs ein. Ebenso erklingen berühmte Solowerke, dargeboten von Schülerinnen und Schülern der Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Musikschule.

Frederick Eichhorst started school at NMS at age five in 2005 (the picture is from 2007). With six years Freddie (born Dec 1999) learned how to sail. After having been coached for several years by Florentine Baumann, who (besides her teaching job at NMS) voluntarily worked as district sailing coach for the Optimist Dinghy Class at Lake Wannsee, Frederick became the youngest participant of the International German Championship for Optimist in 2009. He successfully participated in many more national and international sailing regattas ranking top 10 of Germany’s Optimist sailors. After competing in the Olympic sailboat class 470 he soon searched for new challenges and in 2016 first tried out the foiling catamaran class.

On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, P23 had their annual fun run. Motivated by the pledges for donations from parents, family and friends, the students took to the track around the school yard with the aim of running at least 20 laps each. Some students even managed to run 100 laps! Proceeds from this year’s Fit-for-fun will go to renovating the Chillhof of P23.

NMS-Schülerin Veza, 9b, war im April 2017 in intensivem Kontakt mit einer Kunstlehrerin der NMS Mvezo in Eastern Cape, Nthuthu Spelman, weil Veza in Absprache mit Fr. Baumann und Hr. Miebs plante, während einer Familienreise durch Südafrika an der NMS-Partnerschule in Mvezo eine Schulstunde zu halten. Das hat nicht geklappt, weil die NMS Mvezo derzeit durch schweres Fahrwasser geht und man dort schlichtweg übersehen hatte, dass Osterferien waren.

Über den Kontakt zu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. wurde jedoch ein sehr angenehmer Bezug zum Community Arts Centre in Mthatha hergestellt. Dort hat Veza schließlich Anfang April eine Unterrichtsstunde zu den „Fibonacci-Zahlen und dem Bezug zur Kunst“ gehalten, die auf große Resonanz stieß.

Any questions?

Here is the contact list.

School offices:

  • Pfalzburger Straße 23 (P23), Flex-6
  • Pfalzburger Straße 30 (P30), 7-13
  • Babelsberger Straße 24-25 (B24), Flex-10


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