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.

Am 10. Mai 2017 fand bei guten äußeren Bedingungen der Wilmersdorfer Staffeltag statt. Unser Schulteam startete als Titelverteidiger und Pokalsieger in die Staffelwettkämpfe über je 6 x 400 m.

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.

Beim Start mit unserem Schulsport-Verein (SCI-NMS e.V.) haben am 15.06.2017 unsere Schüler erfolgreich an der 18. Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5 x 5 km TEAM-Staffel im Tiergarten teilgenommen. Unser Sport Club International hatte sich mit zwei Staffeln an den Staffel-Läufen beteiligt. In die Gesamtwertung kamen dann auch die Staffeln vom 14. und vom 16. Juni.

We are students in the IB Diploma Program. As a part of Mrs Hughes’ IB History course, we study National Socialism and Hitler's reign over Germany from 1933 to 1945. Just recently, we were given the chance to go to the Jewish Archives (W. M. Blumenthal Academy) which is across from The Jewish Museum. We were kindly greeted at the entrance before being taken into the Archive where we got to investigate history through original letters, photos, and passports from Jews living in Berlin at the time of the Third Reich.

Frederick Eichhorst started school at NMS at age five in 2005 (the small pictures are 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.

Any questions?

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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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