Our Art department, under the guidance of Mrs. Marion Aulinger and Mrs. Doris Schäfer, began to plan for this wonderful project in 2016. Mrs Birgit Kratzheller, a parent in the primary and an artist herself, helped organize it all. The Mensa used to be a very sad and barren space.  Now it beams with a fresh coat of paint, and paper-mâché pizzas and artistic wire sculptures hang from the ceiling, making lunch a brighter, more fun experience for the students.

During one weekend in May, students from 5a, especially Joshua Hyland and Anoush Wehlisch, along with parents and teachers, especially Annemieke Akkermanns, Kelly Stoner and Nathan Jones, painted the Mensa and completely re-decorated it.The decorative art was produced during the WUV course taught by Mrs Schäfer.

Among the parents who deserve special mention are Susanne Wehlisch, Eraine Judd and our GEV chair Paola Aliverti.The festive re-opening -with free pizza for all- took place on Monday, May 22, with many thanks to Z catering for making this happen.This is a great example of our school spirit at the NMS Primary, and I am truly grateful and happy that the project brought such amazing results.

On behalf of the entire team of helpers,
Ina Claussen

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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.

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.

On Saturday, the 20th of May, 18 of our students from grade 7 to grade 12 participated in the Avon Frauenlauf: an annual event which raises money for cancer research. Our students took part in the 5 km race. Before the run, all participants warmed up together and took part in a massive mannequin challenge; trying to break the world record. There were 18,000 women in total participating in the various races. There was a very casual, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. As a gift, the girls received goodie bags filled with Avon products.

We would like to thank all the runners for their enthusiasm, Herr Fraikin for lending us the NMS shirts and allowing us to train with him. Thanks also to Cormac and William from 10d, our helpers on the day. Finally, thanks to Melina and Fenya from 10c, and Anna and Paula from 10d and Mrs. McCabe for organizing our school team.

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.

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.

On Tuesday, 25 April 2017 at 19:00, there was a performance of Euripides’ Alcestis in the Aula, P30.

(The first three pictures are from the rehearsals, the last four from the performance.)

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