Welcome to our website, I hope that you enjoy it.
Our school is very proud of being named after Nelson Mandela. He is, and always will be a strong influence on our school values and beliefs . We are an inclusive school and all of us are driven by Nelson Mandela's positive values. Nelson Mandela believed strongly in respect, understanding and fairness. He wanted others to believe in his vision of a fairer world. Our children proudly talk about his values and we all show his values by our actions.
Nelson Mandela inspires us all to do our best and follow his words: “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Our school community recognises the important role we all have in supporting our children in their life long journey of learning. The world is ever changing and it is vital that we continue to work together to prepare our children to have the skills and attitudes needed to make our world a happy, peaceful and tolerant place to live.
Every child: THE LEARNER
Every child: THE THINKER
Every child: THE ACHIEVER
Every adult: THE INSPIRER
Nelson Mandela has shown us that little voices can become big voices and as a result little changes can become big changes. We actively get involved in making positive changes in our school and in our local community. We do this through our strong sense of teamwork.
We put all children at the heart of learning and I feel incredibly proud every day of the achievements of the whole school community and the wonderful feeling of warmth our school has.
Health for Life
Our school has recently joined a Birmingham Health Services project called ‘Health for Life’, designed to make sure pupils and their families have the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to be as healthy as possible. There will be a new section on the school website and in each newsletter, informing you of ‘Health for Life’ related events and initiatives taking place in our school.
Our first reminder is about access to water in school. It has been proven that if pupils are properly hydrated they learn better, and as you already know, pupils are asked to always have a water bottle in school with them. Please note the following;
- Bottles should only contain water (squash or juice can only be sent in as part of a packed lunch)
- Bottles with a sports cap (non-spill) will be allowed on pupils tables during lessons (unless there is a specific reason why they can’t be – i.e. using laptops)
- Bottles should be refillable and preferably see-through.
- Bottles need to be taken home each night and washed properly.
- Please label your child’s bottle with their name and class.
This is what Webanywhere had to say about our new school website:
"Our first Website Of The Week for the new school year perfectly demonstrates how a school can get the full benefit from its website. Nelson Mandela School have been our most active School Jotter customer over the last few months, and this is obvious even by just clicking through a few of the many menu tabs!
The website is full of information that makes this a thoroughly insightful overview of life at Nelson Mandela School.
Our favourite area, which we definitely recommend visiting, is the What’s In The News section. This provides a great opportunity to teach children about current affairs, both inside and outside of school hours. We can imagine pupils and their parents following a page like this, and even contributing, as they do in their collaborative blog, linked to from the site"
Click here to read what the the Guardian had said about Nelson Mandela School