August 2018


NOVA professional learning, IB

8/17/2018

Nova High School faculty dived into their professional learning with a full day workshop on a key component of their IB learning, the Extended Essay. The trainer had a wealth of experience in teaching in the IB and is also an examiner for the IB. It was great to hear about the internal dynamics of marking the Extended Essay and how best to support our learners in this rigorous process and program. As a Professional Learning Community, we learn together so that we can provide meaningful guidance to our students. We constantly refine our practice in order to engage students, embed our new learning and align ourselves to international standards of education. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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July 2018


NOVA Summer Camp [week three]

7/9/2018

The last week of NOVA Summer Camp went as smoothly as the previous two. While the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins relished another week of athletic activities, highlighted by the overnight camping on Wednesday night on Vodno, Happy Frogs continued to enjoy a vast array of fun and educational activities which provided endless entertainment leaving no opportunities for boredom. During the past three weeks, we saw a sense of closeness and familiarity, friendship as well as trust gradually develop among all our campers. We are certain the NOVA Summer Camp means more than just fun and excitement to your child. The experience of socializing with children from different backgrounds, cultures, and ages is unquestionably an invaluable one. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MS Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV

7/5/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our  MS Graduation Ceremony will air on NASA TV this Saturday, July 7th from 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Sunday, July 8th from 3:30 pm, and Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch their loved ones graduate.

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NOVA Summer Camp [week two]

7/2/2018

In the second week, despite the rainy days and some slight adjustment of the scheduled activities that must be made, the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins still had the chance to try their hands at several new activities, including carting and bowling. Those new activities provided a diversity of new challenges which kept the campers engaged and their spirit high.  We could not be more proud and happier to see our campers become more confident and skillful in double rope bridge crossing, kayaking, archery and horseback riding when they took part in these activities for the second time. Furthermore, during the team building games and sports, the campers demonstrated more team work, cooperation and fair-play than the previous week. Happy Frogs had a similarly eventful second week, with exciting new activities that were well-loved by the young campers. Our visits to the Museum of Natural History allowed the children to discover the rich and diverse flora and fauna from all across Macedonia. They were especially enthusiastic during the animal hunt searching through the exhibits. Afternoon sessions included various hands-on activities, starting with recycled bottle bubble painting, which proved to be a huge hit. Not only was it a fun way to blow bubbles, but campers were also fascinated by the magic effects created. To take recycling to the next level, children participated in a 3-day project, which provided them with rich sensory play while learning about the process involved in recycling paper. Seeing campers who had been rather reserved during the first week open up and take a more active role in both trying the activities and making new friends, we are certain that we have another fun and exciting week ahead of us. We are looking forward to new adventures it brings! Check out the photo gallery from the second week of this year's Summer Camp here

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NOVA ES End of Year Performance will air on Nasa TV

7/1/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our ES End of Year Performance will air on NASA TV on Sunday, July 1st from 3:00 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Wednesday, July 4th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch amazing performance of our elementary school students.

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June 2018


NOVA Summer Camp [week one]

6/25/2018

During the first week of NOVA Summer Camp program, the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins had a great time trying kayaking, experiencing the excitement of ducking and chasing in laser tag games and the thrill of crossing a double rope bridge, horseback riding, chilling out at the aqua park, trying their hand at archery and tennis. More activities await the campers in the following weeks. While the bigger campers aspired to all the sport and team-building games, our Happy Frog youngsters ventured on their zoology master classes and nature walks to explore their environment and make new discoveries. The creepy crawlers experiment particularly sparked their curiosity offering valuable learning opportunities. In the amusement park, children were introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through exciting games which aimed to develop their gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while jumping in the bouncy castles added even more fun to a very active day. Happy Frogs also enjoyed horseback riding and developed their sense of balance and self-confidence during their fun outdoors adventure in the fresh air. Ahead of us are two more exceptionally dynamic weeks which will provide the campers with challenging outdoor activities, fun sports and team building games. Most importantly, your child will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with many new friends from different countries and backgrounds. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the students and their families who have given us their trust and support. Because of your help, we know for sure that we have another successful Summer Camp. Check out the photo gallery from the first week of this year's Summer Camp here

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NOVA HS Commencement Ceremony will air on Nasa TV

6/23/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our HS Commencement Ceremony will air on NASA TV on Sunday, June 24th from 3:00 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch their loved ones graduate.

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NOVA Advisory Board (NAB) meeting

6/18/2018

The NOVA Advisory Board (NAB) met one last time for the academic 2018-19, for a social get-together in the residence of one of its members, Ms.Maja Zbogar, in order to close out another successful year. The school would like to thank all of its NAB members for dedicating their time and energy in providing counsel and advisement to the school on both day-to-day affairs and the strategic long-term vision. Looking forward to another fruitful year.  

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US President's Awards for Academic Excellence

6/14/2018

Yesterday, June 13th, Nova International Schools and the US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools traditionally awarded the US President's Awards for Academic Excellence, Gold Seal and for Academic Achievement, Silver Seal to grade 9-11 students in acknowledgement of students' exemplary academic performance, commitment to learning and community involvement. In addition, three students were awarded the US Citizenship Pins for promoting their country's values and modelling good citizenship. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

6/14/2018

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ES End of Year Performance and Grade 5 Transition Ceremony

6/13/2018

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'Scout Me In'

6/13/2018

Cub Scout Pack 2187 welcomes new members: Scout Me In! The tagline, Scout Me In, celebrates the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA's) historic decision to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting so they can experience the character-building fun and adventure the program brings to life. Pack 2187 is affiliated with the BSA through the Transatlantic Council and serves children attending NOVA International Schools, Quality Schools International - Skopje, and international students home-schooled. For kids, Scout Me In is a call to action. It’s an invitation to take part in the fun and adventure that will help kids to build the confidence to find and forge a path to their own best self – today and in the future. For families, Scout Me In is a call for togetherness. Today’s families are busier than ever. They are looking for options that welcome the whole family – mom, dad, sisters, and brothers – to the adventure of Scouting.  For the BSA, Scout Me In is a call for celebration! This is historic! By welcoming boys and girls into Cub Scouts even more young people will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that will prepare them for a lifetime of success. It’s time to celebrate!If you are interested to join family scouting, we are now taking applications for youth and leaders! For more information, please contact SkopjeCubScouts@gmail.com.

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Club Scouts, 2nd annual Spring Camporee

6/12/2018

Dear Scouts, On June 8-10, Pack 2187 organized its 2nd Annual Spring Camporee. Thank you to all leaders, parents, Ivica and the entire Scout Center Ohrid staff, and Peace Corps Volunteer Alex for making the event a success! During the two-night campout, Cub Scouts participated in a flag ceremony, fished, hiked, made crafts, learned archery, grilled hot dogs and s’mores, performed in a campfire program, played group games, participated in an inter-faith worship,and visited the historic Bay of Bones on Lake Ohrid. Cub Scouts were also recognized in a Court of Honor for their achievements, including the completion of the Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear ranks. Other Scouts were recognized for completing individual adventures, Messenger of Peace, Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, and Cub Scout World Conservation Award. Congratulations to the Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders for your dedication! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Italian courses, Nova EMS

6/8/2018

NOVA International Schools celebrated the end of the Italian courses in collaboration with The Institute Dante Alighieri Skopje and The Italian Embassy of Skopje on June 7, 2018. The Ambassador of Italy, His Excellency Mr. Carlo Romeo delivered the certificates to our amazing students. We wish them a wonderful summer and lots of gelato! Bravissimi :) Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Open call, Nova Alumni Association

6/7/2018

Nova International Schools would like to open a call for applications for the positions of: co-chairs of the Nova Alumni Association (NAA) governing body. The governing body of the association will be comprised of at least two alumni co-chairs, so we will be filling in at least two positions with this open call. The co-chairs of the alumni association are going to be tasked with passing the Bylaws of this new entity that will exist within the school, and prepare, coordinate and execute a timeline of activities for the duration of the academic 2018/19. The mandate for the co-chairs selected with this open call is going to be one academic year. All Nova alums are encouraged to apply for this unpaid, volunteering position by sending us their CV, a short motivational letter, and information about the Graduating class. The call is open until the 21st of June. Please send your application with the subject line: Nova Alumni Association, open call to alumni@nova.edu.mk.  

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ASA Ballet Performance - Maggie`s Adventures

6/6/2018

What’s in a forest? A world of possibilities, a fantasy flight, mystery and magic … Watch what happens when a young girl sets out on an exploration quest into a forest, and from there on everything turns into an adventure, especially, after she runs into the most beautiful and graceful of creatures - DANCING BUTTERFLIES. They guide her to an enchanted castle, a home to a spoiled young princess and her playmates. Kids will be kids, and play is their thing, or better said, dance. As they dance carefree, danger approaches in the form of a wicked fairy who spellbinds them all, save the princess. But the innocence of the kids is preserved, and rescue comes in the form of a good fairy that counteracts the effects of the spell, undoes the evil, and restores the balance of the world. All is well that ends well. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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NOVA HS Performance Romeo & Juliet on Nasa TV

6/6/2018

NOVA HS Performance 'Romeo & Juliet' on Nasa TV! We’re thrilled to announce that a show featuring a segment from the HS Performance 'Romeo & Juliet' will air on NASA TV this Saturday , June 9th from 2:30 pm. It will be re-broadcasted on Sunday, June 10th from 5:30 pm and on Tuesday June 12th from 3:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the play.

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EMS newsletter

6/5/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 25th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-twenty-five.html

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CAS Projects presented to 8th Graders

6/4/2018

Dear NOVA Community, to ease the transition from Middle School to High School and to inspire future students for the possibilities to help their community, together with Ms. Deborah Haines, yesterday we organized a CAS projects presentation for the MS 8th graders. In a relaxed atmosphere the seniors presented what they have done for CAS to support and help our community. The 8th graders left inspired and excited to start next year at NOVA!    

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Anja Veterova Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Tocka.com.mk

6/4/2018

Anja Veterova is a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2018. Next year Anja is going to be attending the Berklee College of Music. We are so proud of Anja, and we are encouraging everyone to take a look at her in-depth interview for Tocka where she talks about our school, her expirience representing Macedonia on the junior Eurovision contest, and her plans for Berklee. https://tocka.com.mk/vesti/270682/anja-veterova-na-berkli-cel-mi-e-da-nastapam-so-bendot-na-bijonse

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Parent-Teacher Association, Teacher & Staff appreciation day

6/4/2018

As we wind down another amazing year, the Nova PTA and Nova parents took an afternoon to say THANK YOU to all Nova faculty and staff members for all they have done for the students this year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Donate Food

6/4/2018

Dear NOVA community, we are collecting food items during the week of June 4th-11th. All students and faculty are asked to join our cause and bring packaged food items such as rice, pasta, beans, lentils, and/or canned food that will go to charity. The food donation box is placed right next to the HS Cafeteria entrance. As members of the Nova International School community, would like to model kindness and thoughtfulness wherever we go in this world. Kindness, an NGO, will collect all of the donations and deliver them to the people in need. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the community.

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EMS Fun Day

6/4/2018

This year’s Fun day was organized in partnership with the OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS office from Skopje, and took place out of the school(Macedonia Gjorce Petrov- stadium). Students were visiting different venues where they were engaged in physical activities and challenged to show their team building and social skills. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Luna Radonjanin Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Smart SDK.MK

6/1/2018

Luna Radonjanin is a Nova student from the Class of 2018. Next year Luna will continue her educational journey at NYU Shanghai where she intends to study neuroscience. Read more about Luna and her education on her interview for Smart SDK.MK https://smart.sdk.mk/vesti/me-primija-na-nujorshkiot-univerzitet-vo-shangaj-oti-veruvav-deka-ne-e-nedostizhno-veli-luna-radonjanin-maturantka-vo-nova/

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