June 2019


Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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December 2018


Project Tree

12/13/2018

To raise awareness of recycling and of alternative ways of using waste, for the upcoming holidays the project TREE Mk is organizing a build of "Christmas Trees" in different locations in the city center. You can join the project by helping to collect plastic bottles and helping build the trees on December 22 and 23rd.

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12 MEP national simulation

12/13/2018

The Model European Parliament (MEP) - Macedonia program is a simulation of the work of the European Parliament. This November, NOVA International Schools hosted the 12th national MEP session, where approximately45 students and 10 MEP alumni members from 11 participating high schools form various cities in Macedonia took part in the simulation at the national level. Students competed with each other, discussing, debating, politicking and writing resolutions about the most recent and decisive debates in the European Parliament and the European Union. The session took place from November 30th until December 2nd at NOVA International Schools and Town Hall of the City of Skopje, where the General Assembly was held. The delegates debated upon motions concerning public health, development aid, crypto currencies and innovation in education Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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12 MEP national simulation in the Media

12/12/2018

             

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Letter from the PTA

12/12/2018

Dear families, We would like to thank all parents who submitted their recipes to the PTA's “ Healthy Food Healthy Children” campaign. 17 recipes will be cooked and sampled this week. We hereby invite you to sample the recipe selection and to give us your feedback. The sampling will take place this Friday December 14th @ 14:30pm at the EMS Auditorium. Bite-sized samples will be served and attendants will have a chance to taste the delicious food, in exchange for filling out a short anonymous feedback form. Your feedback will be evaluated and the selected food items will then be incorporated into our cafeteria menu, adding to the meal plan, snack or lunch.Thank you for all your support of this important initiative. We are looking forward to a healthier, delicious and more colorful cafeteria offering, helping our children with their healthy eating habits along the way.

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Macedonian and Albanian book fair in NOVA

12/11/2018

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Nova EMS holiday performance

12/10/2018

December is the month for the Nova EMS holiday performance. On the 10th of December starting at 18:00 see you all at the Makedonska Opera i Balet - Macedonian Opera and Ballet

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Youth Wiki platform

12/7/2018

Yesterday, 10 of our students took part in the Youth Wiki conference, organized by our partner the National Youth Council of Macedonia. Our students had the unique opportunity to discuss issues of importance for young people nowadays and to be introduced to the platform of the EU - Youth Wiki. This was a great example of active citizenship at its best.   

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Plusportals & Communication, PTA Coffee Morning

12/6/2018

"Yesterday, the PTA Coffee Morning focused on considering an important idea: communication. NOVA parents, students, and teachers communicate across a variety of mediums in the pursuit of educational excellence. However, none come close to the versatility of Plusportals, the system NOVA uses to report on student progress. Parents considered their use of ParentPlus, the mobile application that allows access to Plusportals for parents, over a morning coffee. By the end of the Coffee Morning parents learned how to access attendance records of their children through the application, how to access course materials posted by teachers, how to access alerts from NOVA International Schools, how to quickly send emails to any of their children's teachers and to all of the administrative staff at NOVA, and much more. Hopefully, Parents, students, and teachers can work together to make even better use of the communication technologies that are available at NOVA."   

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CEESA Cross Country event in Sofia

12/5/2018

CEESA Cross Country, Sofia, Nov 15th – Nov 18th. Anglo-American School of Sofia (AAS) opened from November 15-18 their campus and surrounding areas for the MS and HS runners from 10 international schools. CEESA MS/HS Cross-Country was set against the splendor of the Vitosha Mountain. Amazing number of 160 runners came from American International School of Bucharest, NOVA International Schools of Skopje, Istanbul International Community School, Anglo-American School of Sofia, Pechersk School International, American International School of Budapest, Kyiv International School, Tirana International School, International School of Krakow and Vienna International School. NOVA came to Sofia with 16 students: 6 HS girls, 5 HS boys, 3 MS girls and 2 MS boys. Our runners trained from second week of September twice per week at riverbank of Vardar and on Vodno. In average around 20 students came at training every time what is twice more than last year.The system of competition was to have 4-6 runners per team. A team's first 4 finishers constituted the team's score. If a team had 3 runners, it was assigned a “ghost runner” whose finishing position was recorded as final position + 1.The competition was organized over two days. On Friday the HS ran a 5K route and the MS ran 3.5K through the woods behind AAS. On Saturday, the HS ran a 3.5K route and the MS 2.5K. Both days the races were in a beautiful setting and the routes were a combination of forest paths, uphills, uneven surfaces, and slippery ground. The conditions for running were a bit challenging and suitable for experienced cross country runners but our students did a great job. HS girls got final 6th place out if 10 teams, HS boys were 8th out of 11 teams, MS girls took 6th place (3 runners) out of 10 teams and MS boys (just 2 runners) 8th place. NOVA has also a potential in track and field. In an invitational sprint we had at least one participant in every category. Lili and Sara won in HS and MS category, Nikola was 3rd competing with HS students. At the end we have to say our students were respectful on the course and out of it. They encouraged and supported with cheering our runners and other teams. We were very happy when they announced we won very valuable Sportsmanship! Coaches Kristen and Melita are really satisfied and proud of all students! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Coffee Morning

12/5/2018

Coffee Morning on Wednesday, December 5th, 8.15 - 9.15 @ the HS cafeteria will be dedicated to empowering parents to interact with their child's education using Parent Plus, the app which streamlines parent access to Plusportals, our community's online education portal.  

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EMS Newsletter

12/4/2018

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the fifth edition of the Newsletter from our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-5-2018.html

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Grade 5, exit point

12/4/2018

Where are we in this big wide world? Can you find the coordinates of your home and host countries around the world using maps and globes? During their Exit Point today, Grade 5 students used Google Slides as their platform (ICT integration) to present their research about geography and culture of different countries around the world. They also created an itinerary, planned trip on a route map, from Skopje to the country they chose. The students taught their parents many important facts and together we all celebrated the world's diversity and international mindedness. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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November 2018


NOVA PTA Healthy Food Campaign

11/30/2018

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Positive Parenting: Nurturing our children's potentials

11/30/2018

Nova was the proud host of Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Mission at UNICEF here in Skopje. Mr. Perks talked to our parents, faculty and staff members about positive parenting, how to nurture our children's potential, how to prevent school bullying and many other important topics. Mr Perks brings with him a wealth knowledge about international child development, children's rights, and the importance of early positive parenting. Mr Perks is a Senior Fellow at the Jubilee Center, University of Birmingham. In his extensive work as a human rights diplomat, Benjamin has served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Albania, India, Georgia and Montengro.

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ES students took part in the annual Mathletics Competition

11/29/2018

Last week students in Grades 1-5 took part in the annual Mathletics Competition. The event is hosted online and worldwide with hundreds of thousands of students taking part. The children complete tasks, challenge students from all over the world to live games or even undertake a test. Those students who undertake many tasks online might find themselves on the Top 100 Students European leaderboard. Those with very high scores may find themselves on the Top 100 Students World Leaderboard. It’s also a team competition with classes also being ranked in the Top 50 for Europe and the World. Finally, all the points contribute towards a School total and the chance for NOVA School to be ranked in the Top 50 for Europe and The World. During the week, rankings will change based on who is active at that time. I am very proud to announce that two of our students were are some stage during the week ranked as number 1 in the world out of hundreds of thousands of students. If fact at one stage they were ranked number 1 and 2 respectively. In addition, Mr Odbert's Grade 5 class as a whole achieved number 2 in all of Europe and number 5 in the world. These are truly remarkable results and worthy of our congratulations. The two students were Metehan Katlu and Arin Karayalcin.   

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12th national simulation of the Model European Parliament

11/29/2018

The 12th national simulation of the Model European Parliament - Macedonia will take place from November 30th until December 2nd at NOVA International Schools. Twelve schools from Skopje and cities all over Macedonia will participate in the event, making it a total of 50 delegates, 12 teachers and 10 MEP alumni members. During the three-day event, delegates will craft resolutions, debate on EU related issues, write amendments and take part of the MEP General Assembly. The students will get a chance to learn and practice public speaking, presentation techniques, negotiation, debate, and at the same time focus on EU institutions and the work of the European Parliament.

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Nova students take part in 'First Lego League' and win 5th place

11/29/2018

This year, the First Lego League challenged our MS kids to “go into orbit”. They were asked to build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. In the past two months, our teams worked together to find solutions for various tasks, all related to the challenge theme INTO THE ORBIT. This season, the teams were transported into space, where they had to explore, challenge themselves, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. The NOVA teams made two robot designs, and programed their robots to do various missions. Within the game, they applied many of the FLL core values: Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do! By exploring new ideas with creativity and persistence to solve problems and a strong teamwork, one of the NOVA teams made it to the high 5th place out of 23 teams from 11 different CEESA schools. We were very proud and truly enjoyed their success. The FLL challenge competition for CEESA was hosted by American School of Warsaw, 15-18. Nov, 2018. We are already excited about the next year’s challenge. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Positive Parenting: Nurturing our children's potentials

11/28/2018

We are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming whole school coffee morning on Wednesday, November 28th in the EMS cafeteria starting at 8.15 to 9.15am. We are honored to have Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Mission at UNICEF here in Skopje, as our guest speaker. Mr Perks brings with him a wealth knowledge about international child development, children's rights, and the importance of early positive parenting. Mr Perks is a Senior Fellow at the Jubilee Center, University of Birmingham. In his extensive work as a human rights diplomat, Benjamin has served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Albania, India, Georgia and Montengro.

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Food donation #Nova #Thanksgiving

11/26/2018

For the second year, over the Thanksgiving holidays, NOVA donated cooked meals for the homeless and socially endangered people of Skopje. This year, we donated 150 meals and had several staff involved in packing and delivering the meals on Saturday. The students from kindergarten decorated the food containers, sending messages of joy to their little friends. Over the 2 weeks of the food donation campaign, our community helped collect a large amount of cooking supplies that will be donated to#retweetameal as well as donations in prepared food supplies that will be directly delivered to many families in Skopje with the assistance of our friends from Real Acts of Kindness.     

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NOVA Alumni Social Wine and Cheese Event

11/21/2018

Dear Nova alumni community. On behalf of the Nova alumni association we would like to invite you to join us on our first social wine and cheese event. The event will take place on the 21st of November, in one of the most nostalgic places for Nova students - 'Forza'. We expect to see you there at 19:30 on Wednesday.To RSVP just send us an email on: alumni@nova.edu.mk , so that we know the number of alums to expect.

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8th grade art exhibition in Skopje City Mall

11/19/2018

Our community in Nova is so proud of our 8th graders, whose amazing Picasso paintings were put on display as an exhibition in Skopje City Mall.

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IPC Geography [movement of goods and natural resources]

11/19/2018

Have you ever wondered what's inside your cell phone? How many minerals are included into those tiny metal parts? Mr. Ray Power came last week at Nova and presented a very interesting and extremely educational presentation to all our fifth graders.He showed realia (rocks/minerals) and videos about the whole process behind iPhone metal parts production. He also engaged the students in a thoughtful discussion about the ethics behind mining, human rights, and child labor. Then he explained the steps of trading minerals from Rwanda and Macedonia.That all connected well as an enrichment to our IPC geography theme of movement of goods/products and natural resources of different countries. After the presentation, we all went outside for an experiment i.e. a demonstration of the process how oxygen is being removed from Tantalum dust for further purification. After this presentation, the students created mind maps of "What's Inside Our Cell Phones?" (63 minerals!!!) displaying all the things they learned including images. This was a very beneficial and interesting learning opportunity for all of us. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Food Donation Campaign

11/15/2018

In the spirit of giving back and showing gratitude, we invite our community to support the socially endangered people of Skopje. We will use these two weeks before the holiday to collect the following: - donated food: rice, pasta, beans, powder puree, canned food: tuna, beans, vegetables, cooking supplies: cooking oil, spices. - NOVA schools will support #retweeetameal with a donation of 150 prepared mealsDonation boxes will be placed at the entrances of both the EMS and HS buildings. If you have any additional questions on what to donate or how to support #retweetameal, or email Mrs. Kjato.

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NOVA Instagram Profile

11/14/2018

Follow Nova International Schools profile on Instagram, and stay in touch with the latest developments in our schools.Link to the Instagram profile:https://www.instagram.com/nova_int_schools/

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CEESA HS soccer tournament in Bratislava

11/14/2018

This year’s HS soccer tournament took place in Bratislava. Again, the team consisted of new, young and less experienced members, but with very positive self-confidence to do their best. Our main goal was to represent our school in the best possible way and to spend some quality time socializing with the other schools. The tournament took place at X-bionic Sphere Soccer Field, which offers great facilities, and the good weather was an ideal opportunity for a good tournament. After two days of matches we are proud to report that we won the 3th place at the tournament. The tournament was a positive experience for the students: they have shown fair play and played with lots of enthusiasm but at the same time they realized that it takes a lot of practice, discipline, teamwork and serious dedication for better results. On the other hand, they were very pleased and happy to be part of the team and the event itself, having in mind that it was a great opportunity to make new friends and socialize with students from different countries.

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Spirit assembly, Nova high school

11/9/2018

Yesterday the whole High School joined together for another highly successful Spirit Assembly! In keeping with Stress Awareness Day - the students and staff came together for an hour of fun, laughter, and teamwork. Energy was high as the grade levels competed against each other in hula hoop and tug of war competitions! Congratulations go to both the 11 graders and their Advisory Teachers as champions of the tug of war finale! Chech out the photo gallery from the event here 

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CEESA MS boys soccer tournament in Bucharest, Romania

11/9/2018

After a successful and exciting soccer season, during the last weekend SUPERNOVA MS boys soccer team participated in the CEESA MS boys soccer tournament in Bucharest, Romania and competed with teams from international school from Bucharest, Sofia, Moscow, Prague, and Kiev. Although the win/loss record will show our team did not score the most goals nor win the most games, it will not show how respectful our team was towards football, our opponents, and the referees. During the tournament SUPERNOVA athletes earned the respect of the other teams, coaches, and refs. The team conducted itself in an exemplary manner helping each other out, playing together, and keeping a positive attitude the entire weekend. At the award ceremony team Supernova was announced as the sole winners of the sportsmanship trophy. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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IMYC UNIT INTERPRETATION Choreography by 8th grade class 2018-19

11/7/2018

As part of their IMYC Unit on Interpretation, Nova 8th graders collaboratively created a dance video, with the help of their dance teacher. Creatively approaching the assignment, they made their own choreography to interpret the lyrics of 'What about us' by Pink. This project developed their creative and collaborative skills; and the students also had a lot of fun.

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Community Service Opportunities in the Nova high school

11/7/2018

Community Service Opportunities in the Nova high school (from November 5 until November 10)

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Educational panel, Sparkasse Bank in Nova

11/7/2018

This weekend Nova hosted an educational panel organized by the Sparkasse Bank in celebration of their 10th anniversary operating in Macedonia. The topic of the panel was "The role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finances" Renowned experts were participating in the panel as well as NOVA HS students. Our school manager, Mr. Ivan Novakovski was one of the presenters, and a moderator for the panel. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Newsletter

11/5/2018

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the fourth edition of the Newsletter from our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. Please also find the information about the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conference, this Friday, November 9, from 10:00-18:00. We have also included a great selection of photos at the end of the newsletter:  http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-4-2018.html

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Video message from our Head of Schools: Viktor Novakovski

11/5/2018

An invitation to spend time with Mr. Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. March 7 and 8, 2019, hosted by NOVA International Schools

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