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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October 2018


MS Halloween Party

10/31/2018

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ES Halloween Party

10/31/2018

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Event: The Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finance

10/24/2018

Dear Nova community, Sparkasse Bank is celebrating 10th  anniversary of their operation in Macedonia. Therefore, we would like to invite you to the educational panel: “The Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finance”.Renowned experts will participate in the panel, inclusive of Mr. Gligor Bishev PhD - President of the Management Board of Sparkasse Bank; Mr, Geor Buher, PhD –Sparkasse Management Board member, and Mr. Viktor Novakovski – Director of NOVA International Schools. Among the panel participants, there will be Sparkasse officers, and young entrepreneurs to share experience and hopefully inspire NOVA students. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.The panel will take place at NOVA HS Auditorium, November 3, 2018 – Saturday, 13:30 – 14:30, followed by catering and refreshments. Please note that number of seats is limited and timely sign-up is required. If you are interested, feel free to sign up with Ms. Perunovska via email marina.perunovska@nova.edu.mk latest by Friday October 26, 2018.

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Week without walls, Zagreb [2018]

10/24/2018

For the week without walls program, a group of 25 students had a unique opportunity to learn about the energy, energy transfer, and the beauty of nature in Zagreb. The journey started with the Nikola Tesla museum visit in Zagreb. Some of the most famous and attractive experiments were presented and they enjoyed taking part in some of them. The workshop in the Nuclear plant Krshko, showed students how nuclear energy can be transformed and transferred to our houses as electrical energy. They found this learning process, through interactive experiments and simulations really easy and fun. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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International Food Day!

10/17/2018

Dear NOVA community. Yesterday was the International Food Day, and under the slogan "Be good share food" students and teachers made 200 sandwiches. Today we visited the daily center for children from the street in Shuto Orizari and delivered the sandwiches. Our students had one hour of English tutoring with the kids from the daily center as well. Well done everyone! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Brendan Schultz (Class of 2016, YES Abroad 2015-16) says hello!

10/16/2018

Brendan Schultz (Class of 2016, YES Abroad 2015-16) says hello! This year he is graduating from Pitzer College (one of the Claremont 7Cs), competing his coursework in 3 years. His time at Pitzer has taken him to Africa on several research trips, as well as Macedonia, working close with his NGO "United by Love"  

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Nova students helped to build the first school farm

10/16/2018

Dear NOVA community, we are happy to report that this past weekend Nova students worked hard at helping to build the first school farm in OU "Avram Pishevski" in Bardovci. They were really responsible, hard working and devoted to the cause. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Week without walls - the beauties of Shar Mountain

10/15/2018

9 students opted for the adventurous trip to the Shar Mountains as a part of their week without walls program. The trip enabled students to see a small portion of the beauties that the mountain has to offer, by getting students into hiking and mountain biking through the day and stargazing a planet observation by night. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Be Good - Share Food

10/15/2018

Dear NOVA community, tomorrow is International Food Day. One of our enthusiastic 9th grader is organizing the event "Be good share food" tomorrow (October 16) at 3:15 pm in the HS Cafeteria.

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Skopje Sluggers baseball team - tournament in Budapest

10/12/2018

The Skopje Sluggers baseball team traveled to Budapest, Hungary Oct. 4-7 for a tournament competing with teams from Hungary, Serbia, and Croatia. With two wins and three losses, the team came in 4th place out of six teams in the tournament. Nova students Peter Buttemere, Daniel Buttemere, Filip Angelovski, Justin Boyett, and Ellie Kate Buttemere represented the school well with excellent team spirit and sportsmanship. Peter and Daniel were the team's main pitchers, with a combined 49 strikeouts over 22 innings pitched, while Filip did well as a relief pitcher, with two strikeouts in two innings pitched. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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French Journal - Cous-Cous Issue 1

10/12/2018

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Italian Journal ALLORA Issue 1

10/12/2018

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Week without walls, Veliko Tarnovo.

10/12/2018

The very first day the students were exploring the city through a scavenger hunt and after the lunch they hiked to the top of the mountain and entered the fortress, armory and the tower. In their words: a real Lord of the rings and Game of Thrones experience. The next day they visited craft shops and monasteries and entered a deep cold cave near Veliko Tarnovo. Everyone was thrilled. On a third day students visited the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Veliko Tarnovo. They had a lecture on history of the Balkan countries. After that they visited the Museum of the Bulgarian uprising and several churches and tombs. Our students were interested and pro-active in all the activities. On the last day the crew took a short stop in Sofia and it safely came back home. It was another wonderful educational experience for our students and everybody agreed that they hardly wait for the next week without walls challenge! Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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PTA Coffee Morning

10/10/2018

Dear parents and teachers, the PTA would like to invite you to a coffee morning event in the EMS cafeteria on Wednesday, October 10th, starting at 8.15 until 9.15am.Director Novakovski will discuss the school's annual strategies and learning goals. Looking forward to seeing you all,NOVA PTA

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2018 CEESA Assessment Summit, hosted by Nova

10/10/2018

The 2018 CEESA Assessment Summit was hosted by Nova International School last week. It was a jam packed event with opportunities galore for those who are serious about their own learning, and especially for those who like to have fun while they are learning! Renowned educationalists presented key ideas from the world of International education. Ken O'Connor shared his experience in developing assessment practices that focus on learning, not grading. Amanda DeCardy stretched our thinking on how best to use MAP data, and our very own Rachel Deboys, HS Psychologist alongside Sandey Stayanoff, our new School Nurse engaged their participants in thinking about student well-being and its place in receiving a holistic experience. Additional sessions included Higher Order Thinking Skills, Instructional Coaching, Rethinking Homework, and Enhancing Student Learning through Feedback. All in all, we are honored to have been the host for this fantastic event, connecting educators from around the world, and learning together to improve the outcomes for our amazing students! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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New Arrivals in the HS Library!

10/10/2018

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune, Paula and My Invented Country.Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages, and she has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish author".

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Week without walls, community service Skopje

10/10/2018

Day 1: September 17 – Clean up the Vardar River. This activity was a group effort of around 60 students and three chaperons. All students were equipped with gloves and plastic bags to collect the garbage. The groups met in front of the school and walked together all the way to the embankment of Vardar River where they were divided into three groups and went into three different directions. Group A was cleaning the area under the bridge and the path along the City Park. As students were from different grades, apart from cleaning they also socialized, keeping up the competitive spirit and trying to collect as much garbage as possible. Day 2: September 18 – Cleaning and Hiking Vodno Mountain The second day was even more labor intensive as it required not just cleaning but also hiking. The group had an excellent guide, а Grade 12 student. Hiking up the trails, the students picked up the garbage scattered around. On Sredno Vodno they had a small break, but soon continued the hard work despite the strong sun. They also observed that the number of garbage bins is not sufficient for the number of visitors, especially during weekends. Day 3 and 4: September 19 – 20 – Working at the Home for Elderly The final two days were most important as a learning experience. The Home for Elderly People Majka Tereza is providing accommodation, food and medical care for around 70 persons, mainly vulnerable or people under social risk. The students started their community service by helping the staff to paint some of the prefabricated houses built soon after the 1963 earthquake in Skopje. Other students helped with cleaning the yard, by raking leaves of the lawns and collecting old tree branches. The next day, after finishing up their work, some students joined the occupational therapy group and participated in making decorations to be sold at the Fall Bazaar traditionally held in November. They had an opportunity to talk to the occupational therapist, but also the members of this group, who enjoy knitting, embroidery and other handicrafts. The other group of students joined in social activities with the residents – playing cards, chess and other interactive games. This proved to be very beneficial for both students and residents as they could talk, laugh and share jokes. The director of the Home, and the rest of the staff were very pleased with the cooperation with Nova International Schools and were thankful that the students were really hardworking and helpful. He said he would extend an official invitation to the school and the students to participate at the Fall Bazaar. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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10/10/2018

Second season of The Rozhen voyages, In a 5-days journey of the amazing WWW trip to Bulgaria our students had the opportunity to visit the National Astronomical Observatory in Rozhen, the largest Observatory in the Balkans. Our journey started with an introductory lesson about the astronomy equipment. The students explored the work of the telescope cameras and learned what the astronomers do with the pictures from the telescopes and how they process the data.We have learned how to determine the distances between the objects in the Universe. We were lucky to have the clear sky and enjoy the night vision. The sky turned into a huge blackboard. By observing the night sky we were exploring the location of different constellations and star clusters, and we have learned about the evolution of stars - how the stars are born and how they die. After each session, our wonderful and very skillful lecturers were open for quite curious discussions and they manage to satisfy the inquiring minds of our students. The last day of our stay in Rozhen we visited the Planetarium in the small town Smolyan. We had a show where we learned about the planets in our Solar system, the zodiac constellation, our nearest galaxies etc. We could not agree more with the statement of the famous aerospace engineer Werher von Brown: "It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity." Besides the knowledge gained, we have enjoyed the amazing nature and the impressive landscape of the beautiful mountains around, as well as the delicious Bulgarian kitchen. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Newsletter

10/10/2018

The third edition of the Nova EMS Newsletter is out. Take a look at the novelties in our school for this academic year: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-3-2018.html

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Model European Parliament, regional session Vienna, Austria

10/9/2018

Model European Parliament – Macedonia participated at the 4th reginal MEP CSEE session that took place in Vienna, Austria from September 27th until October 2nd. Our delegation consisted of Hana Selmani, Jana Petrova, Damjan Velkov, Cesela Trajkoska and Tea Veljkovikj. They all delivered six speeches at the General Assembly and worked tirelessly throughout the session. Michiel Plomp Winkler was appointed as a Committee President on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and Gorazd Ordanoski took the role of a Vice President of the General Assembly, making him a first ever Macedonian student to be a GA president on a international/regional session. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Join the Nova Choir

10/8/2018

Dear students, please note that HS students can join the Choir.Audition is TODAY -  Monday October 8th at 3:10 pm in the music studio. If you have anyquestions please talk to Ms. Milanova

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NOVA @ Go Pink!

10/8/2018

Over the weekend, our students were involved with the Go Pink! walk organized by NGO Borka, marking the 10 year anniversary of the event aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer. Yesterday our students decorated the walking pathway and today were actively involved in supporting the walk. Job well done Nova! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova Alumni Association General Assembly in the Media

10/5/2018

                

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Unique service learning opportunity

10/4/2018

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Week without walls, service learning

10/4/2018

My team spent a fun week, learning to give back to our community. Students were immersed in several projects in Skopje, such as: clean and enjoy canyon Matka, visit and do arts and crafts and games in the center for elderly with disabilities Poraka in Volkovo, attending the activities in the day center Nadezh for children in Shuto Orizari and assisting with preparing meals for #retweetameal. Community Service at its finest. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Dare to Awake the Adventurer in You! (Tara, Serbia 2018)

10/3/2018

During this adventurous and energetic WWW experience, students managed to meet all of the preset aims. This was indeed an invaluable experiential learning for the 39 participants who worked impeccably as a team, everyone taking equal part in each activity. In that way, they demonstrated a collaborative spirit and the NOVA mission statement, both literally and figuratively. Unafraid of the possibilities indeed! For most of the tasks students proved to be risk-takers, discovering meandering pathways in order to surmount fear. Some overcame those challenges with enthusiasm, whereas others with mild trepidation. Yet, this left room for more internal reflection. Through the multitudinous and thrilling challenges, the main focus was on physical fitness, a healthy and balanced lifestyle, as well as self-awareness. “Life begins away from the comfort zone.” This proved true, as this was an opportunity for them to learn more about themselves and internalize their reflections. Everyone took an active part in the intensive team-building activities which comprised of 17 km of rafting, ziplining in the Adventure Park, racing, wall-climbing, and scavenger hunt. Some even exceeded their own limits. From their reflective statements, it was evident what an imprint this experience had on them. We hope that we will see these skills implemented both in school and real life. ALWAYS DARE TO AWAKEN THE ADVENTURER IN YOU! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Congratulations Alums! The Nova Alumni Association is officially established

10/2/2018

Saturday the 29th of September marked the first official General assembly of the Nova Alumni Association (NAA). More than 60 Nova alums came returned to NOVA to make history and create the Nova Alumni Association. Alongside dedicated members of the faculty and staff, student council representatives, parent-teacher association representatives, and advisory board members the Nova Alumni Association was formally established. The General assembly gave a mandate to our four member governing board to lead the activities for the first year, it also chose the association's logo and passed its bylaws. We are very proud of our community and really excited about the future activities of the association. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Week without walls, Service learning [Slovenia]

10/2/2018

What a wonderful experience! Our trip to Ljubljana and Brezice was a trip everyone would wish for! In Brezice, our students learnt more about the importance of the Youth Center and its work, and they participated in cleaning up the park. Then, in Ljubljana, they explored the city with Action Bound and visited the National Gallery. The visit to the Home for Elderly people was something our students will always remember. They presented Macedonia and the Macedonian culture and traditional dances, and they painted together with the old people. We are looking forward to the painting exhibition that is going to take place at NOVA soon! On the last day, we enjoyed the beauties of Bled, the Bled lake and the Castle, which is the oldest castle in Slovenia. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Sensory Garden

10/1/2018

Dear NOVA community, the work of the first Sensory Garden at the school for visually impaired "Dimitar Vlahov" officially started. We are proud to report that Nova's community service program is a part of this story. Well done everyone! More pictures from the opening of the Sensory Garden available on this link   

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Week without walls, Art colony [Berovo]

10/1/2018

The art colony in Berovo was one of the week without walls program in the Nova high schools. The idea behind this project was to remove students from the distractions of the busy life in Skopje and focus on developing their talents in art while surrounded by nature. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Apple picking trip to Resen!

10/1/2018

Even though it was a long trip to get there, in short time we managed to collect the needed amount of apples, in high spirit we had an excellent and productive day. Thank you to Ajde Macedonia for making this activity possible. The apples will be donated for the Сите сити campaign and ones again we proved the real meaning of community. The goal of the activity was to pick 300 kg of apples and donate them to the Site Siti initiative. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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September 2018


NOVA's Lit Club

9/26/2018

We are very happy to introduce the NOVA's Lit Club! This club is for all book lovers in our school who would like to gather together in order to discuss, write or even act out some of their favorite novels, poetry, short stories or plays. If you are interested, please come to our first meeting led by Gordana Tomevska. The meeting will take place next Wednesday at 2.30pm in classroom 201.

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Knowledge Bowl season starts next week!

9/26/2018

The Knowledge Bowl season starts next week! Our club invites all interested students to take part in the two knowledge bowl qualification sessions scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 1st and 2nd, at 3:20 p.m. sharp, in the library. Candidates may choose to take the mathematics and natural sciences exam or the social sciences and humanities exam, or both exams in the two different sessions, in order to qualify for the knowledge bowl club membership, at the prospect of participating in the upcoming international CEESA competition to be held at our school. For all additional information, please contact Mr. Ane Tuntev and Mr. Bojan Marina via email or in person.

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EMS Newsletter

9/25/2018

The second edition of the Nova EMS Newsletter is out. Take a look at the novelties in our school for this academic year: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-2-2018.html

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NOVA Writing Pearls (Open call)

9/24/2018

“Do you have the write stuff?NOVA International School is holding its short stories contest titledas NOVA Writing Pearls open to all young writers from grade 6 to grade12. Stories can be of any genre and between 300 and 1,000 words.-Write what is in front of you: Fiction, Non Fiction, Narrative andPersonal Eye! Finalists will have their short stories published inNOVA Pearls, Edition of 2019. Work should be submitted tojulija.krstevska@nova.edu.mk  by November 30, 2018.”

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Memorandum for cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of Macedonia

9/18/2018

Today Nova International Schools and the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of Macedonia signed a memorandum for cooperation that will result in the creation of a high school course in the social science department in the school that will enrich and offer students practical learning in the field of business and economics.  

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Memorandum for cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission in the Media

9/18/2018

                           

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Voices of Syria

9/17/2018

Jordan Hattar graced us with his presence last week while on his international circuit. He spoke to our HS student body as well as our elementary students. Jordan was inundated with questions about his travels and experiences by many of our students interested in community service and those who see hope in Jordan’s endeavours. He shared his own stories of hope and of a united global community. Jordan emphasised the importance of learning to listen and gave us numerous examples of ways he has served many communities by connecting to them through empathy. We hope he is able to join us again. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS Back to School Night

9/14/2018

In a spirit of collaboration and true to our mission, our new and improved Back to School Night format provided a space for parents to hear about school expectations and to ask questions of faculty and administration. We are creating connections early in the school year to ensure a productive partnership between the family and the school, so that all of our learners reach their destination. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Voices of Syria

9/13/2018

On September 13th Nova will host Mr. Jordan Hattar from Voices of Syria and the founder of Help4Refugees.orgHe will share his journey that started at the University of Cambridge, through South Sudan and onward to Syrian refugee camps, to interning with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Back to School Night

9/13/2018

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

9/10/2018

[Invitation] from Davor Karakashev (Nova class of 2004) to the entire Nova alumni network.RSVP to the Alumni General Assembly by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfoItRBlfbqjPzxwxKKatHR2tFsWR1VBhj8YplCqbx5GObQw/viewform

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MS Social Science Teacher Kristen Fink interview for Zenski Magazin

9/4/2018

Nova is very proud that it currently hosts faculty members like our very own Kristen Fink. Kristen teaches social sciences in the Nova Middle School. She moved in Skopje last year and she comes from a small town in the south of Iowa. Learn more about Kristen's adventures in and out of our country and her experiences here. Check out the interview on the following link: https://zenskimagazin.mk/intervju-so-profesorkata-od-nova-kristen-fink-sakam-mojot-chas-da-bide-organiziran-haos

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New books in the HS Library

9/3/2018

Dear high school students, the library has a list of new and exciting books for you and your friends. Make sure you visit the library and check-out an item from our latest arrivals.

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Join the Student Council

9/3/2018

Dear NOVA students, The Student Council is preparing itself for the new school year and will have its introductory meeting next week on Wednesday, September 12 th a 2.10 pm in the Library.   Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

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IMYC unit: Communication

9/3/2018

On Wednesday the 7th graders participated in the Entry Point for their new IMYC unit, Communication. They were introduced to the Big Idea: When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective, through a series of activities, including communication games and mind mapping. They were also addressed by two working communications professionals (and NOVA parents), Eli Peseva and Vasko Popetrevski. The students will learn about Communication in all their classes over the coming weeks. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

9/3/2018

[Invitation] from Ivan Novakovski (Manager, Nova International School) to the entire Nova alumni network. RSVP to the Alumni General Assembly by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfoItRBlfbqjPzxwxKKatHR2tFsWR1VBhj8YplCqbx5GObQw/viewform

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