March 2019


Creative time in the home for the elderly 'Mother Theresa'

3/29/2019

Today our students had an amazing and creative time at the home for the elderly "Mother Theresa". We used the time to get creative, talked with the elderly and were introduced to their creative work in their daily routine through the art therapy program. With this project, we have closed one part of the WWW trip in Slovenia, soon we will organize a fundraiser where we will sell the artworks and donate the funds raised to the home for the elderly.     

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Nova Alumna, Gabriela Milkova visits Nova

3/29/2019

Yesterday, NOVA had the pleasure of hosting Gabriela Milkova, Class of 2016, who is pursuing an English Literature major at the University of St Andrews. She spoke to our UK-bound juniors about the UK admissions and application process, her experience of studying at St. Andrews, the Scottish vs the English university model, as well as about student life, accommodation, and finances. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Jelkica Popovska speaker @ Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology

3/29/2019

Open to all Nova students grade 9-12. Sign up on this online form, and take part in the first Nova alumni coffee hour: where creativity meets technology and interact with 10 Nova alums, professionals in their fields. Sing up today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQTQPFPhyiMK3_kCditQHI8dz-6mWW4v1MDbnDoXfCFzX_pQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2_Jgmi6prNC1RVxjppp1o5YVmy6WyzI1AhwpQ5Sawcy0je0Mp3dWVsgBE

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Nova faculty and staff, fundraiser

3/26/2019

Last week the Nova community came together for a 5 days fundraising event organized by our Nova faculty and staff and aimed at providing funds for the special school 'Idnina'. Faculty and staff members brought home baked goods to the school and with the sole purpose to collect funds for this charitable cause. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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8th Grade Drama Presentation

3/26/2019

Throughout the presentations, the audience was able to see what we have worked on during our drama classes in the last semester. The students have developed an appreciation for the drama art as a significant part of their education. Our goal during the drama classes was not only for the students to play out a certain character, the actual priority was for them to feel the stage, to conquer their own fears and anxiety before public appearances. They had to dig deeper and find their true desires, develop their hidden talents, and they had to challenge them in order to challenge themselves to be more creative and bolder, on stage, and furthermore, in life. In the presentations, the audience had the opportunity to see how an actor prepares before acting; they saw monologues given by a position of a certain object, certain emotion, and nature itself. They saw non – verbal activities such as etudes and mechanisms, and on stage they saw real teamwork. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Drama Presentations

3/26/2019

For the end of the first semester the 7th grade Drama students have performed a short farce, “Abu Hassan Pays His Debts”, which has embraced their main request, to perform in a comic play. Before the rehearsals the students have been prepared to the stage through different drama activities and exercises. Once the script was chosen, they met with Abu Hassan and his wife, Nouz Hatoul, who were deeply indebted. In order to obtain money, Abu decided to deceive the Caliph, Haroun Al Raschid and his wife, Princess Zobeide, pretending that they both died. Other characters like the two sweets vendors, Ali Wadi and his step-brother Rab Hadaj, and the Palace servants Messour and Scheherade have underlined the confusion and the comic side of the play. All the students have shown their improved acting skills, commitment and effort, which has been widely proven by their final success. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Journalist visit Macedonian Language Class in the Nova EMS

3/25/2019

What is information? Is the information always accurate? What is the difference between a fact and an individual opinion? How to properly write an informative paragraph? We decided to find the answers to all these questions among the experts in the field, so we invited Mr. German Filkov, a journalist and a Nova parent. During the Macedonian Language class, Mr. Filkov explained the art of informing and implementing the “5W” concept in writing to the third graders in a simple and child - friendly way. We are truly grateful for this exceptional experience! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA High School Performance Featured on Nasa TV

3/22/2019

NOVA High School Drama and Dance Performance, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Saturday, March 23rd, from 9.00 am and from 6.00 pm, it will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, March 24th, from 8.30 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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CEESA Girls Basketball in Bucharest

3/21/2019

This year NOVA’s HS Girls Basketball team participated in the CEESA Basketball Tournament hosted by the American International School of Bucharest, Romania and competed with teams from four other international schools from Bucharest, Prague, Warsaw and Istanbul. Over the course of three days, our team played six games with experienced, motivated and strong teams. Our girls played hard, behave well and demonstrated good sportsmanship, earning a reputation among the other participants as a small team of only six players (and one girl who supports the team from the bench) that regardless of the score, always tried hard and never gave up. A small team, passionate about basketball, committed to play hard until the very last whistle. We have no doubts that such a mindset helped our girls overcome the pain in their muscles, knees and ankles in order to give the very last atoms of energy from their bodies and therefore deserved all our compliments and made our community very proud.

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"It's a Beautiful Day" performed by NOVA ES students

3/21/2019

The Elementary School students from NOVA International Schools are celebrating the first day of spring with the song "It's a Beautiful Day" by "The Singing Walrus".

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Nova students work on the PHV - Promotion of Human Values project

3/19/2019

This year for the 5th time Nova is a part of the National Red Cross Program PHV - Promotion of Human Values. The program engages young individuals from different backgrounds to work together in order to help the community and to make valuable difference in someone's life. During the month of March and April some of our students (4 groups of 4-5 students) will work on their own projects.

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Panel Discussion, Columbia University students

3/19/2019

Yesterday, NOVA hosted a panel discussion between a group of Columbia University students, including a NOVA alumnus, Nikola Danev, Class of 2016 and NOVA US-bound students. Our guests presented and answered questions on the US admissions and application process and shared their personal experiences as HS students and Columbia University students. They offered a valuable perspective on the importance of fit and balancing academics and extracurricular activities. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Columbia University Students Presentation

3/18/2019

A group of Columbia University, NYC students, one of whom is our very own alum, Nikola Danev, Class of 2016, is coming to NOVA on Monday, March 18th, to give a presentation to our US-bound juniors on the US admissions and application process, different facets of university life, academic majors and possible career prospects.

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Fourth edition of the NOVA Writing Pearls

3/15/2019

The fourth edition of NOVA Writing Pearls comprises the short stories written by Nova High School students and Nova Middle school students and serves as a powerful testimony to the love of reading, writing, art, and literacy. Established as a project about creativity and imagination, it had weaved four editions which are testaments of NOVA students’ vital capacity to be inquisitive and curious. Through the four books students explored the complexity of life around them, and did the observations with responsible and maturing eyes. They demonstrated the ability to craft real dynamic characters, talk about the universality of loneliness and awkwardness of their age and ventured to exploit the vicarious futuristic settings. Tomeska’s Seventy-Two Full Moons, vividly mirrors the coded existence of problems and dangers in our present civilization while tackling issues of overarching respect - from the one towards each other to the one towards the environment. The scenery only subtly alters in the woods of Zbogar’s Morning Walk, with a scream into the silence, that nothing is same any more. Tanevska embroiders an enormous reminder to the things we take for granted in love and in life, thus we confront perils to lose what we cherish the most. Krstevska’s Acer, paints a powerful reminder that one may end up running after the lost illusions, hugging in vain and dreaming in futility. All stories are pouring with identity, freshness and inspiration. The poems remind of self importance and recognition of own value, the literary bites address the inevitability and ephemeral aspect of time and universe, while the student’s art work reminds that masterpieces for Pearls students are possible and attainable. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova HS Basketball Team wins Gold in Sofia

3/15/2019

NOVA HS Boys basketball team went to a tournament hosted by Anglo American School of Sofia. Our students competed in this CEESA tournament alongside basketball teams from: Moscow, Istanbul, Prague, Belgrade, and the host Sofia. After two days of playing in the tournament the Supernovas had four wins, and a secured place in the final game. In the final game of the tournament our boys demonstrated exceptional basketball skills, including proficient passing and shooting, and strong defense. During the whole game, our students were constantly in the lead by a handful of points. The SuperNOVAs won the game by 12 points (44:56). Our SuperNOVAs succeeded in establishing a great bond, friendly and supportive relationships, and a deep understanding of what it means to rely on each other, both on and off the basketball court. For this reason, we are happy to report that SuperNOVAs are the 2019 CEESA HS Boys basketball Champions! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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The Peace Letter Campaign comes to Nova

3/15/2019

The IPYG organization in cooperation with Rotaract Club Skopje created a peace letter campaign which began in 2017 with over 111 countries taking part in this campaign. It is aimed at raising awareness for peace and is to propose the DPCW as the definite answer to peace through youth. Our country is one of the countries included in the campaign and NOVA is the first school where students raised their voice and wrote peace letters which will be shared with North Macedonia’s prime minister. The purpose of the campaign is to blow the winds of peace throughout the world, with our our students being an integral part of this wind. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Evening of Classical Music

3/14/2019

This year on Thursday, March 14, 2019 аt 18:00h the Elementary, Middle and High School will have the annual Evening of Classical Music. This is a wonderful opportunity for NOVA students that have taken music lessons for at least one year to perform for their friends and family in our school.

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MS Girls Basketball Tournament: Warsaw, March 7-10th, 2019

3/13/2019

From March 7 to 10th NOVA’s MS Girls Basketball team participated in CEESA Basketball Tournament which was hosted by American School of Warsaw (ASW). Beside SUPERNOVA, two Warsaw Warriors team participating schools were also Pechersk School International (PSI - Panthers), Kyiv International School (KIEV), Anglo American School of Sofia (AAS - Wolfs), International School of Prague (ISP - Prague Falcons) and Istanbul International Community School (IICS - Dolphins). SUPERNOVA team had six 8th grade and two 7th grade students, who experienced CEESA Bball also last year and two 6th grade students, prepared for new CEESA adventure. Our students ranked on the 5th place out of 8 teams. We can say that SUPERNOVA girls left their heart on the court. Being part of this tournament and playing versus other experienced teams was a great learning experience for our girls. We as coaches are proud to say, that the SUPERNOVA girls demonstrated their skills, team work and well behavior on the basketball court and gave their best. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Canadian students visited Nova

3/13/2019

In the past two days NOVA hosted 12 Canadian students from the Appleby college. This is a traditional visit and join action between NOVA and Appleby. The first day the students got the chance to visit the school and some of the classes. As good hosts, our students organized scavenger hunt and got to know the city center. Yesterday, we visited the daily center for Roma Kids "Nadezh" in Shuto Orizari. The students had an art workshop with the kids and the produced paintings which will be used to fund-raise for the daily center. I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone at NOVA for welcoming the students, the administration, the cafeteria staff for promptly responding to our request. And most of all, big thank you to the members from the NOVA Event Team for their professionalism in making this project a reality. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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NOVA HS Performance - DVD on Sale

3/13/2019

The DVD from the HS performance is now available for purchase in the Nova HS building @ the accountant office.

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NOVA Writing Pearls - Edition 2019

3/12/2019

Dear Nova community you are cordially invited to the book promotion of , on 12th of March, 2019 (Tuesday) @ 6 p.m. The promotion will take place in the NOVA High School Library.This is the fourth published book that comprises the short stories written by Nova High School students and Nova Middle School students and serves as a proverbial testimony to the love of reading, writing, art, and literacy.  

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PHV project

3/12/2019

Dear students and faculty, a group of 5 sophomore students, as part of a PHV project, are organizing a fund-raiser event aimed at building a new family for a family of 9 (6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl), whose house burned down. As they have lost everything during the fire, we want to help by donating clothes, hygiene products and school supplies. Therefore, we would be grateful if you donated the following:  • Clothes (for boys aged 0-12 and a 14 year old girl) • Money (in order to buy the necessary school supplies and hygiene products) • Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, wet wipes) Donation boxes for the clothes will be placed in the auditorium, while the boxes for money donations will be placed at the Security desk and the Library. 

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EMS Newsletter

3/12/2019

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the new edition of the Newsletter from Mr Russell O’Neill, our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. We have our photo slideshow at the end of the newsletter. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-9-2019.html

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Myron Dueck takes part in Nova's professional learning community

3/11/2019

Nova International Schools is pleased to report that on March 7-8, 2019 our school hosted Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. The Nova community was really excited to welcome a fellow educator, and educational administrator for two days as a planned part of an ongoing professional learning community effort to refine our standards-based grading (SBG), teaching and learning practices. Myron's visit offered keynote lectures to our community, targeted sessions for teacher groups, and informal opportunities for parents and students during morning coffee hours. Myron's visit comes on the heels of the international Assessment Summit NOVA hosted this fall, where our community heard from renowned author Ken O'Conner. Myron's SBG support ties seamlessly with Ken's efforts, all in support of NOVA implementing world's best educational practices in SBG, teaching and learning. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova has won the award for 'development of entrepreneurship' in Central and Southeast Europe

3/11/2019

We are proud to report that Nova has won the award for 'development of entrepreneurship' in Central and Southeast Europe. The award will be awarded this March in Dubrovnik at the regional summit for entrepreneurs.                     

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Happy international women's day.

3/8/2019

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‘What are we supposed to do about homework?’ a discussion with author Mr. Myron Dueck

3/8/2019

Dear Nova Community, you are invited to a discussion with author Mr. Myron Dueck on Friday, March 8, in the HS library, from 14.30 to 16.00 on ‘What are we supposed to do about homework?’Myron will discuss how homework can be an effective tool to increase student learning, but it can just as easily be detrimental, misleading and unjust if administered poorly. Homework can be effective within a standards-based grading model, but a critical look at our systems of Homework is long overdue. This session will tackle real-life examples of replacement routines that transform homework as we know it, into home learning. Both teachers and parents have been invited to this discussion. We are looking forward to seeing you there,Nova PTA

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PTA Coffee Morning

3/7/2019

Dear Nova community,PTA is delighted to invite you to our next Morning Coffee Hour on Thursday, March 7, EMS cafeteria, 8.15 until 9.15. We are honored to have Mr. Myron Dueck as our guest during this morning coffee hour, to discuss his work at NOVA, and to meet our parent community.  

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"Azbukata na Bibi" visited Nova's kindergarten class

3/7/2019

On Wednesday, March 6 the authors of the project "Azbukata na Bibi" visited our kindergarten class from 11:00 - 11:50 in order to bring closer to the students the application, the books and all additional resources within the mentioned project. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova will host best selling author Myron Dueck

3/7/2019

NOVA International School is pleased to share that March 7-8, 2019 our school will host Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. He is a fellow educator, and educational administrator. Myron currently lives in Canada, where he serves as the Vice-Principal for Grading, Assessment, Innovation and Reporting Student Learning in his local school district. His visit to NOVA is a planned part of an ongoing professional learning community effort to refine our standards-based grading (SBG), teaching and learning practices. Myron's visit will offer keynote lectures to our community, targeted sessions for teacher groups, and informal opportunities for parents and students during morning coffee hours. Myron's visit comes on the heels of the international Assessment Summit NOVA hosted this fall, where our community heard from renowned author Ken O'Conner. Myron's SBG support ties seamlessly with Ken's efforts, all in support of NOVA implementing world's best educational practices in SBG, teaching and learning.

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New activities in the ASA program

3/5/2019

Dear Parents, we would like to inform you about the changes we have made in the ASA program. 1. We are happy to announce that we are introducing 2 new activities as part of our ASA program. They will both run once a week. Please find the attached intro letters to read more about each activity. - Chess Club Grades: 3-8, Wednesday March 6th - Impact Club, Grades: 5-8, Thursday March 7th   2. Spring season opening dates for Tennis & Baseball: - Tennis starting date, Tuesday March 19th - Baseball starting date, Wednesday March 13th Please note that the start of the spring season is weather permitting. If there are any adverse weather conditions, the start will be postponed and you will be informed in due time.   3. The following activities are no longer part of the ASA program: - Macedonian Language ES, Non-natives - Macedonian Language MS - MS Drama Club (5 – 8);   All other activities will be running as usual.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ASA coordinator at todor.dosevski@nova.edu.mk  

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SUPERNOVA Volleyball Season 2018 / 19

3/5/2019

Dear NOVA students and parents, We would like to inform you that the VOLLEYBALL season for our MS and HS teams will start next week (11 - 15. March, 2019). All boys and girls from grades 5 - 12 are invited to join the team. Schedule: (link)

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CEESA Division 1 MS Boys Basketball Tournament (Day 2) - Livestream

3/2/2019

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Author Liz Haske visits NOVA

3/1/2019

The 2-day-visit by author Liz Haske proved to be such an invaluable learning experience for both our students and teachers. We had the chance to look into the process from ideas to published books as well as to go beyond the author’s artifacts and own process to connect with the work of the students. Moreover, the face-to-face interaction has planted a seed of possibility in our youngsters. They understand that writing and drawing are not just academic exercises but can be powerful ways to express and share feelings with the world at-large. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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Inside the classroom, Early Educational Center

3/1/2019

EEC students are learning the Macedonian alphabet through stories and theater. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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NOVA IB/AP Exam Proctors Needed

3/1/2019

Dear NOVA parents, our IB and AP High school students have their important external exams every May. The IB and AP teachers and coordinators could use your help and would greatly appreciate your support.If you are available and willing to lend your support as proctors for these exams, please email to sign up no later than MARCH 18th to deborah.haines@nova.edu.mk and/or marina.perunovska@nova.edu.mk.All applicants will be trained as proctors well in advance of the exams, and may benefit from greater understanding about the programs and exam protocols. -NOVA PTA

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February 2019


Nova Green Initiative teams up with Sunilens

2/28/2019

Yesterday, during the Parent-Teacher Association morning coffee hour, Nova hosted two speakers as a part of our Nova Green Initiative program. Ivan Novakovski the General Manager of the schools presented the comprehensive plan of activities that the school is doing in order to provide a cleaner, greener environment for its students, and the community we live in. Then as a part of the Green Initiative outreach program we hosted Andrej Gjokik [Head of Waste Management & Business Development] from Sunilens to give a presentation about their waste management program, and in particular their initiative to recycle cooking oil. Chech out the photo gallery from the event here

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Donation Box in HS Auditorium

2/27/2019

Dear NOVA, our students Olivera and Georgina are volunteering at the daily center of children in Shuto Orizari. They are organizing a campaign to collect clothes that are much needed in the center. A donation box is placed in the HS Auditorium. Let us join as a community and support this noble cause!

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CEESA Division 1 Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament hosted by NOVA

2/27/2019

During the upcoming weekend NOVA will host the CEESA Division 1 Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament. Our SUPERNOVA team will compete together with teams from the international schools from Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; and Warsaw, Poland for the title of this year's basketball champion. All matches will be played at the VIP Small Arena at Boris Trajkovski Sport Center on Friday and Saturday (1-2 March, 2019) starting from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm. The entrance is free and we invite the entire NOVA community to come and support our team. Please find more info and details about the tournament on the event website: https://goo.gl/w5Sia6

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Short message from a parent about Liz Haske visit

2/27/2019

Nova students from the EMS had a chance to meet and talk to Liz Haske, the author of "When Worry Takes Hold." She talked to us about how she thinks of her ideas, how she takes her story from pre-writing to publishing, and how her story changes as she goes through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). This is a short message a parent shared with the teacher after the visit.-----Good morning Ms. Smth,I wanted to tell you that Hana was so excited and impressed by the visit of the author Liz Haske, she couldn't stop talking about the visit and the impression she made on her. That impressed, that she sat on her laptop and wrote a 4 pages story herself!!! But it is only "a draft" she stressed!! :-). Then she wrote a letter to Ms. Haske through her website to thank her about the visit.Thank you for making this visit possible, and please feel free to share my gratitude this with the administration at NOVA!Have a great day,Aleksandra

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PTA Coffee Morning

2/27/2019

Dear Nova community, on the 27th of February (Wednesday) PTA will host an event that will give an insight to the community on the activities that Nova is pursuing for creating a safer and cleaner community. We are very proud to announce that the coffee morning will host two presentations. The first one from our General Manager: Ivan Novakovski, who will give a short lecture about the Nova GreenInitiative and the goals and activities of this program. The second presentation will be from an organization called 'Sunileks' that focuses on recycling. Particularly the organization focuses on recycling cooking oil for both households and industries. The presentations will also have a practical component where the lecturer will give materials and guidelines for our community on how to recycle. See you all on Wednesday morning.

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Letter from a Nova parent

2/27/2019

Nova students from the EMS had a chance to meet and talk to Liz Haske, the author of "When Worry Takes Hold." She talked to us about how she thinks of her ideas, how she takes her story from pre-writing to publishing, and how her story changes as she goes through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). This is a short message a parent shared with the  teacher after the visit. ---Good morning Ms. Smth, I wanted to tell you that Hana was so excited and impressed by the visit of the author Liz Haske, she couldn't stop talking about the visit and the impression she made on her. That impressed, that she sat on her laptop and wrote a 4 pages story herself!!! But it is only "a draft" she stressed!! :-). Then she wrote a letter to Ms. Haske through her website to thank her about the visit. Thank you for making this visit possible, and please feel free to share my gratitude this with the administration at NOVA! Have a great day,Aleksandra

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Nova PTA Parent Enrichment Evening

2/27/2019

Today, during the Parent-Teacher Association morning coffee hour, Nova hosted two speakers as a part of our Nova Green Initiative program. Ivan Novakovski the General Manager of the schools presented the comprehensive plan of activities that the school is doing in order to provide a cleaner, greener environment for its students, and the community we live in. Then as a part of the Green Initiative outreach program we hosted Andrej Gjokik [Head of Waste Management & Business Development] from Sunilens to give a presentation about their waste management program, and in particular their initiative to recycle cooking oil. #NovaGreen #NovaGreenInitiative Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA NOVA Parent Enrichment Evening

2/26/2019

Dear NOVA parents and teachers, you are cordially invited to the monthly PTA NOVA Parent Enrichment Evening on February 26th at 6pm at the NOVA High School Library.We are honored to welcome Filip Stojanovski and the Metamorphosis team (www.metamorphosis.org.mk) who will present on the topic of cyberbullying and gaming and how it relates to the protection and wellbeing of our children. The evening will conclude with an informal parent social hour, where over wine and cheese you can meet other parents, exchange experiences and network, to further the open and positive learning culture of our community.

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IB Diagnostics exams

2/26/2019

Dear grade 10 students, The first round of the IB diagnostics is scheduled to take place tomorrow during the advisory period in rooms 303, 304, and 305. Please be on time. You will find your names on a roster on the door of the designated classrooms. The testing will last for an hour. Advisory students who are not taking the IB diagnostic test and have advisory in these classrooms should go to the following rooms: Ms. Filkova’s advisory should go to room 204 Ms. Foteva’s advisory should go to room 102 Ms. Fuentes’ advisory should go to room 103

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NOVA`s Green Initiative reportage featured on Nasa TV

2/24/2019

NOVA`s Green Initiative reportage will be featured on Nasa TV today, February 24th, from 12:45pm.

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NOVA`s EMS Holiday Performance 'Descendants' featured on Nasa TV

2/24/2019

NOVA`s EMS Holiday Performance 'Descendants' will be featured on Nasa TV today,  February 24th, from 2:30pm.

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EMS Newsletter

2/21/2019

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the new edition of the Newsletter from Mr Russell O’Neill, our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. We have our photo slideshow at the end of the newsletter. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-8-2019.html

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5th grade joined forces with the social movement 'Retweet a meal' and the NGO 'Kindness'

2/19/2019

                   

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Valentines day 'Cookie Day'

2/19/2019

PTA all school “Cookie Day “ making Valentines day sweeter and raising money for the school PE gym. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova High School Performance 2019

2/19/2019

On February 17th 2019 Nova high school students performed on the central stage of the 'Macedonian National Theater'. Theater and dance students took the stage for their annual HS performance, and this year their play explored the painful art of breaking-up through comedy. We really liked this year's play 'Valentine, No Thanks' and we congratulate all the students and faculty and staff members that took part in it. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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Exit point, 5th grade

2/18/2019

Nova's students from the 5th grade joined forces with the social movement 'Retweet a meal' #РетвитниOброк and the NGO 'Kindness' and prepared 200 warm meals for those in need. This activity had an educational component attached to the humanitarian cause, where students learned about the chemical and physical processes that take place when preparing meals, as well as did art and performance acts. Well done to all the students, faculty and staff involved as well as our friends from the civil sector! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Community service in action

2/18/2019

Dear NOVA, last week in the HS cafeteria NOVA students and staff joined in celebrating Valentine's day by preparing 300 sandwiches. The students then visited the daily center for children in Shuto Orizari and delivered the donation.We used the time to get to know the kids and teach them some English.

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Annual High School Performance

2/17/2019

Save the dates for the annual High School Performance! February 17, 2019 at the Macedonian national theater starting from 7pm.

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Life skills in Advisory: Cooking

2/14/2019

Advisory class is all about social and emotional learning. Today during advisory, a group of NOVA students learned about self-care and the kitchen, as they learned how to make vegan burgers and "energy balls". These two recipes are simple enough for anyone to try, and nutritious too. With any luck, these students will carry this skill with them to their first experience living away from home - university!  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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“Active kids healthy kids" NOVA campaign

2/14/2019

On February 14th the NOVA PTA will hold a cookie sale fundraiser to benefit the “Active kids healthy kids" NOVA campaign, in an effort to raise money to acquire exercise and game equipment for the EMS Physical Education Department. More than that, we are hoping to cheer up the students and spread some care, and love in observance of Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine's day food donation campaign

2/13/2019

Dear students and colleagues, to celebrate the 14th of February - Valentine's day, our student Olimpia is organizing a food donation campaign. On Thursday (14 February) at 3:15 pm we will make 100 sandwiches for the daily center for children from the street in Shuto Orizari. You will receive branded t-shirt and a certificate for participation. Lets all share with our hearts!

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Nova Robotics team participates in a competition in Bucharest

2/13/2019

After a 12-hour trip to Bucharest and a quick walk through a mall for a coffee and snacks we headed off to the American International School of Bucharest. This year’s FTC game is called Rover Ruckus and it's intended to simulate a rover landing on a surface of a foreign planet and collecting minerals. The Nova Robotics team is happy to report that it received the ‘Motivate award’, a recognition that shows that our students have managed to motivate students that took part of the event. Our school is very proud of the Robotics club members, because we all believe that this award reflects best the school mission and vision: ‘seek self and others, in heart and mind, unafraid of the possibilities’. Next on the HS Robotics team list, is the FTC Robot Olympics events which this year is held in Dubai. As we are waiting for the invitation for this event, we will be engaging in some promotion activities in the school. Stay tuned to find out more about them. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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Liz Haske visiting NOVA ES

2/11/2019

Dear Nova parents, the library would like to share the wonderful news of author Liz Haske visiting NOVA ES on February 25 and 26. Ms. Haske is an internationally published author for children’s literature. Her stories focus on mindfulness and engage children into social emotional thinking related to worry. Moreover, she is an experienced teacher in international schools around the world. We are very excited to have her in the classrooms and interact with our learners face- to- face. Students will have the chance to ask her questions about her stories and learn more about what it is like to be a writer.NOVA EMS Library

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The correspondence between the Canadian PM and the Nova students reported in MK media

2/8/2019

                                  

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Nova hosts Knowledge Bowl tournament and wins 3rd place

2/7/2019

Nova International Schools hosted this year’s CEESA Knowledge Bowls tournament. 16 Nova students took up the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from five CEESA schools, based in Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, Tirana, and Istanbul. In the elimination rounds on Friday, two of Nova's teams won almost all of the matches, which gave them the seeding advantage of being placed 2nd (A team) and 5th (B team) respectively, out of the 12 teams in total. On Saturday, the team Skopje A, gave an outstanding performance and won the third place against the fierce Belgrade-team competitors. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Coffee Morning Positively connecting with your child

2/7/2019

Led by the NOVA Student Services Team, this months PTA Coffee Morning was titled: Positively connecting with your child: strategies to foster positive relationships. The session explored practical ways in which we can help our children develop healthy emotional connections with us, themselves, and others. The specific focus was on the parent-child relationship and how to develop healthy relationships in the context of difficult circumstances. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Coffee Morning

2/6/2019

Dear parents and teachers, please note that the upcoming PTA Coffee Morning is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th from 8:15 to 9:15 in the EMS Cafeteria. The title of the session is Positively Connecting with Your Child: Strategies to Foster Positive Relationships led by the NOVA Student Services Team. Building on the very informative talk by UNICEF’s Benjamin Perks in November, this session will explore practical ways in which we can help our children to develop healthy emotional connections with us, themselves, and others. We will specifically focus on the parent-child relationship and how to develop healthy relationships in the context of difficult circumstances. Looking forward to seeing you, PTA & The NOVA Student Services Team.

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Boris Trajkovski Scholarship Program - Telma TV

2/6/2019

Today we promoted the Boris Trajkovski scholarship program on Telma's morning show. Learn more about the program and how to apply for the scholarship from this interview.

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CEESA MS Choir goes to Moscow

2/4/2019

Greetings from Moscow! AAS has graciously open its beautiful, spacious facilities and extended their warmest welcome for the most wonderful choir festival this year. During this event we had three full days filled with lots of singing, music and laughter. The students met some friends from last year and many new friendships were born. They sang enthusiastically through the repertoire and showcased their best collaborative skills. Our girls were working tirelessly preparing for the gala concert, and on this link you can see their performance: https://youtu.be/XuR3Rvdt95Q?t=11957 Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Field trip to a local bakery

2/1/2019

Grade 5 students visited a local bakery, “Istanbul Bakery” owned by Mr. and Mrs. Karayalcin. As a part of our IPC learning experience , they were trying to find answers to questions like: How is bread made? What ingredients do we need to make bread? What types of bread are there around the world? What are some physical and chemical changes involved in baking process? They observed all the processes involved into bread and pastry production, and talk to the bakers to find out answers. Later, they recorded their findings onto their Bread Mind Maps. It was an exciting and fruitful field trip. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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January 2019


Boris Trajkovski-NOVA Scholarship Program in the Media

1/30/2019

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CEESA Knowledge Bowl

1/30/2019

Dear community, We are very pleased to announce that NOVA will be the host for the upcoming HS KB event which will take place on 1st and 2nd day of February. NOVA will welcome students coming from schools in Budapest, Vienna, Istanbul, Belgrade and Tirana.With great excitement, we want to invite you all to come and witness the love of knowledge present in all the participants and watch them achieve their full potential. Let's show the guests our warm hospitality and support. We wish you all a joyous and exciting week, the Nova HS students.

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Filmmaking Club

1/30/2019

Dear NOVA community, Jovan Sarkanjac, NOVA Alumni, is starting a new Filmmaking Club. Join us next Wednesday (6 February) at 2:15 pm in the HS Auditorium for an info session.      

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EMS Newsletter

1/28/2019

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the new edition of the Newsletter from Mr Russell O’Neill, our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. We have our photo slideshow at the end of the newsletter. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-7-2019.html

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CEESA MS Choir Festival in Moscow

1/28/2019

Dear Nova community, our MS Choir is representing Nova at the CEESA MS Choir Festival in Moscow. The link bellow is the event website where you can find the itinerary for the festival, a livestream link and other useful information. https://sites.google.com/aas.ru/spd2018/home?fbclid=IwAR1wEiL47X8WHaxlX39ze1nssB2vRat8Zy4a1P4Lq1MlwQ79Hk3SmKYkzUU

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PTA General Assembly and Parent Enrichment Evening

1/24/2019

Yesterday, The NOVA Parent Teacher Association successfully organized the General Assembly and Parent Enrichment Evening. The keynote speaker of the evening was Dr. Kosta MIlkov, who share an intriguing and enriching presentation on the topic of parent-child relationships. Following the presentation, Dr.Milkov and the PTA members were available for questions, ideas and feedback about the activities of the PTA. This was followed by an hour of social interactions where parents and teachers used the opportunity to meet, network and socialize over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and delicious cheese and desserts. The PTA sincerely thanks Dr. Milkov for supporting the PTA Parent Enrichment initiative and for his donation of four books to the NOVA HIGH SCHOOL library. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA General Assembly

1/23/2019

Dear NOVA parents, you are all cordially invited to join us for the upcoming PTA's General Assembly. Following the assembly we will have the monthly parent enrichment evening, and a wine and cheese social event for our members.Save the dates: January 23rd at 18:00h (PTA General Assembly), 18:30 discussion with Mr. Milkov (President of the Balkan Institute of Faith and Culture), 19:00h wine and cheese social for the PTA members in the HS library. See you on Wednesday, PTA

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Monday and Tuesday are non-working days due to the air pollution

1/23/2019

Dear all,  There was a decision taken today by the Macedonian government to close all primary and secondary schools in the country, during Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 22nd, applicable to both public and private schools, because of the ongoing air pollution in Skopje.  NOVA has a contingency plan for such extremely polluted days, from moving all activities indoor, to filtering the air inside so that we do not place our population at risk. However, we are asking all of our families to keep their children at home during this time.    Our administration will be at work during these days.  Kind regards, Viktor Novakovski Director  NOVA International School

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The schedule of After School Activities for Semester 2

1/23/2019

Dear Nova community, in this news item you can find the schedule of the after school activities for the 2nd semester.  After School Activities for Semester 2 PreK3 to K - After School Activities for Semester 2

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Scout meeting in Nova

1/20/2019

Dear Scouts, On Sunday, January 20, Pack 2187 will have our first pack meeting of the new year! Interested girls and boys (K-5) and their families are invited to participate in Sunday's meeting. When: Sunday, January 20, 2019Where: NOVA Elementary School Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

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Matka Clean Up

1/19/2019

Our community service program will focus on cleaning Matka this Saturday from 11 to 3 pm. Join us and earn CS points. #Nova#NovaGreenInitiative

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NOVA Tutors

1/16/2019

Midterms are just around the corner! Feeling lost with your material? Fear not! We have a great community of young learners ready to share their knowledge and support your learning on the way. Tutors will earn community service points as well! Tutoring will happen Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2 pm in the library!        

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NOVA students take part in "Law on Youth"

1/15/2019

Back in December our students took part in the public discussion on the "Law on Youth" organized by the National Youth Council. It was quite an inspiring experience to see our students engage in heated discussions about issues which matter to them, at par with politicians and policy makers.   

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