June 2017


NOVA HS Band End Of The Year Concert 2017

6/29/2017

NOVA International Schools proudly presents the ‘end of the year concert’ of the high school band. It is an exquisite joy to invite you to the musical climax of this year’s hard work, fun, and "muchas notas" that we have carefully selected and refined especially for you. This group of fine young gentlemen and a lady, will be delighted to show off and share our amateur way of professionalism. Enjoy!

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Donation to the Center for Early Intervention

6/28/2017

Тhe ‘Core Essentials’ curriculum that is taught in the Elementary School focuses on building normative character traits in children. Students are taught how to be generous and are encouraged to create Christmas decorations which were sold at the last EMS Christmas performance. The amount of money that was collected by selling Christmas decorations were used to buy two tablets which were donated to the Center for Early Intervention in the school for blind and visually impaired in Kisela Voda. The tablets will be used for the needs of the students that are enrolled in the school.  

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NOVA Alumni network

6/28/2017

Dear NOVA graduates from the Class of 2017. Congratulations yet again for a successful closure to the NOVA educational journey. All NOVA graduates from the past 20 years are a part of our alumni network, creating one of the most valuable alumni networks in the country. If you wish to be included in the network and with that have access to: project and cooperation opportunities, employment possibilities, or just simply stay in touch with your classmates, please fill out the following survey: NOVA Alumni network survey

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Training, Learning new skills in teaching Theater

6/28/2017

This June NOVA International Schools hosted a training for 'Learning new skills in teaching Theater to high school students', coordinated by our very own professor Mr. Milosh B. Andonovski. The event brought together theater teachers from 15 public high schools in Macedonia for a day long training whose aim was to provide Macedonian teachers with a greater insight in the methods and teaching approach of such a course. With this kind of workshops we strongly believe that the quality of the theater courses in all schools will be improved. Check out the photo gallery from the event here Take a look at this video created by Nasha TV to learn more about this workshop:

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NOVA Summer Camp and School [week two]

6/24/2017

Just when we thought that last week's glee could hardly be outdone, we had another delightful week of fun and learning here at NOVA! These past five days our Summer Schoolers enhanced their English, dabbled in new artistic approaches, learned new dance choreographies and singing techniques, and engaged in heart-pounding music cardio exercises. To top the diversity, this Friday our youngest students leapt in a number of exciting Olympic activities, while our senior groups enjoyed boosting their teamwork skills in various character-building games. Meanwhile, our Summer Campers took to the circuit for an adrenaline-pumping kart racing adventure, developed their coordination and aiming skills through bowling, and geared up with infrared beams for a game of tactical laser tag. We are all ready and looking forward to the joys of the coming week! Check out the photo gallery from the second week fo this year's Summer School and Summer Camp here

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NOVA students volunteered with the Special Olympics

6/22/2017

Dear NOVA community, in the past 3 months our NOVA students volunteered with the Special Olympics, supporting the Young Athletes program. The students worked with children and young people with special needs in supporting them to overcome the obstacles in becoming future athletes. We would like to thank Mija Jovcevska, Kristina Gjoshevska, Jana Petrova, Lucija Kjosikj, Marija Stefanovska, Marija Pljakova and Anastazija Karanfilova for their devoted and hard work.  

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Theater education workshop hosted by NOVA featured on Nasa TV

6/22/2017

 The theater education workshop hosted by NOVA will be featured on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 24th, from 1.30 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, 25th of June from 7.15 pm, Tuesday, 27th of June from 6.40 pm and on Friday, 30th of June, from 9:30 am.

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Faculty and Staff Team Building

6/20/2017

Mavrovo, the village and tourist resort in the mountainous region of western Macedonia was the location of NOVA’s end of year team building activity. NOVA staff, faculty, and administration, took part in a day long program, that combined activities such as: cycling, horseback riding, archery, hiking, kayaking, basketball, painting, with fun indoor activities intended to strengthen the school's communal spirit. This event comes at the close of yet another successful academic year in NOVA. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Think Freedom project travels the World

6/20/2017

NOVA and the Fine Arts department were one of the schools in Macedonia that worked with Mrs. Edina Selskovikj on her 'Think Freedom' project that will be on display as an art installation tomorrow as a part of the Skopje Summer Festival [Skopsko Leto] 2017. This project, began in Sarajevo in 2015 and is now traveling throughout the Balkan region, as well as countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa in order for a final presentation to take place in New York in 2020. At its core it's an installation composed of several thousand elements, sculptures that represent birds of hope, peace, and freedom. In each host city, workshops are organized with high school students dealing with culture, art, and how these venues can be used to communicate a positive message to the world. The project requests from students to provide their meaning of the word 'freedom'. They write, in any language they wish, in a form of a few sentences, which later get transcribed on the actual art installation. These messages and student sculptures join the installation together with previous messages by students from other host cities. The installation is presented to each future host city, containing the work of the preceding cities. Find out more about the art installation on this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/121976458390258/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story.unseen-section Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Summer Camp and School [week one]

6/19/2017

Our school this summer has been a true hive of activity! This past week our Summer Schoolers engaged in countless creative activities that boosted their learning and spirit in a unique way. The excitement peaked during our Olympic Day on Friday, when our students took part in a refreshing sports event brought to us by Open Fun Football Schools Macedonia. Competing keenly in a variety of fun group disciplines, they showed exquisite enthusiasm and teamwork skills. At the same time, our Campers had a chance to relax at the aqua park, practice precision and self-trust through archery, develop and maintain balance through horseback riding, and experience the power and beauty of water by kayaking. We can say that, with such a week now stored in our happiest of memories, we can only look forward to two more thrilling weeks of joy and learning at NOVA! Check out the photo gallery from the first week of this year`s Summer School and Summer Camp here

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NOVA MS Graduation Ceremony Featured on Nasa TV!

6/16/2017

NOVA MS Graduation Ceremony, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Monday, June 19th, from 7.30 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Tuesday, 20th of June, from 12.30 pm, Wednesday, 21th of June, from 9.30 pm and on Friday, 24th of June, from 1:30 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform and graduate.

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NOVA ASA Ballet Recital Featured on Nasa TV!

6/15/2017

NOVA ASA Ballet Recital, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 17th, from 10.00 am and will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, 18th of June from 7.15 pm, Tuesday, 20th of June from 6.40 pm and on Friday, 23rd of June, from 3:30 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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NOVA Senior trip

6/15/2017

The Senior Trip is one of the most popular NOVA traditions, and a rewarding experience for students having completed their high school journey. The students, accompanied with a NOVA faculty and staff member, explored the Mediterranean Sea on a large cruise ship, docking on the ports of Napoli, Palermo, Ibiza, Palma De Maiorca and Barcelona. The trip concluded four or more years of friendship, amongst our students, helping strengthen existing connections and more importantly help create new ones. As they disembarked from their 7-day cruise adventure, graduates were ready to embark on their next adventure called college. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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NOVA ES End of the Year Performance Featured on Nasa TV!

6/15/2017

NOVA ES End of the Year Performance, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Sunday, June 18th, from 3.30 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Monday, 19th of June from 5.00 pm, Wednesday, 21th of June from 4.40 pm and on Thursday, 22rd of June, from 2:30 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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First day of NOVA summer school and camp

6/14/2017

Summer is indeed the jolliest of seasons! In the pleasant warmth of this past Monday morning, we opened our doors to welcome the participants in our 12th summer school and summer camp programme. And while our Campers took to basking in the sun, exploring nature, and engaging in laser tag, kayaking, and double rope bridge crossing, our summer schoolers plunged into a great academic adventure! Our entire school was abuzz with a vast variety of delightful hands-on activities in language, art, music, dance, yoga, and computer animation. Getting to know each other and learning together was definitely fun! Check the photo gallery from the first day of this year`s Summer School and Summer Camp here

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End of the year workshop

6/13/2017

On Thursday, June 8, Mrs. Robeva's Second Grade Class actively participated in an end of the year workshop. To practice having summer fun, students competed in a relay race and other outdoor activities including a ring toss game and a water balloon fight. The event was topped off with Summer-themed refreshments. The workshop was organized by room parents, Daniela Dimitrievska and Robert Scott Heaslet. Volunteering as room parents is a direct way for parents to support teachers and contribute to their child's education. Have a great summer break! Check out the photogallery from the event here

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Summer School and Camp 2017

6/12/2017

NOVA International Schools proudly presents the 2017 Summer School and Camp Get more information on about the our Summer School and Camp on: http://www.nova.edu.mk/summer_camp_and_school_2017.aspx; by calling 3061 – 807 ext. 201, or by e-mail on summer.school@nova.edu.mk or summer.camp@nova.edu.mk Sign up before June 9th to secure your place in the program.  Summer School 2017 Video Summer Camp 2017 Video

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Yearbook on Sale!

6/9/2017

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NOVA High School Band Concert Featured on Nasa TV

6/9/2017

NOVA High School Band Concert, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Friday, June 9th, from 5.00 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Monday 12th of June from 5.00 pm, Tuesday, 13th of June from 6.40 pm and on Friday, 16th of June, from 3:30 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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NOVA High School Commencement Ceremony Featured on Nasa TV

6/9/2017

NOVA High School Commencement Ceremony, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 10th, from 10.00 am and will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, 11th of June from 7.15 pm, Wednesday, 14th of June from 4.40 pm and on Friday, 16th of June, from 11:30 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform graduate.

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NOVA ASA Ballet Recital 'Dance into a Story'.

6/8/2017

NOVA after school ballet classes proudly invites you to the Ballet Recital 'Dance into a Story'.

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ES End of the Year Performance

6/7/2017

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NOVA International Schools, 20th anniversary [art exhibition] featured on Urban Tag - 21 TV

6/7/2017

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of NOVA International Schools, a school which prepares its students for a life where they will design, create, share, and achieve their goals, as well as contribute towards meaningful changes. Commemorating that jubilee NOVA organized an art exhibition called ‘Memories’, a retrospective of works of art from generations of NOVA students who have made their mark throughout these past two decades. In addition, the teachers from the fine arts department of NOVA had two lectures on the importance of theater in education and the aesthetics of photography. Marijana Kostojcinoska Uzunceva, art teacher, and Darko Petrovski, photography teacher, were interviewed on TV21 about the event.

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NOVA Graduates Tamara Barsova, Petar Pesev, Mimi Kostova, Leon Ristov and Mia Seshova Featured in Portret Magazine

6/7/2017

Portret magazine gives us an insight into the educational journeys of 5 NOVA graduates from the class of 2017. If you want to meet Tamara [Yale – NUS College], Petar [Brown University], Mimi [Yale College], Leon [Wesleyan University] and Mia [Bard College] and learn more about their stories read this fine article.  

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

6/6/2017

Nova International School celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day on June 2, 2017. To show appreciation for a wonderful school year, this event was hosted by the PTA and supported by Nova parents who provided a luncheon. This year, several employees were recognized for their service to Nova by the school's founder, Venera Novakovska. Service Awards for 20 years were given to Dijana Obradovikj [English language teacher], Ankica Lozanovska [Admissions], Ana Ilievska [Custodian]. 10 year Service Awards were given to Buralieva Marija [ESL teacher], Petrovski Nikolce [Math teacher], Mladenovska Vesna [Cafeteria staff], Mitevska Natasha [Administration], Maja Kazandziska Talevska [German language teacher], Nora Taravari [Albanian language teacher] Thank you to ALL teachers and staff for another successful Nova School! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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National Summertime Pack Activity - Rock Climbing

6/6/2017

On Sunday the 11th of June, join the Pack for our first National Summertime Pack Activity - Rock Climbing! For 250 MKD per child, we have reserved access to the climbing wall, safety harnesses/helmets and trained rock climbing instruction at SCS Karposh Skopje. Please bring the Cub Scout six essentials and your handbook to the Pack Activity. Cub Scouts are also encouraged to wear their "Class B" uniform, e.g. "Scouts Honor" t-shirt, neckerchief/slide and hat. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent or guardian Those Cub Scouts (Neo, Hari, Leo, Logan Dimitri, Theo and Justin) which volunteered in the Toys for Tots philanthropy will also receive the World Scouting Association "Messengers of Peace" patch to be worn on their "Class A" uniform to recognize their contribution in making the world a better place. Please let our Pack Committee Secretary, Esther van Niekerk, and I know if your son has completed other adventures or ranks so he can be recognized.  

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NOVA International Schools, 20th anniversary [art exhibition]

6/5/2017

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of NOVA International Schools, a school which prepares its students for a life where they will design, create, share, and achieve their goals, as well as contribute towards meaningful changes. The 1st of June marked the opening day for the exhibition called ‘Memories’ that celebrated that jubilee with a retrospective of works from generations of NOVA students who have made their mark throughout these past two decades. It is a symbol of their growth, transformation, influence, and research; a challenge for innovation, technical skills, and a strict demonstration of ideas. On the 2nd of June, the professors from the fine arts department of NOVA had two open lectures on the importance of theater in education and the aesthetics of photography. The exhibition is still on display at the Museum of the city of Skopje. Chyeck out the photo gallery from the event here

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Commencement Ceremony, NOVA class of 2017

6/5/2017

On May 20th, 2017, the NOVA Class of 2017 had its Commencement Ceremony, marking the end of their high school journey at NOVA and celebrating all their academic and extracurricular achievements. We wish the Class of 2017 all the best as they embark on their next academic adventure! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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20 year anniversary: the Arts and NOVA

6/1/2017

NOVA International Schools proudly presents the exhibition titled ‘Memories’, a bridge between past generations, their testimonies, and today’s young creators. https://www.facebook.com/events/1664240023590467/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22117%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of NOVA, a school which prepares its students for a life where they will design, create, share, and achieve their goals, as well as contribute towards meaningful changes. The exhibition ‘Memories’ is a retrospective of works from generations of NOVA students who have made their mark throughout these past two decades. It is a symbol of their growth, transformation, influence, and research; a challenge for innovation, technical skills, and a strict demonstration of ideas. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition as much as we do. ------ Program for the event ‘20 year anniversary: the Arts and NOVA’ : Art exhibition, 1 June at 8pm Marjana Kostojcinoska Uzunceva PhD, art teacher ------ Lecture, 2 June at 11 am “The influence of theater education on the personality development of high school students; or Why theater education should be introduced in high schools in Macedonia“ Milosh B. Andonovski MSc, Drama teacher ------ Workshop, 2 June at 12 am “Aesthetics of photography: What makes a good photograph?“ Darko Petrovski, Photography teacher

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May 2017


Knowledge Bowl Match: Students vs. Teachers

5/31/2017

If you liked the previous quiz matches beteween students and teachers, don't miss the final Knowledge Bowl match "NOVA KB team vs. Teachers' team" this Wednesday during lunch, from 12:55 to 13:15, in the HS Auditorium. Please come on time and support your team! https://www.facebook.com/events/308841486225502/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22117%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

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MS Fun Day

5/31/2017

During our MS Fun Day we played games and sports at the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena. In the morning there were planned activities, and in the afternoon the students chose between many games including soccer, volleyball, aerobics and table tennis. It was a full day of teambuilding, bonding and having fun. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ES Fun Day

5/26/2017

Our ES students had a super day of team building games and sports with their classmates during our annual Fun Day. Because of rain, we followed plan B and played indoors at the Boris Trajkovski Sports Arena. Our children had a healthy workout, developed their skills and had a great time! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Community Yard Sale

5/26/2017

The first PTA Community Yard Sale was held Wednesday, May 21 in front of NOVA International School. This successful event provided an easy platform for young students, NGO's and families sell their unwanted items. Yard sales are popular in North America; a favorite of collectors, bargain hunters, and the random passer-by with the idea of seeing what there is to buy at low, low prices. Community organized events such as this are designed to bring friends, neighbors, and colleagues together in a fun, relaxed format. PTA plans on holding more Community Yard Sales on a semi-annual basis, with the next one slated for November 2017. For more information please email pta@nova.edu Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA HS Band End Of The Year Concert

5/25/2017

The NOVA HS Band will have a live performance to mark the end of the school year on Thursday [May 25th] at 6pm at MKC Club: https://www.facebook.com/MKCclub/  Join us!   Please note the change of venue, from NOVA Open Amphitheatre to MKC Club, due to a rainy weather forecast. 

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Another successful CEESA season brought to a close

5/25/2017

The Volleyball season has come to a spectacular end for all NOVA students. For the first time ever, both the girls' and boys' championship tournament was held at the same venue, in one CEESA host school. The Anglo-American School of Sofia welcomed the Supe rNOVAs to its courts in one of the largest tournaments in CEESA history. A total of eighteen teams embarked upon the path to glory, competing for the tournament gold. Both of our volleyball teams worked hard over the course of the two day tournament, with both "A" teams winning medals. Our girls' team brought home the gold medal, after arriving undefeated to the finals and then soundly defeating the International Community School of Istanbul in the Final. The boys' team also played well, narrowly missing out on a place in the Final, earning themselves instead the bronze medal. Besides medals, our athletes returned home with something more valuable, high praise from the hosts for their friendliness and positive behavior. We congratulate them all for a successful close to another exciting CEESA sports season. Check out the photo gallery the events here

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PTA School Yard Sale

5/24/2017

Dear NOVA parents, teachers and student entrepreneurs, We are extremely excited to introduce the first ever NOVA PTA School Yard Sale on May 24th  from 11am -2 pm in the school front parking lot.  All proceeds from the 'Yard Sale' will benefit the NOVA air purifier project and NOVA PTA projects. We are confident that with your help this will be yet another successful school fundraising project and we thank you in advance.
Your PTA

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NOVA Scouts, first Spring Camporee

5/23/2017

On May 19-21, Pack 2187 held its first Spring Camporee. In cooperation with the Scout Association of Macedonia, our Spring Camporee was held at the Scout Center near picturesque Lake Ohrid. During the three-day campout, Cub Scouts and parents were able to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature. Cub Scouts learned about the Outdoor Code, water safety and plant identification. Scouts also went fishing; played red light/green light, soccer and frisbee; hiked to St. John Kaneo and Plaoshnik; and, entertained the Pack with nightly campfire programs complete with skits, run-ons and songs. Special thanks to Macedonian Scouts from Ohrid for joining us during our recreational activities. On Sunday, May 21, the Scouts participated in an interfaith worship service and received recognition for achievements, including the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Cub Scouts Hari, Leo and Logan Dimitri received recognition for completing their Wolf Rank, and Pack Committee Chair David and Boy Scout Luke were recognized for bringing Boys Scouts of America to Macedonia. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Newsletter - May 2017

5/22/2017

Dear NOVA community, find out more information about the work the Parent-Teacher association is doing in the school by visiting the PTA newsletter for the month of May. The newsletter contains useful information for both parents and students of NOVA. http://www.nova.edu.mk/ControlPanel/Upload/HTML/Life%20at%20NOVA/May2017%20PTA%20Newsletter.pdf

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Red Cross workshop, Struga

5/18/2017

Two students and our teacher Sonja Stojkovic spent three amazing days attending a Red Cross workshop in Struga. Our 9 graders, Mia Miloseska and Sofia Tanevska, got a chance to meet and to exchange their experience and ideas with other students from other high schools in Macedonia, and 4 guest-volunteers from the Norwegian Red Cross (high- schoolers as well). In an interactive and fun way they learned about social responsibility and why it is important to have an active role in the society they live in. They were engaged in activities with the opportunity to develop, practice and straighten their skills like teamwork, problem solving, organization and leadership, task and time management. They were guided in promoting culture as a system of values; learning about people of different cultural and ethical background by interacting with them; trough dialogue to overcome obstacles and prejudices, to become more patient towards others, and remain open minded. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament - Belgrade

5/17/2017

This year, 2 NOVA teams traveled to the CEESAS MS Girl Volleyball Tournament hosted by the International School of Belgrade. After two intense and competitive days full of volleyball games, our SUPERNOVA Yellow team won the third place, winning over PSI (Kiev) in a very tight last match while our SUPERNOVA White team ranked 6th on this eight-team tournament. Most importantly, we are very happy to see the girls kept their spirits high in each game and enjoyed playing no matter if it was a win or a loss. Way to go, Super NOVA! ​ Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Volunteer at Organic Farm in Kavadarci

5/13/2017

On May 13, the NOVA community learning program will visit the local organic farm ran by the NGO KREAKTIV. We need 20 students interested in sustainability and local food production. Sign up now in the library or via email!

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NOVA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament

5/12/2017

NOVA International Schools is participating at the CEESA Blue Division MS Girls Volleyball Tournament from the 11th until the 14th of May. The tournament is going to be hosted by the International School of Belgrade, and NOVA has 16 MS girls divided in two teams representing us. The games are scheduled to be played on Friday and Saturday [12th and the 13th of May], so watch them on this link to the live stream [https://livestream.com/isb] NOVA will try to defend the Championship title from last year, so let us wish them good luck.

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NOVA hosts ELTAM state competition

5/11/2017

This past Saturday, May 6, our school hosted, for the first time, the State Competitions in English Language for Primary School Students (grades 5 and 9 respectively), in collaboration with our partner ELTAM (the Association of English Language Teachers). The competitions held were a meaningful end to a long process for kids ages 10 and 14, started in March 2017, and continuing into April 2017, when they competed at the school/municipal/regional levels. Hence, on Saturday, we hosted students and mentors from all corners of Macedonia, ostensibly in total around 150 grateful and happy folk. Per procedure, the process was monitored by a member of the English curriculum team from the Bureau of Development. Three of our own Grade 11 students competed in the English Language State Competition for bilinguals, namely, Sofija Popovska, Mario Cholanchevski, and Gele Robev. Now that the official results are out, we are proud to share with our community the good news, namely that Gele and Sofija placed first and third, respectively. If you see them, feel free to extend your congratulations. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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10th national MEP session

5/10/2017

The MEP - Macedonia program is a simulation of the work of the European Parliament. This April, NOVA International Schools hosted the 10th national MEP session, where approximately 35 students and 10 MEP alumni members from 11 participating high schools from 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 April 28th until April 30th at NOVA International Schools and Town Hall of the City of Skopje, where the General Assembly was held.​ The Italian ambassador in Macedonia alongside the NOVA Head of schools gave the keynote speeches at the event. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA HS Faculty and Administration 2017

5/8/2017

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HS assembly April, 2017

5/8/2017

Azad Afsar delighted us with his musings about following our passions. He shared with our students, the importance of remaining open to change, and that we often find ourselves in situations that unknowingly help us later in life. His background in art has extended into graphics, animation and design and needless to say, he encouraged us all to remain persistent in the face of obstacles, that progress may not always be linear and that we should embrace all experiences as learning. He delighted his audience and tested their knowledge of the gaming world in concluding his presentation, with a number of drawings of characters - all of which our students recognized! We are grateful to have had an experienced designer provide concrete examples that exemplify our mission - seek self and others, in heart and mind, unafraid of what life may throw at you. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA students participated in a chess tournament

5/8/2017

The Home for Elderly "Mother Theresa", joined by local homes for elderly, organized the 2nd traditional tournament in Chess. The NOVA Students, Filip Dimitrov, Mihajlo Kladarin and Filip Domazetovski participated in this competition. It was not easy to compete with the champions in Yugoslavia in chess, but nevertheless Filip Dimitrov (Pepe) won the 1st place and Filip Domazetovski won the 3rd. Well done boys! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Vienna [Week without walls 2017]

5/8/2017

The Week without walls 2017 excursion brought us to the amazing city of Vienna. Center of the Central European culture, Vienna was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and modernist art. It is the city where theatre and opera were thriving and art was redefined. Our tour began with the visit of the 900-years old cathedral St. Stephen, landmark of the city, located in the very centre Vienna. Built over three centuries, St. Stephen displays layers of Vienna's rich history and offers a magnificent view of the city. The next destination was the Belvedere Museum. Once summer residence of the mighty general, Prince Eugen of Savoy, Belvedere brings together in a typical Viennese fashion military history, modern art, and baroque architecture. The art collections in the museum bring the visitor into the world of the Viennese Modern Art. The most famous painting by the most famous representative of the Viennese Secession, Gustav Klimt, "The Kiss" symbolizes the Viennese Turn of the Century spirit with its erotic motifs and modernist rendition of classicist art. The classicist tradition is, however, still present along the spacious and magnificent boulevard Ringstraße, typically represented by the Austrian Parliament. We found more pearls of modern art but also artistic reminiscences of the Great War and its devastating consequences for the organic unity of Central Europe in the Ludwigsmuseum. We witnessed the centuries-old tradition of stage performance in the Opera House, which is still one of the most coveted stages in the world. We could follow the long history of the Habsburg dynasty, which turned Vienna into an imperial centre, in the Court Palace (Hofburg) and learn about the imperial family's leisure activities in the summer residence, Schönbrunn. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Warsaw [Week without Walls]

5/5/2017

Visiting Warsaw is nothing but feeling a synergy of history and tradition together with modern European values. It is a bridge that connects Frederic Chopin and Krystina Janda, Adam Mickiewicz with the Jewish ghetto during the WW2. City of kings and poets, city of musicians and partisans. Students were walking in the center of the town and the old town, sensing both the socialist state under the Soviet Union regime and Polish romanticism with its mazurka and the waltzes. They had unique opportunity to visit the concentration camp Treblinka and learn more about a Holocaust in Poland, as well to feel the academic atmosphere in the American School of Warsaw. But at the end, students left the city under impression that Warsaw is not just a town that is patchwork of culture and nations, but rather a symphony whenever you walk through it. Whether a day or a night, it breeds with the peaceful breath of an old, still beautiful and experienced storyteller. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Athens [Week without walls]

5/5/2017

During the three day visit in Athens, NOVA students had an opportunity to gain practical experience through activities conducted at the University of Athens in the field of natural science. The students visited three different museums: the Paleontological, Natural Science, and the Mineralogy museum. In the Paleontological museum, NOVA students were introduced with sections of organic evolution and they were given the activity to excavate from improvised terrain, to identify and classify the bones they found. In the Natural Science museum, NOVA students were given the opportunity to observe, compare skeletal differences (human, mammal, fish, and birds) and bring evidence for connection between organisms by using homological structures (in the field of comparative anatomy). Finally, the Mineralogy museum offered a big number of minerals and minerals integrated in rocks. The students got familiar with some practical usage and importance of the minerals regarding the improvement of the quality of human life. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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NOVA students participate in national MUN session

5/5/2017

Last weekend (29.04.17), our NOVA NMUN club had the pleasure to be invited and to participate at the biggest MUN conference in Macedonia [MMUN 2017]. All of the participants did a great job and represented Nova with dignity.They worked as a team and proved that hard work and team work can lead to great results. This was the first MUN conference for some of them, but we are sure not the last because there will be many more to come. Our student Sofija Spasenovska had the honor to serve as the Deputy Secretary-General to the Macedonian Model United Nations conference 2017. The co-president of NMUN, Stefani Spasenoska was the chair of the Security Council, in which we were able to see heated discussions and receive well-developed resolutions. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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In the Literature Decorum [Week without walls]

5/4/2017

The week without walls excursion titled ‘In the Literature Decorum’ brought us to the bustling London which, once again, has impressed everyone in our traveling party profoundly and with the enlightenment of the contemporary and ancient in the same time. Our Bayswater Hotel located on Kensington Gardens Square enabled us to walk to the splendidly green and meticulously trimmed gardens in Hyde Park and then immerse ourselves to the splendor of Buckingham Palace and fashionable Oxford Street with its famous Piccadilly and Trafalgar Squares. The visit to Madame Tussauds was elevating; some would even say frightening; wax figures looked so real. Yet it was Globe Theatre that rose as an astonishing memento: Milka and Peter stepped back in the Elizabethan Era and appeared so authentic - dressed in replica clothes; The visit to picturesque Stratford-upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare abounded with new facts or with already acquired knowledge that was attired into new garments; Visit and workshops at Jane Austen’s house museum were tremendously inspiring. The splendid view from the fourth floor of the academic library at Oxford made us feel that academic excellence is attainable for everybody who works hard. The Literature Decorum in London was an eloquent life lesson that can be received only in person. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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MS Knowledge Bowl, Krakow

5/4/2017

On the last days of April, a team of twelve MS students, accompanied by their coaches, Ms Svetlana Guguchevska and Ms Jasmina Dzurovska-Blazheska, attended the MS Knowledge Bowl competition hosted by the International School of Krakow. For our first excursive trip we stopped at rainy Vienna, where we took an afternoon to explore the city centre and marvel at the view of the Gothic towers of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Once in Poland, we delighted in the opportunity to take the miners’ route along the labyrinths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. At over 300 feet beneath the ground, we explored the granite-like feel of the walls and engaged in a number of hands-on activities that helped us understand the production of refined salt. We had a lot of fun! At ISK, in a tense two-day competition with the teams of six other international schools, our Supernovas showed great dedication, outstanding acumen, and, above all, impeccable sportsmanship. This was not only an amazing academic experience, but also one that resulted in many new friendships and precious memories. Proud of our MS team and their coaches! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Elementary School Science Fair

5/4/2017

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Skopje Club Scouts hike and conservation project

5/3/2017

On April 2nd, USA Girls Scouts Overseas - Skopje, Cub Scout Pack 2187 and Boy Scouts in Skopje were joined by Ambassador Jess Baily and Capie Polk Baily for a hike and conservation project on Vodno. Before the hike, the Girl Scouts recited the Girl Scout Promise and the Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts recited the Boy Scout Oath. Then they sang Scout songs and broke up into buddy pairs for the remainder of the outing. During the hike they discussed what to do if they get lost in the woods and shared the S-T-O-P survival tool. To "be conservation minded" Scouts then picked up trash in a popular recreational area. Special recognition went to Boy Scout Luke who is now a Life Scout. Congratulations Luke! Thanks to Ambassador Baily and Mrs. Baily for your support and being friends of scouting! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Once you go to Italy you carry the Italian spirit forever

5/2/2017

Being able to enjoy the melody of the Italian language as well as meet with locals and learn few words and gestures from them, has been an experience the whole group still talks about. Visiting Ostia's seaside; tasting the delicious cuisine (especially the Italian gelato at the Palazzo del Fredo); taking the most beautiful photos at the magnificent Fontana di Trevi and learning about Vittorio Emanuele - are only some of the magical experiences we enjoyed during our stay in Rome. Last but not least, we definitely loved the Hard Rock classroom and the history of rock music class we had (especially the burgers)! You will be able to check our Reporters without Borders travel blogs and get a tiny insight from the learning experiences. Check the photo gallery from the trip here

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NOVA takes part in this year's 'Skopje Kreativa' Festival

5/2/2017

NOVA International Schools is going to be a part of this year's 'Skopje Kreativa' Festival. Our fine arts department is going to have an art exhibition created by our students on display from the 4th until the 6th of May in the Youth cultural center (MKC). Hope to see you all there.

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April 2017


#JazzDay

4/28/2017

Nova International Schools was one of the four places in Macedonia that marked the International Jazz Day http://jazzday.com/events/. To celebrate this day we talked about jazz in music classes and we welcomed Toni Kitanovski,a very well known Macedonian jazz guitarist, that came to our school and had two jam sessions - one in the NOVA HS and one in the EMS. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Survival Trip 2017 [Week without walls]

4/27/2017

This year’s Survival Trip gave all participating high school students an unforgettable experience to explore the beauties of mount Plackovica through hiking, rock climbing, camping, building a mountain shelter, starting a fire, setting up a tent, navigation and orientation with compass and maps, basic first aid knowledge and many other fun outdoor activities. During the trip students learned how to maintain their upright “survival” mindset, how to cope better in situations when they are out of their comfort zone and how not to give up during challenging times. The trip gave them a chance to do things that they wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to in everyday life, and test their personal limits. Besides acquiring important knowledge and learning valuable life skills,  students experienced firsthand that there is no better way to build friendships and team spirit, than preparing and sharing food, facing challenges as a group, taking care of each other, cheering and supporting one another, while sharing unforgettable moments. This trip is truly a memory that will last them a lifetime.   Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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International Jazz Day in NOVA

4/27/2017

Nova International Schools is one of the four places in Macedonia that will mark the International Jazz Day [find the link here]. To celebrate this day we'll talk about jazz in music classes and in addition this Thursday Toni Kitanovski an esteemed Macedonian jazz guitarist will come to our school and will have two sessions - one in HS at 10:00 and one more in MS at 10:45.International Jazz Day, April 30, is recognized on the official calendars of both, the United Nations and UNESCO and has been celebrated each year through thousands of programs in all 195 United Nations and UNESCO Member State on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

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Danish students visit NOVA 2017

4/27/2017

On Thursday, April 27th, a group of students from Flakkebjerg boarding school from Denmark will visit NOVA.  This will be a great opportunity for students to spend a morning with their visitors and learn more about life and education in Denmark, as well as establish links with their peers from Danmark.   Thursday schedule 10 am – NOVA students meet their peers in HS Amphitheater 10:10 am to 10:40 am – Tour of the school 10:45 to 11:45 – visitors attend classes (one on one, or in small groups) 11:50 – 12:20  -plenary discussion on the topic of service learning. 12:20 – 13:00 – lunch break   Any NOVA students interested to “host”? Please sign up in the library or see Mr. Markoski for more information

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Family Bazaar 2017 in the Media

4/26/2017

                    

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The break-up of Yugoslavia [Week without walls]

4/26/2017

The break – up of Yugoslavia’ educational journey aimed to provide an exciting opportunity for NOVA students to explore and learn more about nationalism and nationalistic movements in the Balkans in the 90s; international humanitarian law and the conflicts in former Yugoslavia; as well as current political and societal changes in Serbia and Croatia. The trip began in Serbia, with a walk in the downtown area of Belgrade that included a tour of the city center and the fortress ‘Kalemegdan’ as well as a quick stop at the buildings that were targeted during the NATO intervention in Serbia in 1999. The next day we had a lecture at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade about the break-up of Yugoslavia as well as a visit to the museum of Yugoslav history. Our 13 members group then took the road down to Vukovar, a city in Croatia that was one of the places where the Balkan conflict was most intense. Students got to witness firsthand the terrible consequences of wars and hear testimonials from the people that lived in Vukovar during the conflict. Our visit to this city culminated with a visit of the ‘Memorial center of the homeland war’ in which we got familiarized with the military equipment used in the conflict; as well as the history of the war in the city and stories of the local population. The WWW journey then continued to Zagreb, where we toured the city and received a lecture on the breakup of Yugoslavia as seen by our colleagues from the International School of Zagreb. Our last stop was the ‘Memorial Center of Drazen Petrovic’ where we heard stories about the positive side of society in Yugoslavia, through the prism of sports. ​ Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Toys Donation

4/26/2017

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PTA Newsletter - April 2017

4/24/2017

The monthly Newsletter of our Parent - Teacher Association is now available for you to take a look:

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Family Bazaar 2017

4/24/2017

On Saturday, the 22nd of April, hundreds of friends and family joined the 11th edition of the NOVA Family Bazaar. On a beautiful sunny day we tried international food, we danced and sang songs alongside NOVA EMS and HS students, we bought new books, we played the lottery and we visited the stands of dozens of artisans from all over Macedonia. The outcome of the event are this cheerful gallery and a charitable donation for the 'October 11th' Public Institute for youth as well as the NOVA 'Clean Air Initiative'. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Teenage Riot Concert Organized by NOVA Students - in the Media

4/24/2017

                                                     

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NOVA's Family Bazaar 2017

4/22/2017

NOVA International Schools and our Parent Teacher Association would like to invite the entire NOVA community, our partners, friends and families but also the general public to take part in our annual Family Bazaar festivities. The Bazaar is going to take place at NOVA on April 22nd, from 11 am until 3 pm.The Bazaar will bring together: a book fair, artisans from all corners of Macedonia, an international food corner with cuisine from all over the globe, performances, sports and games, as well as, a kid’s corner for the youngest participants. Part of the funds raised from this event will go toward the 'October 11th' Public Institute for youth as well as the NOVA 'Clean Air Initiative'. 

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Interview about the upcoming concert "Teenage Riot"

4/10/2017

Interview about the upcoming concert "Teenage Riot" organized by a group of NOVA students on April 12th in order to help the center for people with intellectual disabilities “Poraka”. The concert will take place in the Dancing Hall of MKC, starting at 19:00 pm. Macedonian bands: AREA, PMG KOLEKTIV, MILLKO, FUNK SHUI, LINCOLN LETTER, and KHARA will perform. The price of the tickets is 250 denars, while on the day of the concert at the venue, they will be priced at 300 denars. http://www.kafepauza.mk/pres/uchenici-od-nova-organiziraat-koncert-za-poddrshka-na-licata-so-intelektualna-poprechenost/

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CAS Stories - Issue 1

4/10/2017

      CAS Stories - Issue 1

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MS Science Fair and Walk for Clean Air featured on Nasa TV

4/8/2017

NOVA's MS Science Fair and Walk for Clean Air, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV this Saturday, April 8th, from 8:50 am and from 9:15 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, April 9th from 3:50 pm.

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5-та Ротари конференција за професионална ориентација на млади

4/8/2017

  Ротари клубот Скопје Камен Мост во континуитет ги има насочено своите активности кон поддршка на младите и талентирани луѓе во мисијата на остварување на нивниот целосен потенцијал. Во интерес на континуитетот на таа мисија, оваа година по јубилеен петти пат ја организира конференцијата за професионална ориентација на млади под мотото „Should I stay or should I go (Да останам или да заминам)“. Конференцијата ќе се одржи во сабота, 08.04.2017, од 11:00 до 15:00 часот, во просториите на Meѓународното училиште НОВА. За време на настанот членовите на Ротари клубот Скопје Камен Мост ќе го споделат сопственото искуство од својата професија, а истото ќе го сторат и неколку еминтентни гости говорници, на средношколци од 2-ра и 3-та година од цела Македонија, се со цел да им се помогне во нивниот избор на идна професија. Овој традиционален настан, во изминативе четири години го имаат посетено повеќе од 500 средношколци од дваесетина училишта, и истиот преку прашалник го имаат оценет како успешен и извонредно корисен во изборот на нивната идна професија. Местата за настанот се ограничени, сите заинтересирани ученици треба да се пријават на следната адреса: info@nova.edu.mk.   Постер на настанот Програма на настанот

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All 2gether concert!

4/8/2017

We are proud to present you our concert “All 2gether”. Through music we would like to raise awareness that disability does not mean inability, that we are all differently able. At the concert, there will be a performance by the Center for Cerebral Paralysis, Conquering Lion, New Indigo, and the High School Nova Choir. This concert is organized as a part of the National Red Cross PHV Program “Red Cross in Action – Promotion of Human Values”, by a group of NOVA students in collaboration with the Center for Cerebral Paralysis from Skopje. “Red Cross in Action – Promotion of Human Values” is a national program of the Red Cross that recruits young people from Macedonia from different backgrounds to create and engage themselves in projects that promote human values and tolerance. The concert is going to be held on the 8th April in Public Room, from 12PM-1 PM. Entrance is free of charge.

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NOVA student practice their chess skills

4/6/2017

NOVA was visited by a group of retirees from the Home for the elderly "Mother Theresa". They had a special mission on hand. To practice chess with our students, in order to prepare them for the upcoming chess tournament organized by the Home for elderly. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EducationUSA Fair of Higher Education

4/4/2017

For all NOVA students interested in studying in the United States: EducationUSA in Macedonia and the U.S. Embassy Macedonia invites you to participate in the EducationUSA Fair of Higher Education in the United States of America, which this year will be held in Skopje on April 4th, 2017. The fair will be held at NOVA International Schools, Skopje on April 4th 2017 from 5:00PM -8:00PM. Participation in the fair is free but registration is necessary for further communication with potential future students and for having the average number of interested visitors. More information about the registration of the fair can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/nova.edu.mk/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkE39fft2DkLx_rcG4z9p7j5w733_SUM0TTOM5sarLsNHJdA/viewform

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PTA Easter Egg Hunt 2017

4/4/2017

The NOVA preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school students, parents and teachers, participated in a fun-filled after school party that was organized by NOVA’s PTA. This was the 3rd annual Egg Hunt party, which is slowly but surely becoming a school favored tradition. The event’s focus is placed on students picking up as many eggs as they possibly could find. For this reason, colorful plastic eggs filled with treats and toys were scattered around the schools grounds, as students attempted to collect as many of them as possible. Kids' games, delicious Easter treats, cotton candy, face painting, and a photo booth rounded off this fun filled spring afternoon. Event proceeds will benefit the PTA's air purifier project, an ongoing fundraising initiative with the goal of providing air purifies for all NOVA classrooms. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Parent-Teacher conference

4/4/2017

Dear Parents, This Friday, April 7th, from 10:00 – 18:00 we are hosting the Spring Parent-Teacher conferences. Teachers will be available 10:00 – 18:00h, except: 11:50-12:00 Coffee break 14:00-14:40 Lunch break 16:30-16:40 Coffee break Please note that Ms. Bela Gligorova (Academic Advisor) and Ms. Angela Slavkova (Guidance Counselor) will be absent during the PTC due to professional obligations outside of the country. We look forward to seeing you on Friday. NOVA HS Administration

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Living, Local History

4/4/2017

Grade 9 students jumped off to an energetic start to Spring this Monday, April 3rd, as more than 70 students hiked up Vodno on a full day field trip that was part of their Social Science curriculum. The trip was made possible by the involvement of NOVA's faculty, who provided lectures on the history and significance of St. Pantelejmon. Our talented teachers even helped students to appreciate medieval art and to create their own inspired works. To top things off, the trip was supported by dedicated members of the PTA, who provided healthy and nutritious snacks for students who had just braved the climb to Gorno Nerezi. The goal of the trip was to promote awareness of the richness of local culture and history, within the framework of larger historical processes and trends. If the reflections of our students is any indication, the trip was a resounding success. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Science Fair and Walk for Clean Air

4/4/2017

On March 31st MS students alongside their teachers and parents made their contribution in raising awareness about the importance of clean air. Around 130 students marched around downtown Skopje and performed two flash mobs to Michael Jackson's ‘Earth Song’. The events filled day continued with a Science Fair at NOVA, focused on the theme ‘Go Green, Breath Clean’ where students presented their research projects on clean air, and prevention mechanisms available in addressing pollution. The Fair was open to the entire NOVA community as well as the general public. A keynote speaker on the Fair was Mrs. Sari Lappi, Scientist from the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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University Colege Roosevelt [Netherlands] visits NOVA

4/3/2017

March 28 marked the long-planned visit by Ms. Denise Nijhuis, a Communications Advisor at University College Roosevelt in the Netherlands. Ms. Nijhuis was kind enough to speak to our students on all aspects of the application process in the Netherlands, from deadlines to registration to pre-requirements to Dutch culture. We are most thankful to her generosity, both in terms of her time and efforts. We look forward to seeing many of our rising seniors look closely to the Netherlands and UCR!  

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Middle School Walk for Clean Air in the media

4/3/2017

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