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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December 2018


Santa visits the Daily Center - Summnal

12/27/2018

In the holidays' spirit NOVA students every year, traditionally, visit the Daily Center for Roma children - Sumnal. This year, supported by Tinex markets, Santa visited the Daily Center and delivered a hundred packages thus making the holidays even more enjoyable for the children! A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one will speak of the magic of Santa and gift-giving! A big thank you to everyone involved in this project, and especially to our partner Tinex. Happy Holidays!    

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NOVA Green Initiative in the media

12/24/2018

        

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Project #ElkaMK

12/24/2018

Yesterday NOVA students, together with faculty and staff, helped build the Christmas tree made entirely out of plastic bottles. We would like to take everyone for taking part in this project, from collecting the bottles to building the tree. Have a great winter break!    

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Teaching Nova students about Recycling #NovaGreenInitiative

12/20/2018

Yesterday, our Elementary students learned about recycling through an unusual and fun method, through magic, with the assistance of magician Kristijan. Recycling was presented to them as a way of magic that will make our planet a better place to live in. This was organized by our very own high school student, Milka Kitanoska. We would like to thank Pakomak for this exelent educational experience for our elementary students. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Holiday spirit day, organized by our PTA

12/20/2018

The NOVA parent - teacher association, organized an event filled with fun and holiday spirit. Hot chocolate with toppings, small toys and gifts with the holiday theme, photo booth with Santa, all of this was available for our Nova community. Happy holidays. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Newsletter

12/20/2018

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 including the performance at MOB last week. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-6-2018.html

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Holiday Performance DVD on sale

12/19/2018

The DVD for this years Holiday Performance is now available for the entire Nova community.  

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Nova Green Initiative, for a cleaner and healthier community

12/19/2018

On the 18th of December, Nova International School promoted its 'Nova Green Initiative'. At the event, students alongside Nova leadership and representatives from the company ‘Ekotip’, NOVA's PTA and US embassy community, discussed the need for a cleaner and healthier environment, alongside activities Nova is undertaking in achieving this goal. The event was attended by ES and MS students, who had a chance to learn about the importance and responsibility we all have towards our communities in securing a cleaner environment. The school showcased its current projects, in the fields of recycling and cleaning, together with the technology it has implemented for water and air purification on school campus, and also recognized the support of the PTA and the US Embassy for their continuous support. The presentation was also an opportunity to launch the school's ‘Nova Green Initiative’, intended to serve as a platform for all activities, both current and future, the school will be undertaking for a cleaner and healthier community. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA school one of the most Googled phrases for 2018

12/18/2018

Here is an interesting statistic, the most Googled phrase in the fields of employment and education for 2018 in Macedonia is Nova International School. We take pride in this unusual feat, as it shows the interest the community shows in our school and educational model. https://www.fakulteti.mk/news/18122018/shto-najmnogu-guglale-makedoncite-vo-2018-godina?fbclid=IwAR3hgVUOYunZOFDUeX8BLkw6PZMI_QJoMGwN3rpsiv-lhJulIPb5ZwdljWs 

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Holiday season festivities in Nova

12/18/2018

This Saturday, for the first time ever, NOVA faculty and staff got into the Christmas spirit by bringing their families to the school for some early festivities. Games and activity stations were spread around the EMS, including gingerbread house making stations, Christmas tree ornament and art stations, a Christmas cartoon cinema room, and even a station for baking chocolate brownies in a microwave. Once everyone had arrived and the sun set, Santa Clause showed up to delight and spread Christmas cheer with presents for all the good children. After many positive experiences, the NOVA Christmas Celebration for faculty, staff, and their families may just turn into a yearly tradition. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA's “ Healthy Food Healthy Children” campaign

12/17/2018

The Nova community would like to thank all parents who submitted their recipes for the purposes of the Nova PTA ‘Healthy Food Healthy Children’ campaign. On Friday last week a selection of recipes were cooked and sampled by our faculty and staff in the EMS auditorium. Bite-sized samples were served and attendants had a chance to taste the delicious food, in exchange for filling out a short anonymous feedback form. Your feedback will be evaluated and the selected food items will then be incorporated into our cafeteria menu, adding to the meal plan, snack or lunch. Thank you for all your support of this important initiative. We are looking forward to a healthier, delicious and more colorful cafeteria offering, helping our children with their healthy eating habits along the way. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Activities of the Club Scout Pack 2187

12/14/2018

Cub Scout Pack 2187 has had an eventful past few months. On November 11, Cub Scouts participated in the Remembrance Day Service organized by the British Embassy to learn about reverence and our duty to country. During the service, Webelos Scout Justin read "I Went to See the Soldiers" by Kenny Martin, and Webelos Scouts Mia and Logan Dimitri laid a wreath on behalf of our unit. Then on December 2 our Pack joined Pack 2008 from Prishtina, Kosovo in Ferizaj, Kosovo for a joint Cub Scout activity at a trampoline park where Cub Scouts learned about teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. Following are some photos of these events. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Toys for Tots

12/14/2018

In the spirit of the holiday season Pack 2187 will support the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment's annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Cub Scouts will wear their Class A uniform and collect new, wrapped toys in the NOVA EMS foyer before school December 18, 19 and 20; toys will be given to area children without parents for New Year. Cub Scouts should bring toys and sign up for a shift (7:20 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.). We also need Scouts to deliver the collected toys to the Marines after school on Thursday, December 20.

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Project Tree

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation in the Media

12/12/2018

             

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Letter from the PTA

12/12/2018

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

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Macedonian and Albanian book fair in NOVA

12/11/2018

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Nova EMS holiday performance

12/10/2018

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

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Youth Wiki platform

12/7/2018

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

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Plusportals & Communication, PTA Coffee Morning

12/6/2018

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

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CEESA Cross Country event in Sofia

12/5/2018

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

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Coffee Morning

12/5/2018

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

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EMS Newsletter

12/4/2018

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

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Grade 5, exit point

12/4/2018

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

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