September 2015


First NOVA ALUMNI Networking Event

9/30/2015

Just one year forward from the creation of our NOVA Alumni web page, Facebook page, and database, as well as after the interviews and an array of successful projects with generations of past students, we reached the moment of organizing the very first alumni gathering. This was a great opportunity to meet some of our alumni from the Class of 2000 through the Class of 2014 and to share all the opportunities for collaboration, including the formation of a NOVA Alumni Organization and the expansion our alumni database. It was a memorable evening for both alumni and the whole NOVA team that should be marked as the very first step towards even bigger cross-generational gatherings in the near future. If you would like to join with NOVA Alumni, please register at http://www.nova.edu.mk/alumni_in_action.aspx Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Cocktail Hour and first General Assembly

9/30/2015

The NOVA Parent – Teacher Association (PTA) sponsored Cocktail Hour and General Assembly took place yesterday. For two hours, in a convivial and vibrant atmosphere, our PTA Leadership shared information on the many PTA activities, donations and actions accomplished by all 3 committees during last school year. During the meeting a financial report on the 2014/15 year, together with the PTA 2015/2016 calendar, was presented. The first upcoming event will be the official book promotion of NOVA Writing Pearls, a collection of short essays written by NOVA students, scheduled for October 6th. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness

9/29/2015

The NOVA Teen Advisory Board, in collaboration with the NGO Borka, is organizing a fundraiser on Thursday and Friday in the Auditorium by selling Go Pink! mugs, bracelets and T-shirts . All of you interested in symbolically supporting the fight against breast cancer may join the Walk against Breast Cancer this Sunday, October 4th. The departure point is Phillip II Square.

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The Health Science for NOVA Kindergarten

9/28/2015

Although our Kindergarten Curriculum covers “Health Science” within a clearly defined unit, we see the gaining of the healthy habits as an ongoing process that should be consistently encouraged.  A healthy lifestyle is an essential aspect of NOVA values, not simply a maxim that we reiterate from time to time. Therefore, we integrate The Health Science by graphing, collecting data, and interpreting with numbers on our math classes. We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, by Eric Carle during our reading time, following the healthy choices of the caterpillar using green, caterpillar-shaped pipe cleaners. Within our time purposed for crafts and creativity, we create healthy 'food' with Play-Doh. We conclude during our science class by showing that we understand the concepts, preparing balanced healthy dishes with pictures and applications. Cooperative learning, integration, exploration, and fun are the keywords for our success in NOVA. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Professional Learning Community @ NOVA

9/18/2015

Starting from this September, each Friday, 2 - 4 pm is reserved for Teacher Professional Learning and collaboration. From the beginning of the school year teachers from all 3 divisions have been working on exploring curriculum by clarifying outcomes and diversifying instructional practices. The Vertical Alignment Between Middle School and High School will make the link between these divisions clear and explicit . Using the curriculum standards, all teachers are collaborating to produce a clear continuum that maps what is taught at each grade level from grade 6 through to grade 10. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Brainobrain at NOVA

9/17/2015

BrainoBrain is a unique skill development program, developing the foundation skills for learning such as Memory, Visualization, Concentration, Listening Skills, Learning Ability, Creativity, Self Confidence, and Speed & Accuracy etc. Classes      For Children of age 5-15 Years      10 levels in total      Each Level takes 3-4 Months to complete      Class size is 6 to 10 students.      Classes take place after school from 15:00 until 17:00 in room 105      Classes will be taught by Ms. Marija Ilieska, Brainobrain instructor and NOVA 1st grade teacher      Classes meet once a week for two hours. Benefits      Inspires Creativity      Builds Confidence      Increases Concentration      Cultivates Inner Leadership      Enhances Focus       Improves Self-Esteem      Boosts Memory Retention      Sharpens Problem Solving Skills      Fosters Effective Communication Contact marija.ilieska@nova.edu.mk More info about the program http://www.brainobrain.com.mk/

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HS Back 2 School Night

9/17/2015

Yesterday, NOVA HS hosted the annual Back to School Night for parents from grade 9-12. This was an official occasion for the parents to meet all of the teachers of their children by following abbreviated A and B Day Classes at the beginning of this school year. It was also a chance for parents to briefly walk in the shoes of their children, and experience what a NOVA school day feels like. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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First PTA Morning Coffee Hour of the year

9/15/2015

As with previous years, we will continue the tradition of hosting a Morning Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 8:00 - 9:00am. Today, the PTA hosted an hour of great connections with parents, sharing unique perspectives and learning more about important school issues - all over a hot cup of coffee in the Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria. The first guest was Mrs. Marija Ilievska, a grade one teacher and Brainobrain instructor, who talked more about the skills development program Brainobrain that will be offered to our students starting in October. Parents also had a chance to meet some of the PTA Managing Board members and Committee Coordinators and to find out how they can join in on the various activities and projects planned for the upcoming school year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA's Back to School Ice Cream Social

9/12/2015

NOVA's PTA has organized an Ice Cream Social for all Kindergarten, Elementary & Middle School students, their families, and teachers. The PTA would like to wish a happy new school year and a warm welcome to all new and returning students and families in our NOVA community.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Back to School Ice Cream Social

9/11/2015

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CS / CL Fair at NOVA

9/11/2015

Yesterday, our first Community Service & Community Learning Fair took place. Student volunteers presented their experience with the Community Service/Service Learning program, giving all High school students an opportunity to find out more about the new opportunities for the 2015/16 academic year. Check out the photo gallery from the fair here

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Back to School Night

9/11/2015

On Wednesday, September 16, the High School is hosting its Back to School Night event for parents. Students will follow shortened schedule on this day. Please find attached the timetable of classes.

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Donations for refugees passing through Macedonia

9/10/2015

Dear NOVA community, We are all facing an urgent call to help the thousands of men, women, and children who are displaced refugees passing through Macedonia. Starting this Monday, September 14th we will collect donations of winter clothes, canned/processed food, diapers and hygiene products. There will be designated areas in both EMS (at the front entrance) and HS buildings where you can leave the items during the day. All donations will be distributed to the immigrants at the Macedonian borders in the coming weeks. It is an important lesson for our students to think about others who are less fortunate and see how as a community we extend a helping hand. Kind regards, NOVA Administration

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NOVA students at Giffoni Film Festival

9/3/2015

This past summer, from July 17 until July 26, the largest children’s film festival in Europe, Giffoni International Film Festival took place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Campania, Southern Italy, close to Salerno and Naples. Over 2,000 children attended the festival from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, these young cinema enthusiasts watch films, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called upon to judge and award the best submissions with prizes. This 39-year old festival has been impactful in the history of entertainment and culture. The festival has developed a impressive reputation not only in Italy, but internationally as well. Every year the festival attracts 100,000 guests, directors, producers, and movie stars. The Macedonian delegation was represented by our Minister of Culture, Ms. Kanceska – Milevska,  the Director of Macedonian film agency, Mr. Darko Basheski, the Ambassador of Italy in Macedonia, Mr. Bellelli and the Ambassador of Macedonia in Italy, Mr. Oliver Shambevski, as well as a select group of students and teachers from NOVA. The festival has been held in many different countries around the world with Poland, Argentina, Australia, Albania, China, Korea, India, Macedonia, and the United States having all hosted their own versions of the Giffoni Film Festival. Check out the photo gallery from the festival here .

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After School Activities - Semester 1 (2015-16)

9/1/2015

After School Activities - Semester 1 (2015-16)

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August 2015


Early Education Center (EEC) parent orientation

8/26/2015

EEC teachers  met with parents and shared important school information to help them better prepare their children, our youngest NOVA students, for the start of the school year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here. .

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PTA donation for Pre-K through 2nd grade students

8/24/2015

For a great start of the new school year, the PTA donated resources intended to enrich the learning experience of our Early Education and Elementary School students. This is only the beginning of the PTA's continued support of our growing NOVA community. They’re already actively planning  many different fun activities, lectures and events for the upcoming  school year.   

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Preparing for another successful SUPERNOVA season!

8/21/2015

During the academic 2014/2015 SuperNOVA athletic teams won a total of 12 CEESA trophies(four 1st place trophies; five 2nd place trophies; one 3rd place trophy; two sportsmanship trophies) On top of our athletic achievements, the SuperNOVAs excelled in academic competitions bringing 1st and 3rd place trophies from the MS Knowledge Bowl event, 2nd and 4th place trophies from the HS Knowledge Bowl, a 1st place finish with the junior team at the HS Math competition; 3rd place trophies from both the team and individual competitions at the MS Math Counts, along with successful participation at the HS/MS Cross Country competition (first year), HOSIC conference and HS Robotics event. We are excited for the challenges the new season holds and hope to repeat and improve on our last year’s achievements. .  

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Events and Performances in 2014 - 2015

8/19/2015

As we prepare for the new, lets take a look at the year we’re leaving behind.

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Preparations for the new school year

8/17/2015

Teachers and staff are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. We look forward to welcoming old and new students in less than two weeks time.

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June 2015


Middle School Graduation Ceremony aired on Nasa TV

6/26/2015

A reportage from our Middle School Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 27th, from 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 28th from 7.00 pm, and on Monday, June 29th from 12:00 pm.  

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Tamara Grozadnova interviewed for fakulteti.mk

6/26/2015

Tamara Grozadnova (Parsons The New School) interviewed for fakulteti.mk: http://www.fakulteti.mk/news/15-06-26/intervju_so_tamara_grozdanova_od_nova_-_umetnosta_treba_da_e_del_od_site_aspekti_na_zhivotot.aspx

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Vladimir Voinovski interviewed for fakulteti.mk

6/22/2015

Vladimir Voinovski (Leeds College of Art) interviewed for fakulteti.mk http://www.fakulteti.mk/news/15-06-22/sakam_animacijata_da_mi_stane_profesija_odam_na_studii_vo_britanija.aspx

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First week of Summer School and Camp

6/22/2015

The NOVA summer is a truly special season! 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 by competing keenly in group disciplines ranging from bean bag throwing and shuffling to bowling and basketball, they showed exquisite teamwork skills. At the same time, our Campers had a chance to practice precision and self-trust through archery, develop and maintain balance through horseback riding, and experience the power and beauty of water by kayaking the rapids of the Treska. 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 photo gallery from the first week of NOVA Summer School and Camp here  

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ES End Of The Year Performance and 5th Grade Graduation aired on Nasa TV

6/19/2015

A reportage from our ES End Of The Year Performance and 5th Grade Graduation will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 20th, from 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 21st from 7.00 pm, and on Monday, June 22nd from 12:00 pm.

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Konstantin Chorogunov interviewed for fakulteti.mk

6/18/2015

Konstantin Chorogunov (Erasmus University) interviewed for fakulteti.mk: http://www.fakulteti.mk/news/15-06-18/sakam_da_stanam_uspeshen_biznis_lider_i_da_rabotam_vo_makedonija.aspx

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First Day of NOVA Summer School and Camp

6/15/2015

Yet another summer of fun, games, thrilling challenges and learning adventures is off to a promising start here at NOVA! Eager to indulge in a unique language-learning experience, the participants in this year's NOVA Summer School Programme showed up bright and early today ready to gain knowledge through intense and exciting hands-on activities. At the same time, our Summer Campers undertook the first of their many daily challenges and reached for new peaks of excitement by practicing the basics of rock-climbing. All in all, for all the young language lovers and adventure seekers, NOVA's Summer Programme is the place to be! Check out the photo gallery from the event here .  .

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Summer School and Summer Camp 2015

6/15/2015

In order for children to have a more active summer vacation, NOVA organizes a three week Summer School and Summer Camp from June 15th through July 3rd, 2015. For more information on the Summer School and Summer Camp, visit the following link: http://nova.edu.mk/summer_camp_and_school_2015.aspx Summer School Video: Summer Camp Video:

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Middle School Graduation Ceremony video

6/12/2015

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Ballet Recital 2015 aired on Nasa TV

6/12/2015

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA’s after school ballet class performance of The Magic Toy Shop will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 13th, from 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 14th from 7:00 pm and Monday, June 15th from 12:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch your loved ones perform.

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University Acceptances 2015

6/11/2015

All of NOVA's university acceptances and enrollments for the academic 2014-15, including our Hall of Fame enrollments throughout the years.   http://nova.edu.mk/university_acceptances_2015.aspx

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Ballet Recital 2015

6/9/2015

Girls from kindergarten through High School taking NOVA’s after school ballet class performed the original ballet The Magic Shop. The ballerinas were stunning under the guidance of our dance teacher, Ana Velkova. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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AP and IB art students participate in 2nd National Gallery workshop

6/9/2015

NOVA AP and IB art students took part in the 2nd art workshop named “ The artist and I” organized by the National Art Gallery of Macedonia and the National Gallery “Daut Pasin Amam”. Their job was to recreate some of the most well know Macedonian works of art. All their art work was showcased at City of Skopje’s art exhibition “Day of the museums”. Congratulations to all our IB and AP art students for their effort and for being true NOVA and the Fine Arts department ambassadors. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Grade 4 poets

6/8/2015

The young poets from 4B used the writing process to compose poems using several poetic devices and figurative language like alliteration, simile, metaphor, and personification. After they published their poems and illustrated them, they read them with fluency and expression in front of the whole Elementary School during the Honesty Assembly. We all enjoyed their different voices and comparisons of Honesty to a tree in a forest, raindrops in a desert, art, music notes, Canada geese, and to a pregnant teacher:) Honesty is indeed the best policy! Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Photo exhibition “Mosaic of Identities” at NOVA

6/8/2015

On May 20th, NOVA International Schools hosted the photo exhibition “Mosaic of Identities” , a project by student, Nikola Danev, who is also a member of the US Embassy’s Youth Council. Nikola’s project was aimed at showing just how similar Macedonia’s ethnically-mixed youth is. His exhibition portrayed a way in which we are similar and a way in which we are (beautifully) diverse. Check out the photo gallery from the exebition here

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Interview with Martin Trpovski (Oxford University), Elena Gagovska (Bard College Berlin) and Vera Pacoova Dal Maschio (King's College London) featured in Tea Moderna magazine

6/5/2015

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HS Graduation Ceremony 2015 featured on Nasa TV

6/5/2015

A reportage form our HS Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV on Saturday , June 6th, from 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 7th from 1:00 pm and 9.00 pm, and on Monday, June 8th from 12:00 pm.

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Interview with Georg Cemerikikj

6/4/2015

Interview with Georg Cemerikikj, attending Bocconi University, featured on faktor.mk: http://faktor.mk/2015/06/02/koga-sonot-stanuva-realnost-ne-mozham-da-isklucham-deka-eden-den-ke-stanam-premier/

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SuperNOVA athletic report

6/2/2015

We are proud to report that this year's SuperNOVA athletic teams won a total of 12 CEESA trophies. Four 1st place trophies, five 2nd place trophies, one 3rd place trophy and two sportsmanship trophies. On top of our athletic achievements, the SuperNOVAs excelled in academic competitions as well. Our students brought 1st and 3rd place trophies from the MS Knowledge Bowl event, 2nd and 4th place trophies from the HS Knowledge Bowl, a 1st place finish with the junior team at the HS Math competition; 3rd place trophies from both the team and individual competitions at the MS Math Counts, along with successful participation at the HS/MS Cross Country competition (first year), HOSIC conference and HS Robotics event. All in all, this was the SuperNOVA’s most successful year to-date in CEESA competitions and events.

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Interview with Leonid Antikj

6/2/2015

Interview with Leonid Antikj, attending King's College London, featured on emagazin.mk: http://emagazin.mk/vesti/vest/9605

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After School Ballet Classes Performance

6/2/2015

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Interview with Romana Tasevska

6/1/2015

Interview with Romana Tasevska, attending Bocconi University, featured on emagazin.mk: http://emagazin.mk/vesti/vest/9478?title=romana-tasevska-e-primena-na-koledzot-kade-shto-zavrshija-princot-vilijam-i-brojni-svetski-umovi

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