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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May 2015


Middle School Science Fair reportage aired on Nasa TV

5/29/2015

A reportage form our Middle School Science Fair will air on Nasa TV on Saturday , May 30, from 8 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 31th from 7.00 pm, and on Monday, June 1st from 12:00 pm.

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Interview with graduate Martin Trpovski

5/26/2015

Interview with graduate Martin Trpovski, attending Oxford University, featured on mkd.mk: http://grid.mk/read/article/hide/10050879/martin-trpovski-ushte-vo-sedmo-oddelenie-sfativ-deka-lingvistikata-i-stranskite-jazici-se-mojata-akademska-strast

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Interview with graduate Kristina Madjovski

5/26/2015

Interview with graduate Kristina Madjovski, attending Harvard University, featured on dnevnik.mk: http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=0FA2DEA4ECE2084EAD19B1D91383E3C4

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EEC Science Fair

5/26/2015

Our Pre Kindergarten three and four year olds became little animals and talked about their habitats and what they ate. There were creatures from the sea, the desert, the forest, the pond and the arctic regions. Our littlest scientists did a great job! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Elementary School Science Fair reportage aired on Nasa TV

5/23/2015

A reportage form our Elementary School Science Fair will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, May 23rd, from 8 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 24th from 1:00 pm and 9.00 pm, and on Monday, May 25th from 12:00 pm.

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Rubik’s cube presentation

5/21/2015

Special thanks to the Hungarian embassy for organizing a visit with Rubik’s cube expert Mr. Norbert Hejja. He gave us tips on how to solve this fun but tricky puzzle. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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New anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco school campaign

5/21/2015

At the beginning of May we started implementing our new anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco school campaign. A team of students was given the creative challenge to think of ways to raise awareness about these topics among peers. Students created promo posters and exhibited them around the school, they also made creative info materials in the form of tray pads and coffee rings that they distributed in the HS cafeteria, as well as, two video mosaics that they presented in the auditorium during advisory class. The video presentation was followed by a student debate on the topic. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS girls volleyball team wins gold in Belgrade

5/20/2015

This year's CEESA HS Volleyball Tournament was definitely one of the most exciting and challenging ones. We trained hard in preparation for the tournament; however, the main reasons for our success was the amazing team spirit we developed and the support we gave one another. As much as we were motivated to win, we enjoyed each game and had a lot of fun. We won all round robin matches in strait sets and were happy to play in the final, same as last year. The final game was certainly very challenging, when playing against a difficult opponent such as the International School of Belgrade. We were fortunate to have played our best game in the final, by staying focused, playing smart, and leaving our hearts on the court.   Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA HS Boys Volleyball Tournament in Riga

5/20/2015

Our HS boys volleyball team won 2nd place and silver medal at the CEESA Volleyball Tournament in Riga, Latvia. High level of commitment, teamwork and sportsmanship were all traits of ourremarkable team. The tournament was a great experience for all players, having made new friends, and proving the team’s strong spirit and unity.Most Valuable Players from NOVA: Kris Blazheski, Andrew Stievater, And Martin DimovskiNOVA Team: Kris Blazheski, Andrew Stievater, Martin Dimovski, Ilias Nikoletopulos, Antonij Kochovski, Luka Cherepnalkovski, Ilija Andonov, and Apostolos Papastamos. Coaches: Aleksandar Ristovski and Marina Perunovska Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Boris Trajkovski - NOVA scholarships awarded - in the Media

5/19/2015

      

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HS Spring Concert

5/19/2015

Dear All, We would kindly like to invite you to our HS Spring Concert that will take place this Thursday May 21, 18.30h in the outside auditorium. Both the HS Dance and the MS Band classes will make guest appearances. While enjoying music of diverse genres, the audience can also check out the art and photo exhibition of our students. This concert, for which our students prepared passionately, is free of charge and appropriate for all ages. Looking forward to some great mood and weather, and to seeing you there.

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A Mosaic of identities, a NOVA student’s photo exhibition

5/18/2015

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MS boys volleyball team brings back silver from Helsinki

5/18/2015

Our MS boys volleyball team won the 2nd place silver medal in the CEESA Volleyball Championship in Helsinki, Finland. They exhibited a high level of fair play and sportsmanship during their games, both amongst themselves and other teams. The tournament  was a fun experience and students were able to make new lasting friendships. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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HS Boys Volleyball Tournament in Riga (Live)

5/15/2015

For a live-stream of all the Friday and Saturday games visit the following link:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ceesa-boys-hs-volleyball-may-14-16-2015    

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HS Girls Volleyball Tournament in Belgrade (Live)

5/15/2015

For a live-stream of all the Friday and Saturday games visit the following links: COURT 1: http://original.livestream.com/is_belgrade COURT 2: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/international-school-of-belgrade MAIN COURT: http://original.livestream.com/is_belgrade

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NOVA High School Graduates 2015

5/14/2015

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MS Science Fair 2015

5/14/2015

Participating in the MS Science Fair is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain exciting and meaningful learning experiences. This year, NOVA’s Middle School students were engaged in an inquiry process with the motto “Exercise and Sports in Science.”  In the early hours of the day, our boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams played a thrilling match at Forza, while later our students had the opportunity to practice different sporting techniques shoulder to shoulder with professional players and coaches from the Vardar handball team. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Middle School Science Fair

5/13/2015

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Middle School Science Fair in the Media

5/13/2015

       

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English language essay writing workshop for 9th grade students

5/12/2015

In the past few months essay writing workshops for 9th grade students took place as part of the collaboration between the Skopje public schools and NOVA's Service Learning program. Our three wonderful American exchange students from the YES program, Natalia, Emily and Faber, under the professional guidance of one of NOVA's college counselors, had a unique opportunity to teach essay writing tips and tricks to their peers from the public schools: Dimo Hadzi Dimov, Vlado Tasevski, and  11th of October. This was a part of their Service Learning activities during their one-year studies at NOVA. They found their role as teachers both enjoyable, for the ability to share their knowledge, and challenging, for their attempt to bridge the cultural and communication gap. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS girls return silver from Sofia

5/12/2015

The annual CEESA volleyball tournament for MS girls was hosted by AAS in Sofia, Bulgaria this year, May 7th through the 10th. Our MS Girl volleyball team came back victorious winning the 2nd place trophy. The games were tough, but our team demonstrated their skills, team spirit, and most importantly sportsmanship. Way to go, Super NOVA girls! Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Elementary School Science Fair

5/8/2015

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Elementary School Science Fair

5/8/2015

From Kindergarten through grade 5 our students took on the roles of physicists, sound specialists, geologists, environmentalists and farmers as they asked questions, formulated hypothesis, conducted experiments and then presented what they had learned at our Elementary Science Fair. Curiosity is alive and well at NOVA! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Boys Volleyball Tournament in Helsinki

5/7/2015

You can follow our boys volleyball team playing at the volleyball tournament in Helsinki, on the following links: Helsinki Friday, May 8th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIT1t_Su5xc Saturday, May 9th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHot0URekbQ

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MS Girls Volleyball Tournament in Sofia

5/7/2015

You can follow our girls volleyball team playing at the volleyball tournament in Sofia, on the following link: http://livestream.com/AASSofiaWolves

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Letter of appreciation

5/7/2015

Dear Nova leadership, I just want to take a minute to tell you what a great experience we have had at Nova this year.  Our four boys have been in four different schools in the past four years with the associated transitions.  All have been good in different ways, but the transition to Nova was much easier and smoother than we anticipated.  They have all made friends and enjoyed learning.   Nova does a wonderful job in embracing the diversity of the student body and one of the first things we enjoyed was International week early in the school year.  Another advantage at Nova is the extensive exposure to the fine arts with the music, dance and art programs.  The winter performance was an impressive display of this emphasis.  Our oldest would say that from his perspective, the highlight this year has been representing Nova on three different teams in three different countries - basketball in Bulgaria, Math Counts in Croatia, and Knowledge Bowl in Tirana.  Each trip has been an incredible (and new) experience for him. These are some of the these reasons we are most thankful for our experience at Nova.  However, none of this would be possible without Nova's greatest strength, the excellent teachers.  They are a gold mine.  Although we have only been here one year, we have experience with over a dozen of Nova's talented teachers.  Each is passionate about teaching, eager to tailor their teaching to the students' individual learning styles and interested in the emotional, social and academic development of their students.   Our third grader has had his best school experience here at Nova, largely thanks to Ms. Milevska. She is an extremely gifted teacher whose love for her students encourages them to do their best.  Even in the areas where they struggle, she focuses on the positive so that the students feel like they can and will succeed.  She knows her students so well and uses their individual passions and abilities to get the whole classroom excited about learning.   As room parent for fifth grade, I see first hand how Ms. Platz and Ms. Cvetkovic take a team approach to teaching and capitalize on their complementary strengths.  They use diverse and creative ways to teach students with different learning styles and backgrounds.  They also view each student as an individual and both have the wonderful ability to use each student's strengths in the classroom.   With our seventh grader's recent experience in Knowledge Bowl, we have gotten to know Mr. Davis.  His passion for teaching and literature come through in each interaction.  In leading the Knowledge Bowl team, not only did he encourage the students to work hard and strategize, but he also presented a balanced view of competition that valued good sportsmanship above winning.  We especially appreciate the time he and other teachers invested in extracurricular activities, making unique experiences like Knowledge Bowl possible.   Ms. Markovska, Ms. Evans and Ms. Stevoska manage a large class of young and diverse students so skillfully that it looks easy!  Our quiet first grader has flourished in their classroom and has developed the confidence to contribute to classroom discussions.  This spring, they have also worked very hard to successfully provide a seamless transition from one primary teacher to another.  We could not be more positive about our experience at Nova this year.  We are grateful to each of you for the role you play, and especially to the teachers who have been so wonderful for our boys. Sincerely, From Nova Parents

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Congratulations to Martin Trpovski

5/4/2015

Congratulations to Martin Trpovski on his Reach Oxford Scholarship to study for the full-time Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages (French) and Linguistics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, from October 2015 until August 2019! The Reach Oxford was established by Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) in 1990 to give highly able students from low income countries the opportunity to benefit from an Oxford education. The funding comes from a partnership between St Edmund Hall, its Junior and Middle Common Rooms, and the University. Reach Oxford Scholarship

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After School Activities (May 2015)

5/4/2015

After School Activities (May 2015)

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