February 2015


NOVA and ELTAM sign collaboration agreement in the Media

2/27/2015

           

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After School Activities (March 2015)

2/27/2015

After School Activities (March 2015)    

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New Earth Trek program in Elementary and Middle School

2/27/2015

Grade 4B traveled around the world in our Social Science-EarthTrek class and landed in Canada. There, they had to pass many obstacles solving math, grammar, science, and reading comprehension problems that involve fun facts about Canada in order to get a ticket for their next destination. We had two visitors from International Learning Group that day and they both enjoyed to see how the students cooperated well in their teams. applied their knowledge to real-life situations, and showed an amazing sportsmanship! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA and the English Language Teachers Association of Macedonia sign collaboration agreement

2/25/2015

By signing the Memorandum for collaboration between NOVA International Schools and English Language Teachers Association of Macedonia (ELTAM), both institutions are committing themselves to promoting a culture of continuous professional development, and exchange of experience and colleagues amongst themselves. The first formal collaboration will take place this coming weekend on February 28th, with a workshop organized by NOVA for the benefit of English language teachers in the public primary schools titled "Visual Literacy and work with children with special needs in English language classes”. The workshop will be delivered by Biljana Torbakova, NOVA’s literacy specialist, and Sara Mcfiters, a representative of the US Peace Corps. The workshop is approved by the Bureau for Educational Development.  

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6th national Model European Parliament simulation in the media

2/24/2015

                         

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Learning About Three-Dimensional Shapes

2/24/2015

The kindergartners can easily find the three-dimensional shapes around them. They can explain that solid shapes are fat, not flat; a cone is like a hat; a sphere is like a ball; a pyramid is like a building tall; a cylinder is like a can of pop and a cube is like a dice you drop. These young mathematicians will confidently describe solid shapes using proper math vocabulary, such as: faces and edges. Also, our kindergartners can apply their knowledge about the three-dimensional shapes in real life. For example,  if you ask why builders do not use sphere-shaped bricks, they will explain that both cube and rectangular prism-shaped bricks can be stacked. Though, they love to create spheres with bubbles:-).  

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Congratulations to Ina Dimova

2/23/2015

Congratulations to Ina Dimova on her acceptance to Simmons College! In recognition of her significant accomplishments and potential for continued academic achievement in college, Ina has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship! Proud! http://www.simmons.edu/academics

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New Baby Grand Piano Donated to NOVA

2/20/2015

NOVA is now home to a beautiful baby grand piano, donated by parent and active PTA member Kristina Todorovic. She also serves as the manager of Tinex one of the largest chains of supermarkets in Macedonia. Thanks to her generous donation, students will have the chance to play on a professional piano and further their piano playing skills during music class, performances and after school activities, as well as fill NOVA with delightful music. Through such donations, the school is able to enrich its curriculum and provide students with a well-rounded learning experience that actively develops their creativity and appreciation of the arts. We thank Kristina and Tinex for their incredible donation and for further enriching NOVA’s learning community.  

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The Beauty of Taihu Lake

2/19/2015

Chinese traditional dance performed by HS teacher and students

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First graders read to their younger classmates

2/18/2015

First graders had the opportunity to read to their younger classmates in the PreKindergarten 3 group. For the first graders it was a great chance to practice their read-aloud skills, and for the PK3 students it was a chance to develop their listening skills and engage in the love of reading with a more developed reader. The activity was also intended to build bridges between the grades! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Keyboarding class

2/18/2015

Grade 1 students have begun learning proper keyboarding techniques in computer class. Check out the photo gallery from the class here

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Middle School Valentine`s Day Party

2/18/2015

 Middle School students performed dances, sang (karaoke style) and socialized at the Valentine’s Day Party. The MS Band provided music and with the ticket and snack sales we bought a new acoustic guitar for the Music Department. It was a great time for all! Chack out the photo gallery from the event here Short video from the event:

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Josip Apostoloski – new Macedonian under 16 tennis champion

2/13/2015

NOVA student, Josip Apostoloski has shown that hard work and dedication pay off. Josip won the Macedonian Under 16 Winter  Tennis Championships held last weekend in Kavadarci. In the final  Josip beat the number one seeded player in two sets, 7:6 6:3. On his way to the final he also beat the 2nd seeded player. Throughout the tournament he played confidently and consistently. Congratulations Josip, we are all very proud of you!

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PTA Waffle Day

2/13/2015

Our NOVA PTA served delicious waffles with a choice of toppings to students as a fundraising event. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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6th national Model European Parliament session

2/12/2015

The 6th national Model European Parliament session will be held on the 20-22 of February 2015. The event will bring together 60 students from 20 high schools from all over Macedonia. Divided in three Committees the students will simulate the work of European Parliamentarians. This is the official poster for the 6th national simulation. The poster is designed by Stefan Aleksikj.

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HS Valentine`s Party

2/12/2015

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MS Math Counts competition Pep Rally and Reader Awards Assembly

2/12/2015

Math Counts NOVA won third place in the team competition at the MS CEESA Math Counts competition held in Zagreb! Three of our students finished in the top ten: Emilijan Cuzmici, Borjan Gagovski and Jovana Cvetinovska won the bronze medal/third place in the individual round. We are very proud of all of six participants including Samuel Barton, Marija Simjanovska and Mehmed Dacic, who represented NOVA in the best possible way. This could not be achieved without the dedication of the MS Math teachers, Mr Petrovski and Ms Dzurovska Blazevska. Reading Awards Reading Awards were given to all students who put in consistent effort to read daily and fill out their reading logs. We are very proud of these Master Readers, who continue to develop their love of reading, a most valuable skill that has a positive impact on all subjects. 6th Grade Master Readers Gabor Magda, Caroline Buttemere, Elena Georgievska, Danilo Kuzmanovski, Rron Maliqi, Vasilisa Shashkova, Pelin Balaban, Filipa Cvetanova, Vesa Iseini, Zoe Lucius, , Leonid Chorogunov, Bojan Kostovski, 7th Grade Master Readers Nikola Chachorovski, Sofia Tanevska, Ana Isabel Gonzales, Samuel Barton, Gabriella Butler, Julia Curry, Mila Jankovska, Stefan Jovanovski, Milka Kitanoska, Marija Simjanoska, Marija Shanevska 8th Grade Master Readers Filip Bojkovski, Emilijan Cuzmici, Borjan Gagovski, Eva Lucius, Anja Mukaetova, Soren Putney, Leona Melles, Ana Marija Petrovic, Sara Simic, Marta Trajkovska , Sonja Manasijevic, Yasemin Kaynarca Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Waffle Day

2/11/2015

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CEESA Knowledge Bowl competition in Ljubjana

2/11/2015

Following three months of intensive preparation, the brave NOVA Knowledge Bowl team traveled to Ljubljana in Slovenia to compete against other CEESA teams. We are happy to report that one of our team secured the silver medal at this international competition, while the other finished 4th place overall. As happy as we are for the well-deserved trophy, we are even more grateful for the opportunity to meet students and teachers from our sister schools, to work and have fun together, and enjoy what the city of Emona (Ljubljana's Latin name) has in store for its visitors. Same as last year, Jana Cvetinovska's experience and motivation proved invaluable for our victory. On par with Jana, Sofija Paneva did an excellent job answering most of the natural science questions. Winged by his enthusiasm, Sergej Pazdrijan served as a perfect captain for the second team, while Anastasia Moussoura demonstrated her broad knowledge of classical culture and mythology. Both Borjan Venovski and Tamara Barsova scored important points for their teams and acquired the invaluable experience of participating in an international knowledge competition. We have every reason to believe that this success will help us in securing a strong team in the years to come. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Red Cross Donations

2/11/2015

The NOVA Red Cross would like to encourage you to help the people affected by the floods in the east of Macedonia by bringing bottled water and disinfectant products at the appointed desk in the HS auditorium and EMS auditorium latest by February 15th.

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NOVA continues its winning streak at international Math competitions

2/10/2015

Congratulations to Stefan Petrevski, Petar Peshev and Milan Samardjiski for winning first place in the Junior Division of the annual CEESA HS Mathematcs competition held this weekend in Istanbul! Let us also congratulate Katerina Bujaroska, Mija Jovchevska and Gele Robev on their great performance! All of them put forth tremendous effort and continued a fine tradition of bringing home a trophy from these competitions. This achievement would not have been possible without the support of our whole community, especially the support by other members of the Math Club. This sets yet another standard that both our students and teachers should look up to. We wish to repeat this success next year too, so if you think you are up to the task and can help, sign up with the Math Club as soon as possible! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS MathCounts competition in Zagreb

2/10/2015

This year’s Middle School MathCounts Competition held in Zagreb the 6th and 7th February, proved to be another successful endeavor for NOVA, having won third place in both the team and Jovana Cvetinovska in the individual competition. The achievement is even greater  when having in mind that this year’s competition included a larger number of schools, teams, nationalities, and difficulty of math problems.  The competition totaled 57 contestants, 19 teams, coming from 10 international schools, 6 NOVA students (Jovana Cvetinovska,  Borjan Gagovski, Emiljian Cuzmici,  Samuel Barton, Marija Simjanoska, and Meho Dacic), accompanied by two teachers, Natasa Kardula and Jasmina Dzurovska-Blazeska. One of the highlights of this year’s competition was when fellow teammates and good friends, Borjan and Emil, went against each other in the individual competition. Being prepared by the same teachers, Jasmina Dzurovska-Blazeska and Nikolce Petrovski, having the same amount of math practice (2 times a week in the last 5 months) you would expect the same outcome, but Borjan’s speed was crucial in him progressing further.Outside the competition, we had a lot of fun playing Ice Breaker games and performing Team Building activities with students from other schools. We also visited a Math Exhibit, toured Zagreb's Old Town, and learned about the history of the city from our tour guide.  The heavy snow could not stop us from discovering this beautiful city, shopping for souvenirs, riding the city trams, and visiting the biggest and oldest Cathedral in Zagreb. Our host school American International School of Zagreb did an excellent job in making us feel welcome. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Writing Pearls

2/10/2015

Make your writing a beautiful pearl for everyone to see and sign up for the short story contest entitled NOVA Writing Pearls open to all NOVA young writers from grade 6 to grade 12. Stories can be of any genre and between 300 and 1,000 words in length. For more details, please contact Mr.Austin Fast or Mrs. Julija Krstevska.

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Grade 6 modeling Biomes

2/9/2015

In science class, grade 6-1 presented their Biomes, and told a story about its habitat, ecosystem and population. We travelled to a tundra and a taiga, through rain forests and deserts, swam in a marine biome and returned home to a deciduous forest. The students showed creativity, skillful research skills and engaging presentation skills. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Middle School Valentine`s Dance Party

2/9/2015

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NOVA students make a difference in the community

2/6/2015

Happy to report that our Service Learning activities for the first semester of 2014-15 have been a resounding success. During this time NOVA students managed to complete a total of  2130 Community Service hours: 40 students worked on projects organized by the Environmental and Recycling group with a total of 189,5 hours  71 students worked on activities organized by the Red Cross Group with a total of 413 hours 12 students were involved in activities organized through the Habitat for Humanity Group with a  total of 58 hours 55 students were involved in activities organized by the Animal Care Group in the Skopje ZOO, with a total of 161 hours  8 students were involved in tutoring activities for Teaching Roma Group with a total of 23 hours 21 students were involved in activities organized by the Special Need assistance group with a total of 191,5 hours 37 students were involved in activities organized by the Food Group with a total of 87,5 hours 31 students were involved in Student initiated projects (Bring a smile to a child, Thinking Humanity Walk, Donation boxes for children of Ljubanci etc) with a total of 112 hours 5 students were involved in Advocating for a Cause activities as group leaders with a total of 50 hours  53 students were involved in activities organized by the Volunteering Group at NOVA with a total of 192,5 hours 3 students were involved in activities organized by the Interact club with a total of 7,5 hours 43 students volunteered on events such as the football match Macedonia-Slovakia and Ball of Diversity with a total of 173 hours 8 students volunteered in the organization of the Model European Parliament National Session with a total of 28 hours 209 students were involved in the organization of in-school events like Bake sale, International Day, and Christmas Performance with a total of 449 hours We would like to congratulate our students, and are looking forward to an even more fruitful second semester. 

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Congratulations to Sergej Grunevski

2/6/2015

Congratulations to Sergej Grunevski on his acceptance to the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo)! In recognition of his outstanding academic record, Sergej has been awarded an International Student Scholarship! http://www.geneseo.edu/

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Elementary School Commitment Assembly

2/6/2015

During January we learned about Commitment, how we can make a plan and follow it through. 1M shared how they are committed to becoming Master Readers. 4B presented respected musicians, scientists, sports figures, etc. who were committed and accomplished great things. 3M shot a video where each student shared what they are committed to doing. The second graders sang a song about following through. It is a relevant lesson for all. Check out the photo gallery from the assembly here

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Modeling ionic and covalent bond in grade 8

2/5/2015

Eight graders made models of molecules and used different materials to present ionic and covalent bonds. They also learned to write chemical symbols and formulas. We had a great time discovering this micro world and imagining how it was all created. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Congratulations to Kristina Madjoska

2/4/2015

Congratulations to Kristina Madjoska on being selected as a regional semi-finalist in the International At-Large group for the Jefferson Scholars competition at the University of Virginia! Competition for Jefferson Scholarships is exceedingly keen. Nominees from over 4000 participating schools across the world are competing for approximately thirty-three available scholarships. Proud! For more information on the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, please refer to the following link: http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/scholarship

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Microscopic wanderers from 6th grade

2/3/2015

After learning how to use a microscope, we chose samples from the classroom and analyzed them under the lens. We talked about how deep we can we go into the micro world. Student were amazed to see what a mouth smear, paramecium, chalk powder, plant leaf, the wing of a fly and a drop of pond water looks like under a microscope. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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After School Activities (February 2015)

2/2/2015

After School Activities (February 2015)

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January 2015


PTA Bake Sale (Jan. 2015)

1/30/2015

Very special thanks to our PTA and second grade parents for organizing our January Bake Sale. There were so many delicious treats it was hard to choose! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS girls basketball team win it for NOVA

1/28/2015

We would like to congratulate our MS girls basketball team for winning first place at the basketball invitational tournament organized by the Anglo-American School of Sofia. In preparation for the tournament, the team played a friendly against QSI Skopje, winning the game by a wide margin. This game proved to be useful preparation for the upcoming tournament. Besides NOVA, teams from Sofia and Bucharest also took part in the tournament. NOVA was represented by two teams, with some girls on the roster scoring their first competitive points ever. While for the players on the Yellow team this was a useful first experience, the more experienced White team players had the ambition of the winning the overall tournament. They started with an easy victory against the team from Bucharest.  The follow up game was against a public School from Sofia, which proved a more challenging match up, with our girls securing a well earned victory of 25 to 19.  On the second day of matches, our Yellow team continued to accumulate experience, while our White team managed a third win to secure their place in the final. In the final, Nova defeated the host team from Sofia, in what was a very close game. The invitational tournament proved to be great preparation for the final tournament of the season to take place in Finland. We wish our girls the best of luck.   Coaches Nikolche Temjanovski and Marija Simonovska Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Learning about the Periodic Table of Elements

1/27/2015

We learned about the Periodic Table of Elements by playing cards, spelling out words using the chemical symbols, through poster and PowerPoint presentations, by filling out worksheets and crossword puzzles, drawing cartoons, coming up with chemical jokes, and even designing T-shirts featuring the elements. At the end we realized Mendeleev’s periodic system wasn’t so difficult to understand after all. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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8th graders learn about gas laws

1/27/2015

Grade 8 explored air pressure and how a barometer works by experimenting with hot water, balloons, and syringes. The students discovered the connection between pressure, volume and temperature. As usual in scientific inquiry, the experiments didn’t always go as planned, but we learned from our mistakes as well as from our successes. It was a great example of how we have fun and learn at the same time. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS boys win Sofia basketball tournament

1/27/2015

Thirteen MS boys accompanied by their two coaches attended a friendly basketball tournament this past weekend. The tournament was organized and hosted by the Anglo-American School of Sofia, and a total of nine other international schools participated. The hard work our students put in during their Tuesday and Friday practice sessions paid off, as they won first place. We would like to congratulate our MS boys for their success and wish them all the best at the final tournament of the season to take place in Riga. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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PTA Bake Sale

1/26/2015

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Grade 4 students researching famous people

1/26/2015

Students from grade 4B are researching famous people and their achievements by reading their biographies on age appropriate websites and preparing presentations for the upcoming Commitment assembly. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Grade 2J Young Physicists

1/22/2015

We asked, “How can you make your tea or milk stay warmer for a long time?” “Which insulator will keep it warm longest?’ For the experiment we filled 5 plastic bottles with hot water, and wrapped each one in a different insulator using sand, paper, 100% cotton cloth, foam, and bubble wrap. We put each bottle and insulation in a metal can. We used one more control bottle without any insulator. We predicted which insulator would work the best. Then we measured the temperature of the hot water every 15 min. for 2 hours to see which kept the water hot the longest. The conclusion is that foam is the best insulator. In two hours the temperature of the water dropped only7 degree Celsius, unlike the sand insulator where the temperature of the water dropped 23 degrees. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Grade 5 Projects

1/22/2015

The 5th graders are doing Math activities to better understand place value by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers. Also, in science they’re investigating air pressure, the structure of plants and animal cells, and osmosis. Check out  the photo gallery from the event here

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Grade 4 Young Authors

1/21/2015

Grade 4 students published their story books using the writing process during their Reading and Language Arts classes. They were encouraged to use original ideas, interesting plots, create a protagonist that has a problem to be solved, when creating their works of fiction. They also used some dialogue, sensory detail, and new words into their creative writing. The next step will involve sharing their work with the rest of the school in the Elementary School library.

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Kindergarten Scientists

1/20/2015

The super scientists from kindergarten can confidently explain that liquids do not have a specific shape, but they take the shape of the container they’re poured into. Also, on Friday, January 16, using household materials like milk, food coloring, and dish soap, these young students created an awesome chemical reaction and a beautiful explosion of colors. This was an unforgettable hands-on learning experience, and what is most important, it was easy and fun. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Viktor Novakovski, NOVA’s assistant Head of School, visits India as part of the Global Connections leadership to plan upcoming seminar

1/19/2015

The upcoming Global Connections (GC) seminar will be held in Indore, India in January 2016. NOVA had the honor of hosting the last GC gathering of world recognized educational institutions. Besides a visit to Macedonia and NOVA , GC participants were introduced and had a chance to spend time in schools in Northern Greece and Cyprus. Mr. Novakovski is part of the GC organization committee and the purpose of his visit to India was to plan for the upcoming seminar, which will include over 50 participants from 30 different countries. At the heart of the Global Connections Seminar is the belief that by gathering a diverse group of educators from around the world, each participant will often be exposed to educational initiatives beyond their own country's efforts.  PRESS RELEASE

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NOVA student featured on www.donacii.mk for her community service involvement

1/19/2015

For many years now, NOVA students have been recognized as inspirational young people who promote positive values and volunteerism. The latest article is a personal story on Mija Jovancevska, based on her experience working on the Community Service/Service Learning projects at NOVA. Mija is a 9th grader with more then 40 community service hours earned this school year through a variety of different projects. http://www.donacii.mk/inspirativni-prikazni/mia-jovchevska-humanitarnata-rabota-ne-se-meri-vo-chasovi-tuku-vo-usrekeni-lica/

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After School Activities (January 2015)

1/14/2015

After School Activities (January 2015)

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Ice Skating for NOVA students and their families!

1/14/2015

For the months of January and February, we have reserved a time slot for NOVA families at the Ice Skating rink Boris Trajkovski. If your kids need more fun, action and adventure, the Ice Skating rink is the place to be. Where: Boris Trajkovski Sport Centre - outdoor arena When:  Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 4.30 – 6.30 pm.                      Every Thursday for the months of January and February from 4.30 -6.30 pm. Cost:    200 denars including tickets and skates rental                     100 denars ticket only Payment: Directly at the Boris Trajkovski Cashier's Office Although some NOVA faculty will be present, parents need to supervise their children. Don’t forget to bring your NOVA ID cards!  

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Congratulations to Olja Simoska

1/14/2015

Congratulations to Olja Simoska (Class of 2011) on her acceptance to Yale University's PhD program in Chemistry!(Class of 2011) on her acceptance to Yale University's PhD program in Chemistry!

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Congratulations to Martin Trpovski

1/13/2015

Congratulations to Martin Trpovski on his offer of a place to read French with Linguistics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University! Proud!

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NOVA student to serve as Committee President at upcoming International Model European Parliament session in Italy

1/12/2015

Congratulations to Tijana Istochka on her selection to serve as Committee President at the upcoming 42nd International Model European Parliament Session in Naples, Italy.  Tijana will be leading the Committee on International Trade on the question of an achievable agreement between the EU and USA on trade and investments. From 21st-28th March, 2015, Tijana will be working with her committee on a resolution towards increasing the benefits for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and minimising the risks for the EU economy and its citizens. Having participated since the very first national session in 2012, Tijana has filled the positions of volunteer, delegate, Committee President and President of the General Assembly. Tijana attended the 40th International MEP Session that took place in Vienna, March/April 2014 serving as Head of Delegation and on the Committee of Industry, Research and Development.

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Mamma Mia 2014 (HS Winter Performance)

1/8/2015

The DVD of Mamma Mia goes on sale this Friday, January 9th. Come and get your copy and see why everyone is talking about this performance. Very soon will inform you of the date and time when the performance will air on TV. 

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December 2014


Elementary and Middle School winter performance of Frozen aired on MTV1

12/31/2014

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA's Elementary and Middle School winter performance of Frozen will air on MTV1 on Friday , January 2nd, from 11:05am. It will be rebroadcasted on Thursday January 15th from 11:00am. The show was recorded by a professional MTV crew and the final video will be different than the DVD version. Last year over 90,000 viewers from all over Macedonia tuned into MTV to watch the Sad Princess performance. We expect that this year will surpass this number. Let your friends and family know so they can watch your loved ones perform.

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College acceptances as of December 31st

12/30/2014

Congratulations to Joana Temelkovska on her conditional offer by Richmond, The American University in London, set to read Psychology, on her conditional offer by The City University London and on her conditional offer by The University of Westminster! Well-done! Congratulations to Sergej Shteriev on his conditional offer by The University of Manchester to read Economics and Politics and on his conditional offer by The University of Manchester to read Economics and Finance! Well-done! Congratulations to Georg Chemerikikj on his condition offer by The University of Manchester to read Business Studies and Politics! Well-done! Congratulations to Ina Dimova on her conditional offer by The University of Manchester to read Business Studies and Economics! Well-done! Congratulations to Stefan Djaleski on his conditional offer by The University of Manchester to read Economics and Finance! Well-done! Congratulations to Romana Tasevska on her conditional offer by The University of St. Andrews! Well-done! Congratulations to Martin Trpovski on his unconditional offer by The University of Edinburgh to read German and Linguistics! Proud! Congratulations to Ilin Karagjozov on his conditional offer to read Mathematical Physics (MPhys) at the University of Edinburgh and his conditional offers by the Nottingham University and by the University of Bristol.  Well-done! Congratulations to Natalia Mushegian on her acceptance to Georgetown University's Class of 2019! Proud! Congratulations to Vera Pacoova Dal Maschio on her conditional offer of a place on the Neuroscience Msci programme at King's College (University of London)! Well-done! Congratulations to Nina Karadjinova on her conditional offer to read Medical Biochemistry at The University of Manchester! Well-done! Congratulations to Romana Tasevska on her conditional offer from The University of Glasgow! Romana is set to read Economics and the conditional offers by the  University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews . Well-done!

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NOVA High School party organized by PTA

12/19/2014

A day before winter break, the NOVA PTA organized a party this time around for the HS students. In the spirit of the season, students had a chance to win some cool raffle prizes, enjoy music played by a professional DJ and hear the NOVA school band perform. There was even a fortune teller on hand to reveal what the future holds for our students. The event was great fun for both PTA members and students celebrating another successful year! Happy holidays everyone, wishing you an enjoyable and well deserved winter break! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EEC Winter Performance

12/16/2014

At our Early Education Center Winter Performance our Pre K, Kindergarteners and ES choir joyfully sang Christmas carols. Then there was a special visit from Santa, and everyone got a chance to meet this jolly fellow and receive a chocolate treat. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Mamma Mia HS Winter Performance

12/16/2014

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, this time MAMMA MIA is a NOVA student's vision of staging a sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. It is a sincere story of a girl named Sophie who wants to meet her father before she gets married. She addresses an invitation letter to him and hopes to meet him on her wedding day. Since all dramas are someone’s secrets, the tension increases as Donna, Sophie’s mother, finds out her daughter’s secret: she already invited the father without letting her know. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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North Pole explorers

12/15/2014

"Where is the North Pole?" Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to get there, but if you want to get a sense of it, you only need to visit our Kindergarten classroom and find out how our young explorers made Santa's workshop and several models of igloos, using sugar instead of ice cubes and a secret, but very sweet and sour, mixture for the mortar. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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NOVA student attends film festival in Qatar

12/15/2014

Film education and appreciation once again took centre stage at this year’s Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha, Qatar (December 1 – 6, 2014) where 450 young jurors from around the world took part in the five-day youth jury program – the Doha Film Experience. Giffoni Macedonia was also part of the festival with it’s representatives in two age categories: Hilal (age 15 to 18) and Bader (age 18 to 21). The Macedonian juror in the Hilal category, was NOVA student Ana Tatabitovska. She made a remarkable contribution to the festival, and was one of the most distinguished jurors at all debates, discussions, Q & As and workshops that took place during the festival. Her participation earned her a place on the red carpet and in the spotlight, by standing shoulder to shoulder with one of the biggest Hollywood stars, Salma Hayek. The charming Salma was accompanied by the well renowned Disney director, Roger Allers (director of “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and together they presented their newest Disney project “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”.   Check out the photo gallery from the event here   

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High School Fundraiser Holiday Party

12/15/2014

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Mamma Mia rehearsal

12/12/2014

Our high school dancers, singers and actors are hard at work preparing for Saturday’s MOB performance. We hope you’ll support their efforts by attending the show. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at darinka.januseva@nova.edu.mk and 3061-807 ext. 119. See you there! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Kindergartners plant

12/12/2014

"What do plants need to grow”? While a 5 year old child may offer a variety of answers to this question our little Nova farmers will confidently explain that plants require fertile soil, water, fresh air and sunlight to grow. They put their knowledge into action, by planting ten winter flowers on their playground, donated by Garden Center. They’ll now be responsible for taking care of them and watching them grow. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Thinking Humanity Walk

12/12/2014

On Saturday, November 29, thirty-six NOVA students, led by the Teen Advisory Board students,  took to the streets of Skopje with an intention to bring joy and happiness to its citizens and brighten up their Saturday afternoon. During the two-hour walk, our students handed out books, roses and home-made cookies to accidental passers-by, posted poetry on trees and gave free hugs to different people they met during their walk. This activity, a part of the project “ Little Deeds-Great Cause” , was beneficial to our students in two ways: it granted Community Service hours to the student- participants and at the same time, taught them how to appreciate themselves and the others more.  For more info and pictures on the event, visit the following link: http://www.malidelanadobrina.mk/thinking-humanity-walk-proshetka-na-humanosta-vo-skopje/  

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Frozen 2014 (EMS Winter Performance)

12/11/2014

Through dancing and singing, our students from kindergarten through eighth grade tell a delightful story of adventure and courage. When a prophecy traps the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter, Anna sets off on an epic journey to put an end to the icy spell. Teaming up with a rugged mountaineer named Kristoff and his loyal reindeer, they travel to find her sister Elsa, the Snow Queen who has the power to reverse the curse and unfreeze Arendelle. In a race to save the kingdom, they encounter extreme mountain conditions, mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, and magic at every turn. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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Fashion designer holds crafts workshop for Kindergarten students

12/11/2014

On December 11th, Mr. Nikola Buleski, a famous Macedonian fashion designer, and a NOVA Kindergartner parent, organised a workshop in the spirit of the holiday season. The kindergartners surrounded with colorful beads, paper, and sparkles made colorful holiday cards, under the guidance of Mr. Buleski. At the end, our visitor explained the value of recycling to students, by making a New Year Tree out of recycled cardboard. The students, aided by their teachers wrote their New Year’s wishes on the tree. Some of those wishes included " I wish to have wings", "I wish to have a reindeer", "I wish to have a candy cane". Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Red Cross Charity Concert

12/10/2014

With the motto “Little Deeds – Great Cause” NOVA’s Red Cross Group organized a charity concert intended to raise funds for the improvement of the conditions and inventory in Skopje’s Shelter for Homeless People, a facility created and maintained by the Red Cross of the City of Skopje. The event took place on Friday, December 5, in the Elementary and Middle School building with over a 100 visitors coming to support NOVA’s 62 Red Cross volunteers, which had been devotedly been planning the event for nearly two months. “Little Deeds – Great Cause” began with a brief address from the event organizers, Sofija Paneva and Marija Chekredji, as well as their main associate from the Red Cross of the City of Skopje, Mrs. Marina Matevska, followed by a band performance, and a grand lottery. The visitors also had a chance to learn about the work of the Red Cross, NOVA’s Red Cross Group, and the organization “Lice V Lice”, on the issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. The event “Little Deeds – Great Cause” was suported and sponsored by NOVA, the Red Cross of the City of Skopje, GORSKA, Bookstore TOPER, VITALIA, SONY, DermaBeauty, and NESTLE. It was a part of “Red Cross in Action – Promotion of Human Values”, an ongoing program organized by the Red Cross worldwide with the aim of recruiting new members and helping little deeds amount to great causes and great achievements. After a period of hard work and commitment, NOVA’s Red Cross volunteers, as well as their mentors on this project, Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski and Mrs. Sonja Stojkovic were satisfied and proud with the way their ideas had been put into practice. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Professional development trip to International Learning Group in Pristina

12/5/2014

Fifteen of our elementary teachers visited the International Learning Group School (ILG) in Prishtina, Kosovo to exchange ideas. Over the past few years  ILG teachers have also visited NOVA. It’s was a valuable professional development experience. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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NOVA Broadway Musicals

12/4/2014

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Frozen dress rehearsal

12/3/2014

The excitement grows as our students have a dress rehearsal for the upcoming performance of FROZEN at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet on December 8th. Through song and dance they recreate the classic story of the Snow Queen. Check out the photo gallery from the rehearsal here

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Tree Day

12/3/2014

As in previous years, NOVA took an active part in supporting the national Tree Day campaign, by planting several trees in the school’s backyard. The trees were planted by several high school students, assisted by NOVA’s maintenance crew. Alongside this activity, our youngest students from the Early Education Center will plant flowers in their small garden, as part of their learning experience. We would like to thank Garden Centar for their donation of trees and flowers, used in this year’s planting activity. Check out the photo gallery from the event here .

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Humanitarian concert organized by NOVA’s Red Cross group

12/2/2014

Following what has been a year filled with hard work and successful projects, the NOVA Red Cross Group will be rounding up 2014 with a humanitarian concert. The event "Little Deeds - Great Cause" will take place on December 05 (Friday), from 7pm to 9pm, in the NOVA Elementary and Middle School, and it will feature a lottery, band performances, bake sale, mini golf, as well as many other fun and educational activities. The goals of this event are gathering funds for Skopje's Shelter for Homeless People, raising awareness, both within the NOVA community and beyond, about the issues of hunger, poverty, and homelessness, and promoting the work, values, and projects of the Red Cross.  On behalf of all NOVA Red Cross volunteers who have worked hard on this project, especially Andrej Ilievski and Przemek Modrzejewski who created the poster, we would like to wholeheartedly invite you, your friends, and families, to join us on Friday, as we do little deeds to promote a great cause! Confirmation for cooperation with Red Cross Sincerely, Sofija Paneva & Marija Chekredji Leaders of the NOVA Red Cross Group

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NOVA students support Lice v Lice magazine

12/1/2014

Several NOVA students,  as part of the schools Community Service Learning program, spent their Saturday with the Lice v lice (Face to Face) magazine street vendors, assisting them with promotion and sales. This was a successful and interesting event.  

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After School Activities (December 2014)

12/1/2014

After School Activities (December 2014)

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