December 2018


Santa visits the Daily Center - Summnal

12/27/2018

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

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NOVA Green Initiative in the media

12/24/2018

        

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Project #ElkaMK

12/24/2018

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

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Teaching Nova students about Recycling #NovaGreenInitiative

12/20/2018

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

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Holiday spirit day, organized by our PTA

12/20/2018

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

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EMS Newsletter

12/20/2018

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the new edition of the Newsletter from Mr Russell O’Neill, our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. We have our photo slideshow at the end of the newsletter including the performance at MOB last week. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-6-2018.html

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Holiday Performance DVD on sale

12/19/2018

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

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Nova Green Initiative, for a cleaner and healthier community

12/19/2018

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

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NOVA school one of the most Googled phrases for 2018

12/18/2018

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

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Holiday season festivities in Nova

12/18/2018

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

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PTA's “ Healthy Food Healthy Children” campaign

12/17/2018

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

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Activities of the Club Scout Pack 2187

12/14/2018

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

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Toys for Tots

12/14/2018

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

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Project Tree

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation in the Media

12/12/2018

             

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Letter from the PTA

12/12/2018

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

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Macedonian and Albanian book fair in NOVA

12/11/2018

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Nova EMS holiday performance

12/10/2018

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

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Youth Wiki platform

12/7/2018

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

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Plusportals & Communication, PTA Coffee Morning

12/6/2018

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

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CEESA Cross Country event in Sofia

12/5/2018

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

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Coffee Morning

12/5/2018

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

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EMS Newsletter

12/4/2018

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

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Grade 5, exit point

12/4/2018

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

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November 2018


NOVA PTA Healthy Food Campaign

11/30/2018

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Positive Parenting: Nurturing our children's potentials

11/30/2018

Nova was the proud host of Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Mission at UNICEF here in Skopje. Mr. Perks talked to our parents, faculty and staff members about positive parenting, how to nurture our children's potential, how to prevent school bullying and many other important topics. Mr Perks brings with him a wealth knowledge about international child development, children's rights, and the importance of early positive parenting. Mr Perks is a Senior Fellow at the Jubilee Center, University of Birmingham. In his extensive work as a human rights diplomat, Benjamin has served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Albania, India, Georgia and Montengro.

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ES students took part in the annual Mathletics Competition

11/29/2018

Last week students in Grades 1-5 took part in the annual Mathletics Competition. The event is hosted online and worldwide with hundreds of thousands of students taking part. The children complete tasks, challenge students from all over the world to live games or even undertake a test. Those students who undertake many tasks online might find themselves on the Top 100 Students European leaderboard. Those with very high scores may find themselves on the Top 100 Students World Leaderboard. It’s also a team competition with classes also being ranked in the Top 50 for Europe and the World. Finally, all the points contribute towards a School total and the chance for NOVA School to be ranked in the Top 50 for Europe and The World. During the week, rankings will change based on who is active at that time. I am very proud to announce that two of our students were are some stage during the week ranked as number 1 in the world out of hundreds of thousands of students. If fact at one stage they were ranked number 1 and 2 respectively. In addition, Mr Odbert's Grade 5 class as a whole achieved number 2 in all of Europe and number 5 in the world. These are truly remarkable results and worthy of our congratulations. The two students were Metehan Katlu and Arin Karayalcin.   

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12th national simulation of the Model European Parliament

11/29/2018

The 12th national simulation of the Model European Parliament - Macedonia will take place from November 30th until December 2nd at NOVA International Schools. Twelve schools from Skopje and cities all over Macedonia will participate in the event, making it a total of 50 delegates, 12 teachers and 10 MEP alumni members. During the three-day event, delegates will craft resolutions, debate on EU related issues, write amendments and take part of the MEP General Assembly. The students will get a chance to learn and practice public speaking, presentation techniques, negotiation, debate, and at the same time focus on EU institutions and the work of the European Parliament.

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Nova students take part in 'First Lego League' and win 5th place

11/29/2018

This year, the First Lego League challenged our MS kids to “go into orbit”. They were asked to build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO ® MINDSTORMS ® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. In the past two months, our teams worked together to find solutions for various tasks, all related to the challenge theme INTO THE ORBIT. This season, the teams were transported into space, where they had to explore, challenge themselves, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. The NOVA teams made two robot designs, and programed their robots to do various missions. Within the game, they applied many of the FLL core values: Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do! By exploring new ideas with creativity and persistence to solve problems and a strong teamwork, one of the NOVA teams made it to the high 5th place out of 23 teams from 11 different CEESA schools. We were very proud and truly enjoyed their success. The FLL challenge competition for CEESA was hosted by American School of Warsaw, 15-18. Nov, 2018. We are already excited about the next year’s challenge. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Positive Parenting: Nurturing our children's potentials

11/28/2018

We are delighted to invite you to our forthcoming whole school coffee morning on Wednesday, November 28th in the EMS cafeteria starting at 8.15 to 9.15am. We are honored to have Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Mission at UNICEF here in Skopje, as our guest speaker. Mr Perks brings with him a wealth knowledge about international child development, children's rights, and the importance of early positive parenting. Mr Perks is a Senior Fellow at the Jubilee Center, University of Birmingham. In his extensive work as a human rights diplomat, Benjamin has served in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Albania, India, Georgia and Montengro.

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Food donation #Nova #Thanksgiving

11/26/2018

For the second year, over the Thanksgiving holidays, NOVA donated cooked meals for the homeless and socially endangered people of Skopje. This year, we donated 150 meals and had several staff involved in packing and delivering the meals on Saturday. The students from kindergarten decorated the food containers, sending messages of joy to their little friends. Over the 2 weeks of the food donation campaign, our community helped collect a large amount of cooking supplies that will be donated to#retweetameal as well as donations in prepared food supplies that will be directly delivered to many families in Skopje with the assistance of our friends from Real Acts of Kindness.     

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NOVA Alumni Social Wine and Cheese Event

11/21/2018

Dear Nova alumni community. On behalf of the Nova alumni association we would like to invite you to join us on our first social wine and cheese event. The event will take place on the 21st of November, in one of the most nostalgic places for Nova students - 'Forza'. We expect to see you there at 19:30 on Wednesday.To RSVP just send us an email on: alumni@nova.edu.mk , so that we know the number of alums to expect.

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8th grade art exhibition in Skopje City Mall

11/19/2018

Our community in Nova is so proud of our 8th graders, whose amazing Picasso paintings were put on display as an exhibition in Skopje City Mall.

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IPC Geography [movement of goods and natural resources]

11/19/2018

Have you ever wondered what's inside your cell phone? How many minerals are included into those tiny metal parts? Mr. Ray Power came last week at Nova and presented a very interesting and extremely educational presentation to all our fifth graders.He showed realia (rocks/minerals) and videos about the whole process behind iPhone metal parts production. He also engaged the students in a thoughtful discussion about the ethics behind mining, human rights, and child labor. Then he explained the steps of trading minerals from Rwanda and Macedonia.That all connected well as an enrichment to our IPC geography theme of movement of goods/products and natural resources of different countries. After the presentation, we all went outside for an experiment i.e. a demonstration of the process how oxygen is being removed from Tantalum dust for further purification. After this presentation, the students created mind maps of "What's Inside Our Cell Phones?" (63 minerals!!!) displaying all the things they learned including images. This was a very beneficial and interesting learning opportunity for all of us. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Food Donation Campaign

11/15/2018

In the spirit of giving back and showing gratitude, we invite our community to support the socially endangered people of Skopje. We will use these two weeks before the holiday to collect the following: - donated food: rice, pasta, beans, powder puree, canned food: tuna, beans, vegetables, cooking supplies: cooking oil, spices. - NOVA schools will support #retweeetameal with a donation of 150 prepared mealsDonation boxes will be placed at the entrances of both the EMS and HS buildings. If you have any additional questions on what to donate or how to support #retweetameal, or email Mrs. Kjato.

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NOVA Instagram Profile

11/14/2018

Follow Nova International Schools profile on Instagram, and stay in touch with the latest developments in our schools.Link to the Instagram profile:https://www.instagram.com/nova_int_schools/

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CEESA HS soccer tournament in Bratislava

11/14/2018

This year’s HS soccer tournament took place in Bratislava. Again, the team consisted of new, young and less experienced members, but with very positive self-confidence to do their best. Our main goal was to represent our school in the best possible way and to spend some quality time socializing with the other schools. The tournament took place at X-bionic Sphere Soccer Field, which offers great facilities, and the good weather was an ideal opportunity for a good tournament. After two days of matches we are proud to report that we won the 3th place at the tournament. The tournament was a positive experience for the students: they have shown fair play and played with lots of enthusiasm but at the same time they realized that it takes a lot of practice, discipline, teamwork and serious dedication for better results. On the other hand, they were very pleased and happy to be part of the team and the event itself, having in mind that it was a great opportunity to make new friends and socialize with students from different countries.

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Spirit assembly, Nova high school

11/9/2018

Yesterday the whole High School joined together for another highly successful Spirit Assembly! In keeping with Stress Awareness Day - the students and staff came together for an hour of fun, laughter, and teamwork. Energy was high as the grade levels competed against each other in hula hoop and tug of war competitions! Congratulations go to both the 11 graders and their Advisory Teachers as champions of the tug of war finale! Chech out the photo gallery from the event here 

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CEESA MS boys soccer tournament in Bucharest, Romania

11/9/2018

After a successful and exciting soccer season, during the last weekend SUPERNOVA MS boys soccer team participated in the CEESA MS boys soccer tournament in Bucharest, Romania and competed with teams from international school from Bucharest, Sofia, Moscow, Prague, and Kiev. Although the win/loss record will show our team did not score the most goals nor win the most games, it will not show how respectful our team was towards football, our opponents, and the referees. During the tournament SUPERNOVA athletes earned the respect of the other teams, coaches, and refs. The team conducted itself in an exemplary manner helping each other out, playing together, and keeping a positive attitude the entire weekend. At the award ceremony team Supernova was announced as the sole winners of the sportsmanship trophy. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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IMYC UNIT INTERPRETATION Choreography by 8th grade class 2018-19

11/7/2018

As part of their IMYC Unit on Interpretation, Nova 8th graders collaboratively created a dance video, with the help of their dance teacher. Creatively approaching the assignment, they made their own choreography to interpret the lyrics of 'What about us' by Pink. This project developed their creative and collaborative skills; and the students also had a lot of fun.

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Community Service Opportunities in the Nova high school

11/7/2018

Community Service Opportunities in the Nova high school (from November 5 until November 10)

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Educational panel, Sparkasse Bank in Nova

11/7/2018

This weekend Nova hosted an educational panel organized by the Sparkasse Bank in celebration of their 10th anniversary operating in Macedonia. The topic of the panel was "The role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finances" Renowned experts were participating in the panel as well as NOVA HS students. Our school manager, Mr. Ivan Novakovski was one of the presenters, and a moderator for the panel. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Newsletter

11/5/2018

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the fourth edition of the Newsletter from our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. Please also find the information about the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conference, this Friday, November 9, from 10:00-18:00. We have also included a great selection of photos at the end of the newsletter:  http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-4-2018.html

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Video message from our Head of Schools: Viktor Novakovski

11/5/2018

An invitation to spend time with Mr. Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder – Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. March 7 and 8, 2019, hosted by NOVA International Schools

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October 2018


MS Halloween Party

10/31/2018

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ES Halloween Party

10/31/2018

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Event: The Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finance

10/24/2018

Dear Nova community, Sparkasse Bank is celebrating 10th  anniversary of their operation in Macedonia. Therefore, we would like to invite you to the educational panel: “The Role of financial institutions in entrepreneurship development and access to finance”.Renowned experts will participate in the panel, inclusive of Mr. Gligor Bishev PhD - President of the Management Board of Sparkasse Bank; Mr, Geor Buher, PhD –Sparkasse Management Board member, and Mr. Viktor Novakovski – Director of NOVA International Schools. Among the panel participants, there will be Sparkasse officers, and young entrepreneurs to share experience and hopefully inspire NOVA students. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.The panel will take place at NOVA HS Auditorium, November 3, 2018 – Saturday, 13:30 – 14:30, followed by catering and refreshments. Please note that number of seats is limited and timely sign-up is required. If you are interested, feel free to sign up with Ms. Perunovska via email marina.perunovska@nova.edu.mk latest by Friday October 26, 2018.

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Week without walls, Zagreb [2018]

10/24/2018

For the week without walls program, a group of 25 students had a unique opportunity to learn about the energy, energy transfer, and the beauty of nature in Zagreb. The journey started with the Nikola Tesla museum visit in Zagreb. Some of the most famous and attractive experiments were presented and they enjoyed taking part in some of them. The workshop in the Nuclear plant Krshko, showed students how nuclear energy can be transformed and transferred to our houses as electrical energy. They found this learning process, through interactive experiments and simulations really easy and fun. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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International Food Day!

10/17/2018

Dear NOVA community. Yesterday was the International Food Day, and under the slogan "Be good share food" students and teachers made 200 sandwiches. Today we visited the daily center for children from the street in Shuto Orizari and delivered the sandwiches. Our students had one hour of English tutoring with the kids from the daily center as well. Well done everyone! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Brendan Schultz (Class of 2016, YES Abroad 2015-16) says hello!

10/16/2018

Brendan Schultz (Class of 2016, YES Abroad 2015-16) says hello! This year he is graduating from Pitzer College (one of the Claremont 7Cs), competing his coursework in 3 years. His time at Pitzer has taken him to Africa on several research trips, as well as Macedonia, working close with his NGO "United by Love"  

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Nova students helped to build the first school farm

10/16/2018

Dear NOVA community, we are happy to report that this past weekend Nova students worked hard at helping to build the first school farm in OU "Avram Pishevski" in Bardovci. They were really responsible, hard working and devoted to the cause. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Week without walls - the beauties of Shar Mountain

10/15/2018

9 students opted for the adventurous trip to the Shar Mountains as a part of their week without walls program. The trip enabled students to see a small portion of the beauties that the mountain has to offer, by getting students into hiking and mountain biking through the day and stargazing a planet observation by night. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Be Good - Share Food

10/15/2018

Dear NOVA community, tomorrow is International Food Day. One of our enthusiastic 9th grader is organizing the event "Be good share food" tomorrow (October 16) at 3:15 pm in the HS Cafeteria.

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Skopje Sluggers baseball team - tournament in Budapest

10/12/2018

The Skopje Sluggers baseball team traveled to Budapest, Hungary Oct. 4-7 for a tournament competing with teams from Hungary, Serbia, and Croatia. With two wins and three losses, the team came in 4th place out of six teams in the tournament. Nova students Peter Buttemere, Daniel Buttemere, Filip Angelovski, Justin Boyett, and Ellie Kate Buttemere represented the school well with excellent team spirit and sportsmanship. Peter and Daniel were the team's main pitchers, with a combined 49 strikeouts over 22 innings pitched, while Filip did well as a relief pitcher, with two strikeouts in two innings pitched. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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French Journal - Cous-Cous Issue 1

10/12/2018

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Italian Journal ALLORA Issue 1

10/12/2018

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Week without walls, Veliko Tarnovo.

10/12/2018

The very first day the students were exploring the city through a scavenger hunt and after the lunch they hiked to the top of the mountain and entered the fortress, armory and the tower. In their words: a real Lord of the rings and Game of Thrones experience. The next day they visited craft shops and monasteries and entered a deep cold cave near Veliko Tarnovo. Everyone was thrilled. On a third day students visited the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Veliko Tarnovo. They had a lecture on history of the Balkan countries. After that they visited the Museum of the Bulgarian uprising and several churches and tombs. Our students were interested and pro-active in all the activities. On the last day the crew took a short stop in Sofia and it safely came back home. It was another wonderful educational experience for our students and everybody agreed that they hardly wait for the next week without walls challenge! Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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PTA Coffee Morning

10/10/2018

Dear parents and teachers, the PTA would like to invite you to a coffee morning event in the EMS cafeteria on Wednesday, October 10th, starting at 8.15 until 9.15am.Director Novakovski will discuss the school's annual strategies and learning goals. Looking forward to seeing you all,NOVA PTA

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2018 CEESA Assessment Summit, hosted by Nova

10/10/2018

The 2018 CEESA Assessment Summit was hosted by Nova International School last week. It was a jam packed event with opportunities galore for those who are serious about their own learning, and especially for those who like to have fun while they are learning! Renowned educationalists presented key ideas from the world of International education. Ken O'Connor shared his experience in developing assessment practices that focus on learning, not grading. Amanda DeCardy stretched our thinking on how best to use MAP data, and our very own Rachel Deboys, HS Psychologist alongside Sandey Stayanoff, our new School Nurse engaged their participants in thinking about student well-being and its place in receiving a holistic experience. Additional sessions included Higher Order Thinking Skills, Instructional Coaching, Rethinking Homework, and Enhancing Student Learning through Feedback. All in all, we are honored to have been the host for this fantastic event, connecting educators from around the world, and learning together to improve the outcomes for our amazing students! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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New Arrivals in the HS Library!

10/10/2018

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune, Paula and My Invented Country.Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages, and she has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish author".

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Week without walls, community service Skopje

10/10/2018

Day 1: September 17 – Clean up the Vardar River. This activity was a group effort of around 60 students and three chaperons. All students were equipped with gloves and plastic bags to collect the garbage. The groups met in front of the school and walked together all the way to the embankment of Vardar River where they were divided into three groups and went into three different directions. Group A was cleaning the area under the bridge and the path along the City Park. As students were from different grades, apart from cleaning they also socialized, keeping up the competitive spirit and trying to collect as much garbage as possible. Day 2: September 18 – Cleaning and Hiking Vodno Mountain The second day was even more labor intensive as it required not just cleaning but also hiking. The group had an excellent guide, а Grade 12 student. Hiking up the trails, the students picked up the garbage scattered around. On Sredno Vodno they had a small break, but soon continued the hard work despite the strong sun. They also observed that the number of garbage bins is not sufficient for the number of visitors, especially during weekends. Day 3 and 4: September 19 – 20 – Working at the Home for Elderly The final two days were most important as a learning experience. The Home for Elderly People Majka Tereza is providing accommodation, food and medical care for around 70 persons, mainly vulnerable or people under social risk. The students started their community service by helping the staff to paint some of the prefabricated houses built soon after the 1963 earthquake in Skopje. Other students helped with cleaning the yard, by raking leaves of the lawns and collecting old tree branches. The next day, after finishing up their work, some students joined the occupational therapy group and participated in making decorations to be sold at the Fall Bazaar traditionally held in November. They had an opportunity to talk to the occupational therapist, but also the members of this group, who enjoy knitting, embroidery and other handicrafts. The other group of students joined in social activities with the residents – playing cards, chess and other interactive games. This proved to be very beneficial for both students and residents as they could talk, laugh and share jokes. The director of the Home, and the rest of the staff were very pleased with the cooperation with Nova International Schools and were thankful that the students were really hardworking and helpful. He said he would extend an official invitation to the school and the students to participate at the Fall Bazaar. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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10/10/2018

Second season of The Rozhen voyages, In a 5-days journey of the amazing WWW trip to Bulgaria our students had the opportunity to visit the National Astronomical Observatory in Rozhen, the largest Observatory in the Balkans. Our journey started with an introductory lesson about the astronomy equipment. The students explored the work of the telescope cameras and learned what the astronomers do with the pictures from the telescopes and how they process the data.We have learned how to determine the distances between the objects in the Universe. We were lucky to have the clear sky and enjoy the night vision. The sky turned into a huge blackboard. By observing the night sky we were exploring the location of different constellations and star clusters, and we have learned about the evolution of stars - how the stars are born and how they die. After each session, our wonderful and very skillful lecturers were open for quite curious discussions and they manage to satisfy the inquiring minds of our students. The last day of our stay in Rozhen we visited the Planetarium in the small town Smolyan. We had a show where we learned about the planets in our Solar system, the zodiac constellation, our nearest galaxies etc. We could not agree more with the statement of the famous aerospace engineer Werher von Brown: "It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity." Besides the knowledge gained, we have enjoyed the amazing nature and the impressive landscape of the beautiful mountains around, as well as the delicious Bulgarian kitchen. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Newsletter

10/10/2018

The third edition of the Nova EMS Newsletter is out. Take a look at the novelties in our school for this academic year: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-3-2018.html

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Model European Parliament, regional session Vienna, Austria

10/9/2018

Model European Parliament – Macedonia participated at the 4th reginal MEP CSEE session that took place in Vienna, Austria from September 27th until October 2nd. Our delegation consisted of Hana Selmani, Jana Petrova, Damjan Velkov, Cesela Trajkoska and Tea Veljkovikj. They all delivered six speeches at the General Assembly and worked tirelessly throughout the session. Michiel Plomp Winkler was appointed as a Committee President on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and Gorazd Ordanoski took the role of a Vice President of the General Assembly, making him a first ever Macedonian student to be a GA president on a international/regional session. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Join the Nova Choir

10/8/2018

Dear students, please note that HS students can join the Choir.Audition is TODAY -  Monday October 8th at 3:10 pm in the music studio. If you have anyquestions please talk to Ms. Milanova

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NOVA @ Go Pink!

10/8/2018

Over the weekend, our students were involved with the Go Pink! walk organized by NGO Borka, marking the 10 year anniversary of the event aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer. Yesterday our students decorated the walking pathway and today were actively involved in supporting the walk. Job well done Nova! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova Alumni Association General Assembly in the Media

10/5/2018

                

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Unique service learning opportunity

10/4/2018

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Week without walls, service learning

10/4/2018

My team spent a fun week, learning to give back to our community. Students were immersed in several projects in Skopje, such as: clean and enjoy canyon Matka, visit and do arts and crafts and games in the center for elderly with disabilities Poraka in Volkovo, attending the activities in the day center Nadezh for children in Shuto Orizari and assisting with preparing meals for #retweetameal. Community Service at its finest. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Dare to Awake the Adventurer in You! (Tara, Serbia 2018)

10/3/2018

During this adventurous and energetic WWW experience, students managed to meet all of the preset aims. This was indeed an invaluable experiential learning for the 39 participants who worked impeccably as a team, everyone taking equal part in each activity. In that way, they demonstrated a collaborative spirit and the NOVA mission statement, both literally and figuratively. Unafraid of the possibilities indeed! For most of the tasks students proved to be risk-takers, discovering meandering pathways in order to surmount fear. Some overcame those challenges with enthusiasm, whereas others with mild trepidation. Yet, this left room for more internal reflection. Through the multitudinous and thrilling challenges, the main focus was on physical fitness, a healthy and balanced lifestyle, as well as self-awareness. “Life begins away from the comfort zone.” This proved true, as this was an opportunity for them to learn more about themselves and internalize their reflections. Everyone took an active part in the intensive team-building activities which comprised of 17 km of rafting, ziplining in the Adventure Park, racing, wall-climbing, and scavenger hunt. Some even exceeded their own limits. From their reflective statements, it was evident what an imprint this experience had on them. We hope that we will see these skills implemented both in school and real life. ALWAYS DARE TO AWAKEN THE ADVENTURER IN YOU! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Congratulations Alums! The Nova Alumni Association is officially established

10/2/2018

Saturday the 29th of September marked the first official General assembly of the Nova Alumni Association (NAA). More than 60 Nova alums came returned to NOVA to make history and create the Nova Alumni Association. Alongside dedicated members of the faculty and staff, student council representatives, parent-teacher association representatives, and advisory board members the Nova Alumni Association was formally established. The General assembly gave a mandate to our four member governing board to lead the activities for the first year, it also chose the association's logo and passed its bylaws. We are very proud of our community and really excited about the future activities of the association. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Week without walls, Service learning [Slovenia]

10/2/2018

What a wonderful experience! Our trip to Ljubljana and Brezice was a trip everyone would wish for! In Brezice, our students learnt more about the importance of the Youth Center and its work, and they participated in cleaning up the park. Then, in Ljubljana, they explored the city with Action Bound and visited the National Gallery. The visit to the Home for Elderly people was something our students will always remember. They presented Macedonia and the Macedonian culture and traditional dances, and they painted together with the old people. We are looking forward to the painting exhibition that is going to take place at NOVA soon! On the last day, we enjoyed the beauties of Bled, the Bled lake and the Castle, which is the oldest castle in Slovenia. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Sensory Garden

10/1/2018

Dear NOVA community, the work of the first Sensory Garden at the school for visually impaired "Dimitar Vlahov" officially started. We are proud to report that Nova's community service program is a part of this story. Well done everyone! More pictures from the opening of the Sensory Garden available on this link   

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Week without walls, Art colony [Berovo]

10/1/2018

The art colony in Berovo was one of the week without walls program in the Nova high schools. The idea behind this project was to remove students from the distractions of the busy life in Skopje and focus on developing their talents in art while surrounded by nature. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Apple picking trip to Resen!

10/1/2018

Even though it was a long trip to get there, in short time we managed to collect the needed amount of apples, in high spirit we had an excellent and productive day. Thank you to Ajde Macedonia for making this activity possible. The apples will be donated for the Сите сити campaign and ones again we proved the real meaning of community. The goal of the activity was to pick 300 kg of apples and donate them to the Site Siti initiative. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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