February 2018


Teachers VS Students Pick-Up Basketball

2/28/2018

The NOVA HS Boys Basketball team will be hosting a light game of pick-up basketball at Mondano Sports Center this Saturday at 3PM. The team will be spending the early afternoon fundraising in City Mall and in Centar for the "Sensory Garden" project at Dimitar Vlahov school. After their community service, the boys will be enjoying the (hopefully) good weather with an hour or two of basketball. It would be a pleasure to have faculty stop by to play with the HS team. A lot of the boys would like the chance to go up against their teachers, especially as they prepare to host the CESSA Tournament for the event.If you are interested in participating, you can let Mr. Cunningham know, or you can simply stop by on Saturday for a few games.Everyone is welcomed.

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Preparations for the NOVA PTA event 'Models for a night'

2/27/2018

With the preparations for the NOVA PTA event 'Models for a night' well underway we offer our community a sneak peak into the preparation process.

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NOVA Writing Pearls promotion

2/27/2018

The promotion will be launched by NOVA International Schools on Tuesday 27th February (today) at 6 p,m, in NOVA High School Library.

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EMS newsletter

2/27/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 19th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-nineteen.html

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AmCham Macedonia article from Mr. Viktor Novakovski

2/23/2018

The latest edition from the AmCham Macedonia magazine hosts an op-ed from the NOVA Head of Schools Mr. Viktor Novakovski. In his text Viktor talks about 'Education models and how to tell if they are a good fit for your child'.  https://view.joomag.com/amcham-macedonia-winter-2018-issue-56/0773746001519288881/p20?short

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HS Friday schedule of classes

2/23/2018

In support of the "Boris Trajkovski-NOVA" Scholarship Program 2018, we'll be having a modified time table in the HS for Friday, February 23. Please be informed that classes will be 50 minutes long, advisory class and core time will be canceled on this day. Thank you for your understanding. HS Administration 08:15 - 09:05  E period  Cancelled! Advisory Class 09:10 - 10:00  F period  10:05 – 10:55  G period  10:55 – 11:15  Lunch 11:20 – 12:10  H period  Cancelled! Core time 

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HS Newsletter February 2017

2/22/2018

The NOVA High School proudly presents the HS Newsletter February 2017

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MS Valentine's day party

2/20/2018

Middle school students celebrated Valentine's day with a party. Everyone enjoyed the music and the MS Band performance after which the party was traditionally closed with a karaoke show. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Robotics club, semi-finalist [CEESA competition, Romania]

2/17/2018

This years the CEESA robotics competition was held in Bucharest, Romania. There were 13 teams from 7 countries, including our very own Unit 42 from Nova International Schools. The competition this year was titled "Relic Recovery". The task of the robot was to stack boxes in columns and as a final mission to rescue the relic and balance on a board. Overall the competition required a great coordination between the drivers as they are both required to drive the robot. After the preliminary rounds our team managed to move to semifinals, where due to problem with electronics our robot stalled. However, the small problems that occurred didn't stop the team from having a great time at the competition bringing back more knowledge and skills for next year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Middle School Valentine`s Party

2/14/2018

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Blue and Gold Banquet, a celebration of scouting

2/13/2018

On Sunday, February 11, Cub Scout Pack 2187 organized its third Blue and Gold Banquet to celebrate scouting. Thank you to the banquet committee, chaired by Milica Mitchell and Julie Boyett, for organizing a great event. Following are some photos of the celebration. The event began with Cornhole (a classic American game) and a photo booth, followed by a flag ceremony. The Pack then enjoyed pizza and homemade desserts, including chocolate cake. Grade-level dens also performed songs, skits and told jokes. During the performance we learned that the BSA Cub Scout program began 88 years ago in 1930, and how many seconds there are in a calendar year. Hint: You don't need a calculator! Cub Scouts were then recognized for the completion of their achievements and received pins, emblems or belt loops, including the Messenger of Peace award for those Scouts that helped with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Parents and unit leaders were also recognized for their contributions to the unit. Thank you for all you do for scouting! The Scouts learned about sportsmanship by playing tug of war and competing in a balloon popping relay. Sportsmanship will be reinforced in next month's Raingutter Regatta, scheduled for Sunday, March 11. The banquet concluded with a flag ceremony and clean-up, emphasizing the importance of recycling. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Hand and bath towels donation

2/12/2018

Dear NOVA Community, please support our initiative to collect hand and bath towels.The donation will go for the Special Institution for People with Learning Disabilities in Demir Kapija. Because of lack of towels when residents are washed, all too infrequently, they are never dried. Your donation will be much appreciated.

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Cognitive Coaching came to Nova!

2/12/2018

With over 50 professional educators in our High School library, Nova faculty and administration engaged in the foundation course for Cognitive Coaching. We explored energising conversation techniques to enable creative planning, reflecting and problem-solving. We developed our active listening strategies and strengthened our understandings about the importance of trust, interdependence and community. We are looking forward to the growth of Cognitive Coaching here at Nova. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MS Choir, annual CEESA event in Sofia

2/8/2018

From January 31st to February 4th, NOVA participated in the annual CEESA Middle School Choir for the first time. This year, the event is hosted by AAS Sofia. A choir of almost 100 students from 10 different international schools collaborated and practiced intensively within a few days. The choir members gave their best and performed in 2 amazing concerts. In this wonderful first experience, our students became more skillful in choir singing and had the chance to make new friends from all over the world. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Boris Trajkovski-NOVA Scholarship Program in the Media

2/7/2018

                

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NOVA participates at the CEESA Math Counts Competition in Budapes.

2/7/2018

From the 1st until the 4th of February 2018 NOVA participated in the annual CEESA Math Counts Competition for Middle Schools hosted by the American International School of Budapest. At the competition there was a total of 7 schools participating and around 60 students. The NOVA representatives at the event were: Matej Stojmanovski, Stefan Alexandru Savu, And Jegeni, Tamara Peshevska, and Elena Zhakova. Our MS Math Counts team won the third place in the team round showing great team work and very good math skills, gained through the last couple of months under the supervision of their teachers Ms. Iva Ristovska Petkovska and Mr. Nikolche Petrovski. Also, our Matej Stojmanovski ended up among the top ten individuals, and after the exciting Countdown round, won the 7th place. During the competition we visited a science museum, discovered the science behind some famous experiments, we went to a cultural tour in the beautiful city of Budapest, and had fun playing VR games with students from many other countries. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA hosts municipal physics competition

2/6/2018

NOVA was thrilled to host 70 talented students and their physics teachers of the five Karposh Municipality High Schools (NOVA, Georgi Dimitrov, Jahja Kemal, Nikola Karev and Orce Nikolov), who gathered for this year's municipal competition in physics. Students unleashed their skills in physics to tackle written problems prepared by DFRM (Society of Physicists of Macedonia), and figure out if they are up to the task to qualify for the regional competition in physics. Students were allowed two hours to solve five problems from selected topics, and it took additional three hours for the teachers to mark their efforts. Long hours for the teachers meant that students have resolved quite a lot of challenging puzzles, and fingers crossed that their work will unlock the next round for them. We're eagerly waiting for the official ranking to be announced by DFRM. Until then, we're sharpening our pencils for the next round. Good luck to everyone!  

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EMS weekly e-newsletter

2/6/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 18th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-eighteen.html

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Knowledge Bowl Team wins 3rd place, CEESA tournament in Belgrade

2/6/2018

In the aftermath of this year's Knowledge Bowl finals, we are pleased to announce that the time and energy invested by the students and the coaches were brought to fruition - NOVA's HS KB Team won the 3rd place at the CEESA KB tournament in Belgrade. During the qualifications, our teams defeated virtually all of the highest-rated teams, such as Moscow, Zagreb, and Krakow. In the elimination round on Friday, our teams won almost all the matches. This gave us the seeding advantage of being placed 1st (A team) and 3rd (B team) respectively, out of the 16 teams in total. This trend continued with a winning streak on Saturday, stopped only by this year's winners. The most important thing by far was the unwavering enthusiasm and sportsmanship of our players. Within our first selection, it was Art Saiti's speed and erudition that secured most of the team's victories. Along the same upward line, our B team, led by the experienced Ina Kronevska as their captain, also performed a string of brilliant games. It is worth mentioning that all of the newcomers, Aleksej Kubelka, Marko Kjalasan and Michiel Plomp, fully justified their inclusion in the team, both with their accurate answers and substantial contribution to the team's impetus. It was the concerted effort of Anastasija Markovska, as the A team's captain, Borjan Gagovski, and Emilian Cuzmici, which set up a very high standard of team performance eventually leading to the attainment of the well deserved spot among the three best teams in the competition. Let the successful NOVA HS KB team performance vigorously continue in the future! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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New Faculty Introductions 2017-18 - Dr Rachel Deboys

2/5/2018

We are delighted to introduce our new High School Psychologist, Dr Rachel Deboys. We are very excited that she has joined the Nova Community and are looking forward to working closely with her to develop the social and emotional support we provide to our High School students. Rachel is a professionally trained Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with young people in education and health settings. Prior to moving to Skopje last summer, Rachel was working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the UK’s leading children’s hospital in London. There she worked closely with children and young people and their schools to ensure that each child continued to make the best educational progress possible. Rachel has worked within schools across the UK, championing early intervention and support for students’ emotional needs and well as providing training for education staff to develop their awareness of the holistic needs of their students. She is highly experienced in combining her clinical expertise with her knowledge of the needs to students within academic settings. She is passionate about supporting student wellbeing and is looking forward to working with our Faculty, Students, and Parents. Rachel will work closely with our Guidance Counselors and our Student Engagement Co-ordinators. Students, staff and parents can arrange to meet with her throughout the school day. All matters discussed will be treated confidentially. She is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC (UK registration body) and adheres to their strict code of ethical practice. Rachel is able to provide one off or regular individual sessions for students who may be experiencing difficulties for example with stress, anxiety, low mood, identity, or relationships. Parents will be informed immediately, as per our Child Protection Policy, if any matters of significant concern arise. Students may initially meet with Rachel for up 4 sessions per semester. After the fourth session a review appointment with the student and their parents will be arranged. A joint care plan will then be agreed with regard to the provision of further sessions or any potential need for an external referral for additional support. Rachel will provide advice and guidance for staff and parents in managing the challenges associated with adolescence. Trainings for students, staff and parents will also be arranged to address topics such as exam stress. As a school we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all of our students, enabling them to develop and thrive as learners with integrity and authenticity. We believe that Rachel’s addition to our Faculty will greatly facilitate our continued pursuit of this mission.

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Italian language courses in NOVA

2/1/2018

NOVA International Schools continues its collaboration with The Institute Dante Alighieri Skopje and The Italian Embassy of Skopje, and announces the launch of new Italian Language courses for both native and non-native speakers. The courses started on 30th of January 2018 at NOVA ES. There are two groups: BAMBINI ( 3 to 7 years old) and RAGAZZI (8 to 13 years old) The courses will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at NOVA ES.( Bambini from 15:15 to 16:15 and RAGAZZI from 16:15 to 17:15) Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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January 2018


PTA coffee morning: presentation on resiliency

1/31/2018

Today at the PTSA coffee morning, Julie Rice, one of the counselors here at the EMS, gave a presentation on resiliency. She shared six areas in which people can develop more resilience. Supportive people, meaningful activities, life skills (social and emotional), service (including chores), goals, and boundaries were discussed. Resiliency can ebb and flow over time. If you find that your resiliency is decreasing, take steps to increase it. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the counselors to make an appointment. They would be happy to talk with you. You are also free to drop by the counselors' office this Friday during parent/teacher conference. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Coffee Morning

1/30/2018

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Saving the World: Rain-forests

1/29/2018

The second grade students at NOVA International Schools completed their first Unit using our new International Primary Curriculum (IPC) titled "Saving the World: Rain-forests". After spending weeks learning about the plants and animals of the world's rainforests, the products that come from the those regions, and ways to preserve them, the students felt it was time to share what they had explored, discovered, and learned. They invited parents and family members to come learn all about the rainforests and our conservation efforts. During our Exit Point event, students used rainforest products to make smoothies, cookies and fruit salads. They shared information about plants and plant parts, and the various animals that inhabit each layer of the rainforest. Students made recycled paper, planted seeds, shared recipes and displayed their art made from recycled materials. This event was also used to introduce and provide incentive for NOVA's recycling efforts. The entry fee was paid in empty water bottles and recycling paper. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS students learn about African music

1/29/2018

Students in EMS were focusing on a unit on African music, where they learned about African culture, music, traditions, and instruments. 5th grade students were divided into five groups and the activity they were working on was to create their own: tribe, tribal dance and a song. All groups presented their work in front of the other students and they all had to learn each others songs, music and dances. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS weekly e-newsletter

1/25/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 16th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-seventeen.html

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MS Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament, Sofia

1/24/2018

Over the weekend NOVA's Middle School Basketball team had the opportunity to participate in an international friendly tournament at the Anglo-American School of Sofia. The players have been working hard and have shown discipline, determination, and grit throughout the season. This tournament offered the players a venue to display their hard work. NOVA's team went 5-0 and won the tournament. Players worked together and were able to come out on top. Throughout the course of the tournament our players showed their humbleness through acts of sportsmanship. When an opposing player would fall, our player would always be the first one there to help them up. We look forward to continuing to practice hard and develop our skills as a team for the remainder of the season. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA International School 20th Anniversary Celebration will air on NASA TV

1/24/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA International School 20th Anniversary Celebration will air on NASA TV this Saturday , January 27th from 8:30 am and 8:00pm.  It will be rebrodcasted on Sunday, January 28th from 5:15 pm and Monday January 29th from 10:00 am. Let your friends and family know so they can watch this spectacular performance.

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WIDA International Institute - workshop

1/24/2018

Our Elementary ESL teacher, Ms. Marija Buralieva, attended a 4-day workshop titled WIDA International Institute: Implementing the WIDA Standards and Assessment System in International Contexts, held at the American School of Paris, Jan. 17-20, 2018. The 44 participants, K-12 teachers from over 20 different international schools around the world, engaged with components of the WIDA Standards and Assessment system and explored how it can be implemented in their context. During the institute, its participants used the WIDA standards framework to analyze the academic language demands of content standards at their school and worked on creating a draft of an instructional and assessment plan based on the needs of their students. The participants additionally had opportunities to develop context-specific implementation plans for communication and collaboration with staff members within their schools, to share resources, to debate over differentiation and assessment, as well as planning and instruction​ strategies​. Overall, ​it was ​a wonderful experience that opens doors to many new possibilities that we are yet to explore!

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Hot Meal and Snack 2017-18 (Semester 2)

1/22/2018

Hot meal and snack menu available for the II semester. Learn more about your options on this link: http://nova.edu.mk/cafeteria.aspx Or open the sign up form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjxqbNc99AcZ38fhD3-X33-OpT4wCGVXx8glqF7MRFj0u-rQ/viewform

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Very friendly volleyball tournament

1/17/2018

The ‘very friendly volleyball tournament’ was a fun filled sporting event organized by the NOVA community. It took place on the December 30th in the Forza gym. The event brought together groups of NOVA alums, parents, and teachers together for an evening filled with socialization and volleyball competition. The first place was won by the team comprised of NOVA alumni members. All participants had a blast, and are hoping this lovely winter sporting event will become a proud tradition of the school. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA EMS Winter Performance NOVA Takeover will air on NASA TV

1/17/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA EMS Winter Performance NOVA Takeover will air on Nasa TV this Saturday , January 20th, from 8:30 am and from 8:00 pm.  It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday 21st from 5:15 pm and on Monday 22nd from 9:45 am. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the spectacular performances of our students.

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EMS weekly e-newsletter

1/17/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 16th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-sixteen.html

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Innovative approaches in using Office 365 in the classroom

1/11/2018

NOVA is proud to share the news that our very own faculty member Mrs. Marija Petreska was awarded the first place for her innovative approaches in utilizing Office 365 in the classroom by Microsoft Macedonia. Well done Marija!

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NOVA students deliver 100 packages to the Roma Community center

1/9/2018

The NOVA IB CAS students visited the Development Association of the Roma Community in Macedonia and delivered 100 packages to the kids that are visiting the center daily. The packages were donated by MakProgres from Vinica. Thanks to everyone involved in the project and making this holidays more enjoyable to the ones that needed it the most!

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High school winter performance 2017, DVD on sale.

1/9/2018

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Camps GLOW and YMLP held a camp reunion and community impact summit at NOVA School

1/9/2018

On Saturday, December 16th, Camps GLOW and YMLP held a camp reunion and community impact summit at NOVA School. GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and YMLP (Young Men's Leadership Project) camp alumni were reunited with peers and mentors from across the country, and those who are part of the GLOW & YMLP Clubs in their communities presented about the service projects and impacts they have made in their communities since returning from camp. Over 60 youth from all over Macedonia attended this event, with 11 different communities presenting on the service projects they completed this fall. GLOW & YMLP are programs run by YMCA Bitola with support from Peace Corps Macedonia.

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Winter Break schedule

1/3/2018

Dear school community,  Please note that the school will be closed from January 3rd through 9th, however on-duty administrators will be available by phone or e-mail, should you require any assistance. 

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December 2017


EMS holiday performance DVD on sale!

12/26/2017

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NOVA International Schools takes part in initiative to build the first Sensory Garden in Macedonia

12/20/2017

NOVA International Schools is proud to take part in AmCham Macedonia initiative to build the first Sensory Garden in Macedonia. Learn more about the initiative in the link bellow. http://amcham.com.mk/2017/11/29/special-recognition-for-members-that-donated-to-sensory-garden-project/

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EMS weekly e-newsletter

12/20/2017

Dear NOVA families, the 15th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-fifteen.html

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20 years NOVA International Schools. An interview with the Head of Schools, Mr.Viktor Novakovski.

12/20/2017

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NOVA Friendly volleyball tournament

12/19/2017

Dear NOVA community, We have come up with an idea to organize a VERY FRIENDLY Volleyball Tournament on the last weekend of this year and add to the fun of the upcoming holidays. So, if any of you play volleyball and would like to join us... Here are just a few details: · The event will take place on Saturday, December 30th from 13:00 to 19:00 at FORZA Gym; · Participation fee for the tournament won't be more than 300 mkd per player, but we'll know exactly once we have the number of players and teams registered.   If you are interested, please contact Alesksandar Ristovski ( aleksandar.ristovski@nova.edu.mk ) or Philip Jackson (philiplynnjackson@gmail.com) for more info or details Please have in mind that the deadline for registering is 4:00 pm on Monday, December 25th.  

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U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program

12/18/2017

Cub Scout Pack 218 is collecting new, unwrapped toys tomorrow and Wednesday morning before school in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Help area children without parents have a brighter new year by bringing toys to school!

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High school Knowledge Bowl, December 2017

12/15/2017

On Wednesday our HS KB team marked the end of the calendar year with another epic match. The theme of the game of course was: students vs. teachers. The master of ceremony this time was Mr. Marina, visibly inspired by the largest crowd we had so far - over a hundred students in the auditorium cheering for both teams. The game was dynamic and very dramatic, especially when it came to a tie at the end of the regular round. Additional questions were asked, with the teams changing the lead several times, until the end of the heated competition, when the teachers' team won by a narrow margin of 19:17. Both teams deserved the tremendous applause they received at the end of the match. We all expect many new challenges in the year to come! Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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20 years NOVA International Schools in the media

12/14/2017

 An interview from the schools Manager: Ivan Novakovski.          

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HS Celebration of Jane Austen's Legacy

12/13/2017

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Phone network issues (resolved)

12/13/2017

Happy to report we've resolved the issue, and the school is reachable on all fixed phone lines.  Please note that NOVA's phone network is experiencing issues, due to T-home servicing, and is not accessible at the moment. Will notify you when the issue has been resolved. In the meantime, please contact us through info@nova.edu.mk or any of the other work e-mail. In case of an emergency please use 070-306-677. 

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NOVA Gala Oscar Night [20th anniversary]

12/12/2017

The two decades jubilee of NOVA International Schools was commemorated yesterday at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet. NOVA students and alums, friends and family, faculty and staff, all gathered together to celebrate their shared journey in this educational institution. The event combined music and dance performances as well as an Oscar like ceremony in which awards were given to school representatives from all the major school departments (faculty, parents, administration, leadership, custodians, security and cafeteria) that have supported and developed the NOVA community throughout the years. After the performance, the celebration continued with a cocktail where everyone got the opportunity to catch up and reminisce about the time they’ve spent at NOVA. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Holiday Performance - the 'NOVA takeover'

12/12/2017

Have you ever wondered what a school run by children would feel like? For those of you that were present at the 2017 NOVA winter performance it is pretty clear how it looks like when the little ones 'take over' and are in charge of learning. For everyone else in our NOVA community take a look at this gallery and make sure you get a glimpse of our winter holiday performance. Until next year! Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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MEP Macedonia @ the 47th international MEP session

12/11/2017

The Macedonian delegation took part in the 47th international Model European Parliament session that took place in Helsinki, Finland, from November 4th to November 12th 2017. The event brought together delegations from 30 European countries, plus Canada, with more than 200 participants. In the Macedonian delegation we had our very own Michiel Plomp Winkler who was a member of the Security and Defense Committee, and was voted to deliver an insightful closing speech at the General Assembly that took place in the University of Helsinki. The entire delegation had tremendous success during the session, as they all got speeches (opening, closing and against) at the GA. During our stay in Helsinki, we had a chance to visit the Finish Parliament, and the Finish representatives in the European Parliament and European Commission.  

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HS Holiday Performance

12/10/2017

All former and current students and families are cordially invited to NOVA’s High School Holiday Performance and Anniversary Celebration. Date: December 10, 2017 (Sunday)Time: 19:00Where: Macedonian Opera and BalletDress code: Business formalPerformance will be followed by a cocktail reception Performance tickets require a reservation. Please fill out the ticket reservation form to reserve yours.  https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScOJPhSukIwNhZLni…/viewform  

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EMS Holiday Performance

12/9/2017

We present the NOVA TAKEOVER, our EMS 2017 holiday performance.

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EMS weekly e-newsletter

12/7/2017

Dear NOVA families, the 14th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-fourteen.html

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HS Coffee Morning for parents of IB students

12/6/2017

Dear NOVA community, please join us for our HS coffee morning on Wednesday 6 December! The focus for this event will be advice for parents of IB students, from one of our very own Nova IB students. We look forward to seeing you at 8.15 on Wednesday 6 December in our High School Cafeteria.

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NOVA students secure 2nd place at this year's 'month of science'

12/4/2017

In Physics class, we pull, push, bend, throw, burn, observe and measure objects and phenomena. We believe that we test concepts that are "written in stone", but we also keep our minds open for just in case if we find a soft spot in them. Ears are meant for hearing and dealing with sound, but what if we can see sound with our very own eyes? This crazy idea led Vladimir and Petar to do a little research and to discover the wonderful world of shape of sound - "Cymatics". They have managed to set-up an apparatus, in order to demonstrate the frequency dependence of wave patterns on a water surface, generated by sound. They presented the concept and demonstrated the phenomenon on this year's "November - Month of Science", an event dedicated to all students across Macedonia willing to proudly present their projects in Physics, Chemistry or Biology. The event took place at the Institute of Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Skopje. Petar and Vladimir were very curious to see other students' projects, but were also interested in feedback for their own project, as this was first time to participate in an event of this kind. There were a lot of curious eyes wondering what Petar and Vladimir were up to, but also quite a lot of questions from the jury. They were not very verbal on their feedback, but their verdict says it all - Vladimir and Petar won the second place. Congrats, and well done everyone. Looking forward to hearing of your future endeavors in Physics.  

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NOVA joins the #ретвтитниоброк initiative

12/1/2017

Last Saturday (25.11.2017), NOVA employees volunteered in delivering 100 cooked meals to the homeless and socially endangered people of Skopje at the distribution point behind the Memorial house of Mother Teresa in the city center. The meals were completed with a piece of fresh fruit and bread. In addition to this, most of the leftover food (cupcakes, muffins, bred rolls etc.) from the faculty’s Thanksgiving potluck lunch on Friday was collected, wrapped neatly and added to the donation. Big thank you to #retweetameal and Real acts of kindness for assisting in making all of this possible. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA International Schools turns 20. This is your anniversary!

12/1/2017

Olja, Simoska [Class of 2011] Current occupation: Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry and Graduate Research Assistant [University of Texas at Austin] I enjoyed my four years at NOVA High School. I am not certain that I have a particular memory that is my favorite – because there are lots. I remember my first day in history class when Tihomir dropped the heavy history textbook on my desk, which terrified me. I remember Tanja getting upset when we would call her ‘тичер’ instead of ‘професорке.’ I remember spending many hours to paint on a t-shirt for my IB Macedonian project – these painting were inspirations from in-class readings and I had so much fun with it. I will always remember math with V’chkov – going to class every day with the fear of having your name called out to go up to the chalkboard, solve a hard math problem in a timely fashion and get graded on it. I remember how much fun I had learning chemistry from Stela and how excited I was to learn more (which was a real surprise for me, as I never even thought that I would end up pursuing a career in chemistry); I remember the first time we did a small chemistry experiment: adding sodium into water and seeing a mini explosion – I was so excited to see it happen; science and math courses were definitely my favorites. I also remember the joy when I finished the Common App applications for colleges in the US – green triangles, all around me, to mark the end of my college application journey. I remember Bela telling me to ‘always breathe, and to dream big.’ I remember my graduation day – all graduates gathered together, in front of our high school teachers, proud parents, smiling siblings and loving cousins; I remember planning and organizing a small surprise to celebrate Tanja’s birthday, which happened to be on the same day as our graduation. I still remember parts of the graduation speech by our high school principal: ‘your parents were generation X, and you are generation Y. You are graduating today, now go, and make a change in the world.’ This has really motivated me to keep working hard to achieve my goals, to make a change, to contribute, to matter and to be better. And the list of my high school memories goes on…

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