January 2016


PTA Bake Sale

1/28/2016

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After School Activities Semester 2 Schedule

1/26/2016

The schedule of After School Activities for Semester 2 has been posted on our web page and it includes the following new activities: Capoeira, Fitness and Self Defense, Brainobrain and STEM Academy. After-School Activities (ASA) - 2015/2016 Semester 2  

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Professional Development Workshop hosted by NOVA and ELTAM

1/25/2016

As part of the collaboration between the English Language Teachers Association of Macedonia (ELTAM) and NOVA International Schools, a second professional development workshop took place on January 23rd, 2016. The workshop was designed for English Language teachers from Elementary public schools from Skopje and several other cities. In a collegial atmosphere, 30 English language teachers had a chance to exchange reading and writing strategies and to share their professional experiences. The trainers responsible for putting on this development workshop were Ms. Cindy Gold, ES / MS NOVA Principal and Ms. Biljana Torbakova, NOVA Curriculum Coordinator. Teachers were pleased with the knowledge gained and skills acquired, applicable in their work with students, and had nothing but compliments for the hosts for another successfully organized workshop. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Semester 2 (2015-16) begins

1/22/2016

Welcome to the new semester of this academic year! We know that you had a long exam week and thus we congratulate you on one more experience that will help you reach your academic potential. The NOVA Faculty and Staff wishes you a productive semester. Your report cards will be ready by February 5, 2016. To all students who will have to complete semester exams: Please report to the Library in the designated exam sessions: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9:00-11:00 & 13:00-15:00 Please note that next week is A week, and that the Library will be closed during the exam sessions.

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PTA makes another donation of curricular resources

1/21/2016

On January 16th, the PTA showed it’s dedication to student learning and academic life yet again, by making another donation of curricular resources for the Elementary and Middle School division. The majority of division faculty was on hand to receive the donation and thank the wonderful PTA team for their selfless commitment to student learning.  We thank the PTA for their donation and look forward to an ambitious second semester agenda they’ve set forth to accomplish. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MEP Club impromptu speech competition

1/21/2016

The NOVA MEP Club will be holding an impromptu speech competition to select the school delegation for the 8th national MEP simulation on Wednesday, January 27 at 3pm in the HS Library. All interested NOVA students and spectators are required to fill out a form (follow the link) no later than 4pm on Tuesday, January 26. https://docs.google.com/…/1i-iCqxsUGnZBC7C8qTaRXt2…/viewform

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MS Basketball Friendly Tournament in Sofia

1/20/2016

The Supernovas MS basketball teams attended an invitational friendly tournament organized by the Anglo-American school of Sofia (AAS). Our school was represented by three teams: the NOVA white (girls), NOVA white (boys) and NOVA yellow (boys). The NOVA white (Girls) started their first day with victories against the AAS Wolves and AAS Sofia. On the second day they faced a more challenging game against the American International School of Belgrade (AISB) Green and unfortunately lost in a very tight score. The last game was against the AISB Black, which our girls won and secured the second place on this tournament. The two boys teams played in two different pools. For the NOVA Yellow team this was their first tournament. Four NOVA boys together with three boys from AAS faced tough matches against the other teams. They played hard and achieved two victories while handling two losses, finishing in second place in their pool. There is no doubt that this tournament was a useful experience for our NOVA Yellow team, which will be put to use for their upcoming practices. The more experienced NOVA White team played against AAS Red, AISB Black and a local Bulgarian school. The last game was played against AAS Blue. In an intense final game, our boys managed at the end to secure the third place in the tournament. This tournament proved itself to be a great opportunity for gaining basketball experience in preparation for the main CEESA basketball tournaments. We, as coaches, are proud to say that on the basketball court all Supernova teams demonstrated their skills, teamwork and outstanding behavior. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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We are hiring!

1/19/2016

We are hiring! NOVA International Schools is seeking an individual for the following two positions: Receptionist/Administrative Coordinator (http://nova.edu.mk/ControlPanel/Upload/HTML/About%20us/Receptionist-Administrative%20Coordinator.pdf) Communications and Alumni Coordinator (http://nova.edu.mk/ControlPanel/Upload/HTML/About%20us/Communications%20and%20Alumni%20Coordinator.pdf) CAS /Community Service Learning Coordinator (http://nova.edu.mk/ControlPanel/Upload/HTML/About%20us/Community%20Service%20Learning%20Coordinator%20.pdf) All applications and inquiries should be directed to info@nova.edu.mk, not NOVA's FB page.

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NOVA attends 17th Global Connections Seminar in India

1/19/2016

Daly College hosted the 17th Global Connections Seminar, from Jan 15th through the 18th, on the topic of “Peace Education within Faith Diversities in India", a gathering of world recognized educational leaders and institutions. Our HS Principal, Mr.Viktor Novakovski, was one of the 35 delegates in attendance. The seminar’s focus was on the development of methods dealing with religious diversity and the management of conflicts arising from differences. All delegates presented their personal experiences and research on the topic. Nova was the host of the previous 16th Global Connections Seminar, held in Macedonia, Northern Greece and Cyprus.

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NOVA in action for Macedonia Cap Project

1/15/2016

Macedonia Cap Project: it’s a combined humanitarian and ecological project that started as a joint initiative of the Macedonian Medical Students’ Association and the Green Club from Turkey. This creative and unique project is focused on raising awareness and recycling plastic cups. The project promotes a campaign for collecting harmful materials, such as plastics. The proceeds from participation are set aside for the purchase of wheelchairs for those in need. Several months ago, our school doctor, Mrs. Simona Kochovska, started this initiative in our schools. Since then, our students and staff have been in action. Feel free to join us and our students in providing plastic cups and in helping us provide a wheelchair for people in need.

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Do not Judge a Book by its Cover...

1/15/2016

top by the HS Library to check out our new HS library display of books. Our new books are displayed along with their opening lines that are so powerful and utterly interesting that will immediately pull you into the novel's story.We are expecting you!

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College acceptances as of January 13th 2016

1/13/2016

Congratulations to Teona Ristova on her conditional offer from Edinburgh University, set to read Computer Science, on her conditional offer by the University of Groningen, where she is to pursue the BSc Computing Science degree programme, on her conditional offer by the University of Manchester, set to read Computer Science and on her conditional acceptance to the Computer  Science and Engineering Programme at the University of Twente! Well done! Congratulations to Ziva Svent on her conditional offer from Plymouth University, set to read Psychology and on her conditional offer by the University of Leicester, set to read Psychology! Well done! Congratulations to  Dorijan Dlaka on his conditional offer from The University of Manchester, where he is to pursue the Business Studies pathway of the BA(Hons) Economic and Social Studies degree. Well done! Congratulations to  Valerija Jordanovska on her conditional offer by The University of Westminster, set to read Cognitive and Clinical Psychology! Well-done! Congratulations to Sofija Paneva on her conditional offer by the University of Oxford, set to read Biomedical Sciences at Oriel College! So proud! Congratulations to Gabriela Milkova on her conditional offer by the University of Warwick, set to read English Literature! Well done Gabi! Congratulations to Liljana Stojanov on her acceptance by Indiana University Bloomington, where she is pursue the Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field degree! Way to go Lili! Congratulations to Angela Dimeska on her conditional offer by Leeds Beckett University, step to read Filmmaking! Well-done!

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December 2015


A Sweet Story - EMS Winter Performance 2015 on Nasa TV

12/31/2015

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA's Elementary and Middle School winter performance "A Sweet Story" will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, January 2nd, from 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, January 3rd from 7:00 pm and Monday, January 4th from 12:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch your loved ones perform.

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A Sweet Story - EMS Winter Performance 2015 on Alfa TV

12/31/2015

We’re thrilled to announce that NOVA's Elementary and Middle School winter performance "A Sweet Story" will air on Alfa TV on Saturday, January 2nd, from 9:00 am. Let your friends and family know so they can watch your loved ones perform.

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Early Education Center Winter Performance and Party

12/21/2015

At our annual Early Education Center Winter Performance and Party, our Pre K and Kindergarteners sang festive songs and we had a special guest – Santa! Everyone had a chance to talk with him and get a special holiday treat. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Elementary and Middle School Winter Performance A Sweet Story DVD on Sale

12/18/2015

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Elementary and Middle School Winter Performance “A Sweet Story” in the Media

12/17/2015

            

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Presentation of credit unions in Business & Economics class

12/16/2015

The students of the Business & Economics class had the opportunity to welcome Ms. Eleonora Zgonjanin, the CEO at FULM Savings House. The students learned about Credit Unions as an alternative to banking from Ms Zgonjanin. Becoming aware of the growing need to improve financial literacy, the students were presented with the major aspects of credit union operation. Throughout the presentation, they identified the main difference between the banks and credit unions - credit unions are nonprofit, member-owned cooperatives whose members share something in common and that offer many services for the public, including the provision of considerable options for students in particular. Keeping in mind the audience of ambitious and driven learners, student loans and internship opportunities were discussed, as well as the fact that the credit unions may be found throughout the world, often represented and accessible at university campuses. We look forward to another opportunity for welcoming guest speakers and learning from their experience.  

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“A Sweet Story”

12/14/2015

Based on a Macedonian children’s book “A Sweet Story”, in a place called Nowhereland a candy maker creates a boy out of sugar and candy. This Candy Boy sets out on a journey around the world as he searches for the magic Nightingale whose beautiful song fills everyone with happiness. Villains have captured the enchanted bird and sadness fills the land. Also, the candy maker and a neighbourhood wheelwright go to court and fight for custody of the Candy Boy, but the lad escapes keeping his freedom. No one can help the Candy Boy free the Nightingale, except the Man in the Black Fur Hat, but in return the boy must steal a magic lamp. The Candy Boy successfully steals the lamp, but accidently breaks it and its power disappears. In the end all the inhabitants of the forest work together with the Candy Boy to defeat the villains and free the treasured Nightingale. They learn the strongest magic is teamwork and happiness fills the world once again. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Elementary and Middle School Winter Performance - A Sweet Story

12/11/2015

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PTA donation to Institute of Mental Health

12/7/2015

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at NOVA International School, on December 1st, 2015 has officially handed out the goods purchased for the Institute of Mental Health of children and youth "Mladost", Health Home Skopje. This sponsorship worth 2,000 Euros was collected during the 2015 Family Bazaar organized by NOVA's PTA. In collaboration with the professional staff from the Institute "Mladost", the sole institute dealing with mental health of youth and children in Skopje, the PTA leadership has purchased a variety of items necessary for diagnostic purposes and for therapeutic activities with children and youth with special needs. These special needs can stem from conditions such as autism, learning disabilities, motor and speech disorders and many other conditions,  including the need for diagnosis of learning abilities. The practice rooms of professional personnel and health staff working in the Institute were enriched with various age and purpose specific didactic material, including educational posters, books, tools and hands-on educational toys. Moreover, an appropriate space provided by the Institute “Mladost” was equipped and transformed into a so called SENSOR ROOM. The room has an educational corner that will benefit all children with special and other needs who are either visiting the institute or undergoing special educational and treatment sessions. The floor of the SENSOR ROOM was surfaced with special gummy floor squares, thus adjusting for the therapeutic and other children’s activities. The room also makes use of slides, a trampoline, tunnels, a basketball place, a see-saw, a balance sit, and various treatment balls, while also simply providing a space for playing on the floor with the various educational tool and toys. The PTA donation made a difference by facilitating interactive and age appropriate use of educational and treatment materials, tools and toys with children in need, expanding the possibilities offered by the Institute “Mladost” by equipping and opening the Sensor Room with the support of NOVA’s PTA. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Short Story Contest

12/7/2015

Dear students,  This is a reminder that Short Story Contest - Nova Writing Pearls announced open call for entries. The Writing Pearls team is looking forward to receiving your short stories or your personal essays. By submitting your work you can have your story or essay published in the NOVA Writing Pearls, edition of 2016. Please contact Mrs. Julija Krstevska for more information. 

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Service month at NOVA Elementary

12/4/2015

December is the month of Service in the Elementary School. To teach our students about lending a hand to others in the spirit of the holidays, our students from grades PK-5 made Christmas decorations. The decorations will be sold before and after the Holiday performance, and the money raised will be used to buy household appliances for the children of SOS Children's Village. This is just a preview of some of the handmade masterpieces you will be able to buy for this very worthwhile cause.  Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Tree Day

12/1/2015

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 high school students attending the Biology and Earth Science class , assisted by NOVA’s staff. Cehck out the photo gallery from the event here

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November 2015


Teachers PD Day and Teachers and Staff Thanksgiving Lunch

11/30/2015

Using the Adaptive Schools approach, staff across all divisions engaged in strategies to develop collaboration at Nova. Differentiating  ways of approaching our work and interactions with each other, we have initiated  the development of a common language to enable us to communicate more effectively with each other, our parents and our students. This approach is part of a long term plan to enrich our growth as a collaborative community. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA HS International Day

11/26/2015

We can report that today’s NOVA HS International day, "Sensation and Experience”, was wonderful success. Our students and staff had the opportunity to taste some Macedonian ajvar, cheese pie and proya, Turkish ashure and coffee, Italian caprese cake and tiramisu, Romanian cake, Qatar’s delights, Indian chicken with rice, as well as Chinese steamed buns and German specialties. Workshops took place, during which specific cultural aspects of particular countries were presented. Participants had the chance to be impressed and to learn new skills by taking part in the following workshops: Chinese Tea Ceremony & Calligraphy, Italian emotions – Director’s dreams, US softball, Irish dance, Macedonian Oro and traditional instruments, Albanian traditional cloth decorating, Mexican traditional dance, Hungarian Rubik’s cube and art workshop. All in all, the experience greatly enjoyed by all as a fantastic expression of NOVA’s commitment to education through diversity. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Thinking Humanity Walk

11/25/2015

 “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness” Charlie Chaplain. The main idea behind the project “Thinking Humanity Walk - True acts of kindness” is to care for ourselves, others, and the community through a specific type of communication and through acts of kindness for total strangers. The goal is to teach students about global responsibility and how small ideas can make a big difference. Students walked the streets of Skopje dispensing positive vibes by sharing little gifts such as books, cookies, flowers, inspirational messages and free hugs with random strangers.   Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Teachers as Readers

11/25/2015

This year NOVA has started with a new initiative called 'Teachers as Readers'. Our aim is to provide a place and time for teachers to meet and share thoughts and ideas about literature. It allows teachers to make connections and share experiences across all three divisions. Today's discussions touched upon various genres and how books influence children's learning and personal growth. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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1st Grade Field Trip to Ethno Village

11/25/2015

Today the first grade visited Ethno Selo to participate in numerous activities with chef Adrijana Alacki. The students consolidated their learning about healthy food and where it comes from by first walking through a garden filled with fresh vegetables, and then by baking their own healthy cookies using ingredients such as honey, walnuts and pumpkin. It was a scrumptious experience! Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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EMS Thanksgiving Lunch

11/25/2015

Every year at NOVA our tradition is to serve a Thanksgiving turkey lunch to all our ES and MS students. The students say they love the food, but sitting together like a family is the best! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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High School International Day Program

11/24/2015

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Getting into HS International Day spirit

11/24/2015

Today, our HS Principal, together with few students and teachers, learned how to make ASHURE, the traditional Turkish desert. This workshop is part of our activities for HS International day and was led by our Albanian Language teacher, Mrs. Nora Taravari. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Kindergartners explore “teen numbers"

11/23/2015

From the Kindergarten Diary: The kindergarten students absolutely love to explore “teen numbers”. As a kindergarten teacher, I wanted my students to have a deeper understanding of how the numbers are made, and my goal was to help them identify these numbers as groups of one ten and some leftovers (ones). We’ve been going through numbers 11 – 19, one number a day. After using a variety of strategies, I’ve asked the students to show me the number 17 using any strategy and any single tool in the classroom they want to. I could not be more proud. The kindergartners were able to show the teen numbers with drawings, numerals, ten frames, counting mats, blocks, small objects such as shells and rocks, sand, play dough and cuisenarie rods. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Thinking Humanity Walk in the Media

11/23/2015

               

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Model European Parliament (MEP) 2015 international session in Berlin

11/20/2015

Leaving for Berlin on the Sunday morning of the 8th November, we were a bundle of nerves and excitement, displaying the tiredness that comes from hard work and careful preparation. This would prove to be a continuing theme over the coming week, with our days being packed full of committee meetings, sightseeing, debates, and meeting new people. Upon arrival, this MEP session began with the customary introductions and team building activities. For the subsequent days, we split into our committees, whereupon we discussed the respective issues we were to solve. The resolutions we were writing covered a number of topics, from the refugee crisis, to industry and research, to gender equality. Our resolution writing culminated during the last two days of our stay, in the General Assembly, where the hours spent scrutinizing the issues and debating the solutions in our committees was put to the test. The two days of the General Assembly were simultaneously the most arduous, and the most adrenaline-pumping of the week, partly because each of us presented a speech defending our respective resolutions.  We left Berlin with a tinge of sadness, all of us having gotten a lot closer during the experience. Ultimately, we all took different things away from this fantastic experience. Lessons were learnt, debts are owed, copious amounts of coffee were drunk, friendships formed, and most importantly, compromises were reached. All in all, it was a wonderful session, and we send our thanks to all those who made it happen. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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Leadership for success seminar at NOVA HS

11/20/2015

In partnership with the organization "Youth at the Threshold of Life" („Млади на прагот на животот“: www.mpz.mk, NOVA High School hosted the seminar "Leadership for Success" yesterday afternoon. Over 100 high school students from different parts of Macedonia attended the seminar, where they had the chance to learn about the foundations of leadership and emotional intelligence. The interactive lecture, accompanied by team games, was held by two special guests from the U.S., Mr. Todd Geist, Associate Director of Finance, and Mr. Steve Simpson, Product Supply Manager, both of whom work at the renowned American consumer goods company Procter and Gamble. Judging by the students's smiling faces and active participation, it may be concluded that the seminar was quite a beneficial and memorable experience for all. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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"Leadership for Success" seminar hosted by NOVA

11/19/2015

Todd Geist, the Associate Director of Finance and Steve Simpson, the Product Supply Manager at the renowned American multinational consumer goods company "Procter and Gamble", are coming to NOVA High School next Thursday, November 19. They will be holding a seminar called "Leadership for Success", so as to share with high school students what it takes to be a good leader in the business world and beyond. All NOVA students interested in attending the seminar should come to the library on Monday, November 16, at the beginning of Brunch for a brief info session and instructions on how to apply for the seminar. If you want to register for the seminar, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H5322Lfbl8TQbbZpv0T4RTB88zT3q-199x-iTelAg_Q/viewform?c=0&w=1.

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TEDx Youth@NOVASchools in the Media

11/17/2015

       

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HS International Day 2015

11/16/2015

This year’s HS International Day entitled “Sensation and Experience” will be held on November 25th, 2015 from 10:30-12:15 and is open to all high school students. Each workshop will represent a cultural aspect of several countries like: USA, Macedonia, China, Italy, Hungary, Albania, Turkey, Spain, Ireland etc. In addition an International Food Corner will be organized as a fundraising activity.

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The Voice of Children

11/16/2015

The project "The Voice of Children” is organized by Transylvania-College, Romania. The project sets out to prove that any boy or girl in this world can pass along the gifts of hope and inspiration. On the 10th of December at 19:00, students from Cluj-Napoca and all around the world will unite their voices for an online live a-capella performance of a Christmas song. The song will be played in 5 voice parts. The project has 1000 students enrolled from 26 schools in Romania, and an additional 200 students from the following countries: Finland; Spain; Colombia, India, UK, USA, China, and Macedonia. NOVA students started rehearsing last Friday and are looking forward to this unique and challenging live performance.  

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TEDxYouth@NovaSchools program November the 14th 2015

11/14/2015

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Maja Lazarevska, NOVA’s Service Learning coordinator, featured in the new lifestyle magazine “Portret”.

11/13/2015

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CEESA HS Girls Soccer Tournament in Sofia

11/12/2015

 This year, the annual CEESA HS Girls Soccer Tournament took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament was played over 3 days, with participating schools arriving from 6 different counties. The venue organization was excellent, as the fields were well suited to the needs of the tournament, official referees were provided for each match, and medical support was always close at hand with a first aid medic in attendance. Games were played on a round robin basis and consisted of two halves of 30 minutes each, with a 5 minute break between halves. The Supernovas gave their all throughout the tournament and played very good football. This effort is even more remarkable when one considers that these girls do not play in an organized league and have to rely on a two month practice period and only a pair of friendly games with the middle school students to develop their skills.The skillful and well drilled Huskies from Finland proved themselves to be dominant on the field, managing an 8 – 2 win over the Supernovas. Our girls became motivated and decisive, earning a fantastic first triumph over the Lynxes from Latvia and emerging as the victors, with a final score of 7 – 1. The Supernovas lost to the Wolves from Sofia by a 5 goal difference, but were not deterred when the game against the powerful Dragons from Belgrade took place. Our girls stayed determined and grew more and more confident with each passing minute, although the Dragons emerged as 7 – 2 winners. The match that showed how much heart the Supernovas really had was the one they played against the most powerful and dominant team from Kiev. Although they were outscored by 9 – 1, the girls fought right until the last second. Their performance impressed us, the coaches, and made us proud of the team.The Supernovas emerged as the overall winners in the match for fifth place, beating the ISL on penalties after the initial match ended in a 2 – 2 draw. This match proved to be one of the most exciting games of the tournament. Overall, this was a successful and engaging soccer Tournament.  There is no doubt that the girls and the coaches have made many memories together.  The passion for the sport, the dedication, and the effort is what made the 2015 girls' soccer season a memorable one. Check out the photo gallery from the tornament here

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Finding Our Audience

11/11/2015

Seventh graders put their knowledge to the test in the spirit of Einstein's words, "If you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well enough".  With the intended audience of a young child, grade 7 designed an on-paper website featuring our study of Islam.  Then, younger students were given the chance to explore the roots, beliefs, practices, early empires, and cultural achievements of Islam.  The younger grades were a fantastic audience, asking questions and gaving useful feedback to the 7th grade writers. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS Boys soccer team brings gold from Belgrade

11/10/2015

This year’s CEESA HS soccer tournament took place in Belgrade. As last year's champion team, our school arrived carrying with them many expectations. Our fresh, young, and inexperienced team practiced hard for two months, keeping in mind that our main goal was to represent the school in the best possible light. We were fortunate to play in excellent weather conditions on a perfect soccer pitch, ideal prerequisites for a great tournament. We started the tournament successfully, winning both matches against the schools from Helsinki (3:1) and Riga (2:1). The second day proved to be more challenging, with an easy win over the school from Kiev (5:0), and a hard fought victory over the International School from Belgrade (1:0), our biggest competitor for this year’s trophy. These wins qualified us directly for the tournament final. This was a second time in a row that we have played in the final. We were very proud to make it this far, with the previous wins boosting our confidence and raising expectations. The game proved to be an exciting clash of two able sides, with our students dominating on the soccer pitch for most of the game. We’re proud of our students showing fair play, playing with lots of enthusiasm, and wining the match 5:0, against the school from Helsinki.. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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NOVA hosts MS Boys soccer tournament

11/10/2015

From October 30th through to November 1st, NOVA had the honor of hosting the CEESA Blue Division Middle School Boys Soccer Tournament for 2015.The Tournament gathered teams from five international schools on the Alumina pitch:     -NOVA International School – Skopje, Macedonia (NOVA)    -International School of Belgrade, Serbia (ISB)    -Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria (AAS)    -International School of Helsinki, Finland (ISH)    -Pechersk School International – Kiev, Ukraine (PSI) In the many matches played on Friday there was a great deal of first score excitement and last minute uncertainty as the boys had lots of fun. The round-robin tournament culminated with placement games on Saturday afternoon. For 5th place, the Nova-White and Nova-Yellow teams engaged in a friendly game, which was eventually won by the White Supernovas. The bronze medal came back to the ISB's Dragons, after their 3:1 victory against the Wolfs from AAS. The toughest match on the pitch was played for the 1st and 2nd place finish between the Huskies (ISH) and the Panthers (PSI). Despite missing two players, the Huskies demonstrated their tenacity, coming in second to the Panthers only after an intense and spectacular match. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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CEESA MS Girls Soccer Tournament in Riga

11/5/2015

The NOVA Middle School (MS) girls soccer team attended the fall soccer tournament hosted by the International School of Latvia. Our students enjoyed themselves, playing through harsh weather conditions against other CEESA blue division soccer teams.  The Supernovas had an exciting start to the tournament. However, their relative inexperience resulted in a loss to the schools from Helsinki and Belgrade.  The girls' first two games were used for confidence building. The success of this strategy was evident on the pitch in their third game against the Anglo American School of Sofia. During this match, the girls displayed both soccer skills and determination,  resulting in a 1:1 draw.  On the second day of competition, the Supernovas had the misfortune of playing the first and second place finishers from Helsinki and Kiev. They came close to playing in the 3rd place match-up in a closely contested game against the school from Sofia, but lost at the end.   Over the course of three days, the Supernovas succeeded in establishing great bonds with one another, relying on each other both on and off the soccer pitch. With their newly built confidence, the girls will return next year stronger and wiser. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Kindergarteners become farmers for a day

11/5/2015

What could be a better learning strategy for closing out the unit about plants and beginning a unit on animals than to directly interact with nature? On Friday, October 30, kindergarten students had a splendid time visiting a farm. Although we came back with muddy shoes and soil under our nails, smiles were shining on our faces. We were fortunate enough to see how cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots grow. We were even allowed by the farmers to pluck carrots from the soil. We were able to identify the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of the plants through direct exploration. Besides plants, we interacted with animals, petting a fluffy white rabbit, watching pigs run around the sty, and finally realizing that chickens had only two legs. We felt the soft feathers of baby quails with our palms, and some of us fearlessly approached a herd of goats. We fed a horse, and some of us even confidently climbed on it. At the end of our field trip, we recorded our observations in our science activity journals. According to our field trip report, we saw: 5 different mammals, 3 different birds, 4 insects, zero fish, zero reptiles and zero amphibians. We made a wish for our next field trip to be in a rain forest. We cannot help but extend words of appreciation to the helpful hands of Ms. Bali Gonzalez and Ms. Mimi Shindilovska, who initiated the field trip and assisted throughout. Thank you, mommies.  Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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Hype Expo

11/4/2015

A team of 4 NOVA students participated in the project HYPE  EXPO - The Global Youth Startup Awards 2015. Their idea and business plan for an ELDR – Watch, made them get to the finals in EXPO – Milan, being one of seven finalists in the competition! Well done, Kristijan Atanasov, Marija Pljakova, Armina Sinani and Tamara Barsova! http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/164171/Israel-Expo-pavilion-to-announce-Youth-for-the-Elderly-prize.html Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA MS Boys Tournament hosted by NOVA

11/4/2015

 A reportage from the CEESA MS Boys Tournament hosted by NOVA  will be aired on Nasa TV, today from 2:40pm and 7:40pm.  

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First HS General assembly

11/3/2015

The High School held it's first All School Assembly for the 2015/2016 academic year. A seemingly overcrowded auditorium brought together faculty and students to celebrate both school spirit and student achievement for the first quarter. The Dance class treated us to a spectacular performance to 'Hey Mama'. A great way to start the year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ES Halloween Party in the Media

11/2/2015

     

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Interview with NOVA’s Public Relations and Alumni Coordinator, Ms. Katerina Zlatanovska Popova

11/2/2015

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HS principal, Mr. Viktor Novakovski, featured in the Board of Directors video of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association

11/2/2015

Our HS principal, Mr. Viktor Novakovski, featured in the Board of Directors video of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association, talking about the role of the organization, made up of 20 international schools. CEESA was formed to broaden the horizons of schools and to promote professional growth. In addition to the CEESA Annual Conference in March, CEESA sponsors regional workshops, institutes and meetings to foster professionalism, scholarship, and a deeper understanding of improvements for leading, teaching and learning. A unique offering of the association is that CEESA sponsors student activities, focusing on a variety of academic and non-academic areas, and a full schedule of sports events.

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ES Wisdom Assembly

11/2/2015

ES students learned about Wisdom during our first months of school. At our culminating assembly, the first grade Macedonia class illustrated and told the “Thirsty Crow” story. 5C created a detailed and informative powerpoint about being wise in school. The third graders sang “Let it Be” by the Beatles. Ms. Robeva’s second grade class shared their acrostic poems about how they can be wise. It was a great way to start off the year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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