June 2019


Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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May 2019


PTA Morning Coffee 'Impact of Culture in our Schools'

5/22/2019

Dear NOVA community, we invite you to our next PTA morning coffee hour, next Wednesday May 22 @ 8:15am, EMS cafeteria. We are honored to host Mr. Peter Welch, an author and experienced School Head. He will facilitate highly engaging conversations about how one's own culture shapes learning in multicultural communities such as our school. You can see his CEESA talk on the topic of: 'Impact of Culture in our Schools' on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arqopRiHmXw&feature=share As always, we hope to see you there, to learn together, and also hope that you will find it highly engaging and beneficial.

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MS Boys Volleyball tournament, Vienna 2019

5/22/2019

This past weekend our NOVA MS Boys Volleyball team went in Vienna for the annual CEESA Volleyball tournament hosted by Vienna International School VIS. They finished 4th in a total of 8 teams competing. Our students showed strength, resilience, determination, team spirit, pride and commitment. They showed respect and fair play towards everyone involved in the games. This experience would be of a great significance for their future endeavors. Besides the competition, our students had a great opportunity to visit several important places in Vienna. They got enriched by visiting: St.Stephens Cathedral, Scöhnbrunn’s Palace and the oldest Zoo in Europe. They went to the center of the city and saw the amazing Austrian architecture. They built some great relationships with the other teams which will stay with them forever. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Press conference - Praska street becomes one-way street

5/21/2019

Today NOVA's manager, Ivan Novakovski, alongside the mayor of the municipality of Karposh, Stefan Bogoev gave a joint press conference regarding 'Prashka' becoming a one-way street. Nova worked collaboratively with the municipality of Karpos to make this infrastructural project happen. The school donated the project, together with the horizontal and vertical signalization, in order to improve traffic flow and safety, while reducing the bottleneck effect created, especially during peak traffic times. After the press conference all stakeholders in this project: the Nova leadership, the mayor, together with representatives from the Parent Teacher Association and Advisory Board, sat for a cup of morning coffee and a good conversation about future potential projects.   

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Art workshop with the students from the school 'Idnina'

5/17/2019

Yesterday students from the public school for children with special educational needs "Idnina" visited NOVA for an hour-long art workshop, supported by our students and staff. The kids had a great time, they could not hide the smiles from their faces and genuine joy and positive energy while visiting. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA HS BOYS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

5/17/2019

This year, May 17-18, NOVA International Schools will have the pleasure to host the international volleyball tournament for high school boys in Skopje. The students from Serbia – ISB – International School of Belgrade and Latvia – ISL– International School of Latvia will join the two NOVA teams in this competition. The games start at 9:00 am – both on Friday and Saturday, and the entrance is free of charge. The tournament games will take place at sports center FORCA, municipality of Karposh Let us all go to the games and support our Supernova's! You can follow the games on the livestream available on the event's website: https://sites.google.com/nova.edu.mk/ceesa-hs-boys-vball-2019/home 2019-05-14

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MS Girls Volleyball team, CEESA - Istanbul

5/16/2019

From May 9 to 12th NOVA’s MS Girls Volleyball team participated in the CEESA Volleyball Tournament hosted by Istanbul International Community School (IICS). The 8 participating teams are IICS - Dolphins, American School of Warsaw - Warsaw Warriors, International School of Latvia – LYNX, The International School of Azerbaijan – TISA TITANS, International School of Prague – Falcons, Anglo-American School of Moscow – Penguins, Pechersk School International Kyiv – Panthers and NOVA International Schools Skopje – SUPERNOVA. During the first day, our NOVA girls won 2 games (versus Warsaw Warriors and Latvia LYNX), lost 1 game against the host school by 1 point and ranked 2nd in the group. SUPERNOVA girls started Day 2 with a closely won game against the International School of Azerbaijan and secured the ticket to the placement games. After a really competitive and tight re-match with the host IICS for the 3rd place and lost at the 3rd set, NOVA team got the 4th place out of 8 teams. Being part of this tournament and playing versus other skillful teams was a great learning experience for team. The coaches are proud to say that our girls have handled both the wins and losses gracefully. The SUPERNOVA girls demonstrated skills, team work, good behavior and resilience throughout the tournament, which got them the SPORTSMANSHIP award. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Nova Green Initiative [Fridays for Future lecture]

5/16/2019

Yesterday Nova students had a presentation from the initiative "Fridays for Future". During the hour-long presentation, students had the chance to learn more about climate change and about the global initiative and how they can join. This lecture is a part of the Nova Green Initiative, which includes a series of activities, events, lectures dedicated to improving our environment. #NovaGreenInitiative

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NOVA Family Bazaar 2019 on Nasa TV

5/15/2019

We’re thrilled to announce that a show featuring the Family Bazaar will air on NASA TV this Saturday , May 18th from 11:00 am. It will be re-broadcasted on Sunday, May 19th from 5:45 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the show.  

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Open call for creative solutions for Nova's new mascot!

5/15/2019

We are in the process of choosing a school mascot, one that would add on to our school spirit, particularly for the CEESA events where our students participate. Join the creative process.  

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Nova Yearbook on pre-sale until May 31st

5/14/2019

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Family Bazaar 2019 in the Media

5/14/2019

                                 

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Praska street becomes one-way

5/13/2019

Dear NOVA community, As of this Monday ‘Praska' is officially a one-way street, with traffic flowing west to east, from the direction of Forza, towards the city center. The one-way implementation was a result of the efforts by school leadership, along with the PTA, working collaboratively with the municipality of Karpos to make it happen. The school donated the project, together with the horizontal and vertical signalization, with the ultimate goal of improving traffic flow and safety, while reducing the bottleneck effect created, during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times.  We thank you for observing the new traffic regulations and helping us improve the overall security of our students and the greater community.

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Middle School Science Fair featured on NASA TV!

5/13/2019

We’re thrilled to announce that a reportage from our Middle School Science Fair will air on NASA TV today, May 13th from 10:30 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on tomorrow, May 14th from 10:25 am and from 6:50 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch our young scientists present their amazing science projects.

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NOVA Family Bazaar 2019

5/13/2019

The Parent Teacher Association [PTA] alongside Nova International Schools successfully organized the 13th annual, traditional Family Bazaar. On a sunny Saturday, Nova welcomed hundreds of friends of the school, for a day filled with fun, music, food, sports, games and other exciting events tailor made for our guests and their children. The funds collected from this Family Bazaar will be donated to the 'Daily Center for Street Children in Shuto Orizari’. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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High School, Class of 2019

5/13/2019

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Visit to the Daily Center for Street Children

5/10/2019

Dear Nova community, yesterday Ms. Mackovska, Ms. Vckova, and Mr. Markoski as part of the PTA and our student Georgina visited the Daily Center for Street Children in Shuto Orizari. They were all introduced with the work of the center, their needs and got the possibility to meet some of the families and kids visiting the center. The center is our beneficiary of this year's Family Bazaar. So let us support this cause tomorrow on the 13th annual Family Bazaar. #novainternationalschools #nova #FamilyBazaar Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Tuesday, May 7th is a working day

5/7/2019

Dear NOVA community,   Please be informed that tomorrow will be a regular school day. We also were just made aware of the government decision, which pertains to the public schools. As we have already scheduled testing sessions and many other end-of-year activities it makes it very difficult to change our schedule on such short notice. By remaining open, our focus is to provide continuity in our educational process, as our first priority.    We do realize that this decision might present a challenge for some families, especially from areas that need to cross the city center in order to get to the school, and therefore will expect some families and staff to arrive later than usual.     You can access the government’s decision in Macedonian on the following link: https://vlada.mk/node/17713.   

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International Jazz Day in NOVA

5/7/2019

Traditionally, this year Nova celebrated the International Jazz Day with a concert for the students in the MS and HS. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Fourth International Aeromodelling Meeting

5/7/2019

Volunteers needed - earn more community service points! Sign up via e-mail.

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Nova at the Skopje Marathon #Teach&Run

5/7/2019

Under the slogan #Teach&Run, Nova faculty, staff members and students took part in the annual Skopje Marathon. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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‘Praska' is becoming a one-way street

5/6/2019

‘Praska' is becoming a one-way street, with Nova working collaboratively with the municipality of Karpos to make it happen. The school donated the project, together with the horizontal and vertical signalization, in order to improve traffic flow and safety, while reducing the bottleneck effect created, especially during peak traffic times. This is a welcomed change, that we hope will make the surroundings of Nova safer for our students and the greater community. (link)  

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Award-winning YA author Mr. Dominic Carrillo visits Nova

5/6/2019

On May 2rd & 3th, NOVA EMS Libraries had the honor to bring award-winning YA author Mr. Dominic Carrillo in the classrooms. During his two-day visit, Mr. Carrillo met our Grade 6 to 9 students. He modeled writing workshops, answered students’ questions about his books and shared his expertise as an author and a teacher. Moreover, our students had the chance to be the first readers of Nia and the Dealer, our guest’s newest book that won't be on Amazon until June. It was wonderful to see students so excited and engaged.   In Grade 7 and Grade 8 Life Skills sessions, students were grouped and rotated among different stations sharing their ideas about the key themes addressed in Mr. Carrillo’s books such as rumors, popularity, first love, stereotypes, gender double-standards and racism. During these sessions, Mr. Carrillo had the chance to observe, listen to and interact with our youngsters.   Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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Spring Book Fair in the ES library

5/6/2019

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Community service in action [school, Idnina]

5/3/2019

Dear NOVA, Recently, we had a chance to spend time with the students from the Special School Idnina and deliver a donation to their institution. After raising some funds from several charitable events we have managed to purchase a computer with assistive technology for the students to use. NOVA also contributed by purchasing a much-needed trackball mouse. We would like to thank each and everyone of our colleagues for their active and selfless contribution to the Bake Sale we ran for a week, and to the leadership and everyone at NOVA for their active participation in our initiative.

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Nova HS Mathematics club at the CEESA HS Mathematics competition

5/3/2019

From April 18-21, 2019, at the International school of Belgrade, Nova's HS Mathematics club participated in the CEESA HS Mathematics competition. In the last 3 months, these Mathletes were working hard solving math problems, practicing and learning new skills, new math topics, working as a team, and enjoying being challenged out of their comfort zone. Under the watchful eye and guidance from their coaches Ms. Elena V'chkova and Ms. Jasmina Dzurivska-Blazeska, our students went to Belgrade confident and excited. This year we had 12 students in 3 teams. The senior team showed exemplary math solving skills in the individual round, but even better team communication skills and managed to win a trophy for the third place in the team competition. Both junior teams were doing their best and managed to be placed at the fifth and fourth place, respectfully. During the competition our Nova students were having a lot of fun activities in which they showed the best that Nova can offer; team spirit even when the teams were mixed with other schools, competitive attitude, openness and acceptance of others, bravery when exposed to new challenges (like creating a rocket-bottle with recycled materials in a short amount of time), creativity and sense of humor, but above all, human values and empathy, general and emotional intelligence. The cherry on top was the individual competition where our 9 grader Marko Tanevski with a very high score - won gold medal in the junior part. A handful of our Nova Mathletes were also placed in the best 10 in junior or senior division. This was a great experience and we wish to continue next year the interest and success our students have in math. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Award-winning author Dominic Carrillo visiting NOVA

5/1/2019

The EMS library cordially shares the wonderful news of award-winning author Dominic Carrillo visiting NOVA again on May 2 and May 3 with his latest YA book Nia and the Dealer (coming out on Amazon in June). NOVA students will have the chance to be among the first readers to get this sequel to The Unusual Suspects and have it autographed! During his two-day visit, Mr. Carrillo will meet Grade 6 to Grade 9 groups respectively to work on students’ writing pieces and to lead discussions about teen topics through his stories and characters.

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April 2019


Community service in action

4/22/2019

Every Friday, our students visit the Red Cross for the homeless in Momin Potok and support the center by helping to prepare and deliver food.

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Boris Trajkovski Scholarship Program in the Media

4/19/2019

        

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Nova Green Initiative Bike/Walk to school day

4/19/2019

The Nova Green Initiative presents: Bike/Walk to school day. This Friday walk or bike to school, and get a discount in our school cafeteria.#NovaGreenInitiative #Nova#novainternationalschools #EarthDay

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Do the monsters have feelings? (Macedonian: Дали чудовиштата имаат чувства?)

4/19/2019

On Wednesday. April 17 kindergartners were exploring this question during Macedonian language class. The highlight of the class was the visit of the famous Macedonian author for children Ms. Biljana Crvenkovska. She introduced the Cyrillic letter /Ч/ (English/phoneme /CH/) to the students through several activities including a read aloud, from her most recent picture word book "Bibi's World" presentation, discussion and coloring, related to the theme. This was a great day shared with a wonderful and resourceful person such as Ms. Crvenkovska.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Rainforest Musical performed by NOVA 2nd Grade Students

4/19/2019

As part of the Saving The World - Rainforest unit, 2nd Graders at NOVA International Schools have been learning about body percussion (clapping, whistling, stomping and finger snapping). Together, they used their bodies, voices and percussion instruments to represent a scene with the sounds of the rain, a thunderstorm, wind, and all the different animal sounds which may be found in a rain-forest. Enjoy!

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Nova HS, school assembly [April, 2019]

4/19/2019

The amazing day of sunshine on Wednesday 17 April was the perfect day for our Assembly in High School. As the images reveal, it was a chance for all to pause and enjoy time away from academics. We enjoyed a range of performances from our drama department, dancers, the band and a few daring voices including our Head of School, Mr Viktor Novakovski and our Librarian, Ms. AnaTrajkovska. Our time together was the perfect way to remind ourselves of the pending Spring Break, a time for renewal and rejuvenation. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Welcoming the new Nova Boris Trajkovski scholars

4/18/2019

This year, for the 15th year in a row, we had the pleasure of bestowing full scholarship awards to three students. The process started early January, with our team visiting over 20 schools in Skopje, live feed on a TV station and several publications on social media. The result? Over 240 students who entered the first round of testing and 20 students who successfully managed to enter the second round of testing. After a fun day filled with creative, team activities, the NOVA-Boris Trajkovski committee managed to choose three students that represent characteristics that we find in a true NOVA student: leadership skills, team player, motivator. On April 10th at a private ceremony, accompanied by NOVA leadership and representative of the Boris Trajkovski foundation, our three new scholarship students received their certificates and thus helped us in successfully closing another cycle of this eminent award. We wish nothing but the best of luck and success to our new scholars but also to all of the other brave children that took part and were with us in this important journey. NOVA HS Admissions office Check the gallery from the event here

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PTA coffee hour

4/17/2019

Dear Parents, come and meet our next EMS Principal Ms. Stacy Sherman, who will be visiting the school next week. She has agreed to attend our PTA coffee hour next Wednesday, April 17 at 8:15am.Ms Sherman will begin her transition next week and appreciates the chance to meet our parent community at this coffee hour, prior to commencing her duties in July. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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7 Ротари конференцијата за професионална ориентација (Во живо)

4/13/2019

Ротари клубот Скопје Камен Мост оваа година по седми пат ќе ја организира конференцијата за професионална ориентација на млади под мотото „Should I follow my dream? (Да го следам ли својот сон?)“.Конференцијата ќе се одржи во сабота, 13.04.2019, од 11:00 до 15:15 часот, во просториите на Meѓународното училиште НОВА. За време на настанот членовите на Ротари клубот Скопје Камен Мост ќе го споделат сопственото искуство од својата професија, а истото ќе го сторат и неколку еминентни гости говорници, на средношколци од цела Македонија, со фокус на 2-ра и 3-та година, се со цел да им се помогне во нивниот избор на идна професионална кариера.Пријавата за присуство ќе биде овозможена и преку евент на ФБ страната на НОВА, и на мејл на НОВА info@nova.edu.mk.

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Knitting and Crocheting club

4/12/2019

Yesterday we had the pleasure to start the new Knitting and Crocheting club led by the ladies from the Home for the Elderly Mother Theresa. It was an inspiring hour of multi-generational learning and fun. We would like to extend my gratitude to Ms. Mickovska and Ms. Taravari for their support.

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10th anniversary of Nova's Science Fair

4/12/2019

This year was the 10th Anniversary of NOVA’s Science Fair, a full decade of scientific research by students who were daring and inquisitive. Students were researching topics from the previous ten years, such as: In the World of Machines and Inventions, Science is Music – Music is Science, Exercise and Sports in Science, Good Health is Above Wealth, Explore the Earth, Ecology: Go Green Nova Team – water and soil pollution, Go Green Breathe Clean - air pollution, and Famous Scientists and their Inventions Students were investigating their scientific questions carefully following the steps of the scientific method, and preparing to publicly share their findings. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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The 7th Rotary conference for professional orientation in the media

4/12/2019

                

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HEALTHY FOOD HEALTHY KIDS

4/12/2019

Dear parents, you are all invited for the EMS “HEALTHY FOOD HEALTHY KIDS“ campaign food tasting event happening this Friday.

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Second annual NOVA PTA fundraising event

4/10/2019

The second annual Nova PTA fundraising event, took place in DoubleTree by Hilton in Skopje. An amazing evening where the NOVA community joined for a good cause and enjoyed a unique program of a talent show, fashion show and a silent auction of EMS students art works. An exemplary night of kindness and community pride. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Middle School Science Fair in the Media

4/10/2019

               

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Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'

4/9/2019

Saturday the 6th of April 2019 marked the first Nova alumni coffee hour organized by Nova and the newly established Nova alumni association. The event brought together 50 students, 8 Nova alums, and faculty and staff members for a day of lectures and informal sessions on topics in the realm of Creativity and Technology. The event welcomed back alumni to NOVA’s campus to have a cup of coffee with students and other alumni and talk about their current careers and professions, allowing students and alumni to gain more in-depth knowledge about a field of study or profession they might be interested in. The speakers for the first Nova alumni coffee hour were: Marko Piskachev, Branislav Gerazov, Maksim Naumovski and Davor Karakashev, Zivko Grozdanovski, Georgi Unkovski, Jelkica Popovski and Allan Castillo. Check out the photo gallery form the event here

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Community service program, in action.

4/9/2019

Dear NOVA, over the weekend our community service program was rather busy. On Saturday, with more than 15 students we visited the center for clothes donations of the "Red Cross". For 4 hours the students separated the clothes that people have donated and made sure that they were organized and placed to a good use. On Sunday, more than 10 students took part of the Youth Fest organized by the Youth Council of the US Embassy. To sum up their general experience one of our students wrote "We liked that it was something different from what we have seen and we learned that there are a lot of different ways to help the people around you by volunteering. We also met young entrepreneurs whose stories inspired us. We hope to see something as nice next year" Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Science Fair

4/9/2019

Nova MS Science Fair: one decade of science fairs in #Nova

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Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'

4/6/2019

Dear NOVA high school students, we are very excited to invite all of you to our first alumni flagship event that we are co-organizing with the Nova Alumni Association titled 'Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'. The event will welcome back alums to NOVA’s campus, all experienced professionals in their prospective fields of creativity or technology, in order to meet and discuss with students, over a cup of coffee, about their current careers and professions, allowing students to gain more in-depth knowledge about a field of study they might be interested in. We are opening this call just for Nova 9-12 grade students at this stage. You can apply for participating at this event by filling in this form [sent to all students via e-mail today]. The event is going to take place at Nova on the 6th of April [Saturday] 2019 from 11am until 1pm.

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Branislav Gerazov speaker @ Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology

4/6/2019

NOVA International Schools Alumni Association will host its first flagship event for Nova students grade 9-12 titled: 'Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'. Branislav Gerazov will be one of the speakers for the event, covering the topic of 'Machine Learning'.Students that are interested in participating should only fill in the online form sent to their e-mails.#Novaalumni #Novainternationalschools

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Zivko Grozdanoski speaker @ Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology

4/6/2019

Unique opportunity for all Nova students, grade 9-12. NOVA International Schools Alumni Association will host its first flagship event for Nova students grade 9-12 titled: 'Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'. Zivko Grozdanoski will be one of the speakers for the event, covering the topic of 'Writing'. Nova students that are interested in participating should only fill in the online form sent to their e-mails. #Novaalumni#Novainternationalschools

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Grade 6 students, unit entry point: Collaboration

4/5/2019

Grade 6 students participated in Egg Drop Competition as an Entry Point for their new IMYC Unit COLLABORATION. They were working in teams to design and test a casing for a raw egg. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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IMYC Unit: Renewal

4/5/2019

The last IMYC 8th grade Unit RENEWAL for this Academic year has the following Big idea: The end of a process is often the preparation for the beginning of something new. This Unit was introduced with an Entry point held on Monday, April 1st. As the 5th graders are transferring to MS and the 8th graders are transferring to HS next year, they have a lot in common. So the 8th grade students had an opportunity to share their own views and experience in MS with the 5th grade students. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA PARENT AND TEACHER FUNDRAISING PARTY!

4/5/2019

The NOVA Parent Teacher Association cordially invites the entire Nova community to our second annual: NOVA PARENT AND TEACHER FUNDRAISING PARTY! This year it is themed “Nova's Got Talent” and will take place Friday April 5th starting at 19h and hosted by the Doubletree by Hilton Skopje Hotel.

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Nova students, Promotion of Human Values project 2019

4/2/2019

Nova students are now working on their Red Cross PHV (Promotion of Human Values) projects. One of the groups in our school is helping a family that lost its house in a fire. The family lives near Skopje, and they lost a lot in the fire. While their new house is under construction, our students are trying to helped them rebuild their family life by providing them with clothes, school supplies, home appliances, and some furniture.  We already had the first delivery on Friday. Our team also played one football match with the boys. Today the students brought the kids and their mom in the Zoo. They spend few hours with the family and in the same time they celebrated the birthday of one of the children. Both the children and our students had a wonderful time. This year for the 5th time we are a part of the National Program Red Cross in Action - Promotion of Human Values RCA-PHV. This program makes great impact in the community for more than 20 years. It engages young individuals from different backgrounds to work together in order to help the community and to make valuable difference in someone's life. Every year around 1200 students are involved in the process. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Georgi M. Unkovski speaker @ Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology

4/2/2019

Join the Nova Alumni Coffee Hour this Saturday [April 6th 2019] and meet Georgi M. Unkovski, a Nova alum and one of our speakers in the theme of Creativity. The sign up e-form is available for all Nova HS students until Wednesday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQTQPFPhyiMK3_kCditQHI8dz-6mWW4v1MDbnDoXfCFzX_pQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR28mjeSy6gUDjZfqOhMM5ZHOa6kMMAjPjWc7ZSqXP80HIP_1-ID45ORrTg

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EMS Newsletter

4/2/2019

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. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-10-2019.html

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