July 2019


Nova Summer Camp 2019, Week 3

7/5/2019

The last week of NOVA Summer Camp went as smoothly as the previous two. While the Blue Dolphins, the Yellow Tigers, and the Red Lynxes relished another week of athletic and challenging activities, highlighted by the overnight camping experience on Wednesday night on Vodno, the Green Happy Frogs continued to enjoy a vast array of fun and educational activities which provided endless entertainment, leaving no opportunities for boredom.  During the past exciting three weeks, we saw a sense of closeness, friendship, as well as trust and confidence gradually develop among all our campers. We are certain the NOVA Summer Camp program means more than just fun and excitement to your child. The wonderful experience of socializing with children from different backgrounds, cultures, and ages is unquestionably an invaluable one. Check out the photo gallery from the activities here

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ES End of Year Performance and Grade 5 Transitioning Ceremony Featured on Nasa TV

7/2/2019

NOVA ES End of Year Performance and Grade 5 Transitioning Ceremony, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Wednesday, 3rd of July, from 8.30 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Thursday, 4th of July from 10.30 pm, Friday, 5th of July from 11.30 pm and on Saturday, 6th of July, from 9:30 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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Nova Summer Camp 2019, Week 2

7/1/2019

With the second week of SummerCamp excitement and fun already behind us, we would like to give you an overview of the main activities and highlights. During the second week, the Blue Dolphins, Yellow Tigers and Red Lynxes had the chance to try their hands at several challenging activities: hiking on Vodno including orientational games, practicing precision and self-trust through archery, developing focus, concentration, body balance and self-control through fencing, karate, and yoga, developing team-building skills, learning how to rely on teammates to accomplish goals, and working together to overcome obstacles during the laser hunt. Campers were producing sounds during their Music workshop, and expressing their artistic skills during the Art workshop. Furthermore, during the exciting water games and sports, the campers demonstrated cooperation, fair-play and high spirit of participation. On Friday, they had a chance to relax at the Aqua park, and wrap up one more week of excitement with the Mini Olympiad. The Happy Green Frogs had a similarly eventful second week, with exciting new activities that were enjoyed by all. Their visits to the Amusement park and the outdoor activities allowed campers to build their confidence in trying to overcome new challenges. They were especially enthusiastic during the zoology master class at the Skopje Zoo, where they learned where different animals come from, and the jobs the employees at the zoo perform. They were excellent explorers of nature at the City park, wrapping up their experience with a nature walk, and they learned how to maintain balance through horseback riding. Afternoon sessions included various hands-on activities, water games, read alouds, songs and crafts.  We could not be more proud and happy to see our campers become more confident, seeing their active role by participating in all activities and making new friends. We are certain that we have another fun and exciting week ahead of us. We are looking forward to the new adventures it will bring!  Check out the photo gallery from the activities here

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June 2019


Summer Camp 2019, Week 1

6/23/2019

We are very happy to report that we had an amazing first week of our NOVA Summer Camp, and would like to share some unforgettable moments with all of you. During the first week of the program, all campers adjusted well in their groups, they easily made new friends from different countries and cultural backgrounds, developed new skills, experienced new and challenging activities, and built team spirit. Many more such moments lie ahead of us in the following two weeks. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Introducing the Nova community Anja Mukaetova

6/21/2019

Dear Nova community, meet Anja Mukaetova who has been a part of the Nova family for 12 years. She started in our Elementary Middle School and graduated as an IB student in the High School. The next academic year she will be in London studying at the University of the Arts. Learn more about Anja's educational journey on the link bellow. https://tocka.com.mk/vesti/310824/anja-mukaetova-ke-ucam-na-najprestizniot-fakultet-za-graficki-dizajn-vo-evropa?fbclid=IwAR2QoTetQmluSRZh7SB7iomCYWcRVvYO1cgxTdhIY22Uka9VlWSy1FAhgGg

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NOVA High School Commencement Ceremony Featured on Nasa TV

6/17/2019

NOVA High School  Commencement Ceremony, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Tuesday, June 18th, from 8.00 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Wednesday, 19th of June from 6.00 pm, Thursday, 20th of June from 2.00 pm and on Sunday, 23rd of June, from 6:00 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform and graduate.

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NOVA ASA Ballet Recital Featured on Nasa TV

6/17/2019

NOVA ASA Ballet Recital, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Wednesday, June 19th, from 9.20 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Thursday, 20th of June from 9.00 am, Thursday, 20th of June from 7.00 pm and on Friday, 21st of June, from 5:00 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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Match of the year 'H.C Vardar versus Nova students' Featured on Nasa TV

6/17/2019

A reportage from the match of the year 'H.C Vardar versus Nova students, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Thursday, June 20th, from 8.00 pm and will be rebroadcasted on Thursday, 20th of June, from 10.20 pm, Friday, 21th of June, from 8.00 am, Friday, 21th of June, from 12.00 pm and on Friday, 21th of June, from 4:30 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch how our student played handball with the champions.

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Month of Sport

6/16/2019

Dear NOVA community, we would like you to inform you that the Nova teams recently finished with their participation in the 'Month of Sport'. Out of 25 companies competing in different sports, NOVA International Schools finished on 3rd place, overall. Our female running team finished 1st in the 5 and 10km races, the beach volleyball team got the 3rd place, and we also participated in the Football and Bowling competitions. Massive thanks to all the participants during this busy month, hopefully next year we will be in a bigger number.

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Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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NOVA MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

6/14/2019

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University Acceptances 2019

6/14/2019

We invite you all to take a look at the Nova University Acceptances Map for 2019, alongside an archive of interviews from our graduating students. http://www.nova.edu.mk/university_acceptances.aspx

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Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day, June 2019

6/14/2019

This is a traditional PTA event where Nova parents show their gratitude and appreciation for the hard work, dedication and love that teachers demonstrate throughout the school year as educators and mentors to all NOVA students. At this year’s event, 14 Nova employees were acknowledged for their 10 and 20 years of devoted service to the school. The Ars Studio book store donated 200 books to the HS library and a book gift to every employee in the school. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Elementary School, End of Year Performance and Grade 5 Transitioning Ceremony

6/13/2019

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Match of the year 'H.C Vardar versus Nova students'

6/11/2019

We invited the players from the H.C Vardar aka the EHF Champions League Champions for 2018-19 to join us for a friendly game with the students from the Nova EMS. Several players and the coach of the team joined us, and needless to say this was the most popular event happening in the school, as seen from the pictures in the gallery. The student played handball with the champions, took photos, ate some cake, and had a great time. We would like to thank the entire team: the players, the coaches, the staff, the administration for making this happen and including us in this celebration. Well done Vardar! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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After School Ballet Recital

6/10/2019

Rose and the Bad Wolf Is the big bad wolf really that bad? The motley crew of bluebirds, foxes, and cats of the picturesque wood lives in harmony, except the lonesome wolf – everyone is afraid of him! But it may take “only” one little brave girl with a big heart to make a twist in the fairy tale. The lonesome wolf will not be lonely any longer and fear leaves the wood. Come and see how love conquers the hardened heart and fears and makes the world go round. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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Introducing the Nova community Vitan Cherepnalkovski

6/10/2019

Meet Vitan Cherepnalkovski, a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2019. Vitan will continue his education at The University of Edinburgh where he will be studying physics. In this interview he discusses his chosen field of study and University choice, his time spent in Nova, and where he sees himself in the future. Check out the interview on the following link   

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A New School Tradition?

6/10/2019

Last Thursday, Grade 11 students celebrated the end of the year with an outdoor party. The event was organized by Andra Rice, and based around enjoying outdoor games, eating pizza provided by the school cafeteria, and listening to relaxing tunes. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ASA Ballet Recital: Rose And The Bad Wolf

6/6/2019

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HS 9-11 Golden and Silver Seal Awards Ceremony

6/6/2019

We were proud to honour our hard-working and committed learners today in a ceremony led by our Student Engagement Coordinators. Well done! Hard work pays off! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Julius Caesar Flash Mob in Nova

6/6/2019

  Students from Grade 9 Social Studies have completed a thorough study of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and what that consequence has meant to the subsequent ages of Europeans throughout history. This means not only the political history of the event but also how this event was remembered in the literary tradition of the 16 th century by the playwright, William Shakespeare.   The first 271 words of Marc Antony’s Funeral Oration for Julius Caesar is known as the most important speech in the English language. Mr. Stayanoff’s 9 th grade Social Science class studied the meaning of the words written in “Old English” to understand the essence of the message that Antony is said to have cleverly givento the people of Rome that made them turn on Caesar’s murderers. Student’s, MayaTeofilovska, Jana Perusheska, Kalina Spasovska and Jana Joksimovska were selected at random to participate in a “Marc Antony Flash -Mob” in the main atrium of Nova High School at the exact time of day when Caesar is said to have been killed. The short, sudden but powerful performance by these women demonstrated to passersby their competence, understanding and “ownership” of this most important work of Shakespeare.   The flash experience was a collaborative effort between Nova Social Science Department and Nova Dramainstructor, Dean Damjanovski. Check out the photo gallery from the evnet here  

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Introducing the Nova community Nina Decheva

6/6/2019

From the graduating class of 2019 we present Nina Decheva. Nina has been a par of the AP program in Nova, speaks several languages fluently, and will continue her education in France at the EDHEC Business School. In this interview she discusses her chosen field of study and University choice, her time spent in Nova, and where she sees herself in the future. Check out the interview on the following link 

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Introducing the Nova community to Teodor Parolo Tasevski

6/5/2019

Today we introduce the Nova community to Teodor Parolo Tasevski, a Nova student from the graduating Class of 2019. Teodor will be studying at Fordham University where he will pursue an education in Global business, with a focus on finances and economy. In this interview he shared his experience of studying in Nova, applying to universities, and offered some well intention-ed tips for the upcoming generations of students. Check out the interview on the following link 

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Introducing the Nova community to Ilija Ristovski

6/5/2019

We introduce to the Nova community Ilija Ristovski, a Nova student that will pursue his University education in the field of medicine in Hungary. Ilija is a part of our graduating class of 2019, and was involved in our IB program for the past two years. In this interview he shared his experience of studying in Nova, applying to universities, and offered some well intention-ed tips for the upcoming generations of students. Check out the interview on the following link 

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NOVA 2019 graduates, Vitan Cherepnalkovski, Ina Kronevska and Anastasija Markovska featured on 21TV

6/3/2019

Dear Nova community, today we introduce you to three more students from our Graduating Class of 2019. Meet Ina, Vitan and Anastasija, all Nova students who will now continue their education in the areas of: physics, bio-medicine and electric engineering. Last week these three students had a unique opportunity to talk about their educational experiences in Nova and how this experience prepared them for University and life. They shared their experience of studying in Nova, applying to universities, and offered some well intention-ed tips for the upcoming generations of students.

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HC Vardar wins their second European Handball Federation Champions League title

6/3/2019

On behalf of the whole NOVA community, we would like to congratulate the HC Vardar on their impressive feat of securing their second European Handball Federation's Champions League title, after impressive wins over handball titans Barcelona and Veszprem. Our community together with the whole country was captivated by Vardar overcoming all odds, and turning around their semifinal game against Barcelona, and securing their gold medal with a strong win against Veszprem. We take particular pride in this achievement, as we consider ourselves an extension of the Vardar family, having educated the player’s children for a number of years. We look forward to another exciting seasons, in the hopes we can again celebrate the team’s achievements.

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Lead Up, 2019

6/3/2019

There is only one way to lead and that is to Lead Up! May 30 was the first day of a new journey for learners who are Nova-bound! We welcomed our incoming ninth-graders to support their path to a new life in High School. The event was facilitated by our amazing Student Services team and fabulous Student Mentors. Our newbies experienced a tour of their new campus, were introduced to faculty and new peers, and got a taste of the adventure that awaits. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA 2019 graduates, Nina Decheva and Marija Andreevska featured on Telma TV

6/1/2019

Meet Nina and Marija, from the Nova graduating class of 2019! This morning our students had an amazing opportunity to share their educational and personal journeys on national TV. During the interview Nina and Marija talked about their time spent in Nova, the classes they took, the way our educational system is organized and their future educational plans. They shared their experience of applying to a world class university, and offered some well intentioned tips for the upcoming generations of students.

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May 2019


Introducing CAS projects

5/31/2019

Dear NOVA, this week, 8th graders were introduced with the CAS projects organized by our IB Seniors. In a relaxing and yet inspiring environment, HS students discussed their community projects and inspired future high schoolers for the possibilities that CAS and community service is offering.

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Mr. Peter Welch visits Nova [PLC, May 2019]

5/31/2019

Mr. Peter Welch, Head of Schools in Thailand, Turkey, Finland presently transitioning to Romania, and author of upcoming book: ‘Who on Earth Are You? – A Handbook for Thriving in a Mixed-Up World’, joined our school community for two days of professional learning with our students, parents, faculty, staff and leadership members. In these sessions we discussed the impact of culture in schools. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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EMS Newsletter

5/29/2019

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-12-2019.html

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Music workshop in the Nova MS

5/29/2019

Dear Nova community, through our Community Service program and together with the music teacher Ms. Milanova, today we had a music workshop for the kids with special needs from the school Idnina. Thank you to the 8th graders, for their professionalism and enthusiasm and to Ms. Milanova for making this possible. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Laughter yoga as an after school activity

5/29/2019

Laughter yoga is a NOVA after school activity taking place for the second year in a row. It is a combination of deep controlled breathing, stretching and laughing. We learn, exercise and play at our classes. Laughter yoga makes us feel good and develops positive emotions. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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NOVA HS Boys Volleyball team wins 1st and 2nd place

5/28/2019

NOVA had the exciting opportunity to host the CEESA High School Boys' Volleyball Tournament. Our boys fielded an impressive two teams to the tournament, giving their all in matches against the ISL Linx's and the ISB Dragons. At the end of an intensive two full days of matches, NOVA emerged victorious. Our senior team won GOLD, beating ISB and ISL in a riveting final match. NOVA's junior team improved considerably over the course of the tournament, coming close to taking a match from the 2nd place team. In the end, though, it was the closeness of the small tournament, which was well organized and went off without any incidents, that led to the formation and retrenchment of bonds within and between the teams present at the tournament. Our NOVA families acted as gracious hosts to the visiting teams, showing them the city of Skopje and treating them like a part of the family while they were here. Because, in the end, it is the sense of camaraderie and good sportsmanship that are the hallmark of any CEESA event. So, if you pass by a member of the HS boys' Volleyball team, be sure to give them a hearty congratulations for their phenomenal victory. " Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Supernova's win silver medal at a HS Girls Volleyball tournament

5/28/2019

From May 16th to 18th, 2019 the CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was an event where 5 teams competed, among which our SuperNOVA HS Girls Volleyball team consisted of 10 students. While the trip itself was filled with fun, laughter, and enjoyment, those emotions translated in very intense and skilled games, strong team spirit, dedicated play, and an excellent volleyball overall. After 2 long days of games and cheering for each other, with only 1 game lost in the qualifiers, and after a victory in semifinals, NOVA HS Girls were set to play the finals on Saturday afternoon. It took almost 2 hours and 5 sets of a very intense and equal game with girls playing to the best of their skills and volleyball technique, with team spirit and commitment to play to the last atom of their strength. In a close cut till the very last point, NOVA girls arrived with a silver medal, and experienced support, respect and a praise by all other teams and coaches as if they were champions. The girls returned home enriched with many new friendships and excellent impressions. Congratulations! Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Meeting in the Dutch Embassy [Nova seniors]

5/27/2019

On May 21st, a group of Nova seniors bound for the Netherlands, in terms of their undergraduate studies and our Director of Guidance and Counseling visited the Dutch Embassy for a meeting with their Good Governance and Culture team, as well as Ambasssador Plomp. We've had this opportunity for several years running, and this year we are continuing what seems to be developing into a beautiful tradition. The meeting welcomed not only Nova students, but other seniors from public schools in our country for a productive conversation about their upcoming educational adventures.

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Fridays for future, Skopje

5/27/2019

Nova MS students, parents and one dedicated teacher stood up for a cleaner, greener world joining the Fridays for future event in Skopje. #NovaGreenInitiative Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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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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