June 2019


Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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January 2019


NOVA students take part in "Law on Youth"

1/15/2019

Back in December our students took part in the public discussion on the "Law on Youth" organized by the National Youth Council. It was quite an inspiring experience to see our students engage in heated discussions about issues which matter to them, at par with politicians and policy makers.   

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December 2018


Santa visits the Daily Center - Summnal

12/27/2018

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

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NOVA Green Initiative in the media

12/24/2018

        

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Project #ElkaMK

12/24/2018

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

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Teaching Nova students about Recycling #NovaGreenInitiative

12/20/2018

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

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Holiday spirit day, organized by our PTA

12/20/2018

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

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EMS Newsletter

12/20/2018

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

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Holiday Performance DVD on sale

12/19/2018

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

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Nova Green Initiative, for a cleaner and healthier community

12/19/2018

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

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NOVA school one of the most Googled phrases for 2018

12/18/2018

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

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Holiday season festivities in Nova

12/18/2018

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

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PTA's “ Healthy Food Healthy Children” campaign

12/17/2018

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

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Activities of the Club Scout Pack 2187

12/14/2018

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

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Toys for Tots

12/14/2018

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

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Project Tree

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation

12/13/2018

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

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12 MEP national simulation in the Media

12/12/2018

             

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Letter from the PTA

12/12/2018

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

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Macedonian and Albanian book fair in NOVA

12/11/2018

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Nova EMS holiday performance

12/10/2018

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

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Youth Wiki platform

12/7/2018

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

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Plusportals & Communication, PTA Coffee Morning

12/6/2018

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

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CEESA Cross Country event in Sofia

12/5/2018

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

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Coffee Morning

12/5/2018

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

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EMS Newsletter

12/4/2018

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

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Grade 5, exit point

12/4/2018

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

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