June 2019


Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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March 2019


Nova will host best selling author Myron Dueck

3/7/2019

NOVA International School is pleased to share that March 7-8, 2019 our school will host Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. He is a fellow educator, and educational administrator. Myron currently lives in Canada, where he serves as the Vice-Principal for Grading, Assessment, Innovation and Reporting Student Learning in his local school district. His visit to NOVA is a planned part of an ongoing professional learning community effort to refine our standards-based grading (SBG), teaching and learning practices. Myron's visit will offer keynote lectures to our community, targeted sessions for teacher groups, and informal opportunities for parents and students during morning coffee hours. Myron's visit comes on the heels of the international Assessment Summit NOVA hosted this fall, where our community heard from renowned author Ken O'Conner. Myron's SBG support ties seamlessly with Ken's efforts, all in support of NOVA implementing world's best educational practices in SBG, teaching and learning.

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February 2019


Annual High School Performance

2/17/2019

Save the dates for the annual High School Performance! February 17, 2019 at the Macedonian national theater starting from 7pm.

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“Active kids healthy kids" NOVA campaign

2/14/2019

On February 14th the NOVA PTA will hold a cookie sale fundraiser to benefit the “Active kids healthy kids" NOVA campaign, in an effort to raise money to acquire exercise and game equipment for the EMS Physical Education Department. More than that, we are hoping to cheer up the students and spread some care, and love in observance of Valentine’s Day.

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Life skills in Advisory: Cooking

2/14/2019

Advisory class is all about social and emotional learning. Today during advisory, a group of NOVA students learned about self-care and the kitchen, as they learned how to make vegan burgers and "energy balls". These two recipes are simple enough for anyone to try, and nutritious too. With any luck, these students will carry this skill with them to their first experience living away from home - university!  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Valentine's day food donation campaign

2/13/2019

Dear students and colleagues, to celebrate the 14th of February - Valentine's day, our student Olimpia is organizing a food donation campaign. On Thursday (14 February) at 3:15 pm we will make 100 sandwiches for the daily center for children from the street in Shuto Orizari. You will receive branded t-shirt and a certificate for participation. Lets all share with our hearts!

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Nova Robotics team participates in a competition in Bucharest

2/13/2019

After a 12-hour trip to Bucharest and a quick walk through a mall for a coffee and snacks we headed off to the American International School of Bucharest. This year’s FTC game is called Rover Ruckus and it's intended to simulate a rover landing on a surface of a foreign planet and collecting minerals. The Nova Robotics team is happy to report that it received the ‘Motivate award’, a recognition that shows that our students have managed to motivate students that took part of the event. Our school is very proud of the Robotics club members, because we all believe that this award reflects best the school mission and vision: ‘seek self and others, in heart and mind, unafraid of the possibilities’. Next on the HS Robotics team list, is the FTC Robot Olympics events which this year is held in Dubai. As we are waiting for the invitation for this event, we will be engaging in some promotion activities in the school. Stay tuned to find out more about them. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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Liz Haske visiting NOVA ES

2/11/2019

Dear Nova parents, the library would like to share the wonderful news of author Liz Haske visiting NOVA ES on February 25 and 26. Ms. Haske is an internationally published author for children’s literature. Her stories focus on mindfulness and engage children into social emotional thinking related to worry. Moreover, she is an experienced teacher in international schools around the world. We are very excited to have her in the classrooms and interact with our learners face- to- face. Students will have the chance to ask her questions about her stories and learn more about what it is like to be a writer.NOVA EMS Library

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The correspondence between the Canadian PM and the Nova students reported in MK media

2/8/2019

                                  

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Nova hosts Knowledge Bowl tournament and wins 3rd place

2/7/2019

Nova International Schools hosted this year’s CEESA Knowledge Bowls tournament. 16 Nova students took up the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from five CEESA schools, based in Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna, Tirana, and Istanbul. In the elimination rounds on Friday, two of Nova's teams won almost all of the matches, which gave them the seeding advantage of being placed 2nd (A team) and 5th (B team) respectively, out of the 12 teams in total. On Saturday, the team Skopje A, gave an outstanding performance and won the third place against the fierce Belgrade-team competitors. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Coffee Morning Positively connecting with your child

2/7/2019

Led by the NOVA Student Services Team, this months PTA Coffee Morning was titled: Positively connecting with your child: strategies to foster positive relationships. The session explored practical ways in which we can help our children develop healthy emotional connections with us, themselves, and others. The specific focus was on the parent-child relationship and how to develop healthy relationships in the context of difficult circumstances. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Coffee Morning

2/6/2019

Dear parents and teachers, please note that the upcoming PTA Coffee Morning is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th from 8:15 to 9:15 in the EMS Cafeteria. The title of the session is Positively Connecting with Your Child: Strategies to Foster Positive Relationships led by the NOVA Student Services Team. Building on the very informative talk by UNICEF’s Benjamin Perks in November, this session will explore practical ways in which we can help our children to develop healthy emotional connections with us, themselves, and others. We will specifically focus on the parent-child relationship and how to develop healthy relationships in the context of difficult circumstances. Looking forward to seeing you, PTA & The NOVA Student Services Team.

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Boris Trajkovski Scholarship Program - Telma TV

2/6/2019

Today we promoted the Boris Trajkovski scholarship program on Telma's morning show. Learn more about the program and how to apply for the scholarship from this interview.

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CEESA MS Choir goes to Moscow

2/4/2019

Greetings from Moscow! AAS has graciously open its beautiful, spacious facilities and extended their warmest welcome for the most wonderful choir festival this year. During this event we had three full days filled with lots of singing, music and laughter. The students met some friends from last year and many new friendships were born. They sang enthusiastically through the repertoire and showcased their best collaborative skills. Our girls were working tirelessly preparing for the gala concert, and on this link you can see their performance: https://youtu.be/XuR3Rvdt95Q?t=11957 Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Field trip to a local bakery

2/1/2019

Grade 5 students visited a local bakery, “Istanbul Bakery” owned by Mr. and Mrs. Karayalcin. As a part of our IPC learning experience , they were trying to find answers to questions like: How is bread made? What ingredients do we need to make bread? What types of bread are there around the world? What are some physical and chemical changes involved in baking process? They observed all the processes involved into bread and pastry production, and talk to the bakers to find out answers. Later, they recorded their findings onto their Bread Mind Maps. It was an exciting and fruitful field trip. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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