December 2019


'Boris Trajkovski - Nova 2020' scholarship program

12/12/2019

Nova International Schools is happy to announce the 'Boris Trajkovski - Nova 2020' scholarship program. The key dates for applying for this scholarship are: The application process will be open on the 25th of November and will end on the 12th of December. You can apply by filling in the e-application available on this link: http://www.nova.edu.mk/bt-scholarship.aspx All applicants will be invited to Nova on the 14th of December [Saturday] at 12pm, where they will be invited to write a essay on a given topic.  For more information about the scholarship, more information about the essay, sample writings, and scoring guidelines, visit our website:  http://www.nova.edu.mk/bt-scholarship.aspx

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November 2019


World Kindness Day in Nova

11/14/2019

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, we can attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness. Yesterday, our students from 9 grade have spent the afternoon with sellers from Lice v Lice, bonding, learning about their experiences and showing support to their work. They learned more about the topics of the magazine, and were also brainstorming of new ideas how they can support their work and promote the magazine within the school.

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MS Girls Soccer team takes part in tournament in Istanbul

11/13/2019

Our MS Girsl Soccer Team participated in in an international tournament in Istanbul, Turkey where they played against other teams from our CEESA network. After two sunny days spent in Istanbul, on the football pitch, we celebrated our participation by taking photos, eating pizza, and a friendly game between the coaches versus the students. We are particularly proud that our students took the time to get to know the other teams. They would ask each other about their skills and tricks and if they could be taught how to perform them. They danced and played with other teams--showcasing the spirit of this event.  Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Why I became a climate activist -and you should, too

11/13/2019

Rarely, if ever, has the modern world witnessed a youth movement so large and wide such as the Fridays for Future Movement, inspired by the young Greta Thunberg. In his presentation, our 10 grade student Kosta Barzov has shared his story about why he was inspired to join this movement and become a climate activist. Kosta was talking about the steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist and invited students to join the movement and spread the word around them.  

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CEESA Division 1 HS Boys Soccer Tournament in the Media

11/12/2019

           

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“We Can Be Heroes” [Week without walls]

11/12/2019

“We Can Be Heroes” is one of the WWW projects for 9 grade students. Students have spent 5 days with YMCA trainers and Scouts from the Macedonian Scouts’ Association discovering their potential and acquire the skills, confidence and motivation to make things happen and bring about change. The program was also focused on developing skills like cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution which helped to broaden their cultural perspectives. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS HS Cross Country competition in Vienna

11/12/2019

More than 120 runners participated in the MS/HS Cross Country event in Vienna, Austria this weekend. Surrounded by wonderful nature, a peaceful environment, and refreshingly sunny days our students participated in this CEESA event. MS students ran 3.5km long course on beautiful grass, muddy pathways and colorful leaves. The HS students course was 5km long. All of our runners showed great strength and ran with purpose. They gave their best, were enthusiastic, and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, cheering runner. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Yoga classes at the EMS

11/11/2019

The youngest members of the Nova community start the day by practicing yoga. The yoga class is available as a part of the after school activities offered to the students in the EMS.   

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Supernova Winter Season

11/7/2019

The #Supernova winter season for all students from grades 5 to 12 is now open. Explore the clubs available for you and be a member of the supernova teams. http://www.nova.edu.mk/supernova_athletics_and_activities.aspx

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MS Boys soccer season 2019/2020

11/7/2019

We are happy to say that we have successfully completed the MS Boys soccer season of 2019/2020. We had a great turnout this year with about 25 boys who continuously showed up to practice. We appreciate the hard work and dedication from all the boys throughout the season.The 10 boys that attended the tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria showed fantastic sportsmanship. They came in fourth place, but we are very proud of the way they played. They played well individually but most of all they played fantastic as a team. We are proud of their growth from last year and proud of their sportsmanship they portrayed throughout the whole season. We hope our seniors continue their soccer journey in high school, and we hope the rest join us again next soccer season.We wanted to thank all the boys for a fun and joyful experience this soccer season.

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Inquiry – based learning in our IB Psychology 11 class

11/7/2019

Today our IB Psychology 11class investigated our elementary school library, trying to understand the concept of enculturation and gender roles and answering the question: Do children's books today serve as a way of teaching children about gender behavior?The students should analyze the data on Monday and present their findings next week.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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IMYC UNIT INTERPRETATION Choreography by 8th grade class 2019-20

11/6/2019

Nova grade 8 dance elective students created their own choreography as the summative assessment for the for unit Interpretation. Students interpreted the song "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes. They used their skills in dance, their creativity, and their passion to produce a stellar video with the guidance of their teacher.

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NOVA Halloween Parade and Party vol.2

11/5/2019

NOVA Parent Teacher Association hosted a frightfully fun even on Halloween. Students came dressed in their spookiest costumes and participated in a ghoulish costume parade and immediately after they enjoyed food, games, and lots of fun. Students and teachers in EMS decorated their classroom doors to add a more festive feel to the school. The decorations by the PTA at the front of the school set the stage for a day full of freakish fun. A big thank you goes out to our parent community for their support in making this day so much fun. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Halloween Parade and Party

11/4/2019

NOVA Parent Teacher Association hosted a frightfully fun even on Halloween. Students came dressed in their spookiest costumes and participated in a ghoulish costume parade and immediately after they enjoyed food, games, and lots of fun. Students and teachers in EMS decorated their classroom doors to add a more festive feel to the school. The decorations by the PTA at the front of the school set the stage for a day full of freakish fun. A big thank you goes out to our parent community for their support in making this day so much fun. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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October 2019


EMS Halloween Party

10/31/2019

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Journey through Images and Words [Week without walls]

10/31/2019

In this Week without walls trip, for the first two days students were exploring the city, enjoying the beautiful architecture and culture of Novi Sad. They hiked to the best view point of the city - the Petrovaradin Fortress, constantly blending educational with aesthetical experience. A lovely third day of our WWW excursion was spent in the picturesque town of Sremski Karlovci, the cradle of Serbian literacy and Orthodoxy, where students visited the first Serbian gymnasium, established in 1791, and the Serbian Faculty of Theology. In addition, they visited the Hopovo monastery, located in the heart of Frushka Gora. The monastery was founded in the 16th century and Dositej Obradovic spent the early years of his monastic life in Hopovo. Next day, in the morning, our students attended a lecture at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. The professor of Shakespearology Vladislava Gordic Petrovic delved into "Fictional Worlds of the Digital Age", while our students were active participants and asked meaningful questions. After the lecture, everyone enjoyed the limitless view of the Pannonian landscape and the multilingual and multicultural town of Subotica. The students visited the City Hall of the town, ornamented in Art Nouveau and Hungarian folklore elements. The City Hall is considered a unique architectural landmark of Vojvodina. Check out the photo gallery from the trip here

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Art class for the EEC students

10/31/2019

Our youngest students are exploring new painting and drawing techniques. Making pictures is an important way in which young children interpret the world. The students explored art materials with their senses; smooshing paint and watching lines emerge from a crayon are miraculous experiences, encouraging creative thinking, exploration and problem solving.   

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NASA Kids Space Challenge, October 2019

10/29/2019

NOVA International Schools was the host venue for the 5th NASA Kids Space Challenge 2019. The event was aimed for children age 8 to 14 and was happening on the 19-20 October. It is also our great pleasure to note that our Nova alum Marko PIskacev, was the first panelist for the Space Tech Conference, he also supported the teams at the NASA Space Apps Challenge as Mentor and was a part of the Judging Committee for the Space Startups Competition. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NASA Kids Challenge [Nova volunteers]

10/28/2019

On October 19-20 2019, NOVA hosted the NASA Kids Challenge, organized by New Man's Business Accelerator. The event welcomed more than 40 kids participating and solving space challenges in teams. During the fall break, NOVA students actively volunteered at the event and two other NASA-led initiatives, helping with organization and logistics, including taking photos, assisting participants and guests, and used the opportunity to meet researchers and scientists to discuss creative and novel solutions to real-world challenges.

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Confucius Institute at Nova

10/28/2019

On October 18th, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Confucius Institute at Nova High School, where a short presentation was held. The students had the opportunity to meet with the Chinese culture and language and to seize the chance to learn Chinese. Nova already gives that opportunity to Elementary and Middle school students, where we have two groups of students who learn the Mandarine language. Now, high school students have that opportunity, as well. The students who participated in the event had the chance to learn more about the Institute, listen to traditional chinese music and see how calligraphy is created. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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2.0 General Assembly, Nova Alumni Association

10/18/2019

On the 17th of October 2019, the Nova Alumni Association (NAA) had its 2nd General Assembly. During the meeting the Governing Board of NAA presented the activities that the association created and organized in the past year, and presented its two-year plan. The General Assembly members voted with a unanimous decision to continue the mandate of the current NAA co-chairs, Davor Karakashev and Allan Castillo, and the team that works in the Governing Board. The productive two hours meeting resulted in many new ideas and events suggested, which are to be discussed at the next NAA meeting. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions, time and effort. We wish the Governing Board success and we are confident, at next year’s General Assembly the Board will have a chance to present NAA’s accomplishments. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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The beauties of Shar Mountains [Week without walls]

10/17/2019

The ‘Beauties of Shar Mountains’ program focused on several activities: mountain climbing, hiking, learning about the environment, some stargazing and lots of fun. The program lasted for four days, and the events included: a 6 km hike that concluded with a beautiful view of Tetovo and the Polog valley; two evening lectures with the guests from the Skopje Astronomical Society, observing planets and major star clusters, and a mission to climb the peak ‘Ceripashina’. Check the photo gallery from the event here

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What's in a Film [Week Without Walls]

10/16/2019

The idea behind our second Week Without Walls, “What’s in a Film” program was for students to be trained to view film critically. To begin this process, our students learned some of the language of cinema, as well as the history of the art form through examples and media presented to them in the comfort and style of the "Kinoteka na Makedonija". Following the acquisition of this understanding, students were led through the dual processes of pre and post production in filmmaking. The expert who made this process possible was Macedonian director and cinematographer Marija Dzidzeva. At the conclusion of the week, and after the public screening of their independent short films, students held their own mini "Academy Awards Ceremony”. The ceremony was attended by filmologists from the "Kinoteka na Makedonija", who participated in the voting process which led to the award of a “best picture” prize. Following the Oscar Ceremony, and to top off the week, our students were invited to the set of Une Sirène à Paris, set to hit cinemas globally in March 2020, to have a guided tour of the production studio with Macedonian actress and film producer, Labina Mitevska. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Volunteers as part of Giffoni Youth Film Festival

10/14/2019

This weekend, NOVA Volunteers were once again helping out in their community. On Saturday, they were at MKC to help in the organization of Giffoni Youth Film Festival. The festival takes place in Skopje in the period 12-17 October and it gathers more than 250 young people from all over Europe.

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European Week of Sports [Week Without Walls]

10/14/2019

Week without walls – Sep.2019 The European Week of Sport aims at tackling the inactivity crisis by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. Through the seven days of involvement in the European week of sport in Macedonia, organized by the Macedonian Agency for Youth and Sport, NOVA students were actively involved in activities promoting participation in sport and physical activity, promoting the role of sport as a means of social inclusion, and building an inclusive and economically vibrant society. Presentations and lectures were also organized for the students, helping them consider and explore different perspectives to sports and physical activity. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EducationUSA, academic pathways

10/10/2019

On the topic of academic pathways, NOVA hosted Biljana K. Tasetovikj, EducationUSA senioir adviser, who talked extensively about the application to US higher education institutions. Students in grade 9 and 10 received valuable information about the importance of timeline and starting early as well as the required documents that are part of the application process.

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Audition date for this year's school performance

10/8/2019

Dear Nova community, it is with great excitement that we are announcing this year's school production "The Nutcracker", and would like to invite all Middle School student to audition for the lead roles. In addition to our MS drama students, other students should be encouraged to audition and showcase their talents, for a chance to be part of our winter show. The audition date is October 16th (Wednesday) starting at 2:30 pm at the MS Library.

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MS Soccer Tournament

10/8/2019

On Friday and Saturday last week a MS Soccer Tournament was organized to help our MS Soccer teams for boys and girls prepare better for the upcoming CEESA MS Soccer Tournaments taking place in November. During the tournament,our SUPERNOVA boys and girls teams, played several matches versus their peers from NOVA, students form local public school and NOVA coaches. In between the matches a soccer skills competition was organized. Both days were full with soccer, fun and positive interactions among the participants, and coaches are confident that this valuable experience will strengthen our teams and increase students' interest in our sport programs. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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School nurses, CEESA Job Alike

10/8/2019

On October 4th and 5th, a group of school nurses from CEESA schools in Central and Eastern Europe came together for the FIRST EVER Job Alike which was hosted by Nova International School in Skopje, N.Macedonia. The historic two day event included topical presentations, round table discussions, case study scenarios, and wonderful guest speakers. Topics covered included: safeguarding students at school, managing students with diabetes, the role of the professional school nurse, student mental health issues, the importance of collaboration between nurses and counselors, when teachers are stressed and how the school nurse can help, and much more! Everyone learned so much from each other and plans are already in the making for next year’s JAL. Congratulations CEESA School Nurses and a BIG THANKS to Nova International School for hosting this historic event. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Communication Through Art

10/8/2019

7th Grade students in Nova learned about the printmaking technique,stencil, murals and graffiti art. With this knowledge every student created a work of art. On the exhibition we had selection of judges, every judge voted for 3 artworks, in total 12 ideas were then transferred as a permanent works of art in our school yard. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Young Engineers

10/7/2019

NOVA Young Engineers are learning about different physical principles and how to build a different robotic models each class. The model they build represents all they have learnt during that class. The robotic model for this class was an electric power plant. By building the model, EMS students learned about gear transmission and acquainted themselves with the power transmission principle.   

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Middle School Book Clup

10/7/2019

Join our club for reading and discussions, every Monday of each week.

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NOVA EMS News website

10/7/2019

Dear parents, with a great pleasure we are happy to share with you the NOVA EMS News website, created by our EMS principal Ms. Sherman, with the newsletter included.Please follow the link: https://sites.google.com/nova.edu.mk/novaemsnews/home          

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HS students joined the event "Go Pink"

10/7/2019

We constantly get asked “How can I help?” and our best answer is : “Be present!”This Sunday, 15 students from 9 grade joined the event "Go Pink" organized by the Organization "Borka" and supported by the US Embassy in Skopje. The event took place in the City Park and this year again, NOVA volunteers were there to support the cause - to increase the public awareness on the breast cancer, and to support the women and their families, whose lives have been, or will be affected by breast cancer.

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Audition for the winter performance "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms"

10/4/2019

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MS, NOVA Academic Assistance Club

10/2/2019

NOVA Academic Assistance Club, as part of ASA program for Middle School Students, In this program we are learning how to use complex, formal, objective, explicit, hedged, responsible language which is also precise and accurate, well organised and planned, with clear structure, how to present information, explain, describe, retell, persuade...  

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