June 2022


TOK exhibition

6/27/2022

The TOK exhibition is an exciting assessment piece part of the Theory of Knowledge course. Each student is tasked with curating an exhibition of three objects that relate to a specific knowledge question. The variety of objects and experiences that students choose for their exhibitions truly reflects our diverse learner community. Our annual collective exhibition serves as a way to bring together these academic reflections and celebrate the completion of the internal assessment component of TOK. The best part about the TOK exhibition is that anyone can do it! In fact, we encourage you to also curate your own exhibition of personal objects that reflect and relate to the following prompt: What counts as knowledge?  Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Second week of Summer Camp

6/27/2022

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, tennis, practicing precision and self-trust through archery, developing focus, concentration, body balance, and self-control through fencing, karate, archery, bouldering, and carting. They visited an amazing art exhibition that motivated them to express their artistic side. Furthermore, during the exciting water games and sports, the campers demonstrated cooperation, fair play, and a high spirit of participation. The Happy Green Frogs had a similarly eventful second week, with exciting new activities that were enjoyed by all. They were especially enthusiastic during the zoology master class at the Skopje Zoo and Dino Park. 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, mini Olympic games, read-aloud, 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 along the way. 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 on the following link

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First Week of Summer Camp 2022

6/18/2022

During the first week of the NOVA Summer Camp, our campers enjoyed a scavenger hunt in the City Park, bouldering, tennis, horseback riding, swimming and water games, a mini Olympics competition, and many other activities. Unique experiences were offered to all our campers and new friendships were made. We are looking forward to the second week of the camp and doing new, challenging, and fun activities. Check out the photo gallery from the activities of the following link

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Step Up day for MYP Year 1

6/16/2022

Moving up from Elementary to Secondary school is an important milestone for every child. In order to assist our grade 5 students with the transition to grade 6 and to the new world of MYP, we organized a Step up day for all of them where they could learn more about the Secondary School advisory model, meet their advisory teachers, familiarize themselves with the MYP program, ATL skills, school dress code, CEESA activities and several other important aspects of the Secondary School organization. It was great to witness students' enthusiasm and potential, providing proper feedback to their relevant questions and concernsWe wish all our grade 5 students a successful start to the new school year in August. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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First Day of Summer Camp 2022

6/15/2022

Today we welcomed our campers and officially started the NOVA Summer Camp 2022. It was great to see all the campers and their parents enthusiastically looking forward to enjoying 13 fun, exciting, and adventurous days with our program.Take a look at our camp website: https://sites.google.com/nova.edu.mk/novasummercamp2022/home  You can join us for a great summer experience by registering through the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA_L5amR29Q9F65kq92lf5CbIkilhUYOA9TWESKepMT7GEfg/viewform Check out the photo gallery from the first day of the camp on the following link

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Summer Camp 2022

6/15/2022

NOVA Summer Camp 2022 offers an exciting program that includes fun, challenging, and age-appropriate activities carefully designed to meet the needs of all our campers. The program is segmented into three individual programs catered specifically to different age groups, from 4 to 13 years of age, so every camper’s experience is both unique and unforgettable! The program is carried out every weekday (from Monday to Friday) and it includes a morning and afternoon session with lunch in between and snacks at the end of the day. The cost for the camp is 429 euros payable in weekly installments. You can find all details on NOVA’s Summer Camp 2022 webpage, or contact us directly if you have any specific questions. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please fill out the online application.   Cordially, Summer Camp Team summer.camp@nova.edu.mk https://sites.google.com/nova.edu.mk/novasummercamp2022/home  3061 807 ext. 201  

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Kindergarteners visit the National Art Gallery

6/14/2022

Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to the  National Gallery Davut Pasa Hammam exhibit. Our lovely Art teacher, Ms. Ana acted as our tour guide and showed students the progression of the artist's vast work and they discussed the methods they saw him use as a painter before copying their favorite painting.  Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

6/13/2022

Nova International School celebrated the end of a wonderful year of learning in the Macedonian Philharmonic.  It was a lovely evening of song, dance, and our traditional Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony.  Our fifth grade students crossed over a symbolic bridge where they were greeted by their new LSS Principal, Ms. Bela Gligorova, and LSS Assistant Principal, Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski.  All grades from first through fifth demonstrated their talents as we closed out another successful year of learning.   Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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PreK End of Year Activities

6/13/2022

This year our PreK 4 children undertook lots of activities. We had messy play and outdoor play with plenty of running, tumbling and rolling. We listened to stories, learning rhymes and songs, cutting and pasting, free play, and plenty of imaginative and creative play such as drawing and painting. Students developed important skills, such as emotional skills, social skills, early literacy development, listening skills, early math skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, communicational skills, etc. They were also involved in gardening, planting fruits, vegetables and flowers, dressing up, and pretending to be superheroes and princesses. Most crucial at this stage of their life is the development of appropriate manners, understanding the value of friendship, sharing, taking turns, responsible decision making and understanding of their own thoughts and feelings, and being able to relate to others. Vitally important over the last year has been learning about hygiene and its importance. We believe they’re now fully ready to move to the next grade level. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

6/10/2022

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Visit to the Ethnological museum

6/10/2022

To close our last unit of the school year, which dealt with family relations from a psychological, sociological and anthropological standpoint, Individuals and Societies teachers Vera Hadji-Pulja and Gaetan Hulot invited a group of 10-grade students to the ethnological section of the Museum of Macedonia, in Skopje. Our guide, Mr Vlado, led us through the varied customs and traditions of traditional Macedonia during a one-hour visit. Among other things, we discovered wedding dresses and costumes, and all the embroidery prepared by the bride for that special day. We were introduced to the numerous differences between houses from various regions. We saw the replicas of rooms where poor, middle-class, and rich families used to live. After the visit, the group went to drink some fresh lemonade in the Old Bazaar.  Check out the photo gallery from the event on the follwing link

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Grade 9 Students Visit Kokino

6/10/2022

Following the last 9th Grade Individuals and Societies unit titled “Space Exploration”, the students had a chance to visit the “Kokino” MEGALITHIC OBSERVATORY After listening to the tour guides’ explanation about the space observatory, the students participated in an interactive quiz. On the way back to Skopje, they visited the Church of St. George and the place where Prohor of Pcinja used to live as a hermit. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link  

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PSA Empower the Powerless

6/10/2022

Change is often necessary to achieve equity and inclusion in politics and civil society. For this project, our MYP Year 2 students took the role of NGO activists asked to create a Public Service Announcement in a video format. The goal was to raise awareness about social injustice in the local community and globally. We are very proud of the end product as it confirms the wonderful cooperation between ELL and I&S. 

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Grade 9 and 10 Assembly

6/10/2022

The last week of school we celebrated the end of the year with End of Year assemblies for grades 6 and 7, 9 and 10, and grade 11. In addition, we had our formal commencement ceremony for our grade 12 graduates, and a moving-up ceremony for our grade 8 students, celebrating the end of the year at a formal event. This was also time to recognize and highlight student achievement and hand out several awards and recognitions.  The President's Award for Educational Excellence (gold seal), recognizes a student's academic success in the classroom, the President's Award for Educational Achievement (silver seal), recognizes students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment to or intellectual development in their academic subjects, and the US Citizenship award recognizes students that participate in school and/or community service, show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community, and display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility. In addition, new awards such as the Champions of Change and recognitions by the Student Council were also handed out. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 11 Assembly

6/10/2022

The last week of school we celebrated the end of the year with End of Year assemblies for grades 6 and 7, 9 and 10, and grade 11. In addition, we had our formal commencement ceremony for our grade 12 graduates, and a moving-up ceremony for our grade 8 students, celebrating the end of the year at a formal event. This was also time to recognize and highlight student achievement and hand out several awards and recognitions.  The President's Award for Educational Excellence (gold seal), recognizes a student's academic success in the classroom, the President's Award for Educational Achievement (silver seal), recognizes students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment to or intellectual development in their academic subjects, and the US Citizenship award recognizes students that participate in school and/or community service, show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community, and display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility. In addition, new awards such as the Champions of Change and recognitions by the Student Council were also handed out. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 6 and 7 Assembly

6/10/2022

The last week of school we celebrated the end of the year with End of Year assemblies for grades 6 and 7, 9 and 10, and grade 11. In addition, we had our formal commencement ceremony for our grade 12 graduates, and a moving-up ceremony for our grade 8 students, celebrating the end of the year at a formal event. This was also time to recognize and highlight student achievement and hand out several awards and recognitions.  The President's Award for Educational Excellence (gold seal), recognizes a student's academic success in the classroom, the President's Award for Educational Achievement (silver seal), recognizes students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment to or intellectual development in their academic subjects, and the US Citizenship award recognizes students that participate in school and/or community service, show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community, and display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility. In addition, new awards such as the Champions of Change and recognitions by the Student Council were also handed out. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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NOVA Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2022

6/10/2022

The last week of school we celebrated the end of the year with End of Year assemblies for grades 6 and 7, 9 and 10, and grade 11. In addition, we had our formal commencement ceremony for our grade 12 graduates, and a moving-up ceremony for our grade 8 students, celebrating the end of the year at a formal event. This was also time to recognize and highlight student achievement and hand out several awards and recognitions.  The President's Award for Educational Excellence (gold seal), recognizes a student's academic success in the classroom, the President's Award for Educational Achievement (silver seal), recognizes students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment to or intellectual development in their academic subjects, and the US Citizenship award recognizes students that participate in school and/or community service, show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community, and display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility. In addition, new awards such as the Champions of Change and recognitions by the Student Council were also handed out. Check out the photo gallery form the event on the following link

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PreK Scientists

6/9/2022

The need for science experiments in the early childhood classroom is foremost to develop children’s early thinking skills, interest in exploration and encourage curiosity and learning. Our young learners are naturally inquisitive about the world around them, about different ingredients, how they mix, and what we get when we mix several things together. PreK students worked with their hands, exploring the changes that are happening, which is the best way to learn, explore and remember. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 3 Making Pasta

6/9/2022

Grade 3 enjoyed making pasta as part of their “What’s on the Menu?” unit. They learned how to knead the dough to make homemade pasta. The students also played with different pasta shapes such as the famous lasagne, tagliatelle, farfalle, trofie, tagliolini and orecchiette. All students were engaged, motivated and super excited to try out their new cooking skill. La pasta: un amore grande :) Bravissimi grade 3 NOVA students! Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 4 Mission to Mars

6/9/2022

In the IPC unit Mission to Mars, students explored the idea that one day humans may need to leave Earth and settle on another planet. They have found out that our most likely destination would be Mars. The students used their knowledge they acquired throughout the unit to design a rover to explore Mars and to design a suitable shelter for living on Mars. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade 1 Exit Point - IS Unit I Am Alive

6/8/2022

On June 3rd, grade 1 students had their Exit Point on the IS unit I Am Alive. Students were learning about living things, animal groups and their features with a focus on adaptations to the environment. At the Exit Point, parents were able to see all the research the students have done. Students were excited to present some of the experiments that we did in the classroom. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

6/8/2022

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Kindergarten Art Day

6/7/2022

Kindergarten participated in an outdoor art day, trying out various types of art materials and techniques including: watercolors, charcoal, pastels, tempera paint, and fabric markers on shirts. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Music Ads Competition "The Sound of NOVA" 2021/22 Semester 2 Winners

6/7/2022

The best way to promote education and NOVA school's values is by letting the students speak for themselves. By creating advertisements with their original music, our students spoke about the importance of education. The winners of the Music Ads Competition "The Sound of NOVA" in the 2nd Semester are Leah Bachmayer and Sophie Graf, as well as Jovana Rangjelovikj from 7.1, and Jovana Blazheva from 7.2. The jury decided to give a Special Mention recognition to Simona Tasic from 7.2. Congratulations to them for their creative work with the visuals and music, which sends an authentic and clear message about their own successful educational story at NOVA. 

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Grade 1 Zoo Field Trip

6/7/2022

First grade animal experts meet the Skopje ZOO experts. After the First grade field trip to the Skopje ZOO we can safely say that our first graders expertise is equivalent to that of the ZOO experts. Students have been learning about different animal groups and their features. It was really useful to see the animals in their “natural” habitat and hear more facts from an expert. Students reviewed what they know and learned more about animals. They were able to make a connection between their knowledge and the actual animals. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Ice Cream Cup Volleyball Tournament

6/6/2022

On June 2nd, six Lower Secondary student volleyball teams and two teacher teams competed agains each other for the “coveted” Ice Cream Cup. The volleyball tournament was great fun for students and teachers, a chance to mingle in a non-school setting, and a perfect way to officially end the CEESA volleyball season for this school year. Team NOVA Best came first among the eight teams and merrily accepted their ice cream award.  Check out the photo gallery from the even on the following link

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Sora digital library (CEESA Consortium)

6/6/2022

After several months of effort and collaboration with other CEESA schools, the library is proud to present the CEESA Consortium collections on our Sora digital library platform. It is a step forward for all the CEESA school libraries to build a shared collection that offers users in each participating school a larger number and wider range of ebooks and audiobooks. NOVA and The American School of Warsaw got the consortium running in May. We are expecting AISV (Vilnius), IICS (Istanbul), ISK (Krakow), and AISZ (Zagreb) to go live respectively before the end of this school year. Being one of the first schools to pioneer the project, the NOVA librarians are confident to see more CEESA schools join the consortium in the academic year 2022- 2023. To help the NOVA community make the best use of this wonderful and growing collection, in this issue, the librarians are happy to recommend the summer book lists and share some of the titles our students and teachers are currently reading. Learn more details about each book by looking up the catalogs via OPAC: https://nova.edu.mk/libraries.aspx

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NOVA's grade 12 Graduation Ceremony

6/5/2022

NOVA's grade 12 Graduation Ceremony Sunday, June 5th, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm Philharmonic of the Republic of North Macedonia

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Welcome to the MYP coffee hour

6/4/2022

It was with great pleasure that we hosted our first in person Welcome to the MYP coffee hour since signing our MYP authorization agreement earlier this week.  MYP 1 parents had an introduction to the main program components and had a chance to ask questions.  Thank you to everyone who came.

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Doing philosophy can be fun!

6/3/2022

Professor Wartenberg, professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, took our 2nd graders on an amazing virtual philosophical journey as part of the educational program "Filmosophy for Children" organized by the Macedonian Philosophical Society.  Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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What a wonderful world

6/3/2022

The theme of the IPC project is  "What a wonderful world", represented by cooperation and integration of dance, music, and art class. The fourth-grade students wrote the lyrics, all rounded off with the artist's voice through art projects. 

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NOVA Moot Court team takes part in the International Moot Court project

6/2/2022

Congratulations to the International Moot Court team at NOVA Secondary. Adora L., Anastasia A.B., Borjan N. Evgenija N., Nicolas G., and Marko K., 11th and 10th graders, took 3rd place arguing in front of a simulated International Criminal Court, and judged by legal experts. The International Moot Court is the project of the Justice Resource Centre in New York, and invites students from around the world to participate. This year, 11 schools representing the countries of Bulgaria, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, the United States, and Zimbabwe were represented. Special thanks to The Constitutional Court of the Republic of North Macedonia and The Institute for Human Rights (IHR) for all the support they provided for us.  

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May 2022


IB Group 4 project

5/31/2022

The group 4 project is a mandatory interdisciplinary activity for all Diploma Programme science students who analyze a common topic or problem in the realm of sciences. This year, all juniors within the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Sport Exercise and Health Science classes participated in activities related to sports analysis. Some of the students' projects included measuring exhaled carbon dioxide, salivary pH level, blood pressure and heart rate before and after exercise; the students investigated how distance, static and dynamic exercise affect accuracy in sports; they measured projectile motion with different sport equipment, in addition to measuring coefficient of restitution of sport balls. The students  collected and analysed the data from the investigations, and then used the data within the laboratory reports. Finally, the dedication and collaboration of the DP science teachers and the additional assistance of the administration team were instrumental throughout the entire process. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Learning about road safety

5/30/2022

Last Friday, our Pre-K3 students were very excited to learn about land transportation. Besides learning the vocabulary on this topic, they learned about road safety and had a unique opportunity to go outside the school and do a real-life practice of crossing the street. We took all precautionary measures to ensure that the exercise was safe and successful, and our children were extremely happy to learn about road safety. We would like to thank Mr. Risto Nanchovski, our security coordinator, for helping us run this activity smoothly.  

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CEESA HS Boys Volleyball Invitational Tournament in Istanbul

5/27/2022

From the 19th to the 21st of May, both of our NOVA HS Boys Volleyball teams competed in a CEESA Invitational Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. Our NOVA White team took first place in the tournament, while NOVA Yellow came in fourth. Going on a journey like this, expressing their finest qualities, was a lot of fun for the students. We'd want to express our gratitude to the Istanbul International Community School for hosting such a fantastic event, as well as congratulate all of the other schools on their achievements. Many more to come. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the followoing linlk

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CEESA HS Girls Volleyball Tournament in Belgrade

5/27/2022

Last week (May 20-21, 2022) a friendly CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament took place in Belgrade, Serbia. It was an event where 22 NOVA girls participated, comprising  3 NOVA HS Girls Volleyball teams (White, Yellow, Gray), after 2 years of no CEESA sport events.The trip was filled with fun and joy, despite the intense game schedule. Thus, we testified to strong team spirit, dedicated play, and excellent volleyball overall. After 2 long days of games and cheering for each other, with lots of “plot twists” in the qualifiers, it was the third place game that stole the spotlight and the interest of the audience, prompting a mixture of emotions, as NOVA White and NOVA Yellow teams competed against each other. Seemingly short but extensively intense, we watched 2 sets of an equal game with NOVA 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 Yellow girls arrived victorious, winning the bronze medal.  During the tournament all 3 NOVA teams experienced support, respect and praise by all other teams and coaches for their unity, skills, cohesion, and commitment. The girls returned home safely and with no injuries, enriched with many new friendships and excellent impressions, already looking forward to the next chance to practice and play. Congratulations to our girls! Check out the photo gallery from the tournament on the following link

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Education for Kids with Special Needs - Music Ads Competition "The Sound of NOVA"

5/26/2022

In MYP2 Music class, as part of a formative task in the unit "Music Ads Competition "The Sound of NOVA", students were assigned to create audio commercials about anything of their choice they find worth promoting, using existing music. Some students as our Kalina Joy Redell, went beyond the requirements and created audio commercials with great visuals that raises awareness about important issues and could serve as an inspiration to the whole community. We present you her project "Education for Kids with Special Needs".

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Run for Hope

5/26/2022

The Spark of Hope club is organizing the second annual Run for Hope race, this Saturday the 28th of May. We are raising funds for the Children’s Clinic and their Oncology department. Last year’s event was a great success.You can sign up to run 1.5 km or 3 km or just come, donate and have a good time. This is an amateur race and you don’t need any previous preparations, it is a sign of support for the children in the oncology department.https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdhFJY9ci1uDD.../viewform

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Unipal Presentation to grade 11 May 23, 2022

5/23/2022

The challenge to care for our well-being in order to thrive in our pursuits has never been more relevant. Young people, making the transition from high school to university and college, face this challenge acutely.  With this need in mind, alumni and current students have been working together to create a support network, called UniPals, for transitioning students to have a Nova alum as a mentor to support them through a transition that they have experienced themselves.  Personalized contacts are made for each senior who signs up. ,NOVA senior, Georgina Kominovska presented the UniPals support opportunity to the senior class. Georgina co-leads Unipals with Nova alum, Tea Angelevska.   Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Boris Trajkovski - Scholarships Promotion

5/20/2022

We were honored to host this year's recipients of the Boris Trajkovski - NOVA scholarship along with their families on NOVA's campus. Our school's Founder Venera Novakovska, Director Ivan Novakovski, and Upper Secondary principal Bela Gligorova presented them with certificates honoring their hard work and perseverance. Our guests, representatives from the US Embassy, and the school board also had the opportunity to meet and address the scholarship recipients. NOVA IS is very happy to support such well-deserving students and will continue to provide local education support through this scholarship program. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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MYP Y2 End Modern Slavery

5/20/2022

During the interdisciplinary unit  ” Imperialism, Historical Commodities ”, MYP Year 2 students in I&S and ELL class,  investigated in-depth the statement of inquiry and learned how certain commodities led to interconnection and struggles for power in the world during the Age of Imperialism. Students made connections with current events and, as critical thinkers, investigated the casualties of recent conflicts from different perspectives, modern imperialism, and slavery. They found out that contemporary slavery takes various forms and affects people of all ages, gender,  and races around the world. Using their knowledge and understanding of the challenges of the fight against slavery, ELL students enthusiastically participated in the Socratic Seminar listening closely to the ideas of their classmates and thinking critically for themselves. In addition, they wrote research-based speeches and contributed to a class compilation speech raising awareness in the community about modern slavery. In Dance class through exploring the unit “Activism as a dance form”, they came up with their own choreography based on the speech. Using dancing as a powerful medium and tool, students expressed emotion and protest against this social injustice. They also came up with the production elements of the video: research, outfits, and venue/place organization. Most importantly, our students combined and applied their knowledge, skills, and understanding from all three subjects to call for action and invoke change in the world, through dance activism: End Slavery, Now.  We are proud to see our students as active global citizens for a better world!

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NOVA Schools would like to congratulate Mija Jovchevska

5/20/2022

NOVA Schools would like to congratulate Mija Jovchevska, distinguished alumna of the Class of 2018, on her recent graduation from the University of Pennsylvania as a 2022 Penn World Scholar!

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NOVA Family Bazaar 2022

5/19/2022

Our 16th Annual Family Bazaar was held last weekend in Nova's backyard. This family fun day is a Nova tradition that helps to raise funds each year for children in need. Our community enjoyed an International Food Court, student performances, outdoor games and a petting zoo, lottery drawings for great prizes, sales of products made by skilled artisans and much more, all for a great cause, helping orphans through Lighthouse of Hope. A big thank you to our generous community and all our volunteers and donors who made this event possible! Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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CEESA MS Boys Volleyball Tournament in Sofia

5/18/2022

Our MS Volleyball boys team traveled to Sofia for a tournament this past weekend, two years after the pandemic began. On the court, we had two teams that demonstrated skill, teamwork, and enjoyment. Kids were ecstatic to meet students from different schools and share experiences. Our NOVA White team placed second in the finals, while our NOVA Yellow team placed fifth. We applaud them on their success and fairness, and we wish them further success in the future. Thank you very much to the Anglo American School of Sofia for being such amazing hosts and making our stay so enjoyable.  Check out the photo gallery from the tournament on the following link

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CEESA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament in Belgrade

5/18/2022

On May 13th and 14th, 23 Lower Secondary students traveled to Belgrade to attend the first Middle School girls volleyball tournament in two years’ time, and played against teams from ISB (Belgrade) and AAS (Sofia). After two intensive days of play, the NOVA girl athletes brought back the champions trophy. The coaches are proud of the skills, team spirit, manners, and sportsmanship our players demonstrated. Most importantly, there were loads of fun and wonderful memories made during the trip. We would also like to express our special appreciation for the students who didn't attend the tournament, but attended practices regularly. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament on the following link

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MYP 5 Personal Project exhibition

5/13/2022

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16th Annual NOVA Family Bazaar

5/13/2022

We invite our Nova families to our 16th annual Family Bazaar on Saturday from 11-2, rain or shine. Food and game stations will use tickets, which are available for pre-sale Friday after school as well as Saturday during the event.

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NOVA Classical Evening 2022 Featured on Nasa TV

5/13/2022

NOVA Classical Evening 2022 , will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00 am and 5.00 pm and it will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 15th, from 9:00 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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International Jazz Day Concert 2022 Featured on Nasa TV

5/13/2022

International Jazz Day Concert 2022, will be broadcasted on Nasa TV on Saturday, May 14th, from 9:00 pm and it will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 15th, from 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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Kindergarten Field trip to Vodno

5/13/2022

Kindergarten took a field trip to Vodno, looking for various animals and plants that live in a forest habitat. They enjoyed eating snack outside in the woods and then looking for the animals and plants that we have been learning about. We also welcomed our first parent chaperones back on field trips! Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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International Jazz Day Concert 2022

5/12/2022

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NOVA Classical Evening 2022

5/11/2022

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Nova Students Success Story

5/10/2022

9th Graders Daniel Buttemere and David Davis, Jr. traveled to Finland last week to compete with their basketball team, Partizan Vodno Suns, in the 15 & Under European Youth Basketball League SuperFinal. They beat teams from Finland, Georgia, Estonia, and Romania to go 5-0 and finish as the 15 & Under European Basketball Champs! Congratulations to our two talented and dedicated student athletes! 

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MYP 5 Personal Project exhibition

5/10/2022

Sneak Peek: MYP 5 students successfully completed the Personal Project exhibition Thursday May 5.  We could feel the passion and energy in the air.  Stay tuned for more from this great event. (link)

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10th annual Rotary conference for professional orientation

5/9/2022

On Saturday, May 7th, the 10th annual Rotary conference for professional orientation of youth under the motto "NEXT STEP - NEXT STEP” was held, organized by the Rotary Club Skopje Kamen Most in cooperation with NOVA. More than 80 high school students participated and had the opportunity to listen to working professionals, and authorities in their field: Dita Starova Qerimi, Borijan Borozanov, and Ilija Mitrev Penushliski; along with members of the Rotary Club Skopje Kamen Most. The following professional fields were covered in smaller classroom presentations: Civil Engineering and architecture Economics, Finance, and Law STEM (Engineering, New Technologies, and IT) Marketing and Communications, New Media and Design, Literature Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy   We are already preparing and looking forward to next year’s conference. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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EEC students took part in "The Queen's Green Canopy" initiative

5/9/2022

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 70th Platinum Jubilee, NOVA Early Education Center students took part in "The Queen's Green Canopy" initiative and planted a tree for the Jubilee donated by the British Embassy. It was a great day for our youngest students as they got to join in a very important event and participated in a worldwide tree planting initiative to help prevent climate change. They very much enjoyed helping in planting the tree and were encouraged to learn more about why trees can help the world to be a better and cleaner place, and how trees can survive and flourish for years to come. They created their own legacy for the community and also learned all about the Queen of England.

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Rotary conference for professional orientation

5/7/2022

The Rotary Club Skopje Kamen Most has continuously focused its activities on supporting young and talented people in the mission of achieving their full potential. In the interest of continuing this mission, this year for the tenth time they will organize the conference for professional orientation of young people under the motto "NEXT STEP”. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 7th, from 10:30 to 13:30, at NOVA. During the event, members of the Rotary Club Skopje Kamen Most, along with several guest speakers, will share their own professional experiences, with high school students from all over Macedonia, with a focus on 10th and 11th-grade students, in order to assist their professional career planning. In the past nine years, over 900 high school students from twenty different schools have attended the conference and have assessed it through a questionnaire as most helpful in planning for their future. All interested students can register for the conference at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWCxsoBBo8Eg5KgPph-87RcvknXfDXMmrJ12hkjsUAvTmerA/viewform. On the following link is the agenda of the conference (link). The whole event will be conducted in Macedonian. Hope that many of you will utilize this wonderful opportunity.    

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Early Education Center Garden

5/6/2022

Kindergarten has been working hard over the last few months planting and taking care of our first EEC garden. Today, they harvested the first plants ready to go, radishes and lettuce, and then enjoyed a tasty snack. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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UniPals support opportunities

5/6/2022

The challenge to care for our well-being in order to thrive in our pursuits has never been more relevant. Young people, making the transition from high school to university and college, face this challenge acutely.  With this need in mind, alumni and current students have been working together to create a support network, called UniPals, for transitioning students to have a Nova alum as a mentor to support them through a transition that they have experienced themselves.  Personalized contacts are made for each senior who signs up.   The week before spring break, Nova Alum, Tea Angelevska, and current senior, Georgina Kominovska presented UniPals support opportunities to the senior class.  If you are interested in participating in UniPals as a mentor or have any questions, please contact Tea at teodora.angelevska@gmail.com or Georgie at gk14315@nova.edu.mk.

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CEESA High School Mathematics Competition

5/5/2022

This year's CEESA High School Mathematics competition was held online with Nova International School being the host and organizer. A total of eight schools participated (Nova-Skopje, AAS-Moscow, AS-Warsaw, AA-Sofia, IS-Helsinki, Istanbul-ICS, AIS-Zagreb, Tirana-IS) with over 90 students in the individual competition and 24 teams in the team competition. Nova participated with a total of four teams, two senior (grades 11-12) and two junior (grades 9-10). Our junior teams managed to secure the second and fourth place, and one of our senior teams ultimately placed fifth. Two of our students secured 5th and 12th place in the individual competition. Over the course of these last three months, we managed to keep the interest in math on a very high level, especially having in mind that there were no in-person competitions taking place. Students from all over the Eastern and Central Europe competed in multiple rounds and solved a multitude of problems in all possible forms, long-procedures, proofs, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions. Yet, the most interesting part was the Countdown round conducted via Zoom where students competed in real-time. Hope to see everyone next year in an in-person competition. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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NOVA Students visited the Constitutiononal Court

5/5/2022

All rise for the honorable judges of the Constitutionional Court! Today our students had a chance to visit the Constitutiononal Court, as a part of their preparation for the upcoming Moot Court competition. We had the pleasure to observe the Court in session, meet with Court's President  and tour their premises. We a very grateful for this collaboration with the Constitutiononal Court and the Institute of Human rights.  https://www.facebook.com/ustaven.oficijalna.stranica http://ustavensud.mk/?p=22120  

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Day of the Macedonian Language

5/5/2022

Нека овие зборови на нашата ученичка одекнуваат во вечноста, како потсетник за Човекот кој е најзаслужен за нашиот мајчин јазик. Нека ни е честит Денот на македонскиот јазик.May these words, read by our student, echo in eternity, as a reminder of the Human, who is most deserving for our mother tongue. Happy Day of the Macedonian Language.

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Break an Egg Contest

5/4/2022

In the spirit of exploring traditions, today our class has a secret Annual Break an Egg Contest organized by one of our students. In the spirit of Easter, Nina brought 15 eggs to school. The kids followed Orthodox tradition for Easter - students did not peel or eat the eggs at school, they took them home.   Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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MS KB CEESA Competitions 2022

5/4/2022

On April 29th, The International School of Belgrade organized the annual Middle School Knowledge Bowl Competition for all CEESA schools. NOVA IS sent two teams to participate and both teams were able to qualify for the semi-finals and finals. After a 10-hour competition day, one NOVA team won 2nd place, and the other, 3rd place. The next day, during the individual KB competition, eight students qualified as finalists from all participating CEESA schools, with four  of them coming from NOVA: Galina Aranitasi, Petar Kitanoski, Logan Dimitri Heaslet, and Andrei Bob Todorov.The students demonstrated great morale and sportsmanship until the end, representing our school in the best way possible. Coaches Anita and Elena are very proud of the students’ accomplishments! Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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April 2022


International Jazz Day 2022

4/27/2022

This year NOVA community is celebrating International Jazz Day with another amazing live concert by Gordan Spasovski Trio - on April 27th at 11:20 am at the outdoor amphitheater.  Gordan is one of the best local jazz pianists, also a composer and arranger who graduated at the  Faculty of Music and Performing Arts - Graz, Austria. He is performing internationally and collaborates with many local and international jazz musicians. For our event, he will perform with Kiril Tufekcievski on double bass and Goce Stevkovski on drums. #JazzDay  

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International Jazz Day 2022

4/27/2022

Yesterday NOVA celebrated the International Jazz Day 2022 with an exceptional concert by Gordan Spasovski Trio - including Gordan Spasovski on a piano, Kiril Tufekcievski on double bass, and Goce Stevkovski on drums. This was the 6th time our school is acknowledging this day by inviting some of the best local jazz musicians to play for our students and the whole community. During the week that we mark as Jazz appreciation week, we have many educational jazz activities for students in Elementary, and Secondary school, incorporated into the current MYP curriculum.   #JazzDay Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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TeenBook Cloud

4/26/2022

TeenBook Cloud, our streaming digital library now offers a comprehensive Shakespeare collection in 4 formats. You can access the ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and read-alongs via OPAC. 

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4th Spirit Day (grades 9-10)

4/15/2022

Almost 200 students found themselves in City Park, on or over the water in fantastic weather during their 4th Spirit Day. Guided by phenomenal advisory teachers, students walked to the park and then claimed a spot in the sun, practicing Tai Chi, paddling on the pond, and testing out their strength on lowlines, or maybe just passing a ball around while enjoying ice cream with friends. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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4th Spirit Day (grades 11-12)

4/15/2022

Grade 11 and 12 took to the skies fearlessly during the fourth Spirit Day of the year. As we near the end of the year, students had the chance to reconnect with their Advisory groups and friends. Kudos to some amazing teachers and enthusiastic students, who truly embraced the school’s motto of “unafraid of the possibilities”, by defying the status quo, getting out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Classical Evening 2022

4/15/2022

We are thrilled that after 2 virtual editions, we had the chance to bring back the live concert at the school auditorium and celebrate the 11th edition of the Classical Evening, together with our students and their families. At the concert, we had 27 students from K to 10th grade, with wonderful performances. Hoping that we will be able to welcome a broader audience next year, until then, here is a photo gallery of last evening's performance. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Spring Festival

4/15/2022

The Friday before spring break was one of celebratory nature, having completed three-quarters of a most extraordinary school year. Our wonderful PTA team had planned various activities for our Early Education, Elementary, and Lower Secondary students, in order to mark the occasion. This event is a crowd favorite and one that is hotly anticipated.  This year's games among others included a water bottle flip, a cup stack race, a chalk obstacle course, and even a fly swatter relay, focusing on both gross and fine motor skills.  The whole community wants to express its appreciation for the PTA's selfless dedication to engaging students in a multitude of ways both in and out of the classroom.   Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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ES Art Exhibition

4/14/2022

Through the exploration of different art styles and integration, ES students captured the magic of creativity. It was our pleasure to showcase these wonderful art projects of our most diligent ES students, to the wider community. See you soon with some new art surprises. Check out the photo gallery form the event on the foillowing link

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4th Spirit Day (grades 6-8)

4/14/2022

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade soaked up the spring sunshine on Tuesday, celebrating Spring. With guidance from special guest artist Ivan Ivanovski, as well as their fantastic advisory teachers, students completed a school mural of the school’s new campus expansion. Outdoor games, popsicles, and collaborative art were the name of the day. Check out the photo gallery form the event on the following link

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MYP Personal Projects

4/12/2022

Nova MYP 5 students completed their personal project journey. The personal project is the culminating MYP experience. It allows students to explore an interest, or a passion that they may wish to pursue later in life. Please join us May 5th to celebrate the amazing individuality of our students.

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ES parent coffee hour on parenting

4/12/2022

NOVA's PTA welcomed Dr. Kosta Milkov to share with our parents the topic of "Parenting in Today's World." As a father of an adult daughter who happens to be a Nova alumnus, Dr. Milkov shared from his personal experience, reminding us to build trust with our kids, to be fully present, and to discern what we require vs. expect of them and much more. 

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Drugs, alcohol, tobacco parent workshop

4/12/2022

NOVA’s PTA organized a parent workshop on teens and drugs, alcohol, and tobacco with experts Prim. Dr. Slavica Gajdadzis-Knezhevikj, Psychiatrist - Subspecialist in Addictions and Clinical Psychologist and Nova alumnus, Mr. Ivo Kunovski. It was a dynamic and informative session, with time for parents to ask questions.

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Cook for Ukraine

4/7/2022

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We are the champions ES performance

4/6/2022

The aim of this video is to show that singing, dancing and playing an instrument is extremely important for children’s self-expression, self-confidence and creativity. Singing together in a choir let's children discover how to interact and connect with others. With dance they can explore and control their body movements. Playing an instrument gives them an unique insight into the craft of songwriting and performance.

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ES Parent Coffee Hour

4/5/2022

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NYU Abu Dhabi visit

4/1/2022

NOVA grade 10 and 11 students had the opportunity to attend the first in-person university visit since 2019. Mr. Justin Van Dyke led the students through an informative session of applying to NYU Abu Dhabi with the specifics on the programs, campus and application process.

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