November 2021


MYP 3 DANCE, UNIT- INTERPRETATION

11/29/2021

MYP 3 Dance students put a new meaning to interpretation with their latest service as action video. Students began by choosing an issue that directly affects them; bullying. They then picked a song that represented the message they wanted to send those who are bullied. They worked collaboratively to choreograph a powerful dance video with a strong message of hope. Students were responsible for all aspects of the writing, dancing, costuming, and acting in the video. They chose to wear blue to stand in solidarity with all people who are bullied and feel hopeless. This is another wonderful example of how students can harness the power of the arts for activism.

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CAS activity: Re-Tweet a Meal for Stefan Filipovski

11/29/2021

When Stefan as a child was asked "What do you want to be when you grow up?", he never replied: policemen or firemen. He always said: I want to be a chef!  So, on this Thanksgiving holiday, our student Stefan Filipovski, joined together with the U.S. Embassy Skopje locally employed staff in cooking meals, together with the #ретбитниоброк initiative, to support all the people who can not afford a meal on this day, when we give thanks to others as part of his CAS activity. Over 100 meals were prepared, with the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, and pickles.  In our IB program, we pay special attention to the aspect of experiential learning and we are happy and thankful that students show initiative to help the community and inspire others. 

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International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

11/25/2021

Today (November 25th) we are marking the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women with the speech by our 9th-grade student Vedrana Serafimovska Milosevska, who won 1st place in the Original Oratory category in the Speech&Debate Tournament that took place this weekend. Congratulations to Vedrana for creating and delivering this powerful speech. As a school, we are doing our best to create a meaningful and sustained change that requires a multi-dimensional approach and set of interventions that work at multiple levels, within the school and the community.

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Tennis Season Report

11/24/2021

During the months of September, October and half of November, Nova Lower Secondary School students had the chance to practice tennis with skilled coaches on the courts of MTP. Days filled with excitement, learning forehand and backhand, serving and a lot of running. Every Tuesday and Thursday Nova students had the opportunity to stand on the red sand and work hard in order to become highly proficient tennis players. Here are some photos of our wonderful students playing on the courts. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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CEESA Speech & Debate Tournament

11/23/2021

After months of preparation, our students took part in the annual CEESA Speech & Debate Tournament, organized by Nova International Schools in cooperation with QSI Almaty International School. The event included 11 schools and more than 80 students across the CEESA network competing in the following categories: Debate, Duet Acting, Oral Interpretation, and Oral Oratory. In the speech segment, our student Vedrana Serafimovska Milosevska won 1st place in the category Oral Oratory, while our students Aleksandar Shopovski and Mihail Mirchevski won 3rd place in the Duet Acting Category. Our Debate team consisting of Vedrana Serafimovska Milosevska and Luka Pavikjevikj placed 4th in the Debate category for the motion  "This House Would Introduce a Universal Basic Income". We would like to thank our competitors for making this competition a success and a special thanks to our students who provided essential support for the event to be successful in its online format. Congratulations to everyone!  

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Behavior Lessons

11/19/2021

NOVA Elementary Principal, Ms. Stacy Sherman, spent time in the role of teacher this past week as she introduced students in third, forth, and fifth grades  to the section in the NOVA Student/Parent Handbook on Code of Behavior.  Students enjoyed working in teams of two as they read, and sorted behaviors into three levels. Along the way, students were learning new vocabulary, as well as the Rights and Responsibilities they have as students, and what behaviors they should avoid.  The students engaged in deep conversations with each other as they read through the behaviors and made collaborative decisions as to which level they felt the behaviors should be placed. In the end, the students were excited to have Ms. Sherman be their teacher for an hour and they are looking forward to her coming back in the near future to do other lessons.  Even students on DL were involved in the activities. For Ms. Sherman, she was thrilled to teach again and spend time in each classroom. Her hope is that students will know and understand that each person has a right to an education in an environment that is safe to do so; and that each of us has a responsibility to make it happen.   Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Grade K Theater Visit

11/19/2021

On the 18th of November, the Kindergarten students went to the Children’s theater in the center to see a performance of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The students have been reading different versions of Little Red Riding Hood over the last few weeks and learning variations of the story. They enjoyed interacting with the story being told to them by the actors and discussing it afterward during class. We will be creating our own puppets in order to tell familiar stories next week to showcase what we’ve learned. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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National University Library donation

11/17/2021

On Monday, we visited the National and University Library “ St. Kliment of Ohrid” and discussed our joint activities for the upcoming period.  The principal of our school Ms. Bela Gligorova has shared her memories of the time spent in the library with the hope that the library will remain relevant and important for our students through the activities that we will organize together.Our student Arta Kurti handed out the donation we were able to provide from the funds of the event “Masquerade Ball” that she has organized in collaboration with her peers.

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Cleanup Activity

11/15/2021

This Friday, our seniors Anastasija, Bistra, Matej, and Viktor teamed up with @Selektiraj Otpad and organized a team of students to clean up the quay of Vardar and increase their knowledge about the importance of waste management. The activity served the practical purpose of cleaning and learning about waste selection, but it also created a sense of unity and friendship among students in different grade levels.  Check out the photo gallery form the event on the following link

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CAS connections - Preparation of Turshija

11/12/2021

The preparation of the “Turshija” is a process that does not require as much time as it requires love. It also requires friendship and we tried to combine these components in our project.The charitable components of this activity included collecting funds, buying ingredients and in the end. It was a pleasure to have multiple students involved in various roles of tursija preparation, and an even greater pleasure when the final product is distributed to those in need. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Dance inclusion

11/12/2021

Nova's MYP 1 Dance classes were honoured to host the inclusive dance group from dance studio “Eureka", as part of their current unit on inclusion in dance. Visiting students from the inclusive dance group are all diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  This diagnosis severely limits their fine and gross motor control.  NOVA students were able to experience dance from a perspective of someone who has a physical limitation. They watched a short performance of the "Modern Cinderella" play, were then able to ask questions, and finally performed with the dancers from the dance studio. Everyone in attendance was moved by the honesty and openness of the dancers.  It was an honour to be allowed to hear their thoughts. We hope this is only the beginning of a beautiful friendship and collaboration. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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ES Fall Festival @ Nova

11/10/2021

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Fall Spirit Day (grades 9-12)

11/10/2021

The Upper Secondary students were creatively engaged during the Spirit Day event where they used their artistic skills to create different kinds of fall-themed decorations. Working together with their peers on a beautiful sunny day, our students completed their creative tasks successfully, while having a lot of fun and bonding moments. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Design Sprint Challenge

11/9/2021

November is a month dedicated to the Sustainable development goals for the students in our CAS program. In that theme, we just finished a Design Sprint Challenge! This past weekend, Nova students participated in a 48-hour design sprint challenge facilitated by Networker. Three teams were presented with real-life challenges from start-ups: Peli, Selektiraj Otpad and Monday Digital Agency. Using the design sprint methodology, the teams transformed problems into challenges and designed innovative solutions. In the end - teams pitched their solutions to a jury of start-up founders, Nova faculty and a business angel. The winners, Team Peli, won a voucher valued at 2500€ to take part in Networker’s Product Development Academy. We are thankful to the team at Networker for organizing a successful design sprint, the founders of Peli, Selektiraj Otpad and Monday Digital Agency for presenting their businesses to us, and our students who worked hard the whole weekend and showed us not only their collaboration and critical thinking skills, but also their true entrepreneurial potential. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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Green is the New Gold

11/9/2021

During the month of October, 40 teens from 21 nations got together for the "Green is the New Gold" online forum and brainstormed ideas on how to achieve a balance between development and conservation in some of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world.   Three of our students Jona Kurtishi, Lina Nikolovska, and Andrea Koleva have chosen to participate in the forum as part of their CAS program, and ended being among the top five contributors to the knowledge of finding creative ways to address the challenges brought on by the need of balancing development and conservation in some of the world’s most beautiful countries.  You can see their work here and vote for the People's Choice Award by liking your favorite team. The Award will be announced along with the Best Representative, the Best Team, and the Pioneer Award on November 21.

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Grade 1 Exit Point

11/8/2021

First grade had an Exit Point on the unit ‘We Are What We Eat’. Students were learning about the different food groups, healthy food, and where food comes from. They completed a range of activities: matching the food to its source, creating a healthy meal and sorting food in groups. Students were also very excited to learn and recreate traditional food from different countries. Parents supported our learning by preparing traditional dishes from their home country. Our exit point was a great chance to taste the world. Check out the photo gallery from the event on the following link

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FemTalks with the acclaimed and best-selling Macedonian author, Rumena Buzarovska

11/8/2021

On Saturday, Nov 6, the NOVA Feminist Club kickstarted their panel series titled FemTalks with the acclaimed and best-selling Macedonian author, Rumena Buzarovska. The goal of FemTalks panels is to bring feminist discourse and feminist topics closer to the NOVA community. We want the wider audience to be engaged with feminist discussions, just as we do during our club meetings. The first FemTalk panel focused on the topic of Women in Literature and we are thrilled and extremely thankful to Ms. Buzarovksa for accepting our invitation. Storytelling is an important part of culture, and we find that in the Balkans, the stories that shape our culture are almost entirely told from a male perspective. This fact seeps into every sphere of life and only exacerbates the issues that women face every day in this region. Precisely for this reason, author Rumena Buzarovska is a revolutionary figure, as a woman writer who has gained success in the region and globally and who has managed to amass an audience who will listen to stories that are unique to women in Macedonia and the region. The panel was led by the president of the NOVA Feminist Club, Adora Limani and special thanks goes to panelists: Galena Jovanoska, Andrea Mojsoska, and Nina Kostadinoska for their insightful questions. The full discussion will be shared on our youtube channel soon, so stay tuned.

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48 hour hackathon

11/6/2021

We are happy to announce that NOVA and Networker on 6th and 7th November 2021 will be organizing a learn-by-doing hackathon for 11th and 12th grade. During the 48 hour hackathon, participants will have to wear an entrepreneurs’ hat and offer as a team solutions for existing problems of socially responsible business. In the end, the solutions will be presented in front of a jury, with a reward of a 2000 € voucher.  It’s time to “unlock” that entrepreneurial thinking and find the most original way to present sustainable development goals to your community. Apply as soon as possible since the number of applicants is limited to 25. https://networker.mk/hackathon

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LET'S CHANGE LIVES - SOS Children's Village initiative

11/5/2021

Under the slogan LET'S CHANGE LIVES, the SOS Children's Village last month launched a new initiative dedicated to Face To Face (F2F) donations. These are field donor activities aimed at expanding the network of SOS Friends -  dedicated donors who will donate on a regular, monthly basis. As one of the supporters of the project, Nova offered the space for volunteers at  SOS Children's Village to promote their initiative and raise awareness among our community.

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Supporting Roma children

11/4/2021

The week of November 1st, we delivered the school supplies that were donated by our students and faculty to Sumnal, a local organisation from Shuto Orizari that primarily works with the at-risk Roma population. We are thankful for all the donations delivered by our community so we can support the beneficiaries of Sumnal to participate in a formal learning process, and develop the ability to read and write.  

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Fall Spirit Day (grades 6-8)

11/3/2021

Our wonderful students took the advantage of a sunny day to work on their autumn decorations while at the same time enjoying some outdoors time spent with their friends. Their team effort, cheerful spirit and creativity contributed to the creation of unique fall decorations that will be displayed around the school. Giving students a chance to express themselves creatively while working in groups brings joy, improves cognitive functions, and stimulates bonding among classmates.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Fall festival at NOVA

11/2/2021

Nova's Fall Festival organized by the Nova Parent Teacher Association (PTA) during the school day for all Elementary school children, was a great time to enjoy the last warm days of fall. Children from grades Pre-K to 5th came dressed as characters from a favorite book to participate in games and activities outdoors in Nova's backyard. They found their way through an outdoor maze, played tic-tac-toe with red and green apples, raced across the outdoor court sweeping pumpkins with a broom, and more. Our parent volunteers had a great time too, facilitating the activities for the children and getting to know other parents as well. Each child left the event with fall treats and will receive a professional class photo with a fall background to remind them of the fun they had. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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SuperNOVA intramural soccer tournament

11/1/2021

After training hard during the first seven weeks of the fall soccer season, on Saturday (30.October, 2021), members of the boys soccer team from grades 9-12 participated in the SuperNOVA intramural soccer tournament. All students were divided into 4 teams (blue, green, yellow, red) and played a total of 8 games, scoring 40 goals (average of 5 per match) and having tons of fun. Students organized the teams by themselves and did a great job in determining their roles,  preparing and adjusting their tactics for each game and making sure everybody receives a fair amount of playing time throughout the tournament. We would like to thank all participants for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and displayed sportsmanship. We hope the memories from this tournament will last more than the soreness in our students’ muscles. The soccer season continues !!! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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October 2021


Memorandum signed with National and University Library

10/28/2021

On Monday, October 25th, our school director Mr. Ivan Novakovski, met with the director of the National and University Library  "St. Kliment Ohridski", Ms. Jelisaveta Kostadinova, where they exchanged views about the current situation of the library and discussed initiatives and projects to support its promotion among young people and make the library an important part of our students' lives.  During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two institutions in the field of Service Learning and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), with the aim of implementing various initiatives relevant to both parties.

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Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

10/27/2021

This year the Anglo-American School of Moscow introduced our NOVA community to a foundation that they were a part of last year, by the name of Blue Dragon. Blue Dragon is a foundation whose mission is   “...to provide exceptional care to Vietnamese children and families in crisis while creating long-term change for a better world.” The people devoted to Blue Dragon do not consider what they do as charity work, instead they provide those in need with opportunities to fully develop, giving them a boost to continue living their lives in better conditions. Their work focuses on 4 main sections: street kids, education, human trafficking & slavery, and legal advocacy. Together with the help of all of you in the NOVA community, we hope to raise awareness and help Blue Dragon to the best of our abilities over the course of this school year. Keep an eye out for any more information on fundraisers, or projects that will be dedicated to helping this foundation. Please feel free to read more about Blue Dragon on their website: https://www.bluedragon.org/ Facebook- https://business.facebook.com/bluedragonvietnam/ Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/bluedragonchildren/

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MYP Year 3 Science

10/27/2021

Our MYP Year 3 students were engaged in an inquiry based activity "Observing Chemical Reactions: Rotation Stations" as a way to get familiar with the new unit in Interdisciplinary Science. Moving from station to station, they conducted experiments and observed the chemical reactions while collecting evidence before and after the reaction (formation of precipitate, color change, smell, gas release and change of temperature). Students were enjoying the variety of the chemical reactions and expressed their enthusiasm in acquiring knowledge.  Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Ajvar preparation at NOVA

10/26/2021

The best way to announce the arrival of autumn is by preparing the delicious Macedonian delicacy - ajvar. To make the process of preparing the delicious meal even more exciting, we invited our international colleagues to get involved in the preparation and tasting of the dish, and thus to get acquainted with a beloved Macedonian tradition. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Inside the MYP Visual Arts classroom

10/25/2021

In the MYP Visual Art program , taught by Kostojcinoska Uzunceva, students conduct visual research through theory and hands on learning. They also have a chance to master different painting techniques such as acrylic, watercolour, or tempera. Through these projects, students are also provided the opportunity to express their personal views, by creating their own visual statements on life, living, and identity. Check out the photo gallery from the program here

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PTA Coffee Hour

10/22/2021

Nova parents from both Elementary and Secondary divisions were invited for coffee and conversation at our 2nd PTA Coffee Hour of the year. It was a great time for parents to meet others from their division and to share feedback with Nova and PTA Leadership about their experience at Nova. Nova Leadership also gave a facilities update with a walking tour of planned campus improvements to wrap up the meeting. All Nova parents are invited to join the upcoming PTA Coffee Hours that will be hosted regularly throughout the school year.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Translation in Macedonian of Olalla, a short story by the Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson

10/22/2021

We are proud to present the translation in Macedonian of Olalla, a short story by the Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in the Christmas 1885.This translation is a result of more than 30 hours of effort as part of the CAS experience of our senior Sara Golakova, who worked together with her mentor, our librarian and Extended Essay Coordinator, Lidija Tasevska. In the words of Sara,  Olalla is her favorite short story, and it was a pleasure that she was allowed to translate it for CAS and publish it so that the community can enjoy it as much as she did. Sara believes that this translation was crucial for developing her skill as a translator because she is hoping to continue translating other stories when she is in college. PDF link

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PTA Coffee Hour

10/20/2021

On behalf of the Nova Parent Teacher Association (PTA), we invite you to join us for the upcoming PTA Coffee Hour this Wednesday morning, October 20th from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Nova backyard. This informal meeting time will be a great opportunity to meet other Nova parents, to interact with PTA and Nova leadership. We hope that you will make the time to join us and share your perspective on the first 6 weeks of school. Please see the attached flyer for more details. To confirm your attendance for Wednesday, please fill out the Covid-19 Questionnaire form with this link before noon on Tuesday, October 19th. If you can't make it this time, we will be offering these coffee hours regularly, so please watch your email for an announcement about the next one. We look forward to seeing you soon! Your Nova PTA

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Grade K Exit Point

10/8/2021

Kindergarten has been working hard to learn about different celebrations all over the world. We have been talking about the similarities and differences of the celebrations we participate in and discussing the food and activities associated with these celebrations. For their exit point, the students completed their first research project about a holiday and then invited their families to showcase foods and items from their home countries. The following day we invited DMBUC "Ilija Nikolovski-Luj" to come show students traditional Macedonian instruments and perform songs and dances for the students as well. This ended with all of us performing a dance together with the high school students. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ES Art Exhibition

10/7/2021

During the week of October 4th, NOVA ES hosted an Art Exhibition outside. We are so excited to be able to again offer parents a chance to come on campus to view student work in the area of the arts. Amazing Things are Happening Here! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Kindergarten Music Classes

10/6/2021

We start the class with a welcome and greeting. We are studying percussion instruments. Students are encouraged to interact with all instruments, produce, and feel the sound. They also practice keeping a steady beat, and use the instruments for accompaniment. During each class, we dedicate at least 10 minutes to singing. Outdoor activities include body coordination to a steady beat, together with perception, synchronization and performance.

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Upper Secondary School Students deepen bonds within their advisory groups

10/6/2021

Upper Secondary students took advantage of pleasant weather to bring school and team spirit to life in the first Spirit Day of the 2021-2022 academic year. All advisory groups in grades 9-12 competed with other groups in their grade level in games of strength, speed, and wit. The winning advisory groups in each grade level were rewarded with a Pizza Party during their Break period. Spirit Days are directed at fostering school spirit and at enhancing the strong bonds that are a part of Advisory classes.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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NOVA takes part in Skopje Marathon 2021

10/5/2021

Nova is delighted and proud to announce its participation at this year's Wizz Air Skopje Marathon 2021 and celebrate the great achievements of its participants. Our Secondary Math teacher, Justin Freeman, crossed the finish line in 1 hour and 09 minutes, wining silver at this year’s half marathon race. Our Elementary homeroom teacher, Maja Grncaroska, completed the half marathon in 1:45, and our senior student Mojsej Azmanov completed his first in 1:38. We also want to acknowledge the achievements of the four Marathon Relay teams, four runners per team, consisting of students, faculty and staff, completing the full 42 km marathon course, and the nine participants who took part in the 5K race.

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PTA General Assembly

10/4/2021

Thanks to our Nova parent community who participated in last night's PTA General Assembly of the year. All agreed that a face to face meeting was much appreciated. The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) reviewed plans for the fall semester and parents had the opportunity to share ideas for school improvement and engage on various topics as a group. PTA General Assemblies are held three times per year and all Nova parents and teachers are welcome. In between meetings, parents can reach out to share concerns with the PTA at any time by email (pta@nova.edu.mk) or by attending one of the other PTA organized coffee hour meetings held monthly. The next coffee hour is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th, details will follow. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova Families Make a Difference

10/1/2021

A BIG THANK YOU to our Nova Community for your support of our 2021 Family Bazaar ecological concept "Nova Families Make a Difference." At the end of the last school year, through t-shirt sales with the "Nova's Going Greener" design and your donations, PTA raised enough funds to meet our goal of providing additional waste bins on Praska Street near the school. Please take advantage of these waste bins, and when you pass by and see the Nova logo, remember that together we can make a lasting difference on the footprint of our planet.  

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September 2021


Spirit Day @ Lower Secondary School

9/29/2021

Celebrating the start of the week, Lower Secondary Students took part in Spirit Day and engaged in friendly competition organised by the events team and P.E. teachers. Students took part in feats of strength and skill as their friends cheered them on. The winning advisory class in  was rewarded with a pizza party the following day. In future Spirit Days, students will turn their focus towards helping the community at the same time as they have fun outdoors.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Inside MYP Design Class

9/28/2021

This is the MYP Design class year 3. In this class students learn the importance of the world wide web, by learning how to build a website and how to deploy it online. Students take on projects ranging from building an e-mail newsletter all the way through building a website in WordPress. Check out the photo gallery from the class here

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Spirit Day

9/27/2021

On Monday, September 27th after school (1:15 - 2:00 PM) the school will organise an outdoor team building activity (Spirit Day) for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The intention of this event is to have our students socialize and bond while accomplishing a few team-building activities and competing for the team of their advisory class.

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Fundraiser Masquerade Ball at NOVA

9/27/2021

NOVA students Arta Kurti, Alessandro Cantile, and Federico Angioni, as well as a management team of nine additional students, planned the fundraiser Black & White Masquerade Ball. The masquerade event was held to collect funds to help the National & University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid" . It was one of the first institutions formed by the Anti-Fascist Assembly of National Liberation's resolution in 1944. The library issued a public appeal for donations through the media, and we as students were able to raise a total of 500 euros to contribute to the national library. We hope to be one of the first few steps in assisting this significant historical landmark, in order to sustain its operations. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ES Back to School Open House

9/27/2021

During the week of September 20th, NOVA International School was delighted to invite parents from grades 2-5 on campus each day for an outdoor event where they were able to meet their child's teacher, hear more about their child's daily activities, and see live streaming from their child's classroom. Parents enjoyed being on campus again and interacting together and meeting families new to our school.  Thank you to parents, teachers, and administration who made this a very successful event. Check out the photo gallery from the events here

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Child Protection workshops

9/24/2021

During August and September our student services, school nurses and counselling staff, along with school leadership attended a a number of Child Protection workshops. These workshops included exploration and discussion of a variety of complex strategic issues, and were intended to assist the school in updating and building on its robust Child Protection policies, all in the interest of ensuring the health, and emotional and physical wellbeing of every NOVA student.   https://112safeguarding.com/news-2/  

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Yoga in the Park

9/23/2021

As part of the #WeektoAct4SDGs and in connection to the goal "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages" we are organizing fun and inspirational yoga session.This session aims to connect us to the natural outdoors, through a relaxing, energizing, and breathtaking yoga session, improving wellbeing and creating a positive ripple effect throughout our community.DetailsMeeting place: Skolka (City Park)Time: 3:00 pm

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Food Donations

9/22/2021

Dear all, As part of the SDGs week, today we are organizing a food drive for young people without parental care. You can leave your donations in a marked box in the HS Auditorium. Please note that you can bring pasta, beans, oil, flour, sugar, canned food, shelf milk, etc.  

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Global Week to Act4SDGs

9/20/2021

Each year millions of people across the world mobilize to take individual and collective action for people and the planet while world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly. The goal is to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the universal plan to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.The Global Week to #Act4SDGs (17-28 September) aims to drive collective action, mobilizing key stakeholders from all sectors to drive change while reminding world leaders that people around the world are doing their part to accelerate progress on the SDGs.It joins committed individuals, organizations and growing SDG networks to channel the power of people to act on the Goals – and inspire others to do the same.We've also made effort to take action in our Nova community, so below is a list of our planned activites during this week and everyone are invited to take part.

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EEC and Grade 1 Back to School Open House

9/10/2021

This week we were delighted to have invited (Grade 1, Kindergarten, PK) parents into school for a Back to School Open House in our outdoor space to meet the teachers, learn more about their child's class, visit the PK and Kindergarten classrooms, and see a live stream from the classroom of their child working. We are off to a great start of a new year of learning. Thank you parents for your participation in this special event. Check out the photo gallery from the events here

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After School Activity - Permaculture Gardening

9/10/2021

The group activity of this session was making seed bombs. During the activity students learned about different types of soil based on structure, texture, dimensions of soil particles, colour, smell, density etc. Furthermore they learned about different types of seed based on dimensions, seasonality, shape, colour etc. The most important aspect of the activity was for students to learn through hands on experience and creative play, a gardening technique that is practiced in natural farming, first developed by Masanobu Fukuoka, also known as seed balls or nendo dango (Japanese: 粘土団子). For that purpose students used a variety of seeds, compost, clay and water to prepare the dough-like mixture, which they manually kneaded to form their seed bombs. This after school activity is open for grades 1 - 5 and its held every Monday and Wednesday from 2.30pm. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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First two weeks of school for the Early Education Center

9/6/2021

"It has been a busy, eventful and exciting first two weeks of school for the Early Education Center. We've welcomed many new families and welcomed back many of our returning ones. Students have been busy getting to know their teachers, their new classmates and school routines. Our PreK students have been adjusting to the lengthy school day, and have begun participating in their speciality classes: Dance and PE. Kindergarten students on the other hand, have begun their transition to having a regular Elementary School schedule, and are keeping busy from the very beginning of each school day, up to the very end. We look forward to a great year ahead. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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PTA Coffee Hour

9/3/2021

New parents from both divisions were invited to Nova’s backyard for the first Nova PTA Coffee Hour of the year. It was a great time for new parents to meet others and representatives from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Nova Administration were there to welcome them and answer their questions. We invite all Nova parents to join us for upcoming PTA Coffee Hours that will be hosted regularly throughout the school year.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Meet Sanja Mitrevska our new SS Business Management Teacher

9/2/2021

Hello! My name is Sanja Mitrovska and I will be teaching Business Management at NOVA. I am passionate about entrepreneurship and making an impact on society. On one hand I love my job as founder and CEO of Networker where in 2020 we raised 250 000 euros for 20 startups developed using Google Design Sprint methodology. On the other hand I enjoy working with students and encourage them, through mentorship and real life experiences, in realizing their entrepreneurial dreams. What motivates me? - The next challenge! *more about me you can read on this website: https://www.sanjamitrovska.com/

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