April 2020


Meet Lizi our Leopard Gecko friend

4/30/2020

Dear Nova community we would like to introduce all of you to Lizi, our Leopard Gecko friend that has been a part of our IB Biology class for the last four years. Lizi loves to eat worms, and bugs on special occasions. She has two living spots in our school, but we don't see much of her during school times because she is a nocturnal animal. Our biology teacher alongside our students make sure that she is properly fed, and that she has fresh drinking water at her disposal, even nowadays when we are at home due to the campus closure.

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Poem from our student Anastasia about the Covid-19 situation

4/29/2020

Dear Nova community as we are coming to the end of the month of April, we want to once again remind our community that we are celebrating national poetry month. To conclude our school celebration we are sharing with you a video recital of a poem from our student Anastasia about the Covid-19 situation.

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Earth Day in Nova

4/29/2020

Last week Ms. Markovska's first grade class celebrated this year's 50th Earth Day by designing T-shirts for this special occasion. Take a look at the students' original logos and slogans. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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Classical Evening 2020

4/28/2020

Dear Nova community, we would like to invite all of you to another live online event organized by the Music department and the technology specialists, students, and parents. Tomorrow, on April 28th, we will be hosting the 'Classical Evening' an online musical event presenting the musical talents of the students at our school. You will be able to follow the event live on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and our website.

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Nova students as chefs

4/28/2020

The cooking of an egg in a unique way was one of the IPC assignments for third grade on the unit "What's On the Menu". They did an amazing job making eggs in different styles. They are pretending to be chefs and they are practicing their cooking skills for their own restaurants. Get some ideas on how to make you own eggs! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Chess Tournament

4/28/2020

Dear Nova community, the Nova chess club is organizing another virtual tournament this Thursday [30th of April 2020]. The tournament will start at 5pm and is open to all members from our school community. The tournament winners will receive a pizza voucher as a prize. Tournament link: https://lichess.org/tournament/stir7tiiTournament password: ncqp12345

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'What's On The Menu' #EGGcellentEggs

4/27/2020

Ms. Grncharoska's 3rd grade class is currently working on the IPC unit " What's On The Menu" . This activity is from Science Task 4 and it's called EGGcellent Eggs. The students learned the process of making eggs from egg to farm and the stages of egg development into a chick. As Recording Activity our students imagined that they're chefs invited to a celebrity cooking show. Each student was supposed to cook an egg in a unique way. Our 3rd graders rock! What is your favorite one? Check out the photogallery from the event here

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Virtual ASA Program

4/27/2020

Dear Nova community, we are happy to announce our virtual after school activities and clubs program. You can learn more about the program on this link: https://nova.edu.mk/after_school_activities_and_clubs.aspx

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NOVA Chess Tournament

4/23/2020

The Nova chess club is organising a chess tournament today, and is inviting our HS students to join in.

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Nova read-aloud sessions: Going to the dentist

4/23/2020

Dear Nova community, today we are sharing with you our #4 session of read-aloud video stories for our youngest members. Today we are reading the book titled: 'Going to the Dentist'. Enjoy.

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Nova students translation and read of the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling

4/23/2020

April has been declared 'The National Poetry Month', and in order to commemorate this month, our very own student Luka Pavikjevikj translated a poem by Rudyard Kipling titled 'If'. Here is the translation of that poem, interpreted by Luka and his classmate Sare Ademoska. We hope you enjoy it.

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Online book for children titled 'Animals Home' / „Каде живеат животните“ translated by our faculty member Ms. Despina Mikoska

4/23/2020

Dear Nova community, today we are sharing with you a book for children titled 'Animals Home' / „Каде живеат животните“ available online, and translated by our very own faculty member Ms. Despina Mikoska. Ms. Mukoska also authored a companion of activities to the book, available on this link: https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/130907-kade-zhiveat-zhivotnite?fbclid=IwAR3TE60UP6nQXMk75a7-y89aA2dIXcjCL4XjOikvRi1XuToDHZC48kF030s

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Nova read-aloud sessions: Hooray for fish!

4/22/2020

Dear Nova community, today we are sharing with you our #3 read-aloud video story for our youngest members. Today we are reading the book titled: 'Hooray For Fish'. Enjoy.

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EMS Spirit Week

4/22/2020

Our Elementary and Middle School observed a 'Spirit Week' where students and faculty members were encouraged to participate in thematic activities each day of the week. Different days were dedicated to animals, ninja's and superheros, sports day and having a crazy hair day. The purpose of the Spirit Week was to lift up everyone's spirit during these challenging times. Today we share with you pictures from each day. Enjoy. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Kindergarten students playing a game of Spring Break Bingo with their families

4/22/2020

Last week our Kindergarten students were playing a game of Spring Break Bingo with their families. The Bingo included fun and educational activities that they could pursue while they were staying at home. Here are a few pictures from our students and their siblings.  

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'Classical Evening' an online musical event

4/21/2020

Dear Nova community, we would like to invite all of you to another live online event organized jointly by our faculty, students and parents. On April 28th, we will be hosting the 'Classical Evening' an online musical event premiering the musical talents of the students in our schools. You will be able to follow the event live on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and our website. More information will be shared in the upcoming days.

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#3 Library Kahoot quiz

4/21/2020

Dear Nova high school students, we would like to invite all of you to join us and play the #3 Library Kahoot quiz starting this Wednesday, April 22nd. The topic for the quiz will be 'Books vs. Movies'. See you there.

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Interview with our incoming Boris Trajkovski scholarship students

4/16/2020

Dear Nova community today we share with you the interview - with our incoming Boris Trajkovski scholarship students, commencing their studies as 9th grades from the academic 2020-21. We are proud to have added these three students to our growing list of Boris Trajkovski scholars.

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Pre-K students’ education continues on virtual learning platforms

4/16/2020

In this gallery you will find our youngest learners engaged in various projects, since the beginning of our virtual learning program. The pictures include our students writing their names with dough, practicing letters, drawing lines, counting, coloring, painting and most importantly having fun while actively learning. Check out the photo gallery from the acctivities here

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MYP at Nova - Atl Skills

4/15/2020

Today we are sharing with our Nova community another video introducing the IB Middle Years Programme, this time specifically focusing on the 'approaches to learning' skill. We’re excited to begin its implementation of this program as a candidate school from the next school year.

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HS Dance Class - Student Assignment Video Collage

4/15/2020

[Video Collage] from three Nova students that are taking Dance classes, and who had the opportunity through our virtual learning program to learn a Hip Hop choreography from a YouTube tutorial from the choreographer Mihran Kirakosian. They used reflection as a part of their assignment and shared it with their teacher either as a written text or during our Google meets session each week explaining their experience so far in learning through tutorial. 

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MYP at Nova - Teaser

4/14/2020

We are sharing with all our Nova students another video introducing the IB Middle Years Programme . We’re excited to begin its implementation of this program as a candidate school from the next school year.

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Nova read-aloud sessions: Cow Takes a Bow

4/14/2020

Dear Nova community, another read-aloud video for our youngest members is now available on our YouTube page. 'Cow Takes a Bow' is the story in our focus, so join us on this video link and enjoy.

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HS Dance Class - Student Assignment Video

4/13/2020

Nova students that are taking Dance classes, had the opportunity through our virtual learning program to learn a Hip Hop choreography from a YouTube tutorial from the choreographer Mihran Kirakosian. They used reflection as a part of their assignment and shared it with their teacher either as a written text or during our Google meets session each week explaining their experience so far in learning through tutorial.

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Meet Kira Popetrevska a third grader working on an experiment for her IPC class

4/13/2020

Meet Kira Popetrevska a third grader working on an experiment for her IPC class. She had to do a Holy Moldy Experiment where she had to put three slices of bread in separate bags. One slice of bread in a bag with clean hands, one slice of bread in a bag with dirty hands, and the third slice of bread that previously rubbed the floor with. First she had to predict which slice of bread will have little or no mold at all. After, she will leave the slices of bread in these bags for couple of days, and observe what is happening to the Holy Moldy Experiment

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Nova International Schools 2020

4/10/2020

In Nova International Schools we build learners that are: Communicators: students understand how you say something is as important as what you say. Inquirers: students ask questions that opens up the world around them. Knowledgeable: students build skills to become life-long learners. Thinkers: students are creative and critical thinkers who solve real-world problems. Principled: students embrace honesty, making principled decisions in and out of the classroom. OpenMinded: students open their hearts and minds to new cultures and ideas. Caring: students treat each other and their community with kindness. RiskTakers: students take measured risks, challenging themselves to be the best they can be. Balanced: students know that balance is the key to happiness. Reflective: students reflect not just on what they learn at school, but its implications on the world around them. Check out the photo gallery with the posters here

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Join the first ever Nova virtual art exhibition!

4/10/2020

Dear Nova Community, Today we have the privilege to invite you to tour our first ever virtual art exhibition. This exhibition encompasses all the artistic pieces created by our ES students. We are immensely proud of our students, the teachers and our parent community for supporting this virtual event. Many thanks to our ES art teacher, Ms. Ana Josifovska and our Media and Technology Specialist Mr. Dalibor Arsovski, for making this event possible. Link to the virtual art exhibition: https://www.artsteps.com/profile/5e86fdadf3d59f181cdddf30

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Nova goes MYP

4/10/2020

Nova International Schools joins a prestigious group of schools by becoming a candidate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program. Read the interview with our MYP coordinator in Nova Ms. Amanda Levitt and learn more about the program. 

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A Quarantine Song' - poem by Darko Stavrev

4/10/2020

Dear Nova community, today we share with you yet another poem written by our very own Darko Stavrev. Darko is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program student from Grade 11, and a YES alumni scholar as well. He wrote this poem during the national poetry month. We hope you like it as much as we do.  A Quarantine Song   Hold on my friend, For this madness will end And then I’ll give you my hand Cause we’re all made out of sand.   Together we are strong But cripple when alone. Is it here where I belong? I just hope I’m not a clone.   Sticks and stones may break me. Wait!! I’m still drinking my afternoon tea. It’s not fair and just, But we must!   Hold on, I said, For we’ll rise ahead!   By: Darko Stavrev

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'These Are My Growing Teeth' - A poem by Adora Limani

4/9/2020

To commemorate national poetry month, we are sharing with all of you a poem written by our very own Adora Limani. This poem is titled 'These Are My Growing Teeth', it is a poem about change, and the nostalgia one goes through while growing older.  “THESE ARE MY GROWING TEETH” My new molars are growing.I could tell that those sensitive patches of gum started swelling as I chewed up my next meal,And with it I swallowed what was left of that big ol’ milk tooth,But I do not miss it one bit.And now every time I lay down in my giant bed,I feel it squeezing through my intestines and aching to get out.It must be because my stomach cannot digest the fact that 12 became 11,32 sized down to 31,And that everytime I bite through strawberry scented ice cream,The freezing sensation trickles through the gap whereMy sweet little tooth used to reside.Good riddance to that horrid piece of enamel and pulp!I seldom miss anything at all,And I refuse to believe that the clouds miss each other after they’ve finished a divine quarrel,And both go their separate ways in that Big Blue.But why then do I feel the absence of Ms. DeciduousSo intensely?Why has that erupting tooth eaten me alive,Like an infant living with ringworms?Maybe if I had not left the bread in the toaster forSo long,It would not have crumbled so easily beneath my aging jaw.And now every time I lay down in my giant bed,I count my teeth over and over,And I cannot believeI am a child still. -Adora Limani, 2020

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Nova read-aloud sessions: The very ticklish tiger

4/9/2020

Dear Nova community, today we are sharing with you for the first time a read-aloud video for our youngest members. The Very Ticklish Tiger is the story in our focus, so join us on this video link and enjoy:  For more read-alouds you can visit the following link

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EMS Spirit Week - Animals

4/9/2020

This week our Elementary and Middle school division is observing their Spirit Week. The theme for Tuesday was 'animals', and students were encouraged to bring their pets to their virtual classes. Here is Daniil with his cat participating in yesterday's classes.

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World Poetry Day

4/8/2020

To celebrate ‘World Poetry Day’ on March 21st and  also to welcome April as the ‘National Poetry Month’ NOVA 6th and 8th grade students @Ms. Biljana Dalcheska's English and Language Arts classes are dedicating their current unit on poetry. The students were asked to watch a motivational video and comment on it, through a single line. They were not aware at the time of the assignment that their lines would be put together and turned into a poem, with wonderfully positive messages. The outcome is impressive and all students were thrilled. During these times every positive thought is a blessing.  6 Gold: No matter how you look, or are you short or tall, it matters what soul you have.Don't underestimate anyone. Everyone deserves a second chance.Small, or big, strong, or weak, a hero is the one who tries, and never gives up.Don't underestimate the weakest and smallest, because inside they are the strongest;Because they can be stronger but they're not showing it.Don't underestimate anyone. Everyone deserves a second chance;Rather good or bad never give up,even when all is lost you can still get up.Our hard work will always pay off.We are all great!Never loose faith in yourself.Never give up. 6 Pink: Never give up on being yourself, because sometimes you can end up saving the day.Never give up, you should try again, because even if you didn't succeed the first timeyou might succeed the next time you try.You shouldn't wait for a miracle and you should never give up,you should always stay creative and try to get what you want.If you don't succeed the first time, don't give up and try again.Never give up, you will succeed once,Never give up on anything you do and always help others.We are all great! 8 Lavender: "I, Giorno Giovanna, have a dream,a dream to reunite with my family and tell them of the knowledgeI have acquired through bravery over my fears."I learn from my mistakes, obstacles, and motivation.I also learn from experience.You should face your fears,You should choose your own path in life.I learn from my mistakes.I explore for newer and better methods of achieving my goal.I learn through motivation,I learn from hardships and difficulties,I learn from difficult obstacles,I learn through desperation for food.I also learn through experience. 8 Maroon: Take risks and face your fears.If you overcome certain fears, good things may come out of itWhen facing your fears you will get something in return.Don't judge something by its appearance,Learn from others since they might have more experience,take risks, it can pay out.I learn through experience!

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MYP at Nova

4/8/2020

A short video introduction of the IB Middle Years Programme for NOVA students. We’re excited to begin its implementation from next school year.

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Students learning the alphabet in our Macedonian language and culture class

4/8/2020

Our youngest learners in the Nova Elementary and Middle School were practicing the alphabet and the days of the week in our Macedonian language and culture class. Here is a short video of them being part of our virtual learning program. 

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Nova and Zito Prom deliver donations for Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje and the General Hospital in Gevgelija

4/8/2020

                

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Photos from our Macedonian language and culture class

4/7/2020

Today we share with all of you photos from our Macedonian language and culture class, done through our virtual learning program. Namely, our second grade student Hanna is playing the game 'Memory blocks' to review her clothes Macedonian vocabulary. She was tasked to match the word with the picture and use it in a sentence.

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Kahoot game for all Nova Grade 3 to Grade 8 students

4/7/2020

Kahoot game for all Nova Grade 3 to Grade 8 students. The game begins tomorrow. The winner will get an electronic IOU for a pizza voucher from our Library.

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ES Spirit Week

4/6/2020

We will have our 'Spirit Week' this week starting on Tuesday.  Let's have a fun week before spring break.   The days are as follows:  TUESDAY: ANIMAL DAY -  dress like an animal, bring your pet to virtual school, or bring your favorite stuffed animal.  WEDNESDAY: NINJA OR SUPER HERO DAY -  Dress like a superhero the best way you can.  A towel as a cape, mask, etc. Whatever you have around the house.  THURSDAY: SPORTS DAY - Wear your favorite sports outfit, or a sports hat, jersey or t-shirt.  FRIDAY: CRAZY HAIR DAY  

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HS band performance of the tune 'Oclupaca'

4/6/2020

Dear Nova community, we propose you start this week by listening to our HS band performing the tune 'Oclupaca', a Duke Ellington composition from his 'Latin American Suite' album from 1972. Our band members played and recorded their individual segments at home, and then our music teacher tied it all together for our enjoyment.

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4th grade IPC session using Google Meet and Nearpod

4/3/2020

4th grade IPC session using Google Meet and Nearpod to have an interactive discussion about how communities, throughout history, work together to solve problems.

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Grade 5 students using the Seesaw platform for our virtual learning program

4/2/2020

Our Grade 5 students and their teacher Mrs. Babic Krstveska are using the Seesaw platform for our virtual learning program, where students can engage in creative tools to complete their assignments'. Here is some of their work.

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#1 Library Kahoot Quiz

4/1/2020

Today, we will host the #1 Library Kahoot Quiz. The topic for today's quiz is: general knowledge on the topic of literature.Join us!

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Our 4th Grade student working from home!

4/1/2020

Our 4th Grade student working from home!He and his classmates follow a daily schedule starting with math, RLA, specials, then IPC. Here, he is working on an interactive response to reading called: 'Spin the Wheel'. He's also conducting research for his Informational Book on Ancient Greece. Way to go!

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How teachers can use Bitpaper and Zoom to create a game with students while having an online class

4/1/2020

Wondering how teachers can use Bitpaper and Zoom to create a game with students while having an online class?Our faculty member Ms. Gjurevski has the answer:

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Nova initiates its Virtual Learning Program #March2020

4/1/2020

On March 11th Nova commenced its virtual learning program, as a result of the campus being closed down due to the corona virus pandemic. Since then we have seen an incredible effort, from our community including students, teachers, parents, guardians, school administrators, PTA and alumni, to continue their educational journey uninterrupted. We are happy to share some of the photos highlighting our virtual learning program, ranging from students and teachers doing video lectures, to assignments students have pursued in their homes. We hope you enjoy the gallery. For more information about our virtual learning program, you can visit the following page: https://nova.edu.mk/virtual_learning.aspx.  Check out the photo gallery from the acctivities here  

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March 2020


3rd grade student growing wheat grass

3/30/2020

This is Hana a 3rd grade student growing wheat grass that she planted on March 16th for her IPC project on growing their own food. She is growing wheat grass as it can be used to make healthy smoothies and also can be used as home decorations for Easter. Hana’s photo is taken on March 25th, 9 days after she planted. Well done!

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Social distance poster by our grade 10 students

3/30/2020

Last week,our students (grade 10) were creating public announcements for their local community about covid-19.Their task was to research the facts, check the statistics, use relevant sources and advocate for hand washing, social distancing and empathy and care.Here is one of the posters our student Andi Jegeni created.

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Do you want to build a snowman - Challenge

3/30/2020

Our 6th grade students had a fun 'do you want to build a snowman assignment this week.The rules of the assignment were:Step 1] Build a snowmanStep 2] Snowman’s can be built using any available materialsStep 3] Enjoy some of the fine work done by your fellow students, and watch the winning snowman video. Gallery with their contributions (link) The winning snowman video:

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A Guide to Digital Wellbeing While Staying Home

3/27/2020

Our faculty member Mr. Ristovski has written this blog post on the importance of digital well-being and how to achieve it. The article is available on this link: https://foxmediahouse.com/guide-to-digital-wellbeing-while-staying-home/

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3rd grade student preparing for her IPC class

3/26/2020

Dear Nova community, today we are sharing with you Teisa, one of our 3rd grade students that is preparing for her IPC class, by planting by using cotton instead of soil for this experiment. As you can tell, her platning skills are excellent.  

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Siblings joining forces to complete their assignments

3/26/2020

Siblings joining forces to complete their assignments from our virtual learning program. We love this joint effort by our Nova families.

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Library Newsletter

3/25/2020

Dear Nova community, today we share with you another resource created by our school librarians. They’ve made a selection of on-line sources related to works of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels and audio books, accessible to our Nova community, to be used for school projects and pleasure reading. We hope you make the most out of these resources. You can access the Library newsletter by clicking on the link bellow, and using your Nova email address: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12v0jaGo3_6oifwAnWETNl8kG2dabZXiR-R0D74U3l3g/edit?usp=sharing

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Grade 2 students working on home learning assignments

3/25/2020

Today we want to share with you one of our Grade 2 students working on home learning assignments that include: measuring in inches, making a book about a chosen rainforest animal and investigating soil.  

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Useful resources for you and your families

3/25/2020

Dear Nova community, today we share with you two useful resources for you and your families. A selection of animal webcams, as well as zoo and aquarium virtual tours: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/us/coronavirus-zoos-webcams.html?fbclid=IwAR1lmZGPSpj8kP0p6-dLKyFONuAuH8Hee7J4B7F_Yc4whRAFZrC1BACqIVw A list of live virtual concerts to watch during the coronavirus shutdown: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown?fbclid=IwAR2gLXnACGGBBcYJ3c3YVpOTzxePBMBSNOygjQEBO0x13yjfBEhU1JjFvjc

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Grade 5 virtual class

3/23/2020

This Grade 5 class is discussing the ethical issues of cloning, and how scientists made the first cloned animals. The students shared their research notes for and against the issue. They will continue to do their research and state their final opinion to defend in our upcoming virtual debate.

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PreK students' work

3/23/2020

Our Pre-K4 students working from home on their motor skills by sorting and creating necklaces and bracelets from dried pasta.

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PreK students' work

3/23/2020

Students from our Pre-K4 class, were given the task to make up and write a story about their favourite animal or character. So, we would like to introduce you all with 'Simba the cat'

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A poem by NOVA student Anastasija Azzura Baharudim

3/20/2020

This is a poem written by our student Anastasija Azzura Baharudim, as part of the assignments that students from grade 9 are having this week about empathy and kindness during the COVID - 19 outbreak. Students are creating posters/poems/videos/essays trying to give answers to the questions who is a hero today, how can we help those who are mostly affected by this situation and how can we show personal responsibility right now.

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A poem by NOVA student Adora Limani

3/19/2020

This is a poem written by our student Adora Limani, as part of the assignments that students from grade 9 are having this week about empathy and kindness during the COVID - 19 outbreak. Students are creating posters/poems/videos/essays trying to give answers to the questions who is a hero today, how can we help those who are mostly affected by this situation and how can we show personal responsibility right now.

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Virtual learning day, in the life of a Physics student.

3/19/2020

Virtual learning day, in the life of a Physics student.

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New HS Student Council page

3/18/2020

We're happy to promote the new HS Student Council (SC) page. There you'll be able to find general info about the SC, their future goals, past and planned events. They've also added a page for students looking for activites due to school closure related to the covid-19 pandemic. https://nova.edu.mk/student_council.aspx 

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Virtual Learning at NOVA

3/18/2020

If you’re wondering how we are conducting our virtual classes, here is a short video overview of daily activities in the Elementary and Middle School.

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How to use Google Meet

3/18/2020

Having trouble setting up your Google Meet for an upcoming class conference. Not to worry, our faculty member Mr. Igor Ristovski has a short step by step tutorial for you.

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Online learning

3/16/2020

Dear Nova community, This Monday, March 16th, marks the fourth day in our online learning experience. Our students and parents will be joining their virtual classrooms again, and hopefully we will have another successful week of learning. We fully understand that in addition to our virtual classroom, families are looking for additional educational opportunities for their children. So, we wanted to contribute some educational resources that our teachers and admin have found. Hope you will find them useful: On the link below you can follow a long list of educational companies that are offering free subscriptions. Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for free and help your child along with their education.  More information on this link On the link below you can find a list of digital platforms that the Macedonian Ministry of Education is recommending for students to use: More information on this link Pearson Learning (offers general support for schools that are closed)  More information on this link Hope this was helpful, NOVA International Schools

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Reading Buddies program

3/9/2020

Our kindergartners, 4th, 5th and 6th graders, enjoying reading to each other last Friday. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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Lego Robotics mission-completion: The City Shaper

3/6/2020

At the end, MS and HS Robotics team members have joined their forces and are now getting ready for their first National FLL tournament. Check out our new Lego Robotics mission-completion: The City Shaper. All tasks you see have been preprogramed, the robot is not being remote controlled.

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Postponed - HS Performance - Social Media Menace

3/6/2020

This event will be postponed. The time and date for the upcoming HS performance will be communicated soon with all of you. Thank you for the understanding. Nova is proud to announce the annual High School Performance titled 'Social Media Menace', happening on the 20th of March 2020, in the Macedonian National Theater [main stage]. Hope to see all of you there!

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Nova in the Promotion of Human Values project

3/2/2020

Dear NOVA Community, we are happy to report that we have started with the Red Cross Program – Promotion of Human Values. We have joined this program 6 years ago and had many successful projects led by our students that had major impact in the community. Red Cross in Action – Promotion of Human Values (RCA-PHV) is a National Program that is being implemented in our country for more than 20 years by the City Red Cross of Skopje. Over 1200 students from different high schools in Macedonia are going through this program and more than 150 projects are realized and completed each year. The mission of the program RCA-PHV is embracing differences and promoting culture of dialog as a core precondition for creating an intercultural society and promoting an active knowledge and active approach towards life, through the fundamental principles and values of Red Cross. In the past two weeks 17 of our students have attended three different workshops where they have learned about the history and the activities of the Red Cross and the importance of being socially responsible. In the next two months (March and April) they will run their own projects. All the projects are evaluated by the Red Cross team and are awarded points for their impact on the community. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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February 2020


Postponed- Nova Gala Night

2/26/2020

This event has been postponed (from the date indicated in the event description). We will inform everyone in a timely manner about the new date and time for this performance.   The Nova Parent Teacher Association [PTA] alongside the Nova Alumni Association [NAA] is thrilled to invite you to attend the Nova Gala Night, Thursday, March 12th, 19:00 at the Park Hotel Restaurant Four. The evening promises to be a memorable one, celebrating the creation of the Nova Community Scholarship Fund, and providing recognition to those who contribute. You can find more information about the Nova Gala Night in your email invitations.

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6th Grade Students Drama Performance

2/26/2020

Two weeks ago, 6th grade students had the drama performance: OBJECT HAVE SOULS TOO We had the opportunity to see the students play the objects such as clock, chair, book, two notebooks, paper, table, shoes and the banana, who was an outsider in the company. We saw how they came to life through their creative writing and in the end with their acting. The performance went great, our students enjoyed on the stage and send us a message to be more gentle with the objects around us. This group was led and mentored by our drama teacher Tome Stankovski

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Interview with our EMS Counselors

2/26/2020

A big part of the educational process at the international school Nova in Skopje is paying attention to the social-emotional learning of the students which can be simply explained as learning about ourselves and others. (link)

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The Sound Of NOVA

2/25/2020

We are happy to share that our MS Music class for 7 grade had a Music Talent Show called "The Sound Of NOVA" as part of the MYP Unit "Competition". At first, the students were competing within their classes, performing individually, in pairs or small groups of three, with songs of their choice. After we got the winning groups from each of the three classes, we had our finals, where Galena Kuzmanovska and Aleksandar Ata Radevski were representing 7 Silver, Anabela Angelovska was 7 Coral's representative and Vanja Velkova and Marija Krsteska from 7 Aqua who won the final competition too. The students were able to vote for their favorites, as well as the jury consisted of Ms Ana Hristova (MS Music Teacher), Ms Aneta Mechalova (ES Music Teacher) and Ms Maja Taneva (MS Art Teacher). Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA International School is an IB Middle Years Programme candidate school

2/19/2020

One of NOVA’s key aims during the 2019-2020 academic year was to secure candidacy in the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP is a challenging learners framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is a five-year program (grades 6-10), and students who complete the MYP will be well-prepared to undertake NOVA's IB Diploma Programme (DP). The IB program is considered one of the best preparations for continuing university studies across the world, at recognized institutions of higher learning.  We are pleased to announce that we were granted candidacy in the MYP as of February 18th, 2020. We will be commencing our MYP program from August 2020 and work through the authorization process with the IB, with the target of becoming fully authorized, no later than the academic 2023-24. In the interim the school will be provided access to the IB Programme Resource Centre, containing important resources required for authorization. The school has created a clear action plan leading to authorization and allocated an appropriate budget for program implementation, including providing professional development opportunities for all teachers involved in the MYP. Our new school campus has been designed to reflect the new MYP reality. We look forward to planning and facilitating a truly inquiry, standards based program. This commitment to changing and supporting best professional practices will ensure the learning and future growth our school community.  For more information about the MYP you can visit the following link: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/.  *Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

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Grade 5 Students, Exit Point [Baking process]

2/18/2020

What are the physical and chemical changes that happen during the baking process? Driven by this main statement of inquiry in our IPC chemistry unit Bake It, grade 5 students researched and experimented with all the bread ingredients to find out answers and ask additional questions. Learning that atoms are the basic units of matter, they all participated in the "atomic dance" role playing the subatomic particles. The fifth graders also led the community service and collected about 200 home-baked meals for socially disadvantaged people in our community. In addition, during our Valentine's food drive, "Show love, choose kindness" lots of packaged food items were collected to be donated to #retweetameal and NGO Kindness. We, as an international school, would like to model kindness and thoughtfulness wherever we go in this world. Check out the photo gallery from the event here Parts of an Atom Song - Performance by 5th Grade Students:

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PTA Valentine’s Cookie Day

2/18/2020

2020 School PTA Valentine’s Cookie Day was celebrated and much love and delicious cookies were shared, for a greater cause: donations to this year’s NOVA Family Bazaar beneficiary and vital NOVA school projects benefiting NOVA students! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA HS Robotic Team featured on MTV1

2/17/2020

Today representatives from our Nova Robotics club gave an interview for our national public broadcaster Македонска Радио Телевизија. Ankica, Igor and Elena talked about the participation of our robotics club in Bucharest, where the team won the ConnectAward, which is an acknowledgment for our Robotics club and school about the constant and consistent outreach to the community, our middle school and other teams, as well as developing connections in the STEM Filed. They also talked about the activities of our Robotics club in our school. Watch the full interview on the link bellow:  

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Nova students volunteer at the 'Golden Race'

2/17/2020

On Saturday, our NOVA volunteers were volunteering and running at the Golden Race, organized to mark International Childhood Cancer Day at the City Park. The event was organized to express support for 20 children patients currently staying at the Children's Hospital, at the Oncology department, and at the same time to send a message of hope for all children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Students take the lead in our math classes

2/14/2020

Students in our HS division were given a chance during their math classes to create presentations on a topic of their own choosing, connected to the course content, and then to present it to their classmates. Each student had 10 minutes to present and then challenge the class to a discussion. Some of the presentation topics included: How did the Romans/ Egyptians solve math problems? Is there math in Bach’s music?, Escher’s paintings? Celsius versus Fahrenheit? Check out the photo gallery form the event here

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IB Diploma Programme Applications

2/14/2020

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PTA Valentine's Cookie Day

2/13/2020

Dear parents, the 6th annual school VALENTINE’ s COOKIE DAY and GRAMS’ sale will be held on FEBRUARY 13th at the HS auditorium from 11am-1pm. This is a highly anticipated school bake sale fundraiser organized by your fellow NOVA parents at the NOVA PTA. It that has grown into a “sweet” school tradition where students can purchase delicious freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and Valentine’s grams’ to share them with their loved ones or gift them to special persons in their life. We are proud to be able to support the act of sharing, showing love and appreciation of others; and, teaching students the power of a loving gesture while at the same time raising funds to support a noble cause. Proceeds will benefit NOVA school projects and initiatives and this year’s 2020 NOVA Family Bazaar beneficiary.

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Theater performances #Nova 8th graders

2/13/2020

Two weeks ago, 8A and 8B drama students had a theater performances in our MS library. 8A students showed us their dreams, their nightmares, and the meaning of living the dream with the performance: IN THE DREAM. While the 8B students confessed their souls and traumas to the humans acting as animals, with the performance: IN THE ANIMAL'S SKIN. Both performances were successfully played by our drama talents. Both groups were led and mentored by our drama teacher: Tome Stankovski. Check out the photo gallery for the event here

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Nova #Robotics club wins the #ConnectAward

2/13/2020

Our #Robotics club recently participated in the #CEESA Robotics competition in Zagreb. Our team was the recipient of the #ConnectAward, which is an acknowledgment for our Robotics club and school about the constant and consistent outreach to the community, our middle school and other teams, as well as developing connections in the STEM Filed. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova wins 2nd place on a #CEESA HS KB tournament

2/12/2020

On the 7th and 8th of February 2020, in Zagreb, the CEESA HS KB tournament took place. Six schools took part in this competition, including Skopje, Belgrade, Vienna, Krakow, Moscow, and Zagreb. Our first team [Nova A - team] deservedly won the second place in the tournament, thus continuing the unbroken sequence of six consecutive medal-winning seasons. For the members of our two KB teams, this was an invaluable learning experience. Eight students spent four days together with their peers, competing, socializing, sharing their ideas, and generally having a great time. Friday, the first day of the tournament, brought the initial sign of our team's success - we had the best score on the written round. In the evening, after the end of the Head to Head rounds, our first team was seeded second out of fourteen teams for the final rounds on Saturday. The next day, after a series of exciting matches, our first team secured a spot in the finals and eventually won second place out of fourteen teams. Our second team shared the respectable fifth/sixth place. We, as coaches, are particularly proud of this success since this turned out to be the most competitive tournament that we played in the last seven years. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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IB Spanish B class learns the story about Frida Kahlo

2/12/2020

During the IB Spanish B class, the students watched the movie Frida and discussed the personal circumstances that led Frida to be a great artist. They also discussed whether Frida would have been a great artist if she hadn't had the accident that obliged her to stay in bed for a long period of time. Our IB student Pelin Balaban found the story about Frida very interesting, and as part of CAS, she decided to decorate the classroom with the face of Frida and the flowers she wore as a headband.

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Nova Hosts the CEESA MS #MathCounts Competition

2/11/2020

This past weekend Nova hosted the CEESA Middle School #MathCounts Competition. #Nova hosted four other CEESA schools, including the schools from Belrade, Tbilisi and Budapest. In total we had 32 visiting students, and 8 coaches. #Nova participated with four teams, and a total of 16 students. We are proud of our middle school students; they put their enthusiasm and their best math skills to finish fifth as a team, and we had 3 students in the best 12 individuals. Our own Peter Buttemere finished second after the first day, but he was not able to play the second day for the medal. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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10 grade student gather food and clothes for those in need

2/10/2020

Very often, we have little to no idea of the daily struggles many in our community face each day. As part of her project, our 10-grade student, Arta Kurti has managed to gather food and clothes for those in need. We thank Arta and other students for taking the time and energy to bring donation packages that will be distributed to the community by the Red Cross.

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Reading Buddies @ Nova EMS

2/10/2020

"Reading Buddies" has started three year ago as an initiative to support students' daily reading during DEAR time across ES. It has proven extremely beneficial for students. They have gained reading stamina and confidence while reading out loud to a peer. It is an activity that students find enjoyable because it's on a voluntary basis. 

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Nova Alumni Association - Timeline of Events

2/4/2020

The Nova Alumni Association was established back in 2018. Today we share with you a timeline of activities that we've conducted over the course of two years. We are also announcing a spring surprise event for all of our alums and broader community.

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