About our school

Learning through play!

Our beginnings

Nova Ukrainian School Inc. was incorporated in 2008 in Sydney, Australia and was founded to provide Ukrainian language instruction for children of Ukrainian heritage. Learning programs were developed to cater for diverse  language needs. Classes began in the Sydney suburb of Bondi in 2009.

The school is administered by a parent committee and is registered with the NSW Department of Education Community Languages Schools Program. Following an endorsed K–10 Syllabus by the NSW Board of Studies, our school uses modern teaching practices through songs, mime, interactive games and stories to enhance language learning. Our professionally trained teachers with Ukrainian degrees use traditional and contemporary materials in the classroom. 

Every child's individual learning style is addressed through small classes and individual attention. 

Roxolana Mishalow


School growth

Due to Ukrainian migrants living in several areas around the Sydney basin, in 2010 classes also began at Homebush West Public School and in 2015 Ukrainian language classes commenced on Sydney's North Shore on Saturdays. The following year classes were established in the Parramatta area and were held Monday afternoons and in 2017 classes moved from Bondi to South Sydney. That year also brought students living in South Western area of Sydney to Holsworthy High School with a Tuesday evening class commencing at 5pm.

2018 brought Ukrainian classes to the Newcastle suburb of Adamstown. Classes are held there on Sundays from 11 am at the Ukrainian Community Hall.