Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Culture & Language Schoolt

Учітесь, читайте

І чужому научайтесь,

Й свого не цурайтесь!

Т.Г Шевченко 


In we moved to our new premises West Leederville Primary School which is located at 58 Northwood St, West Leederville WA 6007.   Our hours of instruction are between 9.00am to 1.00pm 


Our teachers bring a wealth of knowledge of Ukrainian language and cultural experience to our school.  Their bio's are below. Also complementing the teaching staff we have relief teachers and teaching associates. 


The Taras Shevchenko School welcomes all Ukrainian children to school 


For Enrolment forms (and payment details) in the first instance please call Mykola Mowczan 0412228056 

Our  Teachers

Natalia Kulchytska

Natalia graduated from Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University. She  worked as a biology and chemistry teacher in Ukraine.  Since coming to Australia, Natalia has contracted to the Education Department,  and currently  works at an elite ladies college, as a laboratory technician. Shehas been in involved with Scouts WA for 7 years.  Natalia's hobby is horticulture especially orchids. Natalia is a natural teacher and is well liked by all.

Nadia Chubko

Nadia was born in Ternopil in a family of engineers. At the age of three she moved to Kyrgyzstan, however her family managed to maintain connections with Ukraine and preserve the knowledge of their mother tongue. Currently Nadia is a PhD student in Edith Cowan University. Overall, she has more than seven years of teaching experience. For the last three years she worked as an English language instructor at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She taught Academic English, TOEFL and IELTS preparation, and programs for young learners.

Our School is fortunate that Nadia has returned to teach at our school in 2019


Simone Litwin

Simone works as a Multicultural Day Care & Kindergarten teacher, Simone has over 15yrs dancing experience (from the age of 3). She has danced with the CYM dancers, was a founding member of Roztiazhka and has had classical training in ballet. She has a Certificate 4 of Training and Program Development and coached dance. Simone is currently completing a Child Psychology Degree (ECU). She is also a National Finalist Judge for beauty & pageants and a qualified make-up artist. Simone desires to leave a legacy for her boys and the Ukrainian community. 

Ella Klimova

Born in Mariupol, Ukraine,  Ella dreamt about being a teacher since she was five years old. She fulfilled her goal by graduating as a teacher of Ukrainian language and literature from the Berdyansk State Pedagogical University. Ella has 14 years teaching experience, including 3 years as a deputy director and 5 yrs as an organiser of school activities. Ella also graduated from musical school. The love of travel saw Ella come to Australia in 2013. She met her husband, Darren and today they are happily married with their first child, Tamila.  Ella is a vibrant personality who loves travel, dancing and singing. 

Ukrainian School History

Культурно - Освітня Праця

Відкриття суботніх шкіл в Перті та на околоцях,  а пізніше з роздрібниних поодиноких шкіл в околицях створено в 8.3.1950п. в Перті одиноку Українську Центральну Школу ім. Т. Г. Шевченка, звідки з часом почали надходити молоді українські хлопці і дівчата, поповнюючи наші культ-освітні одиниці.  -   Микола Буткевич

сторінка 455 

Українці в Авсралії (матеріялу до історії поселення українців в австралії 

Накладом Союзу Українцих Організації Австралії  (СУОА)

Мельборн - Австралії 1966

Cultural and Educational Work

Several Saturday Schools  in Perth and suburbs commenced and after a short time it was decided to join the  "like minded schools" and they formally became the Taras Shevchenko Central School in March 8, 1950.


Initially the Taras Shevchenko Central School operated from St Patricks Church (cnr of Murray St and Havelock St) until the Church (and Church Square) were demolished to make way for the intersection of Murray & Havelock St as we know it today.  The school then moved to Railway Parade in Mt Lawley where it stayed till 1962/63; afterwards following the completion of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall the School moved to 20 Ferguson St, Maylands until its latest move to Mt Lawley Senior High School in 2017.     

(acknowledgement) page 455  

Ukrainians in Australia (Materials on the history of Ukrainian settlement in Australia
Circulation of the Australia Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO)

- Melbourne 1966