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Oakville Ridna Shkola

Oakville Ridna Shkola
Рідна школа Оквил
Principal: Oksana Levytska

School History

Our school was initially in Burligton at  419 Pearl Str known as St. Mary’s Ukr. Catholic Heritage School. It was founded to provides Ukrainian language education for children on Saturday mornings  also provide cultural and community awareness for parents wishing to have their children learn about their Ukrainian heritage.

The history of the school at the parish in Burlington is remembered fondly by generations of students. The school was located at Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church for almost 50 years. Marichka Duncan was a principal there.

The school moved to Oakville to St. Luke Catholic School in 2008. The name was originally changed to “Halton Ridna Shkola” and in 2012 to “Oakville Ridna Shkola” to reflect school location. The reason the school moved from Burlington was because of an increase in enrolment and our church facility was no longer able to meet the needs of the school. Also, there was a demographic shift in the enrolment with an increased number of families driving in from east Oakville and Mississauga.

Bohdan Baluta took over from Marichka in order to coordinate school in Oakville and acted as a head of parents committee. Lesya Mykhaluk is a head teacher, language coordinator under Halton Catholic School Board Heritage Program.
The school moved to Holy Family Catholic School at 1420 Grosvenor Street, Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 2011.
The school is continuing to provide a vital service to our Ukrainian community in Halton region.We are memebers of Ukrainian School Board in Toronto.