Our story begins in 1962
Pictured above are the men of the very first Board of Directors of the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria, Noble Park Branch.
Post WW2 many Ukrainian immigrants found themselves in the regions of Springvale, Dandenong, Noble Park and surrounds for work. From here many Ukrainians bought land, built their homes and formed a vibrant community.
The community flourished in the 60’s and 70’s. The Ukrainian Community school was always at the centre of the community and has always worked closely with the Association.
Today the community is made up of post WW2 migrants, 2nd and 3rd generations born in Australia, Ukrainian migrants from 1991 after the declaration of Ukraine’s Independence and those fleeing Bosnia.
Noble Park holds a special place in many Ukrainians hearts. It’s where it all began. Where people went to school and later sent their children. Learnt to dance and sing. Enjoyed regular dances and events.
We have contributed to the tapestry of life in Australia and especially in this little pocket of Melbourne.
Last AGM in 2019
Noble Park Ukrainian Seniors Club
The Ukrainian Seniors has been been meeting for many years. President of the club, Mr Roman Kitt, assisted by Mrs Yaroslava Ryszczak, organise a fortnightly social event providing a delicious lunch and activities.
Recently our Seniors visited the Cranbourne Botanical gardens and had a lovely day out.
If you are interested in joining please reach out to us. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to join in, please contact the President – Roman Kitt: 0447 060 501.
Ukrainian Community School
The Ukrainian School at Noble Park provides a substantial Ukrainian curriculum from Kinder to Year 12. Classes take place on Saturdays at the Ukrainian Community Centre in Noble Park.
The school has been in operation for over 50 years starting in the 1950’s in a small barak in Noble Park.
As well as academic pursuits, the students have opportunities to participate in community events, for example, in 2009 we performed in the Noble Park Centenary Celebrations.
Through these experiences, students develop their social and public speaking skills, providing them with confidence and self esteem. In addition, the academic program benefits not only their language ability, but also overall learning abilities.
If you are interested to have your child learn Ukrainian, please contact school Principal – Orysia Stefyn: 0422 737 404.
Ukrainian Womens’ Association – Lesia Ukrainka – Noble Park Branch
The Ukrainian Women’s Association Noble Park is an integral part of our community.
They meet monthly at the Community Centre in Noble Park
The Association remains a very active part of our community life.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact current President – Olya Radywyl: 0402 308 559
“Homin” – Ukrainian Mens Choir
Homin choir from Noble Park under the expert guidance
of conductor prof. Volodymyr Holovko have been performing for many years.
They rehearse every Monday night at the Ukrainian Community Centre.
If you are interested in becoming a choir member please contact Michael Selemba – 0418 559 599
Хор “Гомін” під керівництвом заслуженого діяча мистецтв України,
проф. В Головка співає “Розпрягайте хлопці коней”