Through play, children gain basic knowledge about the world. They learn to communicate with their peers in Ukrainian.
Welcome to the Ukrainian Saturday school “Veselka”
Welcome to “Veselka”, the Ukrainian Saturday school in the Hague/Voorburg. Our school is the first Ukrainian school in the Netherlands. It has been existing for over 10 years and more than 200 children have studied here.
About our school
Ukrainian Saturday School “Veselka” was opened in 2011. Our goal is to support the little Ukrainian, encourage, teach, develop, help him discover his own world. We teach Ukrainian language, culture, history, fine and traditional arts, singing.
Groups of the Ukrainian school
Preliminary group (5 – 7 years)
We study the alphabet. Children learn to divide words into syllables and read them. We write words, sentences in block letters.
Junior group (6 – 8 years)
We pay attention to mastering reading and writing in the Ukrainian language.
Middle group (7 – 10 years)
In the middle group, children improve their grammar, reading and speaking skills. We help with the development of self-awareness and enrichment of students' vocabulary.
Senior group (10 – 16 years)
In addition to mastering the language, literature, history, students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and their own vision.
Extra activities at school
Events, meetings, projects
We organize traditional celebrations and festivals, we offer tradtional master-classes and set up the yearly charity events.
The readers club
We read books by Ukrainian authors and discuss them (bi)-monthly. Every meeting for us is a party with a cup of tea or a cup of coffee and homemade cakes, chocolate.
Facts about school
We teach children from 3 to 16 years. During 10 years of its existance more than 200 children have been studying here.
Teachers of junior groups use methodological developments of MIOK, in the approbation of which they took an active part.
There are 5 groups of children (depending on age and level of proficiency in the Ukrainian language).
We organize a variety of thematic celebrations, through which children acquire skills of the performer.
Frequently asked questions
Desire is the most important factor!!! To apply for the school you need to fill in an application form (download link) and a questionnaire (download link).
There are five groups in the school. Children are divided by age and level of proficiency in the Ukrainian language.
A maximum of 10-12 students study in a group.
The cost of classes in the preparatory, junior, middle and senior groups – 15 euros per day (Saturday). In the group “Maliatko” – 7.50 euros. The first lesson (trial) is free. You need to pay for all Saturday classes, except for the trial, regardless of the number of classes attended.
Lesson 1: 11:00– 11:35
Lesson 2: 11:45 – 12:20
Lesson 3: 12:40 – 13:15
Lesson 4: 13:25 – 14:00
The staff of our school was awarded a certificate of the Society “Ukraine Svit” for active participation in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lesya Ukrainka “Lesya Ukrainka: expanding horizons.
Our school was awarded a certificate for participation in the International project-competition “Taras Shevchenko unites peoples”.