Ukrainian Language Arts courses are offered at Archbishop Jordan to Grades 9 to 12 students, who have been enrolled in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program. Ukrainian 9, 10, 20 and 30 classes provide students the opportunity to continue their Ukrainian language studies, as well as includes some cultural elements in the Ukrainian Language Arts programs.
Students in the Ukrainian language program share their culture with our school community through such activities as writing Easter eggs (pysanky), a Ukrainian collection of books, encyclopedia and art in the library; the presence of Byzantine rite icons in our chapel as well as the attendance of our Ukrainian rite clergy at religious services throughout the year and Ukrainian artwork in the common area and door signs in Ukrainian for the office, library, chapel and gym.
Students successfully completing the courses are well-prepared to use their language skills in social or business encounters with Ukrainians in Canada and abroad. They are eager to preserve their heritage and culture through the use of language and the celebration of the many traditions they have experienced over the years.