Help name your school
Thank you for your interest. This consultation has now closed.
We consulted with local communities on the names of the new schools set to open in 2020.
We asked for your help to find a name that reflects the school's unique identity, inspires local pride and makes the school easily locatable.
Your feedback will be used to help inform the Department of Education's final decision on the school name in conjunction with the guiding principles for naming a new school.
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Have your say
Tell us which school name you like best by ranking the proposed names that have been shortlisted by a School Advisory Group (SAG) from your local community.
Naming a public building is a complex process that involves
approval with emergency services authorities, consideration of Aboriginal
languages and other guiding principles (see ‘further information’).
Simply place the names in order of preference from first (1) to last (2).
PC USERS: drag and drop the school name from the left to the right column.
MOBILE USERS: tap the options in order of your preference from 1 to 2.
Why these names?
The school is sited in the registered locality of Botanic Ridge.
The school is located on Echidna Place.
Alternatively, you can submit your preferences in writing up until Friday 26 July 2019.
Address: VSBA Community Engagement Team, Department of Education and Training,
GPO Box 4367, Melbourne 3001.
Only one Engage Victoria online or written submission will be accepted per person.
Thank you for your feedback.
Your preferences will be used to inform the Department of Education’s final decision on the school name in conjunction with the guiding principles for naming a new school. The new school name will be announced in term 4, 2019.
Naming a public building is a complex process that takes several months to complete. Here is a summary of the guiding principles involved. A school name should:
- Ensure public safety and operational safety for emergency response - without causing confusion for transport, communication and mail services
- Recognise public interest - the long-term effect of the name on the wider community
- Link the name to place - be relevant to the local area
- Avoid duplication of a school name within 30km radius
- Not be discriminatory
- Recognise and consider use of Aboriginal languages, subject to agreement from the relevant Traditional Custodian group(s)
- Review the use of dual names where applicable
- Avoid the names of people still living
- Not be named after commercial businesses, trade names, estate names or non-profit organisations
- Use standard Australian English or a recognised format of an Aboriginal language local to the area (except proper nouns); include school provision; exclude numeric value, ‘the’ as a prefix, apostrophes and abbreviations (except for St/saint)
- Not include directional language other than the locality.
Department of Education and Training (DET) School Naming policy:
Naming guide for schools (Quick guide):
Naming rules for places in Victoria, statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016 (Extended version):
Geographic Names Victoria: