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.

The name chosen for this exciting new school is Davis Creek Primary School.

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Have your say

A School Advisory Group (SAG) from your local community has proposed Davis Creek Primary School as the school name.

Why this name?

This name was shortlisted because there is a seasonal river by this name in the proximity of Tarneit.

Naming a public building is a complex process that involves approval with emergency services authorities, consideration of Aboriginal languages and other guiding principles.

According to these principles (see below), this name was deemed the most suitable option for the school.

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Written submissions

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.

Next steps

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.

Further information

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: