Your new school name

Cranbourne West Secondary College was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, with consideration given to factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local Indigenous languages.

The school is named after the suburb it is located in. This is the first new secondary college to be built in Cranbourne West.

We consulted with local communities for three weeks from Wednesday 24 June to Wednesday 15 July 2020. Thank you for your input.

Have your say

Tell us which school name you like best by ranking the proposed names that have been shortlisted by a Regional Advisory Group (RAG) from your local community.

Choose the school names in order of preference from first to last:

  • On desktop: drag and drop the school name from the left to the right column.
  • On mobile: tap the options in order of your preference.

Why these names?

Muryang Secondary College:

Local Aboriginal word meaning Silver Wattle Tree.

Ketherba Secondary College:

Local Aboriginal word meaning together.

Cranbourne West Secondary College:

The school is located in Cranbourne West.


Thank you for your interest. This survey closed on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

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Written submissions

Alternatively, you can submit your preferences in writing up until Wednesday 15 July.

Mailing address:

VSBA Community Engagement Team
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne, 3001

Next steps

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 the coming months.

Thank you for your feedback.

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: