Your new school name

Garrang Wilam Primary School 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.

Garrung Wilam is a local Aboriginal word meaning ‘eucalyptus home’.

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.

Simply place the names in order of preference from first (1) to last (2).

  • 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 from 1 to 2.

Why these names?

Cropley Primary School:

Named after Mrs Cropley who started the first community school in Truganina in the 1800’s.

Link to Heritage Council Victoria and Wyndham History for more information.

Mayfarm Primary School:

May Farm was a farm owned by the Cropley family.

Link to Wyndham History for more information.

Truganina South East Primary School:

The school is located in Truganina South East.

Kroler Plains Primary School:

The hamlet of Truganina is set on the northern area of the Werribee Plains and was previously known as Kroler.

Link to Wyndham History for more information.

Truganina Plains Primary school

The hamlet of Truganina is set on the northern area of the Werribee Plains and was previously known as Kroler.

Link to Wyndham History for more information.

Garrang Wilam Primary School:

Garrang Wilam means Eucalyptus Home in local Aboriginal language.


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: