Overview

The Victorian Government is upgrading facilities at Niddrie Autistic School (interim name) by constructing a teaching block with 12 classrooms and staff facilities as well as associated landscaped sensory play areas and a staff car park. This project will target facilities that need it most, ensuring that students learn in an environment designed for delivering modern education.

Help name your school

Tell us which name you think would best suit your new school.

The school was previously known as Western Autistic School - Niddrie Campus. We are seeking names, for what is now a standalone school, that reflect the local community, inspires local pride and makes the school easy to find.

Naming a public building requires approval from relevant authorities and consideration of Aboriginal languages, alongside other guiding principles (see ‘Further information’ below).

Have your say

Tell us which school campus name you like best by ranking the proposed names that have been shortlisted by a School Advisory Group 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.

Survey

This survey will close at 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.

Why these names?

Marrageil Bubup School:

Marrageil Bubup (pronounced mare-RAH-geel boo-boop) is a Woi wurrung word of the Wurundjeri people meaning divine children.

Niddrie Autistic School:

The school is located in Niddrie.


Written submissions

Alternatively, you can submit your preferences in writing until 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.

Mailing address

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

Next steps

Your preferences will help shape the Government’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

  • 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
  • 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:

https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/school-and-campus-naming/policy

Naming guide for schools (Quick guide):

education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/spag/management/namingguideforschools.docx

Naming rules for places in Victoria, statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016 (Extended version):

https://www.land.vic.gov.au/place-naming/understand-the-naming-process/the-naming-rules

Geographic Names Victoria:

www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/namingplaces