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.
Your new school name
Niddrie Autistic 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.
We consulted with local communities for three weeks from Friday 11 June to Friday 25 June 2021. Thank you for your input.
Have your say
This survey is now closed. Thank your for your submissions.
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.
Alternatively, you can submit your preferences in writing until 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.
VSBA Community Engagement Team
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
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.
- 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:
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: