The Tarneit community is being invited to have their say in naming the new local school opening in their local area in 2020, as consultation on naming 10 new government schools gets underway across the state.

Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced that Tarneit community members can vote for their preferred names for Davis Creek Primary School opening in 2020 and provide feedback via an online survey on Engage Vic.

New schools will open next year in Ballarat, Casey, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Hume, Mitchell and Wyndham in 2020.

Davis Creek Primary School, which is currently known by an interim name, is set to open in Tarneit in 2020.

The Labor Government is seeking the community’s input to help find a name for the school that reflects its unique identity, inspires local pride and that makes the school easily locatable.

The interim name of Davis Creek Primary School was chosen because there is a seasonal river by this name in the proximity of Tarneit.

The shortlisted names for each school were selected by a School Advisory Group, based on factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local indigenous languages.

These new schools are part of the Labor Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026.

The Government has invested $5.6 billion in improving, upgrading and building schools to ensure that every community can access a great local school where students can achieve their best.

To complete the online survey, visit: https://engage.vic.gov.au/2020-school-naming/davis-creek

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“We’re building new schools right across Victoria because every child deserves the best education, regardless of postcode.

“Communities can play a meaningful role shaping the identity of their new school, ensuring each school reflects the unique character of its local community.”