Have your say on new school in Thornhill Park


By Olivia Condous

Melton residents will have a chance to give their thoughts on a name for a new primary school in Thornhill Park.

Rockbank Murrary Road Primary School is set to open for term 1 of 2023 and the Victorian government is currently undergoing community consultation for residents to choose a final name, to replace the interim one.

Residents can participate in an online survey and choose from a list of options or suggest their own name idea.

The suggested options for the new school are Binap Primary School, Gamadji Yaluk Primary School and Thornhill Park Primary School.

Binap (bee-nap) and Gamadji Yaluk (gam-a-gee ya-look) are Woi-wurrung words of the Wurundjeri people meaning manna gum and emerging waters respectively.

The shortlisted names for the school were chosen by Regional Advisory and Traditional Owners groups, based on factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local Indigenous languages.

Melton MP Steve McGhie encouraged local residents to have their say through the survey.

“This is an exciting step for the Thornhill Park community and marks a milestone in establishing an identity for their new school,” he said.

The survey will close on July 8, with the chosen final names to be announced in August.

Details: engage.vic.gov.au/2023-new-schools-school-naming