Member for Yuroke Ros Spence announced that Craigieburn community members can vote for their preferred names for a new local school opening in 2020 and provide feedback via an online survey on Engage Vic.

Craigieburn South Secondary School, which is currently known by an interim name, is set to open in Craigieburn 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.

Locally, the name Aitken Hill Secondary College has been shortlisted. Aitken Hill is a registered feature located near the new school. Aitken Hill Primary School, which opened in 2019, is also located nearby.

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.

The new schools opening in 2020 are part of the Labor Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026 – including six new schools in the Yuroke electorate.

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:

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“Right across the state we’re building new schools to make sure that no matter where they live, every child has the chance to get a great education.”

“We want to give all communities the opportunity to play a meaningful role in shaping the identity and future of their local new school, and ensure each school reflects the unique character of its local community.”