NEW NAME FOR NEW SCHOOL IN POINT COOK REVEALED

The name of the new senior school opening in Wyndham in 2020 has now been chosen, following local community consultation.

Jill Hennessy today unveiled the official name for the new school in Point Cook as Homestead Senior Secondary College, which was formerly known by its interim name of Point Cook South Senior Secondary School.

A School Advisory Group for each school provided input into the naming process and suggestions for possible names based on factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and the consideration of local indigenous languages.

The Labor Government sought the community’s feedback on the proposed names and suggestions on alternative names as an opportunity to shape the identity of new schools.

It is part of the school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“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.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy

“This is an exciting step for the Point Cook community and marks a milestone in establishing an identity for its new school.”