Should Murray Bridge High School change its name?

FUTURE THINKING: Murray Bridge High School principal Ruth Mussger and students Kiah, Zella and Riley are keen to hear what the community thinks about changing the school's name. Photo: Supplied.
FUTURE THINKING: Murray Bridge High School principal Ruth Mussger and students Kiah, Zella and Riley are keen to hear what the community thinks about changing the school's name. Photo: Supplied.

What's in a name?

That is the question Murray Bridge High School is exploring as part of its rebranding process to create a more contemporary look.

Consultation with the school community has seen more than 500 students, staff, parents, Aboriginal community members, and other stakeholders share their thoughts on the facility's future.

The school's name is the present focus of the consultation, and three options have been identified by the student leaders as the top names: Murraylands High School, Murray Bridge Secondary School, or the current Murray Bridge High School.

School principal Ruth Mussger is encouraging members of all facets of the community to share their thoughts on whether the name should be changed.

"A name change is not essential to the rebrand, however, we felt this consultation process presented an ideal opportunity to consider all aspects of the school's identity," Ms Mussger said.

"Our school has been an important part of the Murraylands since 1913 and we want to ensure our community has the opportunity to be involved in developing the new brand."

She said a lot of time had gone into gathering feedback, but the school wanted as many voices heard as possible.

"We've spent a lot of time consulting with students, parents, teachers and our Aboriginal community about possible options of the school's name, and they've provided some great feedback, which we've used to narrow down to a top three," she said.

"Now we want all people in our school community and the wider Murraylands community to have their say on whether or not we should consider a name change."

Along with the name, the school is also looking at changes to the logo, motto and more, ahead of the 2021 school year.

To have your say, fill out the short online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3JF7SR

For more information about the school's rebrand, visit www.mbhs.sa.edu.au

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