The decision to name, re-name or give an official name to a specific facility or a part (such as a gym, music room, auditorium, etc.) within an existing school facility should be done in keeping with the history and cultural heritage of the school and community. The naming (or re-naming) should also have an educational purpose and rationale.
The proposal to name or re-name a specific facility or part within an existing school facility can be initiated by the school administration, staff, students, and/or the Parent Advisory Council. It must be thoroughly discussed by each of these groups prior to making an application to the appropriate Associate Superintendent for approval to name/re-name a specific facility
Names selected should:
- Honour the historical and/or cultural heritage of the school and/or community; or
- Recognize outstanding individuals; or
- Be significant of the region or significant to the geography of the area; or
- Names of individuals should only be used posthumously.
All naming proposals must be submitted by the school principal and must include:
1) The suggested name;
2) The space within the school to be named/re-named;
3) The rationale for naming/re-naming or giving an official name to the specific facility (including an outline of the benefit to student learning);
4) An overview of comments from administration, staff, students, and parents regarding the naming proposal; and
5) Any additional information of relevance to the proposed naming, including signage.
The representative of the school community may be asked to make a verbal report to Senior Management regarding the naming/re-naming proposal. The Board reserves the right to rescind any approved name at their discretion.