Molonglo's new public school will be named after one of five Aboriginal leaders known for their reform and activism.
The ACT government is seeking feedback on what the new school should be called as well as designs for the uniform and logo.
The five name options are Isabel Coe School, Ngingali Cullen School, Evelyn Scott School, Arnold Hunter School, and John Budby School.
Four design concepts inspired by the natural habitat of the region have been put forward for consideration: rolling hills, sunrise over Molonglo, tree bark monogram and the Australian Reed-Warbler.
Community members can vote on their favourite name, logo and uniform for the school at yoursay.act.gov.au/new-school-molonglo
The $47 million primary school will be open for the 2021 school year and cater for 644 preschool to year 6 students.
The $23 million secondary school is scheduled to open in 2023 with a capacity of 600 year 7 to 10 students.
These are the five options for names for the school, and who they are named after.
Ngingali Cullen School
Ngingali Cullen (also known as Audrey Kinnear) was an Aboriginal activist; community development worker and nurse. In 1996, she told her personal story to the National Inquiry into the Stolen Generations. A proposal she initiated led to the Journey of Healing campaign launched by the National Sorry Day Committee in 1999. In 2005, the National Sorry Day Committee named "Sorry Day" as the "National Day of Healing".
Ngingali Cullen was co-chair of the National Sorry Day Committee from 1998 to 2004.
Evelyn Scott School
Dr Evelyn Scott AO was an advocate for reconciliation and the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and women for more than 30 years.
Her advocacy began with the landmark '"Yes" campaign for the 1967 Referendum. She was chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Woman from 1994 and chair of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council 1997 to 2000. During her term 250,000 people marched across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the Walk for Reconciliation.
Isabel Coe School
Isabel Coe was an Aboriginal rights advocate and activist for reform; Wiradjuri Elder; and resident of Canberra, Cowra. She dedicated her life to advocating on behalf of Aboriginal people for their recognition, sovereignty and autonomy.
She is remembered for her persistent and determined campaign at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at Old Parliament House in Canberra and for her prominent role in the 1990s to permanently establish the site as a focal point for Aboriginal protest.
Arnold Hunter School
Dr Arnold ("Puggy") Hunter was a leading advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for improved health policy and service delivery. He was chairman of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council in WA for many years and founding chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, serving from 1991 to 2001.
John Budby School
John Budby was an educator and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and taught in Queensland and Papua New Guinea.
He was chair of the National Aboriginal Education Committee from 1980-83. In 1982 he was appointed to the ACT Multicultural Education Advisory Committee.
In 1996, John Budby lead a review in Queensland reviewing policies, programs, and professional development with the view of getting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders into the school system.