A new Gungahlin primary school could be named after an Indigenous artist, biologist, marine scientist or an explorer - it's all in the hands of the community.
The public can now vote for the name and logo of the new school in Throsby, a $43 million preschool to year 6 school set to open next year.
The names of four prominent Australians have been put forward as possible names for the school.
Clifford 'Possum' Tjapaltjarri was an Anmatyerr man and a pioneer of the Western Desert art movement.
Naturalist and biologist John Calaby was a Canberra resident who made a significant contribution to science in the areas of zoology, ecology and Australian mammalogy.
Shirley Jeffrey was a marine scientist and naturalist known for her leading work in oceanographic research.
Charles Throsby was an English surgeon, settler and explorer who explored the country around Bathurst, Lake George and the Murrumbidgee River. The suburb of Throsby was named after him in 1992.
Four different uniform and logo concepts have been put forward for the vote.
One features a hand-drawn Bettong, which is a small mouse-like creature reintroduced to Mulligans Flat after nearing extinction.
The second design features a eucalyptus leaf to symbolise the flourishing nature of the students, the school and the community while tying into the surrounding landscape.
The third design depicts the sunrise over Throsby through an angular window frame, which can suggest a new beginning or start of a journey.
The fourth design shows a bold tree which can symbolise life, prosperity, strength and stable growth.
Annamaria Zuffo has been appointed as the school's foundation principal and Mitch Bartholomew has been appointed deputy principal.
The new school will cater for 132 preschool students and 450 kindergarten to year 6 students. It will be the ACT's third zero-emissions school and will be the first community facility for the area.
"I look forward to Canberra's 90th public school opening its doors for the 2022 school year," Education Minister Yvette Berry said.
Visit yoursayconversations.act.gov.au/new-public-school-throsby. to vote before October 15.
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