The Kombumerri Experience

Last semester a group of our year 10 students undertook a community project to code a program for the Indigenous people of the Gold Coast, The Kombumerri People. The students consulted with Traditional Custodians to learn the Kombumerri Dreaming Stories, language, tools and artefacts.

They developed the software program “The Kombumerri Experience” which is now in use across the Gold Coast to teach Indigenous history. It has even made its way to North Queensland at Mossman State school.

The project was a great success, and the resulting program was officially handed over to the community on the 15th April at Preece House. Preece House will permanently display the Kiosk, and will also be the home for the console that can easily be relocated and shared around the community.

A huge congratulations to the year 10 students involved, and their teacher Steve Tucker, who turned a class project into a community asset.