• Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman

Key information
Cost $12/student Duration 2 hours Date 5 March Supervision ratios The supervision ratio is 1:15 for primary groups and 1:20 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. Curriculum links Years 4 - 8 (Stage 2, 3 & 4): HSIE, English, History
Stage 3, 4 & 5 English, suggested fiction texts
About the program:

Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author and the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. Morris’s well-known Once series explores the theme of friendship and is set in the context of the Holocaust. Students will have the opportunity to ask Morris questions and to hear him speak about his family history and writing the series.

This two-hour program includes first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor, or guided tour of Museum.

This event is fully booked for 2019. For any enquiries about the program, please phone the Museum on 9360 7999.

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Plan your visit

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

On the day

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your program begins and assembling students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
  • Please send a member of staff to the main Museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
  • Students will enter via the main Museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road where security will greet you and show you where to go.
  • Note that the Museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.


  • There is an option of pre-ordering our school café lunch which can be eaten in Green Park before or after the excursion. Please click here to see the menu.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat their lunch in the park after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.


  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Content advice

  • Note that the content covered at the Museum may be distressing to some students.
  • We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.

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