School Education Program

The Jewish Holocaust Centre has a team of trained educators supported by trained and experienced guides and Holocaust Survivors.

Each education program or experience is based on our mission:

We consider the finest memorial to all victims of racist policies to be an educational program which aims to combat antisemitism, racism and prejudice in the community and foster understanding between people.

Programs are age specific and adopt a ‘safely in, safely out’ approach. Sound educational pedagogy underpins all our education activities.

Middle School Program: ‘Hide & Seek, Stories of Survival’

middleThe Middle school program ‘Hide and Seek, Stories of Survival’ allows younger students (Years 5-8) to explore the Holocaust through age appropriate experiential learning activities.

Students will explore:

  • Impact of restrictions and discrimination against Jews in the Nazi Europe era
  • Challenges of physically hiding
  • Difficulties of taking on a new identity or having to flee one’s home
  • Listening to stories of survival
  • Access to artefacts and images from the Holocaust
  • Opportunity to meet a Holocaust survivor

This program is supported by         

The Nona Lee Education Program for Secondary Students

middleThis program is designed specifically for students from years 8 to 12 studying the Holocaust in History, English, Religious Education, Civic studies or personal development. The education team, with assistance from the visiting school classroom teachers quickly assess the knowledge level of the group and provide experiences appropriate for their level of knowledge, interest and educational needs. The program is able to support both VCE and IB studies.

Teachers are advised to speak with the Centre’s Director of Education to assist us to tailor the program to support your specific curriculum needs. The program has been conducted over many years and is regularly reviewed and modified.

The program includes:

  • An introduction conducted by a member of the education team
  • A 25 minute video presentation giving an overview of the Holocaust
  • A chance to meet and hear the testimony of a Holocaust survivor
  • A guided tour through the museum conducted by one of our trained education guides
  • An opportunity to ‘debrief’ and provide feedback

Tertiary Students Learning Experience

middleThis is a tailored program undertaken in conjunction with the visiting university education team. A variety of programs have been undertaken, for example; overview of the Holocaust for Media and Film Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing, Multicultural Studies or Social Work; Museum Studies and curating of artefacts.


To make a booking for any of our school education programs register on-line.  A receipt issued by email confirms your booking.

For further assistance regarding your booking, please call the Centre on (03) 9528 1985 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For enquiries regarding the Education Program, contact Lisa Phillips, Education Director at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Admission: We recommend a donation of $7.50 per student.