Guidelines on Relationships and Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) and Religious Education

Religious Education in Catholic primary schools seeks to help children to grow and develop into healthy mature adults, capable of realising their full potential as human beings created in the image and likeness of God. One aspect of that growth is the development of the children’s ability to relate to others and to have a positive understanding of their own sexuality. Concepts related to RSE in a Christian context are to be found in the Religious Education curriculum for Catholic pre-schools and primary schools. Such concepts are integrated throughout the children’s experience of Religious Education in the primary school.

Please find below the RSE guidelines for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in English and Irish.

RSE Guidelines RofI

RSE Guidelines NI

RSE Guidelines Irish

RSE Guidelines Irish NI