Relationships and Sexuality Education

RSE Webinar: Focus on Resources

 

Supporting continuity of learning for RSE during school closures - advice for schools and parents

  

Supporting continuity of learning in RSE during school closures - Guidance for Primary Schools Supporting your child's learning in RSE - Tips for Parents  
Leagan Gaeilge

 

RSE Teachers' Manuals 

 

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Hard copies of this resource can be purchased from Laois Education Centre

Junior & Senior Infants 1st & 2nd Classes 3rd & 4th Classes 5th & 6th Classes
Leagan Gaeilge

Oideachas Caidreamh & Gnéasachta

Naíonáin Shóisearacha & Naíonáin Shinsearacha 

Oideachas Caidreamh & Gnéasachta

Rang 1 & Rang 2

Oideachas Caidreamh & Gnéasachta

Rang 3 & Rang 4

Oideachas Caidreamh & Gnéasachta

Rang 5 & Rang 6

 

 

 

RSE Planning & Policy Resources

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*Updated* RSE Policy Guide 2018

 

*Updated* Anatomical Terminology Guide Making the Links and Beyond (Revised 2017)

Fifth and sixth class teaching resources

Female Body outline Female reproductive system outline
Male Body outline Male reproductive system outline

 

NEW RSE Teaching Resources

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Talking to your young child about relationships, sexuality and growing up

 

Ag labhairt le do pháiste óg faoi chaidrimh, gnéasacht agus fás aníos

Tom's Flower Power

(English Language)

Bláth Chumhachtach Thomáis

(Leabhar agus Treoirlínte combined)

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Busy Bodies Aistear na n-Óg

 

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RSE Resources 3rd- 6th 
UPDATED: Puberty Sorting Game - 3rd & 4th Classes  UPDATED: Puberty Sorting Game - 5th & 6th Classes

 

Resources for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 
RSE for students with SEN 
RSE Resource List 
Differentiation template
Differentiation - Wonder of New Life - 4th class lesson
Wonder of New Life

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) run tailored courses for teachers regarding RSE for students with SEN. Click on the above NCSE logo for more information about their courses. 

Van Der Bilt Healthy Bodies Resource

A free, inclusive resource to support children with SEN as they begin to become aware of puberty. Useful for parents and teachers, the apppendices have resources for writing social stories and creating visual timetables. Click on the relevant picture to download this resource. 

 

 

 

 

Inclusive Relationships
RESPECT Guidelines Different Families, Same Love Being LGBT in School 
Sexual Orientation - DES Advice for Primary Schools  
Different Families Same Love Lesson Ideas

We All Belong

A resource utilising picture books to include the wide variety and backgrounds of all children and families in our school communities

All Together Now 

An Educational Awareness Programme on Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying in Primary Schools 

 

 

Supports for Schools in relation to Sexual Orientation

TENI

Transgender Equality Network Ireland

http://www.teni.ie/

BELONGTO

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People in Ireland

www.belongto.org/

INTO

INTO LGBT Teachers' Group

www.into.ie/lgbt/

 

 

Resources for Communicating with Parent/Guardians

RSE - Going forward together: an introduction for parents

Leagan Gaeilge - Ag dul ar aghaidh le chéile

Sample Letter to Parents

 

 

 

The purpose of this booklet is to provide you with suggested topics you might like to discuss with your child at particular ages. It signposts you to free library books that would be most beneficial to aid these discussions at home. All resources referenced in this booklet are available free to borrow through the public library network. To order a copy of this resource in English and Irish please click on the following link: https://www.healthpromotion.ie/ publication/fullListing?category=&searchHSE=big+talk&x=0&y=0

 

You can talk to me 

(DVD and booklet for parents) 

Free hard copies available to order from

www.healthpromotion.ie

 

Treoirlínte Polasaí
RSE Research

 

 

At the request of the Minister of Education, the NCCA undertook a major review of RSE in primary and post-primary schools.

The review began in June 2018 and the NCCA published the final report in December 2019. The review gathered perspectives on the current RSE curriculum, the adopted approaches to the teaching and learning of RSE and RSE supports available.  Participation in the review was considerable and captured the voices of students, parents, teachers, school leaders, researchers and organisations.  

For further information including research, written submissions and an FAQ please visit https://ncca.ie/en/primary/primary-developments/social-personal-and-health-education-sphe-relationships-and-sexuality-education-rse