Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)
What is RSE?
“Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is a lifelong process of acquiring knowledge an
understanding and of developing attitudes, beliefs and values about sexual identity, relationships and
intimacy. This education is delivered consciously and unconsciously by parents, teachers, peers, adults and
the media. In Irish schools, RSE will provide structured opportunities for pupils to acquire a knowledge and
understanding of human relationships and sexuality through processes which will enable them to form values
and establish behaviours within a moral, spiritual and social framework. This approach gives opportunities to
children and young people to learn about relationships and sexuality in ways that help them think and act in
a moral, caring and responsible manner. At primary level, RSE aims to help children learn, at home and in
school, about their own development and about their friendships and relationships with others. This work will
be based on developing a good self-image, promoting respect for themselves and for others, and providing
them with appropriate information”. ( N.C.C.A. Policy Guidelines for R.S.E. 1997)
Please read our school's RSE policy here. This Policy was ratified by the Board of Management
in January 2016 and will be implemented in the third term of the school year 2015/2016.
For more information on the RSE programme in primary schools please click on the following links :
* Parent's Information Leaflet
* Parent's Booklet - 'Going forward together'
R.S.E. Information Letters for Parents ( 1st and 2nd Class )
R.S.E. Information Letters for Parents (3rd and 4th Class)
R.S.E. Information Letters for Parents ( 5th and 6th Class)
R.S.E. Information Letters for Parents ( Junior and Senior Infants)