Living Love – RSE resources

  • Living Love – Relationship and Sexuality Education resource (pilot)

To complement the above guidance, the following Relationship and Sexuality Education resources have been developed by the Council for Education of the Irish Episcopal Conference for use in Catholic post-primary schools in Ireland.

The resources are published as a final-draft to be used in a number of schools as part of a pilot process to inform their final development. However, all schools are encouraged to engage with the resource. Feedback from schools not included in the pilot process is most welcome and should be addressed to the school’s trust or patron.

These resources have been developed in harmony with the NCCA’s draft SPHE (incorporating RSE) junior-cycle short-course curriculum specification. The resource will be reviewed once the final specification is approved by the Minister for Education (ROI). The resources are also in harmony with the curricular requirements in place in Northern Ireland.

As the resources is approved for use in both jurisdictions within Ireland, the Years are referred to as A, B, and C.

Introductory Material:

Introduction to Lessons

Start here – explaining the Christian foundation

The Virtues: Life skills for a loving life

Year A resources:

Year A. Lesson 1. Who am I?

Year A. Lesson 2. What do I want in life?

Year A. Lesson 3. Love people, use things

Year A. Lesson 4. The language of the body

Year A. Lesson 5. Puberty

Year A. Lesson 6. Friendship

Year A. Lesson 7. Building relationships

Year A. Lesson 8. What is love?

Year A. Lesson 9. Feelings of attraction

Year A. Lesson 10. Making decisions

Year A. Lesson 11. Good choices, bad choices

Year A. Lesson 12. Brain Development

Year A. Lesson 13. Peer Pressure

Year B resources:

Year B. Lesson 1. The truth about me

Year B. Lesson 2. Stereotypes

Year B. Lesson 3. Searching for happiness

Year B. Lesson 4. Body Image

Year B. Lesson 5. Dignity and respect

Year B. Lesson 6. Growing in Friendship

Year B. Lesson 7. Building good relationships

Year B. Lesson 8. Sexual Attraction

Year B. Lesson 9. Love and intimacy

Year B. Lesson 10. Growing in Responsibility

Year B. Lesson 11. Consent

Year B. Lesson 12. Taking care of my body

Year B. Lesson 13. Alcohol Awareness

Year B. Lesson 14. Women’s safety

Year C resources:

Year C Lesson 1. The real me

Year C Lesson 2. Following a moral compass

Year C Lesson 3. Free to love

Year C Lesson 4. My body and my identity

Year C Lesson 5. Friendship

Year C Lesson 6. Romantic love

Year C Lesson 7. Dating with integrity

Year C Lesson 8. Sex and Marriage

Year C Lesson 9. Decision making

Year C Lesson 10. Alcohol and Drugs

Year C Lesson 11. Consent Pt2

Year C Lesson 12. STI Awareness

Year C Lesson 13. The Gift of Fertility