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.
Start here – explaining the Christian foundation
The Virtues: Life skills for a loving life
Year A resources:
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 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 3. Searching for happiness
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 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 2. Following a moral compass
Year C Lesson 4. My body and my identity
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 12. STI Awareness