Relationships and Sexuality Education



***NEW*** RSE seminar for primary teachers


RSE seminars will take place nationwide in November, 2019. Sub cover will be provided for teachers to attend and spaces are limited to two teachers per school, on a first come first served basis. Book your space now at - spaces are filling fast! Download the RSE Seminar Flyer to print out for your staffroom. 


This full day seminar will focus on teaching the sensitive elements of RSE from Senior Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The seminar will be experiential and practical in their approach.  



RSE Teacher's 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 Teaching 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)

>>> Click here to order free copies of all the HSE resources <<<


New Resource to accompany RSE Seminars
UPDATED: Puberty Sorting Game - 3rd & 4th Classes  UPDATED: Puberty Sorting Game - 5th & 6th Classes


Resources for students with learning disabilities
RSE for students with General Learning Difficulties
RSE Resource List for students with Mild General Learning Difficulties
Differentiation template
Differentiation - Wonder of New Life - 4th class lesson
Wonder of New Life


Resources for Sexual Orientation
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


Transgender Equality Network Ireland


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


INTO LGBT Teachers' Group



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
Presentation for parent groups
You can talk to me (DVD for parents) - available free of charge from

Busy Bodies - booklet for parents and pupils

Leagan Gaeilge - Aistear na nÓg

Treoirlínte Polasaí