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Relationships & Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is one of ten modules on the Junior Cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum. It also forms part of the schools Transition Year (TY) curriculum and is taught during different modules of Religious Education (RE) during 5th and 6th year. Throughout their time in Gonzaga, each student will study differing elements of RSE for a minimum of six weeks each year.


The aims of RSE are:

The values inherent in the programme are consistent with the ethos of the school.


Junior Cycle students currently use RSE resources from their ‘Minding Me’ books 1, 2 and 3 as well the ‘Busybodies DVD’. This DVD forms a direct link between the primary and post-primary school RSE curricula. Extracts from the DVD and the accompanying booklet can be viewed here

Lessons from the ‘b4udecide pack’ are also used at Junior Cycle.

Senior Cycle students use the TRUST Pack as the core resource for Relationship and Sexuality Education. Appropriate topics from another pack, entitled ‘The Facts – a sex education resource’, are also used. Each pack comprises a DVD, lesson plans and teaching resources.