Schools are a vital support to parents/guardians and families in the faith formation of children.  This section – divided in to the various categories below- gives practical suggestions and advice on how this might be most effectively done.


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[caption id="attachment_127" align="aligncenter" width="100"]primary-school Primary School[/caption]


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Procedure for the Approval of Catechetical Material

The Council for Catechetics of the Irish Episcopal Conference is conscious of the on-going need for high quality catechetical materials in Catholic schools and parish contexts. These materials ought to...

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Choosing your Textbook for Religious Education in the Junior Cycle

CFCIEC Choosing your Textbook_for WEB This short document might be of help as you decide whata textbook might best meet your and your students’ needs as you teach the Junior...

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Junior Cycle Religious Education in the Catholic School

This document for trustees/patrons, boards of management, and senior management teams in Catholic schools explores how Religious Education (RE) at Junior Cycle should be planned for and implemented. It will...

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Relationships and Sexuality Education

The NCCA were asked to undertake a major review of RSE by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD. The first phase of the review of RSE took...

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A Reflection on Mindfulness

This document on mindfulness offers material to Catholic schools to explore and reflect on in the area of mindfulness. The subtitle of the document is “Rediscovering the Christian Tradition of...

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Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland (June 2018)

For schools/teachers in the Republic of Ireland, Click here to access the June 2018 version of Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland.

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Religious Education in the Framework for Junior Cycle

The Framework for Junior Cycle (Department of Education and Skills, 2015) sets out a clear vision of how teaching and learning will evolve over the next number of years in...

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NCCA Consultation on Structure and Time in Primary Curriculum

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has recently launched a consultation process on structure and time in the Primary Curriculum.  The NCCA reports that  the 1999 Primary curriculum...

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You and your child’s spiritual development: aged 2 to 8

This PowerPoint Presentation was developed by the Council for Catechetics with the asssistance of Dr. Cora O’Farrell, DCU. It was delivered as part of the RE Congress held in St. Patrick’s College,...

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Guidelines on Relationships and Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) and Religious Education Religious Education in Catholic primary schools seeks to help children to grow and develop into healthy mature adults, capable of realising their full...

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