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.




Primary School


Post-Primary School


Third Level Education

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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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home On Sunday 29 January Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, will be the chief celebrant and...

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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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Launch of Primary Religious Education Curriculum

On Monday 28 September 2015 Bishop Brendan Leahy, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics launched the new Catholic Preschool and Primary School Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland (2015), and...

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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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Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Island of Ireland

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Island of Ireland Introduction The Certificate programmes in Catholic Religious Education and Religious Studies provided by a...

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