Consultation on Senior Cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

9 months ago

National Council for Curriculum Development (NCCA) is inviting public submissions for the development of a new Senior Cycle Social Personal and Health Education curriculum (SPHE). 

Arising from the review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in primary and post-primary schools, the need to update the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum was identified as a key priority. 


Muslim Primary Education Board urges all to participate in this important public consultation, which ends on 18 October 2023.


Draft Senior Cycle SPHE specification

The draft Senior Cycle SPHE specification is now available for consultation.

The consultation period ends on 18 October 2023. Feedback can be submitted via online survey (students, teacher, parents/guardians) or written submission (individual/organisational). Written submissions should be emailed to

Additionally, to participate in the consultation, you can avail of the following options:


Information note: Senior Cycle SPHE

Background Paper and Brief for the redevelopment of Senior Cycle SPHE


Online SPHE Toolkits

Online toolkits to support teachers in their engagement with the current SPHE curriculum are available. 

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