Welcome to the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) page. On this page you will find information on the SPHE course provided in Mercy Mounthawk. As part of this course, each year, there is an RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) module, details of which you will also find on this page.
SPHE/RSE and WELLBEING
Our SPHE/RSE course in Mercy Mounthawk sits within the general WELLBEING programme of the school. This programme is outlined in our WELLBEING policy accessible here: Mercy Mounthawk WELLBEING Policy RATIFIED 25 Feb 2019
Connected to this overall WELLBEING policy, the school has a specific SPHE/RSE policy which outlines the approach to promoting social, personal, relationships and sexuality education in the school. You can read the policy here: SPHE – RSE policy Mercy Mounthawk 2018
JUNIOR CYCLE SPHE / RSE
All students in Junior Cycle study SHPE/RSE as part of the WELLBEING curriculum. This course is delivered in 1 classperiod per year over the three years of Junior Cycle.
SPHE/RSE SHORT COURSE
The NCCA has produed a new specification for a Junior Cycle SPHE short course as part of the development of the New Junior Cycle curriculum. Those students in 2nd year (2018) who opted to present a short course in SPHE for Junior Cycle have extra class periods and content to cover. The syllabus can be accessed here:
SENIOR CYCLE SPHE / RSE