Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) encourages children and young people to reflect on the relationships in their lives and to learn how to develop relationships which are based on mutual respect. This helps them to build a foundation for more intimate relationships in later life. RSE promotes a holistic understanding of sexuality and provides young people with information about their physical development and sexual health.

RSE in the school aims to support the work of parents, who are the primary educators of their children in this area.


Every year in Powerstown ETNS, the month of November is RSE month.

This means that every class in the school will cover the RSE curriculum during the month of November.

Please see Powerstown ETNS RSE policy below.

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To ensure our parents are well informed of the content of RSE lessons, teachers will provide a copy of  home-school links  in relation to each new topic. 

Class teachers will send these letters  home via the school app (Aladdin) and upload them to the class blogs. If you have any difficult accessing these documents please contact the office on 01 8272018 or email your child’s class teacher directly.

RSE Curriculum Books

RSE for Junior & Senior Infants RSE for 1st & 2nd class


RSE for 3rd & 4th class RSE for 5th & 6th Class


RSE: “Sensitive Areas”

Some areas parents/guardians may find “sensitive.” These are detailed in summary below and can be accessed via the RSE books for further details or you can speak directly to your child’s class teacher.

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Some further resources for parents from HSE

Talking to your young child about relationships, sexuality and growing up Tom’s Flower Power

RSE Booklet for parents

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Resources for Communicating with Parent/Guardians

Presentation for parent groups
Information leaflet for parents
You can talk to me (DVD for parents) – available free of charge from www.crisispregnancy.ie
Busy Bodies – booklet for parents and pupils

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