SPHE is taught in one forty-minute class per week for the three years of junior cycle. It is a non-examination subject. In SPHE students learn

  • How to settle into their new school and class
  • How to make friends with new people
  • Where to go and what to do if they need help or advice
  • What it means to make healthy choices about such things as smoking, alcohol, healthy eating and being active
  • How to form healthy, close relationships and how to understand human sexuality