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Social, Personal and Health Education

What SPHE Aims to Achieve

  • To enable the students to develop skills for self-fulfilment and living in communities
  • To promote self-esteem and self-confidence
  • To enable the students to develop a framework for responsible decision-making
  • To provide opportunities for reflection and discussion
  • To promote physical, mental and emotional health and well-being

‚ÄčThere are ten modules to be covered in the SPHE curriculum.

1. Belonging and Integrating 

2. Self-management: A sense of purpose

3. Communication skills

4. Physical Health

5. Friendships

6. Relationships and Sexuality

7. Emotional Health

8. Influences and Decisions

9. Substance Abuse

10. Personal Safety 


Here are some useful links where you can find out more about Social, Personal and Health Education:

SPHE Junior Cycle Syllabus


SPHE Factsheet