An important part of our Health Education and Personal and Social Development programmes is Sexual Health and Relationships Education.
National Guidelines on Sexual Health Education recommend that within the Primary sector, such lessons should be taught within a context, exploring physical, emotional and social themes.
Again this year, we plan to deliver lessons within this structure using a resource published by Positive Steps. This resource takes a holistic approach, with the lessons taking pupils through topics such as friendships and relationships, puberty and menstruation, decision making and self esteem and, for Primary 7 pupils, human reproduction.
An effective school and parent partnership will enhance and enrich any Sexual Health programme that is undertaken. I would therefore like to invite you to an information evening to be held through Google Meet on Tuesday 23rd March, commencing at 6.30pm. You will receive a text with the meeting I.D. I will outline the programme and the activities which will be incorporated into the lessons. We hope to conclude the presentation by 7.30pm. For parents of the P3-7 pupils this is a repeat of previous years’ input, which you may have already received.