Human Relations and Sex Education

School policy is to integrate Sex Education into the curriculum in such a way as to meet the particular needs of children as they grow and develop. 

Sex Education will not be treated as a separate “add on” to the curriculum. In general terms, across the whole range, the school will aim to ensure that the children’s needs for the following are met:

  • The need for appropriate facts, language and information for an understanding of their own body, its development and that of the opposite sex.
  • The need for honesty in answering questions, if and when they occur, in a factual manner appropriate for their age.
  • The need to develop an understanding of themselves as valuable and worthy of respect.
  • The need to develop respect for others.

Sex Education in the school will be set against the backdrop of the Church’s teaching and cited within the context not only of the child’s physical and emotional development but also within that of their spiritual and moral growth.