The health and sex education policy of this School aims to give the children relevant information in a balanced manner, taking due account of the value of family life, to help them grow up safely and happily in today’s society. It is part of the School’s curriculum and it is expected that all children will take part in this aspect of the curriculum. However, parents have the right to withdraw their children if they so wish.
A programme for sex education will take place in years 4, 5 and 6 of the School under topics entitled “Changes” and “Process of Life”.
In year 4 children will be encouraged to identify the different stages in growing up and understand how babies are born. In year 6 the concept of reproduction, and vocabulary appropriate to the human reproduction system will be introduced. The children will also be encouraged to understand the physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty. An annual talk on feminine hygiene is organised for the year 6 girls and parents are invited to attend. The policy is available for inspection at the School office. If you are particularly concerned about the content of lessons, you should contact the School to discuss the matter.