The Department of Education and the four largest Christian Churches in Northern Ireland define the curriculum for Religious Education in the Core Syllabus. Religious Education gives young people opportunities to develop their personal understanding and enhance their spiritual and ethical awareness.
For further details see Department of Education Core Syllabus for Religious Education.
The learning opportunities that Religious Education provides helps young people to develop as:
- contributors to society, and
- contributors to the economy and environment.
For more information on Religious Education contact:
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2607
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2233
These non-statutory guidance materials help teachers in primary schools make effective use of the Northern Ireland Core Syllabus for Religious Education and to assist co-ordinators in planning for Religious Education throughout the school.
This is a PDMU resource from the Irish School of Ecumenics. This resource contains material for teachers and play leaders working with children aged 5 to 9 years.
Please review all links to judge their suitability before using them with your class.