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Sep 29, 2015

Launch of 'Grow in Love'


 

On Monday 28 September Bishop Brendan Leahy, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics launched the new Catholic Preschool and Primary School Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland (2015), and its related religious education programme Grow in Love in the Presentation Girls’ School, Maynooth.  

This is the first time in the history of primary religious education that teachers have been offered, in the form of a curriculum, a structured outline of religious education as an academic discipline. Grow in Love (Veritas) is the religious education programme based on the curriculum and will be available for use in Junior and Senior (P1 and P2) classes from September 2015.

Speaking at the launch Bishop Brendan Leahy said: “Today we are here to launch two valuable texts regarding Religious Education in schools across the island of Ireland – The Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and The new primary school Religious education series, Grow in Love. It is an occasion to celebrate and I am grateful to you for your attendance here today at the Presentation Girls School in Maynooth. If, as Pope Francis affirms, education is “a key, key, key mission”, then the publication of significant texts to do with religious education that is so much at the core of the primacy school curriculum, is indeed something to highlight.

 

Read the full text of Bishop Brendans speech HERE

A photo gallery of the event is HERE