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Consultation on the Primary Curriculum now open

Consultation on the Primary Curriculum now open

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Welcome to curriculumonline

Here you will find all curriculum documentation and supporting material for the Irish curriculum for children from the ages 1-6 (Aistear), pupils from the ages 5-12 (primary), students from the ages 12-15 (junior cycle) and the ages 16-18 (senior cycle).

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  • Early Childhood practitioner encouraging a child to build a tower from colourful, interconnecting blocks

    Early Childhood

    Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to 6 years in Ireland.

  • Primary pupils and their teacher working together on completing a painting


    The Irish primary education system aims to provide a holistic education to enable children to live their lives to the full and to realise their potential as unique individuals.

  • Junior Cycle student in class full of other students

    Junior Cycle

    The Framework for Junior Cycle provides the basis for post-primary schools to plan quality, inclusive and relevant education programmes with improved learning experiences for all students, including those with special educational needs.

  • Senior Cycle students sitting around a table discussing project work

    Senior Cycle

    Senior cycle education is the period of education that follows the junior cycle and is generally taken by students between the ages of 15 and 18.

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