Everything you need for SPHE!

SPHE for Wellbeing is our new three-book series for the updated course.

  • Supports you through the course change no matter your level of experience teaching SPHE
  • Fully integrates Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) 
  • Tackles new topics in an engaging, age-appropriate and sensitive way
  • Written by experienced, expert author Stephanie Mangan

Flick through the textbook and try the digital resources

Essential Science 2nd Edition | teacher using Teacher's Guide to plan lessons

Teaching SPHE made easy

  • A flexible, lesson-based structure makes it easy to teach over the year​​​​​
  • Clear links to the Wellbeing indicators and learning outcomes
  • Superb layout with a lively mix of engaging activities (many of which are CBA-linked)
  • Supports student engagement and discussion with practical digital resources  
  • Provides teaching and planning advice in a concise Teacher’s Guide 

Practical digital resources

  • PowerPoints with additional class activities accompany every lesson
  • Scenario-based activities help to engage students with topics more deeply
  • Newsletters throughout the year provide you with ongoing support while implementing the specification
  • Links to trusted websites give access to additional resources

See a sample of the digital

Watch Videos

Stephanie Mangan explains why you should choose SPHE for Wellbeing for Junior Cycle SPHE.

How it works


The SPHE for Wellbeing 1 programme package:

  • Student Textbook with a flexible, lesson-based structure
  • A concise Teacher's Guide with teaching and planning advice
  • Practical, easy-to-use digital resources to keep students engaged

Check out our short overview of how SPHE for Wellbeing 1 works:

SPHE for Wellbeing 1 overview

Parent and teenager

Information for parents

The content and topics covered in SPHE for Wellbeing are aligned to the SPHE curriculum created by the NCCA

If you would like more information, take a look at the PDF below which the NCCA has created for parents.

NCCA information for parents