Primary School Curriculum


The Primary School Curriculum was developed by the NCCA and launched in 1999. It is presented in six areas which comprise of 11 subjects. Curriculum documents and teacher guidelines are provided for each curriculum subject. You can download the Introduction to our Primary Curriculum here.


Physical Education

Social, Environmental and Scientific Education

Social, Personal and Health Education

Social, Personal and Health Education


Teacher Guidelines

Related Publications
2008Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools
2007Guidelines for Teachers of Students with General Learning Disabilities | (online | resource)
2007Exceptionally Able Students: Draft Guidelines for Teachers
2006English as an Additional Language in Primary Schools: Guidelines for | Teachers
2005Primary School Curriculum, English, Additional Support Material
2005Intercultural Education in the Primary School: Guidelines for Schools



Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Primary SchoolCurriculum: Guidelines for Teachers


2001Modern Languages in Primary Schools: Teacher Guidelines

Publication of Primary School Curriculum

There are no hard copies of the Primary School Curriculum currently available. To purchase a CD-ROM of the curriculum please contact: Government Publications Sales Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Tel +353 1 679 3515

You can also view the Primary School Curriculum online at

Re-presented Curriculum Documents

In response to the issue of curriculum overload, we have developed re-presented curriculum materials for a number of subjects to make the content objectives more accessible to teachers.