Grow in Love is the new Religious Education series for Catholic primary schools in Ireland.


It introduces a new curriculum for Religious Education, and, over the four years, will replace the Alive-O series.

Each Grow in Love programme is divided into a number of themes, which will allow teachers to take a thematic, cross-curricular approach to the teaching of Religious Education. Each theme is designed to last between two and four weeks. As well as the Teacher’s Notes and photocopiable worksheets featured in the Teacher’s Manual, a comprehensive set of free online resources will also be available, including illustrations to accompany every story, video clips and weblinks for further study.

Each week, parents and families will be asked to help their children to do something related to the programme at home. For this reason, the Grow in Love Children’s Book wil feature illustrations, stories, poems and activities for families to do together. Parents and children will also be invited to talk and pray about what is being learned in school.

  • Sept 2015 Junior and Senior Infants / P1 and P2
  • Sept 2016 1st and 2nd Classes / P3 and P4
  • Sept 2017 3rd and 4th Classes / P5 and P6
  • Sept 2018 5th Class / P7

To view a sample of the

Grow in Love Teacher's Manual

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To view a sample of the

Grow in Love Pupils's Manual

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