You cannot open a book without learning something.” ― Confucius
At Mercy Mounthawk, we strongly recommend Supervised Study. It is very important for students to develop the habit of study if they are to reach their full potential.
Supervised Study is available to all students at Mercy Mounthawk. Supervised Study provides a valuable opportunity, under the guidance of our experienced teachers, for students to discipline themselves and to concentrate on homework and revision in a quiet, warm and friendly atmosphere. Mercy Mounthawk prides itself in the standard of supervision offered to all who attend. Our supervisors will not tolerate any form of misbehaviour and parents are contacted via post if students are not making effective use of their time.
Supervised Study is currently available for both two and three hour sessions from Monday to Friday (inclusive), each week during the school term. There are two terms during the school year: Term 1 from September to Christmas (Cost 2 hour €250 and 3 hour €350) and Term 2 from January to May/ June, end of school year (Cost 2 hour €300 and 3 hour €400).
Term 1 2019 Dates: Wednesday September 4th 2019 to Thursday December 20th 2019 inclusive.
A further study room will open on Monday September 30th. Please email email@example.com to confirm if there is a place available. Fees are to be paid via VS WARE.
Students can avail of a sibling discount: The first sibling pays the fee in full, the second can avail of €50 reduction, the third can avail of €100 reduction and the fourth can avail of €150 reduction.
ALL QUERIES RE STUDY VIA EMAIL ONLY to Mrs O’Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION FORMS ARE ONLINE ONLY. PAYMENT IS VIA VS WARE. Cash is not acceptable for security and accountability reasons. Refunds are not available.
It is important to note that students pay for their “place” in study and not their attendance, therefore refunds or reductions for non-attendance cannot be given. Fees are to be paid in full on application to secure a place. Students who know that they will not attend five days, must still pay for five days. The only reduction on fees is the sibling reduction. Installment payment is not permitted. PLEASE READ THE SUPERVISED STUDY GUIDELINES PRIOR TO APPLICATION.
IMPORTANT : You must complete both the application form (0ne per student) and make payment to secure your place.
Supervised Study Application Form CLICK HERE
Supervised Study Sessions may also be offered during the Halloween, Christmas, February and Easter breaks should the demand arise. Application forms will be available via this page only.
In the rare event that study is cancelled at short-notice this page will be updated accordingly.
The projected cost of Halloween Study is €55 and it is intended to take place on the following dates :
Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November (inclusive)
Study will begin each day at 10.30 a.m. and end at 03.30 p.m. There will be a 30 minute lunch break from 12.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.
If your son/daughter wishes to attend, please email email@example.com as soon as you are able, so that we can establish a demand for Halloween Study. Please do not pay fees until it is established that Halloween Study is going ahead. You will be contacted you via email to advise you that fee payment is possible via VS ware.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and priority will be given to students already enrolled in afterschool study, leaving cert and junior cert students. Refunds are not available for non-attendance.
All advance cancellations, due to staff and parent-teacher meetings or staff in-service will be detailed well in advance and will be available on this page.
Due to school meetings, study will not take place on the following dates during Term 1 2019: September 9th,26th and 27th, October 3,7 and 22, November 12,15,18 and 26. On Tuesday 10 Dec, there is a provisional staff meeting. If study is cancelled on this day, it will be confirmed on this study page well in advance.
The school reserves the right to refuse students access to supervised study.
“ Supervised study is just brilliant … structured study without distraction” Mary (Parent)
“Having a teacher there makes me do work that I mightn’t do at home” Patrick (Student)
“As a Leaving cert, I find it very useful to go straight from class to study and not have the distraction of the journey home and outside life” James (Student)
“It’s great to study with others … I feel like we are all the same working together” Ciara (Student)
“My parents find it great knowing that I’m studying for at least 2 hours each evening … no arguments, I just do it!” David (Student)
“It’s easier to study in supervised study … there isn’t any noise” Alice (Student)