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Supervised Study

You cannot open a book without learning something.” ― Confucius

colourful-books 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 19th 2019 inclusive.

There are currently places available in study. Please email for further details. Fees are 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.

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. 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. 

Study is cancelled on Tuesday December 10th to facilitate a Staff Meeting


We hope to offer Christmas Study again this year, should sufficient demand exist. The cost of Christmas Study is €33 payable via VS Ware before Thursday December 12th 2019 at 15.40. Christmas Study will take place in Rooms 9&10 on the following dates :    Monday 30 December     Tuesday 31 December           Thursday 2 January

Study will begin each day at 10.30 and end at 15.30. There will be a 30 minute lunch break from 12.45  to 13.15.

Please email if you are already enrolled in study to check availability. Having confirmed a place, make payment via VS Ware.

If you are not already enrolled in Term 1 Study, please email to check place availabillity. Having confirmed a place, please  click on the link below to complete the application and make payment via VS Ware.

Christmas Study Application Form

If demand for Christmas Study is insufficient all monies will be refunded via VS Ware and an email will be sent to applicants.


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, December 10th.

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)

Supervised Study Guidelines Updated August 2019