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Supervised Study

ou 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.

The next session of Supervised Study will run between September 3rd 2018 and December 20th 2018 inclusive. This session is now fully subscribed. The fees are as follows:

  • 2 hour study €250 : Monday – Friday from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 3 hour study €350 : Monday – Friday from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. with a 10 minute break at 6.00 p.m. (This option is subject to demand).

A Sibling Discount can apply:  The first sibling pays in full, the second sibling can avail of €50 reduction on the above fees. The third sibling can avail of €100 reduction on the above fees.

(Priority is given to leaving cert and junior cert students)

Please email Mrs O’Shea for all queries at

APPLICATION FORMS ARE ONLINE ONLY 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. Instalment payment is not permitted. PLEASE READ THE SUPERVISED STUDY GUIDELINES PRIOR TO APPLICATION.


Fees for the January – May 2019 term are €300 and €400 respectively, as this term is longer than the first.

We hope to offer Halloween Study this year, should sufficient demand exist. (If demand is insufficient all payments will be refunded). The projected cost of Halloween Study is €55 and it is intended to take place on the following dates :

Monday 29 October – Friday 2 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 who already attends Afterschool study wishes to attend:

  • email me stating the(ir) name(s) at (I already have your contact details, therefore an application form is not needed) and
  • pay the fee via VS Ware before Wednesday 24th October 2018 

Students with a credit on their account due to overpayment in term 1, may use this credit for Halloween study. All queries in this regard to

If your child is not attending Afterschool Study, they will need to:

  • meet me in Room 9 between Wednesday 17th October and Tuesday 23rd October 2018 to get an application form
  • The Application Form is also available here, click Halloween Study Application 2018
  • pay the fee via VS Ware before Wednesday 24th October 2018

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.

Further information is available from Please contact Stella O Shea by email directly for all enquiries.

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 meetings or staff in-service will be detailed well in advance and will be available on this page. 

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)

Study Guidelines revised January 2018