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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.

Please read the rules which govern study prior to application and note that Supervised study will not take place on days where Parent-Teacher meetings or Staff meetings take place. The school reserves the right to cancel study during extreme weather events and when school authorities deem appropriate. All changes to the study schedule will be available on this page.

Supervised Study Update: May 1o 2022

Study will not take place on Tuesday May 24th 2022, in order to facilitate a staff meeting. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Supervised Study Update: April 25 2022

On May 14th 2022, a day of study is available to students who were enrolled in study prior to February Mid term 2022, due to study not taking place as a result of Storm Barra, Storm Eunice and late Mock Examinations. There is no charge for this day as it is to make up for sessions missed. Students are free to attend for as long (or as short) as they wish on the day and will be allowed to leave if they have a note from parents or guardians. It is expected that study will start at 9.30 and end at 4.30. There will be a 10 minute break after each hour and Lunch break will take place between 12.50 and 1.20. In order to ensure adequate supervision on the day, please email if you wish to attend for all or part of the day. Please email before Friday 6th May to secure your place. After this date, students will only be able to attend if a place is available. Students who enrolled after February mid-term may attend, if there are places available. Please contact the study email above, to discuss.

Supervised Study Update: January 23 2022

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, allowing for social distancing and minimising contact between year groups, study will be restricted to third, fifth and sixth  years this term. There are some places available if you are a 3rd, 5th or 6th year and are interested. Please email if you are not currently enrolled in supervised study and would like to begin study. Places are limited.

The fees for three hour study are €400 and €300 for two hour study, from January 12th 2022 to the end of May. A sibling discount may apply on these fees (€50 for the second sibling and €100 for the third).  Payment is in advance and installment payment is not possible. These fees will be reduced for students who join later in the term. Contact for a fee quote.

Two hour study will take place from 3:40 to 5:40 each evening, except for Wednesday, when it will begin at 4.05 and end at 6.05. There will be a ten-minute break after 55 minutes. Three hour study will finish at 6.40 (7.05 on Wednesday), with a ten-minute break at 5.40 (6.05 on Wednesday).

Study may not be available on days when staff or parent-teacher meetings are taking place. Mrs O Shea will update students well in advance via Google classroom and via this webpage. 

If study is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, contingency hours on a Saturday (date to be decided, if necessary) will be offered as a replacement. 

Students will be permitted the use of a device during study this term, therefore it is important that parents ensure that devices will be used for school-related work ONLY during study, by discussing this with their student prior to application. 


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 2021