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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.

Term 2 2019: Supervised Study will take place between Monday January 14th 2019 and Thursday May 30th 2019 inclusive. Students enrolled for Term 1 are automatically enrolled for Term 2 and are advised that fees are due no later than midnight on January 9th 2019. Places are not secure if payment is made after this date.

Fees for the January – May 2019 term (Monday January 14th to Thursday May 30th) are €300 (2hr) and €400 (3hr)respectively, as this term is longer than the first.

If your son/daughter who already attends Afterschool study wishes to attend:

  • email me stating their name(s) and class at (I already have your contact details, therefore an application form is not needed) and
  • pay the fee via VS Ware before midnight on Wednesday 9th January 2019

Please remember to deduct the sibling discount where applicable. 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.

Students with a credit on their account due to overpayment in Term 1, may use this credit for Term 2 2019 study. All queries in this regard to

(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.

Supervised Study Application Form CLICK HERE 

If your child has not attended 2018 Afterschool Study, you will need to:

  • email me re availability of a place in Term 2 prior to payment of fees via VS Ware and I will arrange the online application and payment process.  Payment of fees on VSWare, without following the above process or completing an application form, does not guarantee a place in supervised study.

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.

Supervised Study will be cancelled on Tuesday January 29th 2019 due to an upcoming staff inservice.

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