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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 2 begins on January 13th 2020 and ends on May 28th 2020. Fees : 2 hour session €300        3 hour session are €400.

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 students currently enrolled in Term 1 are automatically enrolled in Term 2 therefore it is not necessary to complete an application form. Simply make payment via VS Ware and your application details will be retained until May 28th 2020. Please advise me if your son/daughter will not return to study in January so that their place may be offered to another student. Fees are payable before January 8th at 15.45 and installment payment is not possible. After this date, Term 1 places in study cannot be guaranteed and it will be necessary to submit another application form.

Please note that students may be moved to a different room for study and that notes for arriving late and leaving early are to be submitted again in January 2020.

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.

Study is fully subscribed at the moment. Another room will be opened when demand is sufficient. If you wish to add your name to the waiting list for this room please email for further details. Fees are paid via VS WARE.

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.

Study will finish today at six o’ clock, 12 March 2020. as per the Taoiseach’s directive this afternoon. Study is expected to resume when the school re-opens.

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. 

Due to school meetings, study will not take place on the following dates during Term 2 2020: January 16th and 27th, February 4th and 12th and March 4th 2020. Study does not take place on days when the school is closed due to unforseen circumstances.
Due to the closure of the school resultant form the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, a partial reimbursement of fees is available. An email has been issued to the email address as per your student’s application. If you did not receive this email, please contact

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