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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.

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 stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie

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  SUPERVISED STUDY IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED THIS TERM.

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 the(ir) name(s)  and class at stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie (I already have your contact details, therefore an application form is not needed) and
  • pay the fee via VS Ware before Wednesday 9th January 2019

Please remember to deduct the sibling discount where applicable.

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 stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie

If your child is not attending 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 application form and payment process. Currently there aren’t any places available, so please email me to be added to the waiting list and I will contact you should a vacancy arise.

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 stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie. 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 December 11th due to the upcoming staff meeting.

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.

Testimonials:
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

Christmas Study

 We hope to offer Christmas Study again this year, should sufficient demand exist. The cost of Christmas Study is €55 and it will take place on the following dates : 

Thursday 27th December 2018, Friday 28th  December 2018, Saturday 29th December 2018

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

A reduction in the above fees (for absent days) is not possible. Study will begin each day at 10.30 a.m. and end at 04.30 p.m. There will be a 30 minute lunch break from 12.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.

There are different procedures for students who are enrolled in afterschool study and those who are not.

If your son/daughter wishes to attend, and is enrolled in afterschool study, please email me at stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie  to confirm place availability on or before Tuesday 18th December 2018. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and priority will be given to leaving cert and junior cert students. Refunds are not available for non-attendance. Payment is to be made via VS Ware.

If your son/daughter wishes to attend, and is not enrolled in Afterschool Study Term 1, please complete the form in the link below and return it to Stella O’Shea before Tuesday 18th December 2018. Forms are also available from Mrs. O Shea in Room 9. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and priority will be given to leaving cert and junior cert students.  Refunds are not available for non-attendance. Payment is to be made via VS Ware.

Christmas Study Application 2018