You cannot open a book without learning something.” ― Confucius
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: October 12th 2021:
A new study room will open from November 1st 2021 – December 21st 2021.
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.
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.
The cost is €140 for the 2 hour session and €195 for the 3 hour session. Places are limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Three-hour study: If you are interested in attending the three hour session after mid-term (cost €55 for students already enrolled), please email email@example.com
Halloween Study: If you are interested in attending Halloween Study (you do not need to be enrolled in Afterschool study to attend) : 25th – 29th October 10.30 – 3.30 each day, cost €55 per student (sibling discount does not apply) – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Study will not take place on Wednesday 13th October in order to facilitate a staff meeting.
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. In the event of a school/ year/ class group closure, related to Covid 19, a fee refund of €5 per evening will be made at the end of term. This refund will have to be requested by the student concerned and then verified with school management, prior to payment.
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.
If you are interested, please read the guidelines below and contact Mrs. Stella O Shea as soon as possible in school, or via email email@example.com. If eligible, students will be forwarded an application form link and instructions regarding payment. This application link should not be shared between students without first discussing place availability with Mrs O’ Shea.
ALL QUERIES RE STUDY VIA EMAIL ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org
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