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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 1 2019 Dates: Wednesday September 4th 2019 to Thursday December 20th 2019 inclusive.

A further study room will open on Monday September 30th. Please email stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie to confirm if there is a place available. Fees are to be paid via VS WARE.

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 QUERIES RE STUDY VIA EMAIL ONLY to Mrs O’Shea  at stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie

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.

In the rare event that study is cancelled at short-notice this page will be updated accordingly.

Please be advised that Supervised Study will remain cancelled tomorrow, Thursday October 3rd due to the orange weather warning issued by Met Eireann. Based on the storm warning for tomorrow, the inspectorate are not now travelling to provide feedback to the school. This will happen on Monday 7th October instead and there will be half day in school, therefore study will be cancelled on this evening. 
Disruption to the normal supervised study routine during a Whole School Evaluation is to be expected, and to this end, two Saturday study sessions will be offered on October 12th and 19th from 10.30 to 17.00. There will not be a charge for these sessions and they are only available to students who normally attend supervised study. These sessions should greatly assist Junior and Senior students studying prior to their mid-term assessments.
Supervised  study students may attend the full study session or just part thereof. They can arrive, leave and return as appropriate with a parental note of permission (clearly stating times) on the day. Lunch time will take place between 12.30 and 13.00. and there will be a ten minute break at 15.00.
In order to ensure adequate supervision on the above dates, please reply, before October 9th, stating which dates your son/daughter wishes to attend. It may not be possible to facilitate requests after this date.
Please include your son’s/daughter’s name and the dates in your reply. It is not necessary to reply if your son/daughter will not be attending.
We hope to offer Halloween Study this year, should sufficient demand exist.

The projected cost of Halloween Study is €55 and it is intended to take place on the following dates :

Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November (inclusive)

Study will begin each day at 10.30 a.m. and end at 03.30 p.m. There will be a 30 minute lunch break from 12.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m.                                                   

If your son/daughter wishes to attend, please email stellaoshea@mercymounthawk.ie as soon as you are able, so that we can establish a demand for Halloween Study. Please do not pay fees until it is established that Halloween Study is going ahead. You will be contacted you via email to advise you that fee payment is possible via VS ware. 

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.

All queries via email please.

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 1 2019: September 9th,26th and 27th, October 3,7 and 22, November 12,15,18 and 26. On Tuesday 10 Dec, there is a provisional staff meeting. If study is cancelled on this day, it will be confirmed on this study page well in advance.

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)

Supervised Study Guidelines Updated August 2019