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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.

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 is cancelled on Tuesday, December 7th 2021 to facilitate a staff meeting.

Supervised Study Update: November 1st 2021:

Supervised Study is fully subscribed at present. Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

A new term for study will begin in January 2022 and online application forms will be available from December 15th 2021.

Two hour 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. Three hour study will finish at 6.40 (7.05 on Wednesday), with a ten-minute break at 5.40 (6.05 on Wednesday).

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.

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. 

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. 


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