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Enrolment for 1st Years

ADMISSIONS DAY : SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 2024 at 10 am

The date is being moved from February 24th in order to avoid a clash with the u19 All Ireland semi-final which is an historic qualification for the school.

Please click here for a letter from the Principal Mr. O’Roarke for comprehensive information regarding Admissions Day on 2nd March.

Please click here for a copy of the school Behaviour Code.

Please click here to read the CEIST Charter. Education in Mounthawk is rooted in the Educational Philosophy of the Mercy Order and our approach to education is based on a partnership of home, school and parish and it is important in joining the school that we can count on your support in sustaining and building the school community in Mounthawk and in upholding the values that underpin our educational efforts. 

CEIST (Catholic Education An Irish Schools’ Trust) is the Trustee body for 107 Voluntary Catholic Secondary Schools in Ireland.

Vision
A compassionate and just society inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

Mission
To provide a holistic education in the Catholic tradition.

School Digital Technology Policies

Please click here for the Acceptable Usage Policy

Please click here for the Bring Your Own Device Policy

Enrolment for September 2023 -2024

ENROLMENT PROCESS for SEPTEMBER 2024

Covering Admissions for September 2024. 

Registration for  admission closed on 17th November 2023 at 2:00 pm. 

It is still possible to register for a place, however, registrations received after the closing date will be treated as late applications under section 14 of the Admissions Policy. 

The Annual Admissions Notice is on our Policies and Publications page here

The School Admissions Policy is on our Policies and Publications page here

The Appeal of a refusal to enroll is handled through the  procedures outlined in section 18 of the Admissions policy.

 As you will read, this process begins with a request to review this decision by the Board of Management.  You can use a Board of Management Request Form (BOMR1) which is available here: BOMR1 form 2023    A request for a review must be submitted within 21 calendar days of the date of the decision to refuse admission.

The Department od Education procedures for hearing and determining an appeal are availalbe here: Procedures for hearing and determining appeals 2020

 

Online Enrolment Forms  are no longer available

Enrolment into 1st year for September 2023-2024

1.  The  Admissions Policy available below:

Admissions Policy Mercy Mounthawk 2023.24

2.  The Annual Admissions Notice  for 2024-2025   will be published here on Monday 2nd October 2023

3.  The Registration Form  for first years 2024-2025 will be available on this page from Monday 9th October 2023

4. The Open Day will be held on October 21st 2023

You can view a virtual tour of the building on the home page of this web site.  It provides you with a chance to walk virtually around the school and to look at videos on different subjects and options.

5. Operation of the random selection process is on pages 5 and 6 of the Admissions policy here.

6. Appeals Process

Procedures are outlined in Section 29(1,c) of the Education Act 1998, amended, and in section 18 of our Admissions Policy, which is available on this web page. As you will read, this process begins with a request to review this decision by the Board of Management. You can use a Board of Management Request Form (BOMR1) which is available to down load here: BOMR1 form 2023

A request for a review must be submitted within 21 calendar days of the date of the decision to refuse admission. Please consult the website of the Department of Education and Skills for the Procedures for hearing and determining appeals under section 29(1)(c)(i) of the Education Act, 1998 and FAQs. Should you require any further information, please contact the school.

The procedures and process for an appeal are outlined in two documents from the Department of Education available here:

Procedures for hearing and determining appeals 2020

Section 29 Appeals procedures 2020 amendment

7. Pastoral Care of 1st Years

The First Day at School
1st year students return to school a day before the other students so that it is possible to have an induction day when they are on their own in the school. On this day they have an opportunity to start to get to know the building and their classroom and new classmates. it is an important day in the transition process.

They will also have the opportunity to meet with their Year Head and class tutor who have specific responsibility for supporting the 1st year students. For more on the Pastoral Care structures in the school please go to Programmes and Extra-Curricular.

8. Uniform

Girls

Jumper: Aquamarine jumper with black stripe in v-neck and incorporating school crest

Shirt: White shirt(No Blouses)

Tie: Black with aqua and white stripes

Skirt: Aquamarine pleated skirt of wool mixture

Tights: Black

Shoes: Black ( no logos or embellishments)

Jacket: School fleece, jacket or blazer with school crest may be worn only

Trousers: Grey school trousers with aqua stripe (Supplier’s cut only)

Socks: Black

Boys

Jumper: Aquamarine jumper with black stripe in v-neck and incorporating school crest

Shirt: White shirt

Tie: Black with aqua and white stripes

Shoes: Black (no logos or embellishments)

Jacket: School fleece, jacket or blazer with school crest may be worn only

Trousers: Charcoal grey (Supplier’s cut only)

Socks: Black

Online Enrolment Form for 1st Year September 2024Special Class Online Enrolment Form for September 2024

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