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It takes a village: NIC 2019

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On Saturday, June 8, Kumon Australia and New Zealand’s Instructors will travel to Brisbane, Queensland, for the 2019 National Instructors’ Conference.

At Kumon, we believe it takes a village to raise a child. As such, we run this annual event to create a platform where all our 330 Kumon Instructors can meet, network and learn from one another.

Our Kumon Instructors will also hear from a range of speakers. One of whom is Maya Thiagarajan, a former school teacher, education consultant, and author of Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.

In her presentation, Maya will discuss families’ varying cultural attitudes towards education and harnessing the strengths of each approach.

From their learnings, our Kumon Instructors will collectively contribute even more to children’s education within their respective Kumon Education Centres.

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Experience Kumon this May, with our Free Trial offer

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Throughout May, Kumon is offering families a Free Trial of its Maths or English Programmes.

As part of the trial, your child will receive individualised Kumon Instruction across four consecutive class days, spread across two weeks, for free. During this time, they will also receive necessary materials to allow them to continue their Kumon studies at home.

“It’s very important that Kumon becomes habitual and rhythmic”, explains Michael Hull, Instructor at Kumon Randwick in Sydney. “The Free Trial is good because it gives us two-weeks, multiple classes, multiple workbooks, and therefore a family and a student will get a sense of that rhythm.”

Michael opened Kumon Randwick in 2016, however, his 16-year Kumon journey started as a parent. All seven of his children have been enrolled into Kumon, five of them are students, and one is a programme completer.

“What I saw with my children from doing Kumon was an early increase in confidence: it was easily the first thing I saw and it emerged within weeks”, Michael says. “They gained the knowledge that they could do Maths, and we began with Maths when they first started Kumon. They didn’t know what they were capable of before that and they were quite anxious; they felt that they had no control over what they were doing.”

Michael’s daughter Kate is now studying materials engineering, and another of his daughters, Lucy, is studying a combined actuarial studies and music degree. He says Kumon has taught all his children, “how to sit down, begin a task, and finish it”.

“That’s such a valuable lesson for these kids to learn.”

To register, please contact your local Kumon Centre for information. Terms and conditions apply.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Places are limited and acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across Kumon Centres.
  • Attendance at an information session is mandatory prior to your child participating in the Kumon Free Trial.
  • The Free Trial consists of four consecutive sessions at a Kumon Education Centre over two weeks during May.
  • Worksheets are provided for non-centre days during the two weeks.
  • Late registration may result in fewer study sessions.
  • Class days, operating hours and available sessions vary across Kumon Centres.
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Maths).

There is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.

Kumon Shopping Display

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From now until Sunday, Kumon is at Chadstone Shopping Centre!

If you’re around and would like to learn more about Kumon, please come and say hello.

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Become a Kumon Instructor

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Have you ever wondered what is involved in becoming a Kumon Instructor?

Register for an upcoming information meeting to find out about owning and operating your own Kumon Education Centre as a Kumon Franchisee:

https://www.kumoninstructors.com.au/franchise/register.asp (AU) or https://www.kumoninstructors.co.nz/franchise/register.asp (NZ)

We look forward to meeting with you, and to sharing information about our global network of educators and our wonderful learning method.

potential

New edition of Potential out now!

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We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of Potential magazine!

Growing each individual student’s potential to his or her fullest extent is what Kumon aims to achieve. What accelerates this development is integrating learning into daily life.

As such, in this issue of Potential, we would like to show you how to make learning a daily habit, and why.

Our opening article shares the story of Christian, a Kumon Maths Completer from Perth. It outlines how he, with the help of his mother Ann, developed his daily study habit that was essential for him to finish Kumon Maths at the age of 15. Christian’s story offers some practical lessons on integrating learning into daily life.

Our cover story features three sisters from Melbourne, Maddi, Asha and Taylee. It illustrates how Kumon helped guide them in taking control of their studies and to see the joy in learning.

Lastly, our feature article discusses how Kumon aims to produce lifelong learners, not just students who can ace a test.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Potential. Please click this link to read the magazine online: https://bit.ly/2PJ9nSu

Kumon Asia Oceania Conference

Kumon Asia Oceania Conference

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Over the weekend, over 600 Kumon Instructors and staff congregated in Bangkok, Thailand, for the 2018 Kumon Asia & Oceania Conference.

This global gathering was to give attendees the opportunity to learn from each other so they can contribute even more to children’s education.

It demonstrates that it takes a village to help each child reach their potential.

Pick up a book for Kumon’s Great Summer Reads competition!

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We’re pleased to announce the Kumon Great Summer Reads competition, which will run throughout December and January.

This is a fun way for students to keep up with their reading over the summer break, by answering the question, ‘Why is this your favourite book?’, on Facebook.

To enter, students must:

  • Pick their favourite book
  • Take a photo of themselves with their book and share it on Facebook
  • Tag their entry with the hashtag, #kumonreads, and answer the question in their post.

A $100 book voucher will be presented to a winner form each region (NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT, QLD, NZ, WA) for a local bookstore, comprising six prizes in total at a cost of $600.

We wish all students a great summer of reading!

Celebrating Tommorow's Problem solver

Kumon celebrates tomorrow’s problem solvers

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During November, Kumon Australia & New Zealand will be ‘Celebrating tomorrow’s problem solvers’ with its Advanced Student Forums.

These events celebrate the achievements of those who completed a Kumon Programme or who have progressed to five years ahead of their school grade level. The forums will encourage students to think about how to use their tenacity to solve problems and achieve great things outside of Kumon.

Students will also explore the concept of ‘grit’, defined as “passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement” by US psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, and how this will be essential for their future achievements.

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our amazing students on these following dates:

Canberra: Saturday 3 November
Sydney: Sunday 11 November
Melbourne: Sunday 11 November
Perth: Sunday 11 November
Auckland: 18 November
Adelaide: 18 November
Brisbane: 18 November