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Advanced Student Forum 2019: Celebrating students’ effort, achievement, potential

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Each November, Kumon Australia and New Zealand celebrates the effort, achievement and potential of our most advanced students at the Advanced Student Forum events.

These events celebrate the achievements of students who have completed the Kumon Maths or English programme, and those who study a Kumon programme five years ahead of their school grade level.

This year, we have lined up speakers who we hope will inspire our most advanced students to consider how they will make a positive impact, as they continue to learn and progress.

We celebrate these students’ achievements on the following dates:

  • Sydney: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM – Macquarie University
  • Perth: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Dr Craig Challen OAM – Perth Town Hall
  • Melbourne: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Felicity Furey – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Canberra: Saturday 16 November – Guest speaker, Kimberley Brennan – National Museum of Australia
  • Auckland: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Logan Williams – The Cordis Hotel
  • Adelaide: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Felicity Furey – The University of Adelaide
  • Brisbane: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Marita Cheng – State Library of Queensland.

We congratulate all of our students invited to these events, and acknowledge the unwavering support and care from out students’ families. We look forward to celebrating their outstanding progress, and hope they leave the ceremony inspired and confident for their future.

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Kumon Maths and English comes to Upper Coomera, Queensland

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Kumon has come to Upper Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast, to support maths and English learning of all students in the area.

Kumon Upper Coomera Education Centre is led by Instructor Shilpa Shetty. She is a Coomera local who realised that Coomera children, including her own son, were missing out on Kumon’s benefits.

“I want to help children to become confident developing their study habits and work skills”, Shilpa says.

“I want my students to reach for the stars”.

Kumon Upper Coomera Education Centre is located at 90 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera. It is open on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

Shilpa believes  Kumon will be a great benefit to the local community.

“Kumon can provide a positive learning environment for all children to achieve in primary, secondary and tertiary education”, Shilpa says.

“This in turn would help them to become contributing members of the community.”

To enrol at Kumon Upper Coomera Education Centre or to find out more information, please contact Shilpa on 0413 866 741 or email kumonuppercoomeragc@gmail.com.

Kumon summer giveaway

Kumon summer giveaway!

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Have you stopped to consider your family’s holiday plans for 2020? Perhaps you’re hoping to spend time on the beach? The ski slopes? Or, take some time exploring the Gold Coast theme parks? If so, would a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher make your holiday more achievable?

Over summer, Kumon will be offering a Summer Giveaway to all currently enrolled families. One lucky family from Australia and another from New Zealand will win a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher. To participate, all families need to do is stay enrolled for the months of December 2019 – February 2020.

As a secondary prize we will also offer a $100 movie voucher per region (WA, SA/NT, VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT, QLD, NZ). How great does that sound?!

At Kumon we know the value of continuous study over the summer holiday. For Kumon students, this can be a time to consolidate learning when the daily routine is less busy. We look forward to supporting your family with flexible study options that would best suit you and your children’s schedule and learning goals for 2020.

The Summer Giveaway draw will take place on 10 March 2020 and we look forward to announcing our winner on our website and on social media.

Terms and conditions apply.



KUMON SUMMER GIVEAWAY PROMOTION

Schedule

1.    PromotionKumon Summer Giveaway
2.    PromoterKumon (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 74 002 776 383) of Level 14, 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia (“Kumon”)
3.    Promotional PeriodStart date: 01/11/2019 at 12:00 am (AEST)

Entry close date: 9/03/2020 at 23:59 pm (AEST)

End date: 26/03/2020 at 23:59 pm (AEST)

4.    Eligible EntrantsEntry is open only to students who are enrolled with a Kumon centre during the months of December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020 consecutively (“Eligibility Requirement”). Children of Kumon staff and instructors are not eligible for this competition.
5.    How to EnterEligible Entrants are automatically entered into the Promotion during the Promotional Period.

Any person who does not wish to enter the Promotion may opt out of the Promotion by notifying their instructor, whereupon the Promoter shall withdraw the student’s entry (which shall become ineligible).

Eligible Entrants are not permitted to enter into the Promotion multiple times.

6.    Prize DetailsMajor Prize

DetailsQuantityValue (per Prize)
Travel Voucher by Flight Centre1

 

AUD $5,000

 

The Travel Voucher will be purchased in October 2019 and will be subject to validity and terms and conditions as are determined by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited.

Minor Prize

DetailsQuantityValue (per Prize)
Movie Voucher to Hoyts CinemasTotal of 5, consisting of:

–        1 in WA;

–        1 in SA/NT;

–        1 in VIC/TAS;

–        1 in NSW/ACT;

–        1 in QLD.

 

5 × AUD $100

 

Total prize value is AUD$5,500

7.    How to WinOne (1) winner will be randomly drawn for the Major Prize from the total pool of valid entries.

One (1) winner will be randomly drawn for the Minor Prize for each region specified in part 6 above, from the pool of valid entries for that region, for a total of five (5) winners.

The winner of the one (1) Major Prize will not be an eligible entrant in the draw for the Minor Prize.

8.    Draw DetailsThe draw will be conducted at 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 at the Promoter’s address by using a computerised random selection system established by the Promoter.
9.    Winner NotificationThe winner will be notified by a phone call on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 as well as by email. The winner’s names will also be published on the Promoter’s website (“Website”) (https://au.kumonglobal.com/) and Facebook page (“Facebook”) (https://www.facebook.com/kumonanz/) on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.
10. Prize Claim Date and TimePrizes must be claimed by 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
11. Unclaimed PrizeA redraw will occur for any unclaimed prizes at 3pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

The winner of the unclaimed prize draw will be notified by a phone call on Thursday, 26 March 2020 as well as by email. The winner’s names will also be published on the Website and Facebook page on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

12. Prize ConditionsThe Prize must be collected by the winner in person in accordance with any instruction given by the Promoter.

The Prize cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.

Use of the Major Prize voucher may be subject to availability as well as additional terms and conditions as are determined by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. Use of the Minor Prize voucher may be subject to availability as well as additional terms and conditions as are determined by The HOYTS Corporation Pty Ltd.

13. Permit NumberAuthorised under:

–        SA Permit Number: T19/1739

–        NSW Permit Number: LTPS/19/38985

–        ACT Permit Number: TP 19/04414

 

Terms and Conditions

Entering the Promotion

  1. By entering the Promotion, the entrant is deemed to accept these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and the Schedule. The entrant agrees and acknowledges that they have read and are bound by the Terms and Condition and the Schedule.
  2. Parents/guardians of an Eligible Entrant who is under the age of 18 years agrees and acknowledges that they have read the Terms and Conditions and the Schedule, and consent to the entry of the Eligible Entrant. All parents/guardians may be required by the Promoter to enter into a further agreement as evidence of such consent.
  3. The Promotion will be conducted during the Promotional Period.
  4. The Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, invalidate an entry if an entrant cancels or suspends his/her enrolment with Kumon such that it results in the entrant not fulfilling the Eligibility Requirement (as set out in the Schedule).

Winner and Prizes

  1. The draw will take place at the time, date and location as stated in the Draw Details of the Schedule. The entrants are not required to be present at the time of the draw.
  2. The Prize is as stated in the Prize Details of the Schedule.
  3. The winner will be published and notified in accordance with the Winner Notification of the Schedule. It is the responsibility of the winner to check the winner notification on the Website and Facebook.
  4. The winner must participate and co-operate as required in all reasonable marketing and editorial activities relating to the Promotion, for no additional consideration, and consents irrevocably to the Promoter using their name, footage and photographs in all media Australia and New Zealand wide.
  5. The Prize will be awarded to the person named in the winning entry. The Promoter may require winners to provide such documentation as may be reasonably necessary for identification and verification of eligibility. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter’s discretion.
  6. The winner may be required to sign a legal release as required by the Promoter in its absolute discretion prior to receiving the Prize.
  7. The Prize cannot be awarded to a third party. The winner must not transfer or assign their right to a third party before the award of the Prize.
  8. The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If the Prize is unavailable for any reason, the Promoter may substitute for that Prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter, subject to the approval of the relevant gaming authorities if required.
  9. If the winner chooses not to or is unable to claim the Prize before the Claim Date and Time (per the Schedule), the winner shall be deemed to forfeit the Prize and the Promoter is not obliged to substitute the Prize.
  10. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this Promotion by, any person (including without limitation a winner) who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the competition or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent or effect of annoying, abusing, threatening or harassing any other person or behaves in a manner which may diminish the good name or reputation of the Promoter or any of its related bodies corporate or the agencies or companies associated with this competition, is contrary to law or is otherwise inappropriate.
  11. If the Prize has not been accepted or claimed in accordance with the Prize Claim Date and Time, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter will conduct such further draws in accordance with the Unclaimed Prize as are necessary to distribute the Prize, subject to any requirements of the relevant gaming authorities.

Limitation of liability

  1. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury, illness or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with the Promotion, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law), including without limitation losses arising:
    1. while undertaking any activity in or connected with their entry into the draw;
    2. in the participation or use of any prizes;
    3. as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail;
    4. due to the publication of any material, including any statement made by any staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other persons.

Nothing in these conditions restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

  1. Without limiting the previous paragraph, the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage, loss or delay in the transit or delivery of the Prize.
  2. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promotor’s ability to proceed with the Promotion on the dates and in the manner described in these Terms and Conditions and the Schedule, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, natural disaster, the Promotor may in its absolute discretion cancel the draw and recommence it at a later date.
  3. The winner indemnifies the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies against any liability, injury, loss or damage which may be suffered, incurred or sustained by the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with, any act or omission (including negligence) by the winner, or its use of the Prize, or its breach of the Terms and Conditions and the Schedule.
  4. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or invalidate any affected entries, subject to the approval of the relevant gaming authorities if required.
  5. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications (including duties and levies) arising from prize winnings. The entrant must seek their own independent financial advice in relation to any tax implication. Where this competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.

Kumon Maths and English comes to Ballarat, Victoria

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Serena Halligan, a Ballarat perioperative nurse and the daughter of an educator of hundreds of Victorian children, was once a reluctant student.

Serena’s mother Pam Halligan, from 1990 to 2006, was the Instructor of two Kumon Education Centres in Melbourne.

Kumon is a personalised after-school maths and English programme. In Kumon, students study at their own pace. This means students who are struggling take the time they need to master a concept, while advanced students race ahead.

“When I started out as a Kumon student in the late 1980s, my maths skills were pretty poor. I was not a great student”, Serena says. “When I started helping out at my mum’s Centre at the age of 12, my enthusiasm for Kumon surprisingly changed”.

“I was happy to sit down and work through the Kumon worksheets without any prompting”.

Pam retired from Kumon after receiving a diagnosis of multiple myeloma in 2006. Serena then moved to Ballarat to begin a career in nursing.

“Kumon kept popping into my head”, Serena says. “There hadn’t been a Kumon Education Centre in Ballarat for many years. I knew that I wanted my twin boys, Finn and Hugo, to experience Kumon.”

“This is how the second part of my Kumon journey began.”

Serena is set to open Kumon Ballarat Education Centre on August 19. She is proud to be following in her mother’s footsteps.

“Last year my mum’s health deteriorated. After undergoing last line treatments, she passed away in October 2018”, Serena says. “Before her passing, I was able to tell my mum that I was planning to open Kumon Ballarat and that my first enrolments would be her grandsons Finn and Hugo.”

“I knew that she would be so proud and excited about this next chapter for our family.”

Ballarat is experiencing rapid population and demographic changes due to many families moving in from Melbourne. As such, Serena believes Kumon will be a great boon for the community.

“Kumon nurtures young minds by instilling lifelong skills that lead to confidence and strong academic ability”, Serena says.

Kumon Ballarat will open on August 19. It will operate from one2one Gillies Street Church of Christ on Mondays and Thursdays, from 3pm to 6pm. For more information, please contact Serena on 0432 258 313 or email kumon.ballarat@gmail.com.

Shiori races ahead in Kumon Maths and English

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Through Kumon’s support, high school maths and English is no problem for 11 year old Shiori.

Shiori, who is in Year 6 primary school, can already work material that Year 11 students study. She developed her advanced abilities by studying the Maths and English Programmes at Kumon Applecross Education Centre.

Shiori says while Kumon can be difficult, it has taught her to embrace challenges.

“When I take on a challenge, I feel like it needs to be solved”, Shiori says. “I think challenges are good for me because I want to know how far my abilities can go.”

“Learning new things is also important to me,”

Kumon offers personalised maths and English after-school tuition programmes that allow students to study at their own pace. Advanced students can race ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.

Shiori has been enrolled in Kumon since 2011.

Juslin, Shiori’s mother, says Kumon study has many benefits.

“Over the years, Shiori’s developed time skills, discipline, she’s confidence, critical thinking; she can apply these in her schoolwork and her daily life as well”, Juslin says.

Shiori aspires to become a scientist when she grows up.

Experience Kumon Maths or English with our Free Trial offer

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In May and August, Kumon offers families a Free Trial of its Maths or English programmes.

As part of the free trial, your child attend four consecutive class days at a Kumon Education Centre. Classes are spread across two weeks and are completely free.  Students will receive the necessary materials to continue their Kumon studies at home.

“The Free Trial is good because it gives us two-weeks, multiple classes, multiple workbooks. Therefore a family and a student will get a good sense of rhythm.”

“It’s very important that Kumon becomes habitual and rhythmic”, explains Michael Hull, Instructor at Kumon Randwick Education Centre in Sydney.

Michael opened Kumon Randwick Education Centre in 2016. However, his 16-year Kumon journey started as a parent. All seven of his children have been enrolled into Kumon, five are current students.

“What I saw with my children from doing Kumon was an early increase in confidence. It was easily the first thing I saw. It emerged within weeks”, Michael says.

“They gained the knowledge that they could do maths. We began with Kumon Maths when they first started. They didn’t know what they were capable of before that and they were quite anxious; they felt they had no control over what they were doing.”

Michael’s daughter Kate is now studying materials engineering. Her sister, 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”, he says.

Please contact your local Kumon Education Centre for more information.

Terms and conditions apply:

  • Places are limited. Acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across Centres
  • Attending an information session is mandatory before your child can participate in the Free Trial
  • The Free Trial consists of four consecutive sessions at a Kumon Education Centre over two weeks during May or August
  • 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 Centres
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Maths).

There is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.

It takes a village: Kumon’s National Instructors’ Conference 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. We run this annual event to create a platform where all our 330 Kumon Instructors in Australia and New Zealand can meet, network and learn from each other.

Our Kumon Instructors will also hear from a range of speakers. One of whom is Maya Thiagarajan, a former school teacher and now education consultant. She is also the 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 in Brisbane, Queensland, our Kumon Instructors will be able to collectively contribute even more to children’s education within their respective Kumon Education Centres.

Aspiring astronaut Layla launches ahead in Kumon Maths

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Through Kumon, ten-year-old Layla can already tackle many of the advanced maths problems university students face.

Layla, who aspires to become an astronaut, isn’t fazed by the challenge of solving complex equations. She relishes in overcoming difficulties.

“It’s really fun being challenged, I think it’s a wonderful feeling”, Layla says. “I like maths because of the logic. However you ask the question, the answer’s not going to change.”

Layla was inspired to excel in maths by her father Liam, who holds a PhD in mathematics and is a former maths teacher. Layla’s drive led to her enrolment into Kumon Maths in 2016.

“We’re personally not bothered whether or not Layla’s far ahead, but she loves maths. She wants to be far ahead and she wanted to do Kumon, so we supported her”, says Nancy, Layla’s mother.

Kumon Maths supports students learning by assigning personalised learning programmes. In Kumon, advanced students, like Layla, can tackle learning that sufficiently challenges their skills and piques their interest.

“For growing a student’s maths ability, Kumon is basically ‘practice makes perfect’”, Liam says.

“Whether this is by memorising times tables or learning and applying formulas, practise helps you to spot the same patterns and gives you more confidence with more complex problems.”

Kumon Maths covers content from the preschool level, to undergraduate university level. Layla finished Kumon Maths last year.

Liam says many benefits can be derived from having strong maths ability.

“It gives you the discipline … to actually spot patterns in things that may actually have nothing to do with numbers”, Liam says.

“It trains you in logic.”

This article appeared in the second 2019 issue of Potential magazine. Please feel free to read more here. 

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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.

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