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Kumon summer giveaway

Kumon Summer Giveaway winners


Congratulations to the winners of our Summer Giveaway! Doing a little each day can instil daily study habits that will be vital to success at school and beyond. We appreciate all of our students who chose to continue their study over the summer holidays.

Before we reveal names of the winners, we would like to mention that each voucher is valid for several years, the winners can hold onto their prizes and use them at a later date.

And now, we are delighted to announce our Kumon Summer Giveaway winners are as follows:

  • Nicholas M, Kumon Gungahlin Education Centre, ACT. Winner of the major prize of a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher.
  • Gisela B, Kumon Millner Education Centre, NT. Winner of the minor prize of a $100 Hoyts Luxe Gift Card.
  • Molly C, Kumon Pimlico Education Centre, QLD. Winner of the minor prize of a $100 Hoyts Luxe Gift Card.
  • James T, Kumon Bunbury Education Centre, WA. Winner of the minor prize of a $100 Hoyts Luxe Gift Card.
  • Felix N, Kumon Essendon Education Centre, VIC. Winner of the minor prize of a $100 Hoyts Luxe Gift Card.

The winner of our minor prize in NSW declined to have their name published.

Thank you again to all families who continued their learning over summer, and congratulations to all our winners.

Kumon Maths and English, a home-based programme


Kumon is a home-based, pencil and paper programme students can study, at home, every day on their own. Our worksheets are ideal for extended periods at home.

The mathematics worksheets develop calculation ability. The English worksheets develop reading comprehension.

Learning continues at home

Kumon is a partnership between student, parent and Instructor. This partnership continues during extended periods at home.

The Instructor creates an individualised study plan for each student, and sends home the worksheets they are ready to learn next on their own. Instructors are also available for regular communication by phone, email, SMS or video messaging.

Students study their worksheets, daily. Parents encourage their children to complete their worksheets to the best of their ability. Parents then mark and grade the completed worksheets. While students do corrections, parents record the results on the study record sheet. (Ask your Instructor for a copy of The Value of Home Marking: A Guide for Parents and a record sheet.)

This daily process will ensure student progress.


As students advance in the Kumon worksheets, they become more confident to study the content on their own. Kumon worksheets are structured to allow progression in small steps. This enables students to advance smoothly from easy to difficult problems.

When they encounter something new, they study the example in the worksheet, draw on previous learning and give it a try. They try, and fail, until they finally get it. This is how Kumon develops self-learning.

Students come to expect the challenge of something new, and gain satisfaction in working it out for themselves. They develop a mindset that no problem is too difficult to attempt. Equipped with the skill of self-learning, students progress independently, at home, through their Kumon programme.

Kumon is offering home-based study


Dear Kumon Students and Families,

At Kumon, our first priority is the health and welfare of all students, parents and staff.

Most states and territories have announced the early conclusion of Term 1 for schools. NSW Term 1 will end as scheduled on 9 April for now.

Many Kumon centres have now transitioned their students to home-based learning. For those centres that are still offering physical attendance, strict social distancing measures remain in place, as per the health advice from the Australian Chief Medical Officer. Home-based study is available for any families who do not wish to attend class.

Kumon will always comply with the advice of health authorities.

Kumon is traditionally a home-based, pencil and paper programme. It is designed for students to study at home every day on their own. It is ideal for extended periods at home. For a short time, every day, no calculator, no keyboard, no screen, no high-speed internet connection necessary. Students take out their worksheets, pick up a pencil, read, think, write, and use an eraser to correct their errors.

Kumon Instructors can easily manage communication with families through a variety of electronic means.

We hope it is reassuring to know your child’s Kumon programme can continue during this period.

Please contact your Kumon centre for details and to make arrangements now. Procedures at each centre will vary during this period.


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Kumon Subiaco, Perth, now open on Saturdays!


We are pleased to announce that Kumon Subiaco Education Centre will be open on Saturdays, starting from Saturday, 14 March. We are confident this additional open day will be helpful for both new and existing Kumon families!

Kumon Subiaco operates from St Andrew’s Church – Donovan Hall, 259 Barker Road, Subiaco, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and now also on Saturday mornings.

To enquire about how Kumon Subiaco can support your child’s learning with Kumon Maths and English, contact Instructor Harry Sakellaris on 0420 384 050 or email

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Kumon Maths and English coming soon to Manuka, Canberra!


Kumon Maths and English is coming soon to Manuka, Canberra, to support the learning of all students in the area. Kumon Manuka will open in April.

Kumon Manuka will be led by Stephanie Serhan, a former university lecturer. Stephanie decided to become a Kumon Instructor after seeing how Kumon benefited her own children.

“I believe that Kumon gives students a solid foundation to be curious self-learners, which assists them to realise their potential”, Stephanie says.

“I saw that effect with my own children. I want to be able to share Kumon with as many children as possible in my local community.”

Kumon Manuka is located on the ground floor of Endeavour House, Franklin Street, Manuka. It will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

Stephanie says Kumon will be of great benefit to students in Manuka and surrounding suburbs.

“Curiosity and confidence are life-skills that give students the ability to be better problem solvers, and to overcome obstacles and challenges”, Stephanie says.

“This opens up a world of opportunity for students.”

Should you wish to enrol or learn more about Kumon Manuka, please ring Stephanie on 0458 647 408 or email

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Savannah is well-equipped for university medicine


Savannah Dissanayake, a first year Monash University medical student, is prepared for the challenges ahead she will encounter at university.

Savannah attributes her readiness to her completing both Kumon Maths and English after-school learning programmes. Kumon Maths develops quick, precise calculation skills in students, while Kumon English builds a high level of reading comprehension ability.

In Kumon Maths and English, students study at an individualised pace. Advanced students can go ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.

Savannah says the individualised nature of Kumon helped her greatly in school, especially in excelling HSC Maths Extension, English (Advanced) and achieving the 99th percentile in the UCAT test to gain entry into medicine. She says the independent learning ability she developed in Kumon will help her in medical school.

“Self-discipline and persistence are really important to be able to keep up with university study,” Savannah says.

“I developed these qualities through Kumon. They will equip me to overcome any hurdle I may face during my university studies and beyond.”

Vimasha Bandaranayake, Savannah’s mother, says the individualised nature of Kumon encouraged her to enroll Savannah at an early age.

“I had never before seen a program that allowed capable young children to do high school Maths and English,” Vimasha says. “I really wanted to try that for my daughter.”

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Gavin ranks top five for maths in the Asia-Pacific


Gavin Dissanayake, a Year 5  student, is one of the top maths whizzes in the Asia-Pacific region.

In January, Gavin ranked fifth in the Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad Extended Round (SEAMO X 2020), earning himself a gold medal in the prestigious competition, where he had to solve creative problem solving questions.

Gavin has been immersed in numbers since pre-kindergarten, when he began studying Kumon Maths. Kumon Maths is an individualised after-school learning program that develops quick, precise calculation skills necessary for the study of high school mathematics.

In Kumon, advanced students can go ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.

Gavin has quickly raced ahead in the Kumon Maths program and is currently studying Level L, where he learns topics like differentiation, integration and logarithms. He says studying Kumon Maths helped him greatly in SEAMO, especially by using algebra to solve complex word problems.

“I could easily tackle the questions in SEAMO, because I encountered the same concepts before in Kumon Maths,” Gavin says.

Gavin says he would like to be an astrophysicist when he grows up. He wants to follow the footsteps of his role model Albert Einstein. Vimasha Bandaranayake, Gavin’s mother, says she enrolled her son into Kumon after seeing how it helped his older sister Savannah.

“I had never before seen a programme that allowed capable young children to do high school Maths and English,” Vimasha says.

“I really wanted to try that for my daughter and, after seeing the great progress that she made, I enrolled Gavin into Kumon Maths.”

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Kumon Maths and English coming soon to Wollert, Melbourne!


Kumon Maths and English is coming soon to Wollert, Melbourne, to support the learning of all children in the area. Kumon Wollert Education Centre will open on 1 April 2020.

The Centre will be led by Meera Suratwala, a Kumon parent and professional accountant. Meera decide to become a Kumon Instructor after seeing how Kumon helped both of her children.

“My daughter joined Kumon when she was 4-and-a-half years old”, Meera says.

“In a few months she began to read very fluently. This instilled in her a love for books because she could read by herself.”

“My son followed in her footsteps and joined Kumon when he was 3-and-a-half years old.”

Kumon Wollert Education Centre will be located at Galada Community Centre, 10A Forum Way, Epping. It will be open on Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

“I would be thrilled if as many children as possible grow into independent individuals through the Kumon Method”, Meera says.

“I have personally witnessed this growth in my children and I am as happy as any parent can be.”

Should you wish to learn more about Kumon Wollert Education Centre or to enrol, please ring Meera on 0480 243 633 or email

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Kumon: sparking a lifelong love of reading


Being a strong reader is essential for Kelsey Davis’s law career. Kelsey, who studies a Master of Laws at Columbia University in New York City, reads, per week, an estimated 400 pages in prescribed texts.

“Obviously, in my job as a lawyer, reading is incredibly important, but it goes beyond that”, Kelsey says. “Communication is a fundamental skill in life and the written word is a key way that human beings communicate.”

“I think having great comprehension and communication skills is absolutely essential to success in life.”

Kelsey says studying and completing the Kumon English programme developed her passion for reading, her strong comprehension ability and her writing skills. Kelsey studied Kumon English in Canberra and completed the programme in 2006.

Kumon English develops a high level of reading comprehension ability in students. To inspire students to read widely, Kumon English contains more extracts from published texts than any other reading programme in the world.

Kumon also develops many transferable soft skills in students, like confidence, perseverance and self-learning. This is achieved because Kumon is individualised learning that allows students who are capable to study far beyond school grade level.

“In Kumon, you set your own goals and achieve them”, Kelsey says “You can study Year 10 work even if you’re only in Year 8.”

“You can push beyond what you thought you could do before.”

Kelsey is in her second semester of her degree. During her first semester she studied human rights, civil procedure, financial statement analysis and corporate governance. Currently, she is taking a workshop on negotiation, a workshop on trial practice, an internship at the United Nations and a course in global financial regulation.

Kumon Maths and English coming soon to Geelong West, Victoria!


Kumon Maths and English is coming to Geelong West, to support the maths and English learning of all children in the local area. Kumon Geelong West Education Centre will open on 1 March 2020.

The Centre will be led by Priyanka Verma, who holds a double Master’s Degree in Marketing and Human Resources, as well as an MBA in Accounting. She has extensive career experience as a business analyst for National Australia Bank.

Priyanka is also a Kumon parent, who saw how Kumon greatly helped her son Oliver, to improve in his maths and other areas of learning.

“I was very much impressed with Kumon’s worksheets and how they not only help students to grow academically, but also to grow into independent individuals”, Priyanka says.

“I am sure there are many other parents and children who are seeking similar support. Hence, I decided to become a Kumon Instructor.”

Kumon Geelong West Education Centre will be located at OneCare Geelong, 61 Candover Street, Geelong West. It will be open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

“I am very excited to open a new Kumon Education Centre in Geelong West”, Priyanka says.

“I look forward to being a part of the Geelong community, and to see it grow and develop through its children.”

Should you wish to learn more or to enrol, please ring Priyanka on 0477 246 758 or email

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