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A brand-new venue for Kumon Wollert Education Centre in Victoria

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Meera, outside the new venue of Kumon Wollert Education Centre.

We are excited to announce that Kumon Wollert Education Centre is moving into a brand-new venue. This move will help Kumon Wollert support even more students to grow stronger in mathematics and English.

Led by Instructor Meera Suratwala, who established the centre April 2020, Kumon Wollert is now located within The Village Wollert shopping centre, at Shop 7, 335 Harvest Home Road.

Kumon Wollert is now present in a thriving community hub.

“We are now situated in the heart of the community, located right next a primary school, swim school, shops and convenience stores. Students and parents will also not have to travel far to attend our centre”, Meera says.

Prior to establishing Kumon Wollert, Meera was a chartered accountant and certified public accountant with 20 years’ experience. She became an Instructor after seeing the benefits of the Kumon programmes in her own children.

“My daughter joined Kumon when she was four and a half. Within a few months after enrolment, she started reading very fluently. This instilled in her a love of books because she could read herself a story”, Meera says.

“My son joined Kumon when he was only three and a half and could barely hold a pencil. In a few months, he could write simple sentences. I was over the moon. Seeing this progress in my own children motivated me to take up this role and bring out the potential in other children.”

To enrol or learn more about Kumon Wollert Education Centre, please contact the centre directly.

Racing to success in class and on the track

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Abeerah, winning her silver medal.

Abeerah, 10 years old and in Year 5 at school, is racing ahead on the athletics track while also catching up in the classroom.

Abeerah is a Kumon English student who caught up to her school grade after just over six months of enrolment.

“Kumon has helped me with my grammar and writing skills, so I know where to put my punctuation, and my verbs, nouns and adjectives”, Abeerah says.

She is also a long-distance runner who has competed at the state-level, representing Western Australia, with her local little athletics club.

“Kumon helps me stay mentally fit and athletics will keep me physically fit”, Abeerah says.

Abeerah is aiming to become a brain surgeon when she grows up. She says that physical and mental fitness will be key for this endeavour.

Shehnaz, Abeerah’s mother, says she has seen quick improvements in her daughter’s reading and writing since enrolling her into Kumon. Abeerah is now up to speed with her grammar, Shehnaz says.

“Abeerah has also been running since she was around six years old”, says Shehnaz, “She began excelling in athletics events at school. Then Abeerah joined her local little athletics club, making it to the state-level, and winning a silver medal in her first event”.

Shehnaz says both Kumon and athletics are great for Abeerah’s overall wellbeing.

“Athletics is one of her favourite sports”, Shehnaz says. “So far, she’s happy with Kumon. It’s helping her with her writing. So, she’s doing well in school and with athletics”.

Since August 2021, Kumon has partnered with Athletics West, the governing body for athletics in Western Australia, to support their outreach programs into local schools. Kumon students and Athletics West athletes both recognise the importance of persistence and practice to achieve results.

Kumon’s support for children’s sport is not limited to WA. To learn about our partnerships throughout Australia and New Zealand, visit: https://au.kumonglobal.com/kumons-ongoing-contribution-to-our-community-in-2022/

Experience Kumon English or Maths over two weeks during May 2022

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With Kumon’s Free Trial your child can experience our individualised Mathematics or English programme over two weeks, for free.

Find out how we can develop in your child:

  • calculation and reading ability
  • concentration
  • a daily study and reading habit
  • the confidence to learn independently.

Follow these four easy steps to register:

  1. Contact your local Kumon centre to register for an information session
  2. Have your child assessed for Kumon Mathematics or English, and discuss a study plan
  3. Arrange for your child to study worksheets and attend classes over the two-week Free Trial period
  4. Meet with your Instructor to discuss your child’s Kumon experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across centres.
  • Places are limited and acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participation in an information session is mandatory prior to your child participating in the Free Trial.
  • The Free Trial consists of worksheet study over two weeks during May.
  • Late registration may result in a shorter Free Trial.
  • Operating procedures at each centre will vary.
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Mathematics).
  • Offer not available at all centres.
  • There is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.
  • Kumon centres will always comply with the relevant COVID-19 guidelines and requirements relevant for each state and territory. Physical distancing and health and safety practices are in place at all centres.

Please visit this link to find your nearest Kumon centre: https://www.kumonsearch.com.au/

To learn more about how the Free Trial could benefit your family, please watch this video. 

To read about a current Kumon student who previously experienced a Free Trial, please visit: https://au.kumonglobal.com/free-trial-student-testimonial/

 

A brand-new venue for Kumon Epping Langston Place Education Centre

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Jarrod Dong, Instructor of Kumon Epping Langston Place Education Centre.

Kumon Epping Langston Place Education Centre in NSW is moving into a brand-new venue to help even more students build their skills in mathematics and English.

Led by Instructor Jarrod Dong, who took over Kumon Epping Langston Place (then Kumon Epping North) in December 2021, this centre is now located at Epping Langston Place Centre, 32 Langston Place, Epping NSW 2121. Jarrod says the move will assist him in ensuring that all students’ study at the ’just-right’ level – the point of difficulty between too easy and hard.

“Students will learn most effectively when they are studying at the ’just-right’ level”, Jarrod says. “When operating from a commercial venue, it is easier to adjust the study material assigned to students in class to ensure the most effective level of work is provided”.

“This also allows me to make timely adjustments to each student’s home work to make sure that effective learning continues at home”.

Jarrod aims to welcome many new students into his new venue, and believes his local community will try Kumon Mathematics and English for themselves

“Parents in my community highly value education for their children”, he says. “Kumon provides a long-term learning experience, which helps nurture strong learners who become confident and independent”.

Prior to taking over his own centre, Jarrod was a staff member at Kumon’s Sydney Office where he worked closely with other Instructors as a Field Development Consultant. Before Kumon, while completing his PhD at the Australian National University, he worked as a tutor there and helped develop courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also taught the foundation program at the ANU for international high school students to transition into undergraduate studies in Australia.

To enrol or learn more about Kumon Epping Langston Place, please contact the centre directly: https://www.kumonsearch.com.au/Centre/KUMON-EPPING-LANGSTON-PLACE-NSW#info

Shubha aces her OC test, builds skills for her future

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Shubha, a Kumon English programme completer.

Through her dedicated study of the Kumon English programme, 10-year-old Shubha has developed the skills and capabilities to achieve entry into an opportunity class as she enters Year 5.

Opportunity classes, located in NSW government primary schools, cater for academically gifted Year 5 and Year 6 students. These classes help students to learn by grouping them with students of similar ability, using specialised teaching methods and educational materials at the appropriate level.

While Kumon does not specifically coach students for OC-entry tests or other examinations, it does help students to develop a proactive attitude towards their studies, and in Shubha’s case, a high level of reading comprehension ability.

“I would say it has not only guided my child in sentence structure and reading comprehension, it has also helped her in achieving the outstanding scores in her OC test”, says Vasundhra, Shubha’s mother.

“The timed structure of the Kumon worksheets gave her a swifter approach in answering the questions. Without the help from Kumon, I think Shubha would have struggled”.

Shubha has completed the whole Kumon English programme, meaning she has the reading comprehension ability of a Year 12 student. Shubha enrolled in Kumon in kindergarten, where she started with repeating and reciting words, phrases and short sentences.

“Kumon has helped me in school as my English has improved; I am one of the best at English at school”, Shubha says. “Also, Kumon has helped me outside of school to gain some knowledge, as all the stories in the worksheets are intriguing and informative”.

“Not only does the program enhance your English skills, it also enhances your brain with facts”.

Shubha hopes to become a zookeeper when she grows up. Vasundhra says that no matter what Shubha decides to pursue, Kumon will be of lifelong benefit.

“Kumon has really helped Shubha to be proactive and to develop a disciplined and structured approach to life”, Vasundhra says.

A brand-new venue for Kumon Baldivis Education Centre

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Reet, Instructor of Kumon Baldivis Education Centre

After eight years, Kumon Baldivis Education Centre is moving to a brand-new venue to help even more children develop their mathematics and English skills.

Kumon Baldivis, led by Instructor Reet Gill, is now located at a commercial premises, 2/10 Atwick Terrace, Baldivis, WA 6171. This is the next step for Reet, who was a Kumon parent prior to becoming an Instructor. Reet says the move will help improve the delivery of the Kumon Mathematics and English programmes.

“In my new commercial venue, I can offer families more flexibility in terms of class days. A student can attend centre on another day in case they missed a regular class. I also have more time to meet with parents when it is convenient for them”, Reet says.

“Having worksheets at the centre will help us review and change the assigned class work and homework on the spot so as to keep students on the ‘just-right level’ where they will learn and consolidate concepts without struggle”.

Reet thanks all her current Kumon families for their support and trust over the past eight years. She hopes to welcome many new families into the centre too.

“I believe Kumon Baldivis families know I have their child’s best interest at heart and I work with the child to deliver the results I promise at enrolment”, Reet says. “I am very thankful to families for spreading the good word about the centre.”

To learn more about Kumon Baldivis’s new venue, please contact the centre directly: https://www.kumonsearch.com.au/Centre/KUMON-BALDIVIS-WA

Kumon Mathematics and English now available in Wonthaggi, VIC

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Kumon is now available in Wonthaggi, on Victoria’s Bass Coast, to support local children to develop fundamental mathematics and English skills.

Kumon Wonthaggi Education Centre is led by Wendy Christodoulou. Wendy is a Kumon Instructor with 10-years’ experience in South Morang, Melbourne, and is also a former mathematics teacher. Wendy supported hundreds of children in South Morang through her instruction of the Kumon Mathematics and English programmes, and hopes to do the same in Wonthaggi.

“We believe that every child can benefit from having Kumon in their lives, whether catching up or getting ahead with their studies”, Wendy says. “We hope to provide access to families across the region with a combination of online and in-centre classes”.

“We understand that families are busy so our learning schedules are customisable and flexible”.

Kumon Wonthaggi is located at Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre, 239 White Road, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995. Classes operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

To learn more or enrol at Kumon Wonthaggi, please contact the centre directly: https://www.kumonsearch.com.au/Centre/KUMON-WONTHAGGI-VIC#info

Meet the new Instructor of Kumon Willetton Education Centre

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Adrian Koh, the new Instructor of Kumon Willeton Education Centre.

Kumon Riverton Education Centre has been taken over by a new Instructor, Adrian Koh, from Tuesday 1 February 2022, and renamed as Kumon Willetton Education Centre.

Adrian is a Kumon Mathematics and English programme completer, and former centre assistant, who went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Business Administration. He also worked for 10 years as a Strategic Policy Development Coordinator for the City of Joondalup local government area.

Adrian chose Kumon as his next step because he wants to support local children’s learning and development.

“The prospect of running a Kumon centre has always been appealing as I had significant understanding, knowledge and experience with the Kumon business model and operations”, he says.

“Mentoring young people has always been a highly rewarding experience for me, especially when I can inspire, motivate, and challenge young people to become independent and self-aware, so that they can take control of their own goals and dreams.”

Kumon Willetton Education Centre is staying at its current venue, Level 1/173 High Rd, Willetton, WA 6155. It is open for class on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 6:30pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

To enrol or learn more, please contact Kumon Willetton directly: https://www.kumonsearch.com.au/centre/kumon-willetton-wa

Kumon to continue partnership with Little Athletics NSW in 2022

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The Kumon NSW team at the 2021 Kumon State Combined Carnival in Wollongong.

Kumon Australia and New Zealand is proud to continue our support of Little Athletics NSW throughout 2022.

Students and athletes understand the importance of persistence, practice and hard work in order to achieve results. This is why Kumon will continue to support Little Athletics NSW throughout 2022.

“We welcome the continuation of our partnership with Little Athletics NSW”, said Steven Sou, Division Leader of Kumon NSW.

“We are confident this will help even more young children grow into confident, well-rounded adults who thrive both inside and outside the classroom.”

The ongoing partnership means that Kumon will sponsor the 2022 Kumon State Combined Carnival, to be held from Saturday 6 March to Sunday 7 March in Maitland, the Little Athletics NSW Coach of the Year Award, and will support various local Little Athletics NSW events throughout 2022.

Should you wish to learn more, contact Kumon via our enquiry form.

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