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Kumon summer giveaway

Kumon summer giveaway!


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.



1.    Promotion Kumon Summer Giveaway
2.    Promoter Kumon (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 74 002 776 383) of Level 14, 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia (“Kumon”)
3.    Promotional Period Start 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 Entrants Entry 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 Enter Eligible 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 Details Major Prize

Details Quantity Value (per Prize)
Travel Voucher by Flight Centre 1


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

Details Quantity Value (per Prize)
Movie Voucher to Hoyts Cinemas Total 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 Win One (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 Details The 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 Notification The 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”) ( and Facebook page (“Facebook”) ( on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.
10. Prize Claim Date and Time Prizes must be claimed by 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
11. Unclaimed Prize A 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 Conditions The 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 Number Authorised 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.
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Kumon Maths and English comes to Mirrabooka, Perth


Kumon Maths and English has come to Mirrabooka, Perth, to support all children’s learning in the local area.

Kumon Mirrabooka Education Centre is led by Instructor Lynn Yavu-Kama.

“I’m thrilled to open Kumon Mirrabooka Education Centre on my tenth anniversary as a Kumon Instructor”, Lynn says.

“I am also honoured to have helped so many children to achieve their goals. As such, I cannot wait to welcome more families in the Mirrabooka area into the Kumon Maths and English programmes.”

Lynn also leads Kumon Dianella Education Centre. Furthermore, she is strongly engaged with the progress of all her students.

“A strong relationship with parents and children, and the desire to achieve very best for each student, are my core tenets as an Instructor,” Lynn says.

To learn more about Kumon Mirrabooka Education Centre or to enrol, please contact Lynn on 0421 035 509 or email

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Kumon Maths and English comes to Willoughby, Sydney


A former Kumon Maths and English student is now a Kumon Instructor. Eddie Kim is the new Instructor of Kumon Willoughby Education Centre.

During the 1980s, Eddie was a Kumon student at Kumon Bondi Junction Education Centre, the first Centre to open in Australia.

Eddie’s experience as a Kumon Maths and English student was a driver for him to open Kumon Willoughby Education Centre.

“When I heard that Instructor Sue Leffers was still at her Centre, this made an impression on me. I’m also a Kumon parent of a six year old daughter”, Eddie explains

“Having seen the Kumon Maths and English Programmes from all sides and experiencing their benefits firsthand, I look forward to providing a unique perspective of Kumon to all families in Willoughby and surrounding areas.”

Prior to becoming a Kumon Instructor, Eddie worked in a range of fields, including hotel management, financial accounting and management, and maths tutoring.

Eddie says the personalised nature of Kumon Maths and English means can benefit all students.

“Kumon is for students of all ages, even pre-kindy”, Eddie says.

“At Kumon Willoughby, we can provide an enjoyable environment of learning that nurtures students’ foundational literacy and numeracy skills.”

Kumon Willoughby Education Centre is located at Willoughby Park Centre. It is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:15pm – 6:15pm.

For more information or to enrol, please contact Eddie on 0411 340 999 or email

Supporting early learning, the Kumon way


Nine in ten Australian children and six in ten Kiwi children under four are enrolled in formal early learning. As such, it’s reasonable to argue there is strong recognition among parents in both countries of early learning. Therefore in this article we discuss the importance of early learning and the role that the Kumon Programmes can play.

The importance of early learning

Defined as formal learning programmes or curriculums that provides education, outside of the home, prior to a child entering primary school, quality early childhood education lays the foundation for children to grow into lifelong learners. 

This is due to the rapid development of children’s brains during their early years. At the age of three, a child has 1000 trillion brain synapses. These synapses are the tiny connections between neurons; the cells that make up a person’s brain and central nervous system.

As the child grows older, these synapses are naturally and selectively pruned by the brain  By adolescence, it’s estimated an individual’s brain has 500 trillion of these synapses. And this process isn’t random.

“It is the experiences and relationships that infants and young children have that continuously develop their brains and build the neural circuits that will be the foundation for later development”, summarises the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) in a fact card.

This isn’t to say that teens and adults can’t learn new things. Rather, quality early education experiences, from infancy to the beginning of high school, build the foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.

How Kumon supports the growth of our youngest minds

Kumon has long recognised the importance of early learning in supporting children to reaching their potential.

“Children display astonishing progress if exposed to right stimuli during infancy”, stated Toru Kumon, Kumon’s late founder.

“The ability of preschoolers is limitless but we [adults] are the ones who draw out their potential.”

Kumon’s approach in supporting early learning is to develop students’ basic foundations in maths and English.

Through Kumon Maths, early learners develop their counting ability. Those who are ready hone their calculation skills through solving problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In Kumon English, early learners learn to read words, phrases and sentences. They are also instructed on properly writing letters and spelling words. Those who are ready progress to reading and summarising passages from texts.

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

School, sport, Kumon Maths and English: Seth packs it all into a busy schedule


Hockey, karate, Kumon; 12-year-old Seth is a busy boy. Despite his schedule, the Year 6 student can comfortably study Kumon Maths and English ahead of his school grade level.

Seth is two years ahead of his school grade in Kumon Maths and one year ahead in Kumon English. In Kumon Maths, he covers content that Year 8 students are working through. In Kumon English, he is interpreting excerpts from books like Weather Eye by Lesley Howarth.

Kumon Maths and English are personalised after-school tuition programmes. 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.

Seth has been recently selected in the Southern Tasmanian U12 representative team as goalkeeper. He is also an orange belt in karate.

“Like studying Kumon every day, I know that to do well in hockey and karate, I have to be dedicated”, Seth says.

Seth studies at Kumon North Hobart Education Centre, which is ranked as one of three best tutors in Hobart. This Centre is led by his mother Carmel Davies.

“Seth was really why I opened Kumon North Hobart Education Centre in 2017”, Carmel explains.

“He was still spelling phonetically when we moved from WA to Tassie while he was in Year 2; I think he missed out on something fundamental earlier on. I think the practise built into both Kumon Maths and English was key”.

Carmel also says that Kumon’s benefits go beyond academics.

“It’s helped Seth develop positive habits, created routine, so he can manage his studies as well as all his other extracurricular activities”, Carmel says.

Seth’s story was also covered in the Hobart Observer. Click here to read more. 

Kumon Maths and English comes to Ballarat, Victoria


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

Shiori races ahead in Kumon Maths and English


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.

Shiva knows she can take on any challenge


After trialing Kumon for free in 2013, nine year old Shiva Srinivasan stuck with it and now is way ahead in maths and English.

Shiva, who is in Year 4 at primary school, is studying Kumon Maths at the Year 8 level and has completed Kumon English, meaning she has the literacy skills of a Year 12 student. Shiva is also the youngest English Completer in Australia listed in the latest Advanced Student Honour Roll.

“Kumon English has helped me with my reading and comprehension skills. It has given me so much confidence at school”, Shiva says.

“Kumon Maths has given me mental maths skills so I don’t have to use my fingers and toes to count.”

“Kumon has also helped me learn to overcome challenges through perseverance, discipline, dedication and a never give up attitude. This will help me realise my dreams of inspiring and helping the world.”

Shiva aspires to become a vet when she grows up. She studies at Kumon East Victoria Park Education Centre,  led by her father Sri Ayyalusamy.

He says Kumon is about more than developing academic ability.

“You can start and go anywhere if you have determination, discipline and time-management”, Sri says.

“All these qualities, we facilitate at Kumon. They are helpful in any learning area.”

Kumon Australia and New Zealand – Potential 2019, Issue 2


One’s earliest experiences lay the foundation for progress in later life. Therefore, Kumon Australia and New Zealand has dedicated this issue of Potential to sharing the experiences of current and former Kumon early learners, and their parents.

We hope you enjoy our digital copy below!

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Why is studying both Kumon Maths and English beneficial?


Studying both the Kumon Maths and English programmes supports the development of students’ foundational numeracy and literacy skills.

According to the Queensland Department of Education and Training, numeracy enables students to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies. They need these qualities in order to solve problems and make sense of time, numbers, patterns and shapes. This supports them in activities like cooking, reading a map or bill, reading instructions, and even playing sport.

Strong literacy skills are equally important, according to the Queensland Department of Education and Training. Literacy enables children to make sense of written, visual and spoken texts. This includes books, newspapers, magazines, timetables, television, radio, signs, maps, conversations and instructions.

The study of literacy also supports students with their numeracy. Research published in the Journal of Educational Research and Practice, indicated that English native language proficiency is a predictor of students’ maths scores.

This backs up assertions made by Toru Kumon, Kumon’s late founder.

“Many of the students who cannot calculate the answers [in maths] do not understand the meaning of the questions”, Toru Kumon said.

“They cannot figure out the answers because their reading comprehension is poor.”

Aside from literacy and numeracy skills, the Kumon Maths and English programmes also support students in developing vital skills. This includes identifying and interpreting information, critical and creative thinking, transferring knowledge into new contexts and a disciplined approach to learning every single day.

Studying both programmes at the same time, can also further enhance reasoning and communication skills in the classroom, and beyond.

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