Instructor, Annatjie Swart, took the Weirda Park Centre over in 1994. Over the years, it has grown to a centre of approximately 150 students.
Kumon Wierda Park is situated at 209 Meyer Street, Wierda Park. It is close to several schools in the area. It is a friendly environment and parents are welcome to wait outside the centre in the shade.
At Kumon Wierda Park, we have students ranging from as young as 3 years of age to Grade 12 learners. We have also had adults studying on the programmes to enhance their Maths ability for later study or to improve their English in the workplace.
We pride ourselves in the fact that Kumon is an individualised programme catering to the needs of each child. The centre is made up of separate sections to accommodate all the students’ needs, for example early learners (young students), English students and also students of different abilities. Close observation is made of all students in order to instruct each one appropriately. Careful planning is done for every student’s work in order to ensure steady progress through the levels. We have a team of assistants who help with this endeavour. Two permanent staff members ensure that all planning for centre days is done on time and 5 assistants attend to students during centre time.
Goal setting is done at the feedback session after enrolment. Each student’s progress is carefully monitored and new goals set every 3 months. Monthly progress reports are sent home to the parents. Regular meetings are held with parents to discuss their child’s progress.