Brenda Lawrence

About this centre

Free Enrolment available Messaging support only
Welcome to the Constantia Centre which is based at the Waldorf School in the leafy suburb of Constantia.

This Kumon Centre was taken over by the current Instructor in 1998 and both the Kumon Maths and English programmes are offered here.

As Constantia is predominantly a residential area, most of the pupils come from schools outside of the area.  Students currently enrolled range in age from 4 to 16 years.

There is no quick-fix or magic wand in the process of acquiring new skills (academic, sporting, musical or any other). New skills are mastered through regular practice and this will take time.

The team of three assistants and the Instructor are on hand in class to offer support and encouragement.  Two of the assistants are dedicated to working with the younger students, up to and including Grade 2. The Instructor is responsible for the students from Grade 3 upwards and there is one administration assistant. Through the positive and encouraging atmosphere in the centre, the team works towards developing the confidence and skills of every student. New students very quickly become familiar with the centre routine.

While communication between the Instructor and parents is very important, this cannot happen during centre hours as all the focus is on the students.  The time for parent/Instructor communication is weekday mornings or via emails at any time.

There is ample and secure parking in the grounds of the school.
My name is Brenda Lawrence and I am the Instructor at the Constantia Centre.  In the 1970s, I trained and taught at primary school level after which I worked as a Personnel and Training Manager at large retail company. In the 1980s, when my two children were still very young, I studied part-time to upgrade my teaching qualification, one of my majors being Maths.

I first came across Kumon when my sister in East London enrolled her three children in 1996.  Kumon was then very new in South Africa.   I immediately saw its immense value.

Since joining Kumon, I have come to realise that during my years as a primary school teacher, I had seriously underestimated the ability of most of my learners.  As long as I followed the syllabus for each grade and spent extra time helping the ‘slower’ learners, I (and everyone else) believed that everything was fine.  How wrong I was!  

Kumon is suitable for children of all ages and abilities.  Each student starts on work with which they are very comfortable and then they gradually progress through the programmes at a ‘just-right’ pace for each one.  Through this superbly structured programme, we are able to guide each student towards reaching their potential.

I realise that by enrolling your child on the Kumon programmes you are placing huge trust in me, and I take that responsibility very seriously.   We will work together as a team so that we can all share and enjoy your child’s progress.

It is such a pleasure for me and for my assistants to witness our students gaining confidence and mastering new skills.  We are very proud of our students and it is a privilege to be able to work with them.

Class Times

Monday 15:00 - 17:45
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 15:00 - 17:45
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 595
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject R 765

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does study take?
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. Currently, study may be In-Centre and/or at home with online or messaging support.
Early Learner Section
Secure Parking

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Constantia Waldorf School
Spaanschemat River Road
Belle Constantia
Cape Town
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Most Popular Questions

Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
Kumon offers much more than extra lessons and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.

As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.

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