Lorné Golden

About this centre

Winter Discount available In-centre & Online Classes
Welcome to the Blue Hills Study Centre. The centre opened its doors in 2017 at the Blue Hills Shopping Centre, in the fast developing environs of Midrand. The shopping centre offers ample free parking and shopping convenience to parents who are waiting for their children to complete their Kumon study.

Blue Hills Kumon's vision is to ensure that each and every one of their students is nurtured to become smarter through self-learning. Children become smarter through studying work which is appropriate for their individual level of ability and development. Every class day the centre team aims to discover more about your child’s potential by closely observing them working. Students are trained how to learn from the worksheets so that they can become independent learners who can self-study beyond school grade level. Children who can self-study beyond school grade level are able to meet the challenges of school, university and life head on. They are confident, humble, well-rounded, capable individuals who can contribute to society and become the future leaders of our country.

This is what Blue Hills Study Centre believes every parent wants for their child and they feel privileged to participate in the attainment of these goals.
My name is Lorné Golden. I studied Drama at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. It was during my drama studies that I realised that I enjoyed working with children; not in a traditional classroom situation but guiding them to develop through experiential learning.

When I joined Kumon as a staff member in 2010, Kumon gave me the opportunity to develop children by working with them on an individual basis. I came to understand that each child truly has infinite potential and that the Kumon method serves as a catalyst to unlock that potential.

In my time at Kumon I have worked as an Area Manager where I worked directly with centres and was able to observe many, many students. I also worked with Instructors to find ways of developing each child according to their individual ability.

When I worked in the Cape Town Branch, I ran Rondebosch, the company-owned centre for two years, which gave me experience as an Instructor and made me realise how much fun it is to work with children! I found great fulfilment in being part of their nurturing.

In 2015, I was promoted to Branch Leader in Johannesburg. This role gave me a greater overview of Kumon centres and the development of students.

By opening my own Kumon Centre I have a more direct impact on each child's growth and can go on a journey with each family, as a family, in a joint venture towards completion of the programmes.

I look forward to being part your child's Kumon journey.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:30
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:00 - 18:30
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 800
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 980

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.
Independent Reading Area
Wheelchair Access
Parent Waiting Area
Secure Parking
Early Learner Section
Secure Access

Get Directions

Office 1, Blue Hills Shopping Centre
Cnr Olifantsfontein Road and African View Drive
Blue Hills
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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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