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The Bunkers Hill Study Centre operates from the premises of Grens High School and provides a safe learning environment for students. Ample free parking is available on the school grounds and close to the centre.
The centre caters for children of all ages and abilities and has students ranging in age from 3 years to adults.
Our team comprises of 6 dedicated assistants who are passionate about children. Through regular training, they effectively support Early Learners, newly enrolled students, high level Maths students and high level English students.
Instructor Maretha Sieberhagen’s experience as a teacher ensures a professionally run study centre for students of all abilities to reach their potential.
During lockdown level 2 the centre is open for physical attendance on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 to 17:00. Attendance is strictly by appointment only and each session is 45 minutes. According to lockdown regulations 17 students may attend a session. Online classes are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Strict hygiene protocol is adhered to at all times.
My name is Maretha Sieberhagen and I have been a Kumon Instructor for 8 years. I have taught at Arcadia School (learners with specific learning disabilities) for the past 21 years. I worked as an assistant at Bunkers Hill Kumon (then Southernwood Kumon) before taking over the centre when the former Instructor retired. Southernwood Centre became Kumon Bunkers Hill when we moved premises to Grens High School.
My work as a teacher complements my role as a Kumon Instructor because it provides me with additional expertise and understanding of the school curriculum and the difficulties learners and teachers experience in an ever changing school environment. It gives me great pleasure to use the Kumon method as a tool to guide students to become independent self-learners and capable individuals who reach their potential whilst developing their ability at Maths and English.
I have always had a passion for developing children and enjoy the challenge of bringing out the best in every individual, finding out what motivates each child and helping them to improve not only their Maths and English skills, but also nurturing important life skills, for example, being accountable for their own progress.
As a Kumon Instructor I get to work with children of all ages and abilities. It is exciting to work with intellectually strong students and to show them that the sky is the limit. However, I also enjoy working with students with learning disabilities to enable them to read or do basic calculations.
It inspires me to see students being able to confidently grasp topics ahead of their school grade level and therefore excelling at school.
Kumon allows me to learn from and grow with my students and other Instructors, nationally and internationally. Through continuous training, my staff and I continue to develop our instructional skills so that our students can benefit even more.
In the words of Toru Kumon ...” Never give up half way, and never confine a child’s potential by thinking: That’s just about it’”
12:45 - 17:00
14:45 - 18:00
12:45 - 17:00
12:45 - 17:00
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.
R 480 One-off fee
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
R 660 Per month
Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online
Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
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.