Moira Mallion

About this centre

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The City Bowl Centre is one of the three founding Kumon centres in the Western Cape. It opened its doors in July 1992 and has gone on to nurture and support many hundreds of happy and successful students. After 20 years at St Cyprian’s  School, the centre moved to its current location at Jan van Riebeeck Primary School which is more central for easier access  as well as having plenty of parking available. It is also located on a main bus route. Parents often use the opportunity of popping into The Lifestyle Centre next door to do their shopping or have a quick cup of coffee while their children are hard at work at Kumon!

The students currently range from pre-school to middle school students who either attend city schools or who live in the city and its surrounds. The centre runs from a bright, quiet and air-conditioned classroom that makes it conducive to hard work and focused study.

Kumon enjoys the full support of the principal and academic staff of the school. The friendly and helpful assistants, Liesel, Connie and Memory are qualified and highly experienced teachers who have been part of this centre for many years.
I have been a Kumon Instructor for over 27 years and I am still going strong and continue to enjoy every moment of it! I remain fully committed to the programme and to the delightful students I work with each week. I am in awe of my wonderful Kumon parents who need to balance all the demands on their time (and pockets) to offer their children the unique opportunity of realising their full potential.

I am a qualified teacher and remedial therapist with many, many years of Maths and English teaching experience to draw on.  What attracted me to the Kumon programme in the first place, was the idea of every child working at their own level of competence, at their own pace and making their own progress irrespective of the grade they were in.  This is what every schoolteacher dreams of, but the reality in the classroom is very different in that there is no room for any real individualisation, be it extension or consolidation as there is the pressure of a curriculum to get through.

Over the years, I have been gratified and rewarded with the wonderful achievements of those students who worked diligently on the Kumon Maths and English programmes and who were able to establish a regular daily study routine which they then also applied to their schoolwork. Parents often remark on how their children have been transformed into independent and motivated students once they joined Kumon.

Having been a Kumon parent myself, I can fully identify with the challenges parents face. Not too many children will happily settle down to completing additional extra curricular work on a daily basis, including holidays, without complaint! I learnt that it was important for my children:
  • to know who was in charge – it gave them security,
  • to know that there were certain non-negotiables – it stopped the arguments.
  • to know that I had realistic expectations – it allowed them to enjoy the success of meeting them and earning the praise and reward of a job well done.

Class Times

Monday 14:15 - 18:00
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 14:15 - 18:00
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee R 350
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 550

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. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Jan Van Riebeeck Primary School
52 Kloof Street
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 but each student receives 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, 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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