The Lonehill Centre has been operating since 2006, and is run by an Instructor who has been with Kumon since 2004, and who has worked with children since 1998. The Instructor manages a number of students, ranging from ages 4 to 16 with the help of two well-trained assistants. Developing study skills in Early Learners is absolutely vital in preparing, planning, and implementing a successful student journey. Instilling a work ethic, as well as many other important life skills, is integral to the way in which the Kumon method is individualised to ensure effective results for each child.
Our aim is to provide an educational service that goes far beyond the development of only academic ability. The philosophy behind the Kumon method is pivotal to how we work, inculcating the Japanese work ethic and discipline into the Kumon centre in a South African way. Class and home work is assigned with care, as each student develops at their own pace. Each student is kept at their ‘just-right level’, while developing on their foundational skills through self-learning. We focus on respect in our centre, not only towards our work, but towards our fellow students, while maintaining a happy, constructive working buzz.
My name is Kerrin Rengger. It was while working at my daughter’s Montessori school that I decided to join the Kumon family. After working in education for 6 years, I chose to seize the opportunity to take over my first centre in Sharonlea in 2004. I then opened up a new centre in Lonehill in late 2006, and eventually sold my Sharonlea Centre to be able to concentrate my focus in one place.
Working with Kumon has provided me with the necessary experience and ability to think on my feet, which is essential when appropriately developing each child’s abilities. I really enjoy being part of the process that allows children to build independence, be accountable, and establish sound work skills. It is an honour to help students along the way, watching them exercise their full potential and become capable young individuals.
As a parent, it has been useful to witness and share my daughter’s educational journey, as she went through Montessori, home-schooling and mainstream systems, as well as Kumon. I feel that my knowledge of various educational methods, as well as Kumon, has allowed me to be an informed Instructor who is able to identify a child’s needs and tailor their progress with care.
14:00 - 17:00
14:00 - 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 850 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 900 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.