The St. Peter’s Kumon Centre is situated on the school campus in the Boy’s Senior Preparatory School. The Centre operates from the knowledge base at St. Peter’s and welcomes children from all sections of the school, including St. Peter’s College. It also attracts and welcomes students from many surrounding schools in the area.
The Kumon Centre is easily accessible. The school has safe and secure parking for parents behind a security gate and a fully-manned main guard house. There are wheelchair facilities available and a peaceful parent waiting area which contains benches and trees.
The focus in the centre is primarily on each child. There is a specific Early Learning area for younger children and a reading area where recommended books are provided for differentiated levels of learning.
The centre provides a warm, safe and caring environment in which young minds can flourish, strive for knowledge and fulfil their potential. Instructional assistants are trained in the Kumon Method and are hardworking, committed and passionate. They always have the student’s best interests at heart.
St. Peter’s Kumon Centre implements the Kumon Method in all instructional procedures, thus effectively inspiring and nurturing children to develop long term life skills and optimise their inherent capabilities. Success is based on the structure, discipline and application of the Kumon Method. Students not only learn sound numeracy and literacy skills, but develop life skills of commitment, resilience, determination and focus on mastery. Daily study, time management, practice and repetition have a positive impact on building self-confidence. Through intrinsic motivation and self-discovery, children become empowered to reach their full potential.
The element of differentiation is always considered and practised in the centre: the awareness that every child is an individual and each has their own experience, ability, interests, emotions and patterns of learning. The centre aims to accommodate and encourage each child’s sentiments and individual learning capacity.
The Instructor feels privileged to be afforded the opportunity to nurture, inspire, motivate and extend students to flourish and reach levels of learning way beyond their curriculum.
I am a Remedial Therapist and I have practised at St. Peter’s Boys Preparatory School in the Academic Support Unit since 1999. I have been accomplished within the school for many years and I am truly grateful for the privilege and the learning opportunities that have been afforded to me along my journey. I have learnt that I never cease to learn by teaching children. I have three children of my own and through the years I have constantly observed their enquiring minds, innocence, honesty, curiosity and their constant enthusiasm to absorb and acquire knowledge.
The opportunity arose and I became an Instructor at the St. Peter’s Kumon Centre in March 2005. I took on the challenge and committed myself to a new adventure of self-discovery. I had always been aware of the Kumon Method, but only after experiencing and working with my students, have I realised the true inspiration, profound value and success of the philosophy behind the Kumon Method. I really enjoy being part of the process that allows children to build independence, be accountable and establish sound work ethics which lead to mastery and success. I have been overwhelmed by the achievements that I have witnessed from young children in pre-primary school to older children who might be entering high school or above. It is a true reward for me to carefully observe, gently guide and instruct students towards mastery and success.
I make sure that I continue to develop my knowledge and keep up with new trends and developments in Kumon. I attend workshops, training sessions, voluntary study groups, meetings and conferences. Our latest and most exciting forum is conducting group or individual Zoom classes, which enable children to keep learning in any given situation.
As an Instructor, I take my role seriously and I am passionate about what I do. It is my privilege to nurture, inspire, motivate and extend students so that they are able to flourish and reach their full potential. I believe that children who are afforded responsibility and who are encouraged to take risks in their self-learning will become empowered, confident and intrinsically motivated. This will equip them to enjoy the ongoing challenge and excitement of learning and to reach levels beyond their curriculum.
13:00 - 18:00
13:00 - 18:00
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 800 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 880 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.