Leslie Blandy

About this centre

The Kumon Walmer Study Centre is based in the church hall of St Saviour's Anglican Church, and it has been running from there for the past 10 years.

This safe, secure environment in a peaceful suburb is easily accessible to children using public transport. It also offers ample shaded parking for parents. The centre has a library in a reading room off the main centre hall which allows children to encourage their love for reading after completing their Kumon activities.

The children attending the facility range from 4 to 17 years of age. In addition to the Instructor, there are three assistants who help with the marking and any extra attention the children may need. The Kumon Walmer Study Centre offers a welcoming, friendly environment to help children achieve the very best of their abilities in both maths and English, while developing skills that will assist them for life.

My name is Leslie Blandy. I have been involved in pre-school and primary education for the past 35 years.  After spending three years teaching at international schools in Africa, I decided it was time to retire. However, within a few months I realised how much I missed the satisfaction of teaching children. I started working as an assistant at Kumon in Walmer and Framesby in 2019. Due to the untimely death of the previous Instructor, the opportunity arose to take over the Walmer Kumon Study Centre. Through being a Kumon Instructor, I am again able to have the fulfillment  of seeing children achieve their best both educationally and emotionally.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 08:30 - 11:30
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee R 360
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 530


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

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St Saviours Anglican Church Hall
Corner of Villiers Road & First Avenue
Walmer
Port Elizabeth
6065
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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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