Instructor, Annatjie Swart, took the Weirda Park Centre over in 1994. Over the years, it has grown to a centre of approximately 150 students.
Kumon Wierda Park is situated at 209 Meyer Street, Wierda Park. It is close to several schools in the area. It is a friendly environment and parents are welcome to wait outside the centre in the shade.
At Kumon Wierda Park, we have students ranging from as young as 3 years of age to Grade 12 learners. We have also had adults studying on the programmes to enhance their Maths ability for later study or to improve their English in the workplace.
We pride ourselves in the fact that Kumon is an individualised programme catering to the needs of each child. The centre is made up of separate sections to accommodate all the students’ needs, for example early learners (young students), English students and also students of different abilities. Close observation is made of all students in order to instruct each one appropriately. Careful planning is done for every student’s work in order to ensure steady progress through the levels. We have a team of assistants who help with this endeavour. Two permanent staff members ensure that all planning for centre days is done on time and 5 assistants attend to students during centre time.
Goal setting is done at the feedback session after enrolment. Each student’s progress is carefully monitored and new goals set every 3 months. Monthly progress reports are sent home to the parents. Regular meetings are held with parents to discuss their child’s progress.
When my son was in primary school, he struggled to attain decent Maths marks. I therefore investigated alternative methods of education to assist him and so I found Kumon. I decided to retire from my career in banking to help my son and started a Kumon centre. He went on to finish his primary, secondary and tertiary education with great success. He changed from being a struggling primary school student with very low self-esteem to being a leader at high school as one of the prefects.
From this experience I developed the following as my mission statement: To develop students’ full potential through the Kumon method, using Maths and English as tools, not only academically, but also to prepare them for adult life by developing life skills and excellent character.
At Kumon, our aim is for each and every child to become an independent, advanced student, with a positive attitude to study.
By studying the Maths and English Kumon programmes, our students develop independent learning skills and increased self-confidence as they work out how to overcome challenges by themselves.
Through our unique method, children are supported to reach an advanced level of study. It excites me that, by studying beyond the international standard for their age, children are best prepared to succeed in an increasingly global community.
In addition to developing academic ability, the Kumon method fosters in students the mind-set and skills for self-learning. We as Instructors, provide the guidance that students need to take learning into their own hands, increasing their motivation to succeed and achieve.
Every child is different, and so their programme of study should be too. Our individualised programmes enable students to progress to an advanced level, at their own pace, so that they can realise their potential and experience success.
These outcomes of the Kumon method excite me beyond measure!! I firmly believe that we should always try to picture children as adults. What will they be like? We want them to become adults with strong characters who are self-sufficient in all areas of life.
Toru Kumon said: “There Is a limit to how much one can teach, but there is no limit to how high one can advance through self-learning”
This is a principle that I strongly believe in and try to apply to each student who comes to my centre. I hope to make a change to many more students’ lives in my lifetime in the same way as I have done for the last 21 years.
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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 550 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 690 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.