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$25 (U.P. $40) Off Registration Fee – Kumon Singapore 25th Anniversary Campaign

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Kumon Singapore 25th Anniversary Campaign

To commemorate our 25th Anniversary, enjoy *$25 off registration fee (U.P. $40) when you register by 20 July 2020 at www.kumon.sg.

Find out why parents in Singapore and around the world are assured by their children’s development and academic progress with Kumon. Register for our free Parent Orientation from 15 June to 20 July 2020.

*Classes must commence by 20 August 2020 to enjoy the promotion.

Continuing Kumon During School Holidays in May

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Continuing Kumon During School Holidays in May

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that June school holidays will be brought forward to start from 5th May. As a result, students will not be doing home-based learning (HBL) with their schools.

We have shared in the memorandum released earlier that our blended approach to learning in the past weeks of ‘Circuit Breaker’ has resulted in students achieving faster progress towards their study goals.

This positive learning effect is observed because of the following factors:

  1. Kumon instructors have stepped up their communication with parents and students to a higher level.
  2. Instruction of students is enabled through usage of technology.
  3. Better support and more specific feedback from parents to the Kumon instructors.
  4. Students are able to complete more worksheets with more time at home.

We encourage all parents to discuss with your child’s Kumon instructor on the continuation of learning with Kumon in May and the adjustments necessary to put your child in the best possible position for the new school term.

Thank you for your trust in Kumon. Together, we can overcome this challenge. Stay safe.

Updates to Suspension of Classes at Kumon Learning Centres

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Updates to Suspension of Classes at Kumon Learning Centres

We are into the critical period of our fight against Covid-19 in Singapore. Last week, we saw a spike in cases of infection mainly in the dormitories housing foreign workers. The average number of new cases of infection in the local community has also reduced slightly.

The Government has announced that the ‘Circuit Breaker Measures’ will be extended to 1st June. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that some form of normalcy in our daily lives will return in time to come. Until then, we will continue to adhere to the mitigating measures introduced.

The Kumon Method was conceived more than 60 years ago from the perspective of educating children at home in the best manner. With time and patience, Kumon students become accustomed to a home learning routine that is second nature to them.

Learning for Kumon students has always focused on building a self-learning ability through our carefully structured worksheets. The unprecedented situation presented by the virus outbreak has brought about not only challenges, but also many positive effects we see in Kumon Instructors, students and parents.

Many parents shared that they are able to better support their children and give more specific feedback to the Kumon Instructors. With more time at home, students are also able to complete more worksheets. Kumon Instructors have stepped up their communication with parents and students to a higher level. Instruction of students is enabled through usage of technology. This way of blended learning has resulted in students achieving faster progress towards their study goals. It is a good example of a crisis turned into opportunity.

Amidst the uncertainties, it is our responsibility to keep you updated on our plans moving forward.

Clarification on 4 additional classes

We have announced previously that students who are enrolled in April will be entitled to 4 additional classes in May and/or June. We wish to clarify that these classes are not replacement for the physical classes. They are goodwill classes extended to students. Parents can arrange for the additional classes to be held within 2 months of lifting of suspension of classes at centres.

Classes in May

The possibility of extension of class suspension in May had been considered. We are encouraged by the positive learning effects observed in our students with the blended approach towards learning throughout this period. Parents and Kumon students are seeing the benefits of it.

However, we are also aware that there are parents who are facing challenges in managing schools’ home-based learning for their children, the necessity to work from home, as well as Kumon. We seek the understanding of affected parents to contact your child’s Kumon Instructor and work out the necessary arrangements, including the possibility of suspending classes for your child in May. We will waive the need to give a one-month notice if necessary. For minimal disruption to their Kumon study, affected students should work closely with their Kumon instructors to resume learning with Kumon in June. Fees for worksheets given to affected students until 4th May will be waived as a form of goodwill.

For the majority of parents who are seeing the benefits of home learning with Kumon, we appreciate your kind support and patience in keeping our Kumon Centres running. We will continue to improve the delivery of our service and support your child’s learning with us.

Should suspension of classes be lifted in June, classes for your child will be held as per scheduled prior to suspension.

Meanwhile, we encourage parents to continue to follow us on Facebook. In it, you will find useful information and updates from Kumon. As the world’s largest supplemental education to support home learning, we are confident that our proven learning methodology and carefully structured worksheets will provide the best possible learning effects in your child beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Thank you for your trust in Kumon. Together, we can overcome this challenge. Stay safe.

Covid-19 Measures at All Kumon Learning Centres from 7th April – 4th May 2020

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In view of the Covid-19 mitigation measures announced by the Singapore Government, we wish to inform you of the following:

  1. Please arrange with your Instructors to pick up worksheets from the Kumon Learning Centres by 6th April 2020 for home learning until 4th May 2020. Classes will resume from 5th May 2020 onwards.
  2. Parents and students who need guidance on how to manage Kumon study at home may continue to do so via phone or video consultations with the Instructors. Our instructors will continue to engage with you during this period.

All Kumon Learning Centres will be closed from 7th April 2020 to 4th May 2020 as we continue to act in the best interests and safety of all people in Singapore.

As the situation is evolving, we will constantly review and adjust our responses to deal with any situation that may arise.

Thank you for your trust in Kumon. Together, we can overcome this challenge.

A Warm Welcome to 2 New Kumon Instructors!

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Ms Lau Chia Lan and Mr Koh Jun Jie join our family of Kumon Instructors today.

Ms Lau will be operating the Kumon centre at Bukit Panjang – Bangkit Road and Mr Koh will be operating at Sengkang – 338 Anchorvale Crescent centre.

 

Bukit Panjang – Bangkit Road

Address: Blk 258 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, #01-66, S(670258)

Tel: 83506886 (HP)

Email: kumonbangkit@gmail.com

Centre Operating Hours: Tue & Fri: 4pm – 7.30pm. Sat: 9.30am – 12pm.

Instructor: Ms Lau Chia Lan

 

Sengkang – 338 Anchorvale Crescent

Address: 338 Anchorvale Crescent, #01-10, S(540338)

Tel: 96328931 (HP)

Email: sk.anchorvale.crescent@gmail.com

Centre Operating Hours: Mon & Thu: 4pm – 8pm, Tue & Fri: 4pm – 7pm

Instructor: Mr Koh Jun Jie

Temporary Suspension of Classes at All Kumon Learning Centres

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Temporary Suspension of Classes at All Kumon Learning Centres

Following the advisory announced by the MOH, all Kumon Learning Centres will observe a ‘Temporary Suspension’ of classes with effect from 27th March to 30th April 2020. The following serves to clarify some of the measures to be taken at the learning centres.

During ‘Temporary Suspension’ from 27th March to 30th April 2020

1. All Kumon Learning Centres will be open during this period to facilitate the exchange and collection of worksheets.

2. Parents are to collect worksheets for home learning for their children from the learning centres within two phases, i.e. 27th March to 12th April and 13th April to 30th April. The Centre will advise and provide information on collection time and dates. In addition, guidance will be provided on how to manage Kumon study at home.

3. Please note that no students are allowed to enter the centre premises at any time during this period.

4. Parents who need guidance on how to manage Kumon study at home may arrange to do so via phone or video consultations with the Centre. Individual meeting is an option by appointment only. Precautionary measures such as temperature checks, hand sanitization and/ or washing of hands upon entry into centre will be in place at the centres. Centres will also enforce social distancing of at least 1m during individual meetings. Those with temperature higher than 37.5 degree celsius will not be allowed into the centre.
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After ‘Temporary Suspension’ from 1st May 2020

1. All parents and students to continue to observe and adhere to the precautionary measures put in place at the Kumon Learning Centres.

2. As a form of goodwill, we will avail 4 additional classes for the students. The classes should be carried out in May and/or June, to be arranged with their respective Kumon Learning Centres.

We will continue to act in the best interests and safety of all people in Singapore.

As the situation is evolving, we will constantly review and adjust our responses to deal with any situation that may arise.

Thank you for your trust in Kumon. Together, we can overcome this challenge.

Tips to Support Home Learning

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Why is Kumon the world’s largest supplemental education programme to support home learning?

Children grow up surrounded by three educational environments—first there is the home, then school, and finally the local community. A healthy educational environment is formed when these three environments function effectively in harmony.

The Kumon Method was conceived from the perspective of how best to educate children at home. For this reason, we do not try to cover all of the subjects that children study at school, focusing instead on the development of the skills of reading, writing and calculation, which form the foundation for all learning.

Children differ greatly in terms of the time and effort required to master these basic skills of reading, writing and calculation. Without ensuring that each child has sufficient practice for his or her personal needs, we cannot guarantee the development of sufficient skills in these areas.

Parents who are concerned about their child’s future will understandably want their child to gain academic ability that will ensure peace of mind in the long term. For that reason, one of the goals of the Kumon Method is to equip children with the ability to do high school level worksheets so that they will not encounter difficulties when they go on to secondary level education.

We believe it is important to make a clear distinction between what can be done in schools and what can be done in the home. In school, children learn how to study well while interacting with their peers as part of a group. At home, with Kumon, it is possible to provide children with education that enables them to learn according to their own individual needs. This is what we need to concentrate on in the home. By doing this, the effects of both systems will work in synergy to create a better overall educational environment for our children.

To Kumon parents, here are 4 useful tips for you to continue supporting your child’s learning at home. If you require further feedback, contact your child’s Kumon Instructor to discuss how to make home learning beneficial for your child.

 

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