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Experience Kumon English or Maths over two weeks during May 2021!


With Kumon’s Free Trial, your child can experience our individualised Mathematics or English programme over two weeks, for free.

Find out how we can develop in your child:

  • calculation and reading ability
  • concentration
  • a daily study and reading habit
  • the confidence to learn independently.

Follow these four easy steps to register:

  1. Contact your local Kumon centre to register for an information session
  2. Have your child assessed for Kumon Mathematics or English and discuss a study plan
  3. Arrange for your child to study worksheets and attend classes over the two-week Free Trial period
  4. Meet with your Instructor to discuss your child’s Kumon experience.


  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across centres.
  • Places are limited and acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Attendance in an information session is mandatory prior to your child participating in the Free Trial.
  • The Free Trial consists of worksheet study over two weeks during May.
  • Late registration may result in a shorter Free Trial.
  • Operating procedures at each centre will vary.
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Mathematics).
  • Offer not available at all centres.
  • There is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.
  • Kumon centres will always comply with COVID-19 advice and requirements from the New Zealand Government. Physical distancing and health and safety practices are in place at all centres.

Please visit this link to find your nearest Kumon centre: 

To learn more about how the Free Trial could benefit your family, please watch this video.

To read about a current Kumonstudent who previously experienced a Free Trial, please visit: 

kumon advanced students new zealand

Advanced Student Forum 2019: Celebrating students’ effort, achievement, potential


Each November, Kumon Australia and New Zealand celebrates the effort, achievement and potential of our most advanced students at the Advanced Student Forum events.

These events celebrate the achievements of students who have completed the Kumon Maths or English programme, and those who study a Kumon programme five years ahead of their school grade level.

This year, we have lined up speakers who we hope will inspire our most advanced students to consider how they will make a positive impact, as they continue to learn and progress.

We celebrate these students’ achievements on the following dates:

  • Sydney: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM – Macquarie University
  • Perth: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Dr Craig Challen OAM – Perth Town Hall
  • Melbourne: Sunday 10 November – Guest speaker, Felicity Furey – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Canberra: Saturday 16 November – Guest speaker, Kimberley Brennan – National Museum of Australia
  • Auckland: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Logan Williams – The Cordis Hotel
  • Adelaide: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Felicity Furey – The University of Adelaide
  • Brisbane: Sunday 17 November – Guest speaker, Marita Cheng – State Library of Queensland.

We congratulate all of our students invited to these events, and acknowledge the unwavering support and care from out students’ families. We look forward to celebrating their outstanding progress, and hope they leave the ceremony inspired and confident for their future.

Kumon summer giveaway

Kumon summer giveaway!


Have you stopped to consider your family’s holiday plans for 2020? Perhaps you’re hoping to spend time on the beach? The ski slopes? Or, take some time exploring the Gold Coast theme parks? If so, would a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher make your holiday more achievable?

Over summer, Kumon will be offering a Summer Giveaway to all currently enrolled families. One lucky family from New Zealand and another from Australia will win a $5,000 Flight Centre travel voucher. To participate, all families need to do is stay enrolled in Kumon for the months of December 2019 – February 2020.

As a secondary prize we will also offer a $100 movie voucher per region (WA, SA/NT, VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT, QLD, NZ). How great does that sound?!

At Kumon we know the value of continuous study over the summer holiday. For Kumon students, this can be a time to consolidate learning when the daily routine is less busy. We look forward to supporting your family with flexible study options that would best suit you and your children’s schedule and learning goals for 2020.

The Summer Giveaway draw will take place on 10 March 2020 and we look forward to announcing our winner on our website and on social media.

Terms and conditions apply.




1.    PromotionKumon Summer Giveaway
2.    PromoterKumon (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 74 002 776 383) of Level 14, 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia (“Kumon”)
3.    Promotional PeriodStart date: 01/11/2019 at 12:00 am (AEST)

End date: 26/03/2020 at 23:59 pm (AEST)

4.    Eligible EntrantsEntry is open only to students who are enrolled with a Kumon centre during the months of December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020 consecutively (“Eligibility Requirement”). Children of Kumon staff and instructors are not eligible for this competition.
5.    How to EnterEligible Entrants are automatically entered into the Promotion during the Promotional Period.

Any person who does not wish to enter the Promotion may opt out of the Promotion by notifying their instructor, whereupon the Promoter shall withdraw the student’s entry (which shall become ineligible).

Eligible Entrants are not permitted to enter into the Promotion multiple times.

6.    Prize DetailsMajor Prize

DetailsQuantityValue (per Prize)
Travel Voucher by Flight Centre1


NZD $5,000


The Travel Voucher will be purchased in October 2019 and will be subject to validity and terms and conditions as are determined by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited.

Minor Prize

DetailsQuantityValue (per Prize)
Movie Voucher to Hoyts Cinemas1


NZD $100


Total prize value is NZD $5,100

7.    How to WinOne (1) winner will be randomly drawn for the Major Prize from the total pool of valid entries.

One (1) winner will be randomly drawn for the Minor Prize as specified in part 6 above, from the pool of valid entries.

The winner of the one (1) Major Prize will not be an eligible entrant in the draw for the Minor Prize.

8.    Draw DetailsThe draw will be conducted at 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 at the Promoter’s address by using a computerised random selection system established by the Promoter.
9.    Winner NotificationThe winner will be notified by a phone call on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 as well as by email. The winner’s names will also be published on the Promoter’s website (“Website”) ( and Facebook page (“Facebook”) ( on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.
10. Prize Claim Date and TimePrizes must be claimed by 3pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
11. Unclaimed PrizeA redraw will occur for any unclaimed prizes at 3pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

The winner of the unclaimed prize draw will be notified by a phone call on Thursday, 26 March 2020 as well as by email. The winner’s names will also be published on the Website and Facebook page on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

12. Prize ConditionsThe Prize must be collected by the winner in person in accordance with any instruction given by the Promoter.

The Prize cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.

Use of the Major Prize voucher may be subject to availability as well as additional terms and conditions as are determined by Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. Use of the Minor Prize voucher may be subject to availability as well as additional terms and conditions as are determined by The HOYTS Corporation Pty Ltd.

13. Permit NumberAuthorised under: NA



Terms and Conditions

Entering the Promotion

  1. By entering the Promotion, the entrant is deemed to accept these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and the Schedule. The entrant agrees and acknowledges that they have read and are bound by the Terms and Condition and the Schedule.
  2. Parents/guardians of an Eligible Entrant who is under the age of 18 years agrees and acknowledges that they have read the Terms and Conditions and the Schedule, and consent to the entry of the Eligible Entrant. All parents/guardians may be required by the Promoter to enter into a further agreement as evidence of such consent.
  3. The Promotion will be conducted during the Promotional Period.
  4. The Promoter may, at its absolute discretion, invalidate an entry if an entrant cancels or suspends his/her enrolment with Kumon such that it results in the entrant not fulfilling the Eligibility Requirement (as set out in the Schedule).

Winner and Prizes

  1. The draw will take place at the time, date and location as stated in the Draw Details of the Schedule. The entrants are not required to be present at the time of the draw.
  2. The Prize is as stated in the Prize Details of the Schedule.
  3. The winner will be published and notified in accordance with the Winner Notification of the Schedule. It is the responsibility of the winner to check the winner notification on the Website and Facebook.
  4. The winner must participate and co-operate as required in all reasonable marketing and editorial activities relating to the Promotion, for no additional consideration, and consents irrevocably to the Promoter using their name, footage and photographs in all media Australia and New Zealand wide.
  5. The Prize will be awarded to the person named in the winning entry. The Promoter may require winners to provide such documentation as may be reasonably necessary for identification and verification of eligibility. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter’s discretion.
  6. The winner may be required to sign a legal release as required by the Promoter in its absolute discretion prior to receiving the Prize.
  7. The Prize cannot be awarded to a third party. The winner must not transfer or assign their right to a third party before the award of the Prize.
  8. The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If the Prize is unavailable for any reason, the Promoter may substitute for that Prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter, subject to the approval of the relevant gaming authorities if required.
  9. If the winner chooses not to or is unable to claim the Prize before the Claim Date and Time (per the Schedule), the winner shall be deemed to forfeit the Prize and the Promoter is not obliged to substitute the Prize.
  10. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this Promotion by, any person (including without limitation a winner) who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the competition or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent or effect of annoying, abusing, threatening or harassing any other person or behaves in a manner which may diminish the good name or reputation of the Promoter or any of its related bodies corporate or the agencies or companies associated with this competition, is contrary to law or is otherwise inappropriate.
  11. If the Prize has not been accepted or claimed in accordance with the Prize Claim Date and Time, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter will conduct such further draws in accordance with the Unclaimed Prize as are necessary to distribute the Prize, subject to any requirements of the relevant gaming authorities.

Limitation of liability

  1. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury, illness or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with the Promotion, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law), including without limitation losses arising:
    1. while undertaking any activity in or connected with their entry into the draw;
    2. in the participation or use of any prizes;
    3. as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail;
    4. due to the publication of any material, including any statement made by any staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other persons.

Nothing in these conditions restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

  1. Without limiting the previous paragraph, the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage, loss or delay in the transit or delivery of the Prize.
  2. In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promotor’s ability to proceed with the Promotion on the dates and in the manner described in these Terms and Conditions and the Schedule, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, natural disaster, the Promotor may in its absolute discretion cancel the draw and recommence it at a later date.
  3. The winner indemnifies the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies against any liability, injury, loss or damage which may be suffered, incurred or sustained by the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies arising out of, relating to, or in any way connected with, any act or omission (including negligence) by the winner, or its use of the Prize, or its breach of the Terms and Conditions and the Schedule.
  4. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or invalidate any affected entries, subject to the approval of the relevant gaming authorities if required.
  5. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications (including duties and levies) arising from prize winnings. The entrant must seek their own independent financial advice in relation to any tax implication. Where this competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.

Tia advances ahead in maths and English


Despite being in Year 3 primary school, seven year old Tia can solve maths and English problems that Year 6 students work through.

Tia developed her advanced abilities through study of the Kumon Maths and English programmes since 2015. Tia studies at Kumon Pakuranga Education Centre.

Kumon is a personalised after-school tuition programmes which allow students to study at their own pace. This means advanced students, like Tia, can go ahead to study content that is above their school grade. Those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.

Tia says Kumon has helped her greatly in school.

“I am more confident and am able to help other kids in my class with their learning”, Tia says. “I find it easy to do my work in school. I am able to learn things quickly.”

Tia aspires to become a doctor when she grows up.

Tia’s parents say that Kumon helped her daughter to develop skills that will benefit her throughout school and beyond.

“Kumon has helped Tia develop the habit of studying on a daily basis and she has become more confident”, they say.

“Kumon helps kids with their learning and it helps in overall child development.”

It takes a village: NIC 2019


On Saturday, June 8, Kumon Australia and New Zealand’s Instructors will travel to Brisbane, Australia, for the 2019 National Instructors’ Conference.

At Kumon, we believe it takes a village to raise a child.

As such, we run this annual event to create a platform where all our 330 Kumon Instructors can meet, network and learn from one another.

Our Kumon Instructors will also hear from a range of speakers. One of whom is Maya Thiagarajan, a former school teacher, education consultant, and author of Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.

In her presentation, Maya will discuss families’ varying cultural attitudes towards education.

From their learnings, our Kumon Instructors will collectively contribute even more to children’s education within their respective Kumon Education Centres.

Become a Kumon Instructor


Have you ever wondered what is involved in becoming a Kumon Instructor?
Register for an upcoming information meeting to find out about owning and operating your own Kumon Education Centre as a Kumon Franchisee: (AU) or (NZ)

We look forward to meeting with you, and to sharing information about our global network of educators and our wonderful learning method.

New edition of Potential out now!


We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of Potential magazine!

Growing each individual student’s potential to his or her fullest extent is what Kumon aims to achieve. What accelerates this development is integrating learning into daily life.

As such, in this issue of Potential, we would like to show you how to make learning a daily habit, and why.

Our opening article shares the story of Christian, a Kumon Maths Completer from Perth. It outlines how he, with the help of his mother Ann, developed his daily study habit that was essential for him to finish Kumon Maths at the age of 15. Christian’s story offers some practical lessons on integrating learning into daily life.

Our cover story features three sisters from Melbourne, Maddi, Asha and Taylee. It illustrates how Kumon helped guide them in taking control of their studies and to see the joy in learning.

Lastly, our feature article discusses how Kumon aims to produce lifelong learners, not just students who can ace a test.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Potential. Please click this link to read the magazine online:

Kumon Asia Oceania Conference


Over the weekend, over 600 Kumon Instructors and staff congregated in Bangkok, Thailand, for the 2018 Kumon Asia & Oceania Conference.
This global gathering was to give attendees the opportunity to learn from each other so they can contribute even more to children’s education.
It demonstrates that it takes a village to help each child reach their potential.

Pick up a book for Kumon’s Great Summer Reads competition!


We’re pleased to announce the Kumon Great Summer Reads competition, which will run throughout December and January.

This is a fun way for students to keep up with their reading over the summer break, by answering the question, ‘Why is this your favourite book?’, on Facebook.

To enter, students must:
• Pick their favourite book
• Take a photo of themselves with their book and share it on Facebook
• Tag their entry with the hashtag, #kumonreads, and answer the question in their post.

A $100 book voucher will be presented to a winner form each region (NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/NT, QLD, NZ, WA) for a local bookstore, comprising six prizes in total at a cost of $600.

We wish all students a great summer of reading!

Kumon celebrates tomorrow’s problem solvers


During November, Kumon Australia & New Zealand will be ‘Celebrating tomorrow’s problem solvers’ with its Advanced Student Forums.

These events celebrate the achievements of those who completed a Kumon Programme or who have progressed to five years ahead of their school grade level. The forums will encourage students to think about how to use their tenacity to solve problems and achieve great things outside of Kumon.

Students will also explore the concept of ‘grit’, defined as “passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement” by US psychologist and author Angela Duckworth, and how this will be essential for their future achievements.

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our amazing students on these following dates:

Canberra: Saturday 3 November
Sydney: Sunday 11 November
Melbourne: Sunday 11 November
Perth: Sunday 11 November
Auckland: 18 November
Adelaide: 18 November
Brisbane: 18 November