Kip McGrath Education Centres celebrate 40 years of excellence in education

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KMEC delegates from around the world gather at global conference in Melbourne

Kip McGrath Education Centres (KMEC), the ASX-listed, Newcastle-based provider of tutoring and learning support, will celebrate 40 years as a leading education provider on Saturday 9th April.
More than 200 KMEC delegates from England, Scotland ,New Zealand, Singapore and Australia will come together to celebrate the growth and success of the network, with a conference, awards night and gala dinner.
KMEC has grown from humble beginnings after Kip and Dungea McGrath opened their first tutoring centre in their home at Maitland in 1976.
Four decades on, the business now operates across a global network, with over 500 centres in 20 countries, including Kip McGrath Learner Enrichment Centres and specialist remediation partnerships in South Africa.
CEO of KMEC, Storm McGrath, said: “I am incredibly proud of our enduring legacy and our ongoing commitment to improving the literacy and numeracy skills of children around the world.”
“Research has shown that when learning difficulties aren’t addressed with young people it can go on to cause much broader socio-economic problems throughout their lives.”
“Innovation and the use of technology to address geographical barriers to learning are a hallmark of our network and we have continued to expand our global reach with the introduction of KipOnline services in 2014.”
Storm’s father and the founder and executive chairman of KMEC, Kip McGrath will be honoured at the celebration as a tribute to mark his retirement.

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Kip McGrath Education Centres launches new licensing model at international Education Ministers meeting

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Kip McGrath Education Centres (KMEC), the ASX-listed, Newcastle-based provider of learning support, announced the launch of a new learner enrichment centre licensing model at the recent 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM), a move that will help lift educational achievement in developing countries.

The new licensing model dramatically reduces the total cost of delivering supplementary education in developing countries, with KMEC partnering with schools to provide technology resources, teacher training and ongoing support in implementing its highly successful curriculum and methodology.

Read the full article on KMEC’s launch of a new licensing model here. 

Australian Spelling Bee & photographic memories

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In an interview with the Daily Mail, Kip McGrath explains how the children on Network Ten’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee are born with an exceptional spelling talent which can’t be taught. Kip explains how the children on the show have an innate ability to hear every individual sound of a word and have great visual memories.

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Riding the big learning curve

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Storm McGrath, CEO of Kip McGrath sits down with The Newcastle Herald to discuss his passion for education and how he saw firsthand the hardships faced by children with learning difficulties. Storm also mentions Kip McGrath’s work to supplement education in Commonwealth countries and the KipOnline platform which assists regional and geographically remote children.

Read full article: Riding the big learning curve.