Finchley Kendra Parents

Namaste! Welcome to the Finchley Kendra Parents Portal. Here you will find suchna, gujarati homework, photos and more. If there is anything you need please feel free to contact us - our email address is finchley@shishukunj.org.uk


This Week's Suchna

 

GUJARATI TIMINGS
Gujarati will start at 9:00am. (GCSE Gujarati Class will start at 8:30am.) As always if you are late please ensure your baalak signs in at the Choki Desk. Please ensure your baalak has a water bottle which they can use whilst in gujarati class. 


PARENTS FITNESSS SESSIONS 

JAB Bhangra Fitness will be holding two sessions every week at kendra during term time. 


Cost: £5 per session (please bring cash with you). 

Timings: Session 1 - 9:15-10:15 or Session 2 -10:30-11:30. 

Please arrive to the dance studio 10 minutes before your sessions starts. 


Boot camp session every week

Cost: £7 per session (please bring cash with you)

Timings: 9:00-10:00am


GUJARATI HELPERS WANTED
If anyone would like to help during gujarati classes, please email gujarati_finchley@shishukunj.org.uk. Your time would be much appreciated. 

CAR PARK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you are able to volunteer on Sunday morning's for car parking please email shipa@shishukunj.org.uk. 

PARENT'S WHAT'SAPP GROUPS - ADD YOURSELF 

To be in contact with other parents & be informed about opportunities at Shishukunj, click on the the link to add yourself to the WhatsApp groups according to your baalak's/baalako's Dasta(s).


Dasta 1-3 - https://chat.whatsapp.com/IGYjB4RwiqyGHre7LCCy9C

Dasta 4-6 - https://chat.whatsapp.com/LwVlX09QD0h3yoVHwMjAGT

Dasta 7-10 - https://chat.whatsapp.com/LBdIe1ZMWK79wArdLSKVQL

ShiPA SUPPORT

If you can spare some time on Sunday to support our activities at Shishukunj (whether as a one off or regular) please email Bhavnaben using the email address shipa@shishukunj.org.uk

PRATHNA SINGERS AND MUSICIANS - SIGN UP 

Singer? Tabla? Guitar? Harmonium? Flute? Piano? Digeridoo? Does your baalak sing or play an instrument? 

We are looking to update our singer and musician lists as well as jazz up our weekly prathna, bhajan and dhoon sessions by introducing more instruments over the course of the year. If you baalak is interested in singing or playing an instrument please sign them up here.

Kendra Update: Sunday 31st March 

GUJARATI

This week's Gujarati homework can be found on this link

CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

This week kendra activities were organised by baalako who went on the 'Sewa 17 trip' to India in 2017, and baalako who went on the 'Bharat Darshan Trip' in 2018.

 Baalako were given a flavour of what the 2 trips involved, including the chance to play some new traditional indian games that our baalako learnt in Gujurat, a baudhik giving an insight into the schools, ashrams and villages that our baalako visitied and an energetic prathna bhajan and dhoon session where baalako learnt a bit more about the importance of spirituality and hope. 

A video that summarised the Sewa 17 trip was shown and can be viewed by following this link (worth a watch!)- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRqeBiJYLtY&t=2


BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE

 Baalako this week enjoyed learning some new balgeets, as well as learning a little bit more about Shishukunj. Some of our basic commands- Hukamo, were revisited with the baalako. 
Baalako then headed outside for an extended games session where they learnt some new Shishukunj games. 

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Useful Information to Note

UNIFORM (LABELLED)

Our Kendra uniform is a white t-shirt, navy blue tracksuit bottoms or blue jeans (NO shorts or leggings), navy blue jumper, white socks and white trainers. Please ensure your baalako come to Kendra with the correct uniform.

ABSENCE, EARLY LEAVING AND LATE ARRIVALS PROCEDURE

PLEASE ENSURE IF YOUR BAALAK IS ARRIVING LATE OR LEAVING EARLY THEY SIGN IN AND OUT OF THE CHOKI DESK!

For absences we will from now on be using a new Absence Form. If your baalak was absent or will be absent in the future please fill in the following online form. It is extremely quick and easy to use and means you will not have to give us a letter at Kendra.