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 . 

KEY NOTICES & INFORMATION 

Please see the below suchna for you or your baalak:-
Core Kendra Timings - 8.45am - 12.45pm
Baal Mandir Timings (from January 2020) - 10.30am - 12.45pm
Workforce & Leadership Timings - 8.30am - 1.45pm 

WHATSAPP GROUPS
Please add yourself to the correct WhatsApp group for any last minute updates.
 
THIS WEEK'S SUCHNA

END OF TERM  
Sadly Sunday was the last week of Kendra for this year.
We thoroughly hope your baalak has enjoyed the term. Our dedicated Workforce, Talimi Karyakars, Karyakars and ShiPA volunteers have contributed amazingly to the planning and delivery of Kendra activities this term and we thank them all for their time and commitment.

START OF TERM
Next term starts on 5th January 2020 with our fantastic breakfasts for core Kendra baalako. For this week only Kendra will start at 8.30am. 

BAAL MANDIR
From the first week on 5th January 2020, Kendra will start at 10.30am.

E-SUCHNA 
eSuchna will now be every two weeks.  Next eSuchna on 31st December 2019.

REGULAR SUCHNA / REMINDERS

COLD WEATHER 
As the weather starts to get colder, please ensure your baalak brings a jacket to Kendra. All jumpers, jackets and bags must have your baalak's name. At the end of Kendra, please remember to take home all personal belongings.

MORNING DROP-OFF
-Parents will be permitted to drop-off their baalako in the yellow box at the gate to the playground, or at the main entrance to the school from the main road.
-Baalako will register as they enter the playground, or in the reception area after from walking down the stairs.
-During wet days, baalako can be dropped in the playground and registration will be in the foyer area of the school.
-The gates between the car park and playground will be locked at 9am sharp and after this the only entrance to the school will be off the main road and down the stairs to the front reception area.
-Any baalako arriving late must be accompanied by parents/guardians.

BAAL MANDIR DROP-OFF
-Parents please bring baalako down the stairs to the front reception area to be registered.

AFTERNOON PICK-UP
-The gates between the car park and playground will be open from 12.30pm to allow parking in the playground.
-Parents are requested to join for suchna at 12.35pm and you must collect your baalak from either the gym, hall or field. Baalako will not be allowed to leave the suchna location until they have identified their parent/guardian.

PARKING
There is a car park within the school and also on street parking.  Please do NOT use the swimming pool car park. If parking on street, please do not block driveways, be aware of yellow and white zig-zag road markings that indicate parking is prohibited.

ABSENCES
If your baalak is absent from Kendra, please complete the following Google Form prior to Sunday. - 
https://forms.gle/Ec9s4NnveeQqFcCs8

EARLY LEAVERS
If you are planning on picking your baalak up early please speak to Surajbhai or Bhavnaben at the Choki Desk in the morning.

NASTO
If you would like to donate nasto in celebration of your baalak's birthday, any special occasion or in memory of someone, please email finchley@shishukunj.org.uk or speak 
to Bhavnaben at the Choki Desk. Please note that nasto must contain no nuts, eggs or gelatin.

PARENTS SUPPORT
Parents help required in the morning during drop-off and during the day at Kendra.Please speak to Bhavnaben at the Choki Desk or email shipa@shishukunj.org.uk.

PARENTS FITNESS SESSION
Join JAB Bhangra Fitness (https://www.jabbhangrafitness.comfor a workout every Sunday at Kendra.
Cost: £7 per session (please bring cash)
Timing: 10:30-11:30 (please arrive 10 minutes early)
Location: Dance Studio. 

KENDRA UPDATE: Sunday 1st December 2019

Our baalako were very busy on Sunday with a series of fun learning sessions in their age groups. Subhash Gooch went on a trip to Brunel University for a day of science, technology and engineering workshops. They made bridges out of chocolate and motorised cars out of lego.

Meanwhile in Finchley, our teenage workforce performed a baudhik (moral story) for our younger baalako. "We learned about how people look up to you if you're kind to other people," said Kianaben, aged 9.

Nehru Gooch went on a Christmas-themed treasure hunt around the school and Shishu Gooch made Christmas cards. Giju Gooch and Gandhi Gooch learned a new game, Chakbillu. "That was my favourite game," said Nayanbhai, aged 8. "I like sitting and catching people!"

Our baalako then split into their dastas to reflect on what they've learned and achieved this term. Everyone came together to watch as each dasta presented their highlights of the term. Even our six- and seven-year-olds spoke in front of an audience of more than a hundred people!

"Today I learned to be kind and helpful. My favourite part of the day was making Christmas cards. Mine was a Christmas tree and it had lots of bits of paper," said 7-year-old Simranben.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


DateEvent

Sunday 5th January

First Day of Term & Kendra Breakfast
Sunday 26th January

Open Day

Sunday 2nd February

Joint Kendra Day (Shradhanjali)

Sunday 16th & 23rd February   

Half Term Holiday

Sunday 1st March

Kendra Breakfast 

 Sunday 29th March

Last Day of Term

Sunday 26th April

 First Day of Term & Kendra Breakfast






Useful Information to Note


UNIFORM (LABELLED)

Our Kendra uniform is 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 baalak is wearing the correct uniform and all items are labelled with name.

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.