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


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



GUJARATI TIMINGS
Gujarati will start at 9:00am. 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. 

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. 


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. 

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

Kendra Update: Sunday 7th October

GUJARATI

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

CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

Due to the rain we were inside for the beginning of the day with vyayam, our wake session. But, it was amazing to see that being inside did not put a cap on the fun and energy. The baalako then went to Gujarati. Following this the baalko experienced a taster for what is to come at the Shishukunj Raas Garba 2018 (an event not to be missed), we did be taali and tran taali and taught the older baalako some variations. They also had gooch pravutri were they were immersed in the thought of why religion is important. This was followed by prarthana, bhajan and dhoon where we sang . It was very exciting to see the level of enthusiasm shown by the baalko even after a jam-packed day. We ended the day  with a quote for the baalako  to think about by the Dalai Lama which was, “However the tea is prepared, the primary ingredient is always water. While we can survive without tea, we can not live without water. Likewise, we are born free of religion, but we are not born free of the need for compassion.”

BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE
Today the day started with circle time and the baalako are now interacting more and more each week. We then taught them a new verse in the prathna after going through everything we taught them already. We also recapped on fruits, colours and number in gujarati. After, we played the games  including circle dodgeball and stuck in the mud which they seem to enjoy a lot.  At the end of the day they learnt some of the garba and ramjaniyu in preparation for raas garba next week. 

Dates for your Diary

 DATES  WHAT'S HAPPENING?

 20th & 21st October Raas Garba
 28th October & 4th November Half Term 
 4th November Diwali Brunch at the Bhavan 
11th November  1st Day back with breakfast (start at 8:30) 
 9th December Last Day of Autumn Term 
6th January 
 First Day of Term with breakfast (start at 8:30am)