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 . 

GOOCH TRIPS - Deadline for Sign Up Sunday 3rd November !!!

Gandhi Gooch Trip - Sunday 24th November 2019
Subash Gooch Trip - Sunday 1st December 2019

We will be organising one trip per gooch throughout the academic year. This term we will be starting with Gandhi Gooch (Year 5 at School) and Subash Gooch (Year 6 and 7 at School). You should have received an email with further information if it is relevant for your baalak. Please logon to your dashboard to sign up for these trips. 

KEY NOTICES & INFORMATION 

Please see the below suchna for you or your baalak:-
Core Kendra Timings - 8.45am - 12.45pm
Baal Mandir Timings - 11am - 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

NASTO
This Sunday we have no nasto.  Please email finchley@shishukunj.org.uk if you would like to donate.
Nasto can be in celebration of your baalak's birthday, any special occasion or in memory of someone. Please note that nasto must contain no nuts, eggs or gelatine.

REGULAR SUCHNA / REMINDERS

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 13th October

This week we had a day jam-packed with games despite the wind and rain keeping us indoors for most of the day. We played Games in our gooches (age groups) and brought all our baalako together for a competition - which Dasta 1 won! Nehru Gooch baalako made rangolis out of felt and card and Gandhi and Subash Gooch baalako enjoyed baal vartas (children's stories) about communities and identities.

"My favourite game was King. People who are It have to roll their sleeves and throw the ball at other people to get them out. I was one of the people who were It and I got lots of people out!" said Myaben, aged 8.

"In the last game we played you have to race and turn the cones over. I really liked it because it was a mix of two games that I like," said Nimaybhai Chotai, aged 8.


THIS COMING WEEK AT KENDRA


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


DateEvent

Saturday 12th October 2019

Raas Garba 

Sunday 13th October 2019

Raas Garba

Sunday 27th October 2019

Half Term

Sunday 3rd November 2019 

Half Term & Diwali Brunch 

Sunday 10th November 2019  

Kendra Breakfast 

Sunday 17th November 2019 

Baal Din

Sunday 24th November 2019 

Gandhi Gooch Trip 

Sunday 1st December 2019

Subash Gooch Trip 

Sunday 8th December 2019 

Last day of term & Sit down Nasto 


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.