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


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.


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. 

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


Kendra Update: Sunday 9th December

GUJARATI

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

CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

Our last week of term ended amazingly! Devchand Gooch planned and executed their first dasta session consisting of obstacle courses, problem solving and a treasure hunt. It was great to see them pull of great sessions and the baalako thoroughly  enjoyed it! We then kicked off our first Baalsabha of the year with a twist of The Grinch! Well done to all the baalako that participated and took this opportunity to show us their unique talents; they were all fantastic! This was a great way to end 2018 and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy New year!

BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE

It was a was fast paced day in Baal Mandir. We started the day by playing a few quick games outside to get everyone warmed up and ready to sing. We then started going over the baalsabha act of Baa Mane Phugo which the baalako did really well in and had learnt everything with the actions included. Following that it was time for the baalko to perform what they had been learning for this past month which most of you may have seen and turned out very successful. They sat and watched the rest of the show of the grinch which they enjoyed very much and watched some talented acts as well. This whole term ended on a massive high with their performance and everything else they had been working on. We hope you have a great Christmas and a happy new year!


Dates for your Diary

 DATES  WHAT'S HAPPENING?

11th November   1st Day back with breakfast (start at 8:30) 
25th NovemberParents Bhangra Fitness Session
9th DecemberBaalsabha
9th December Last Day of Autumn Term 
 
6th January 
 First Day of Term with breakfast (start at 8:30am)

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.