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 from 9am this week and will continue to start at 9am from Summer Term so as always if you are late please ensure your baalak signs in at the Choki Desk. 


    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. 


    MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
    Parents are advised to check the Shishukunj dashboard for the baalak’s membership renewal for the next academic year. 

    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. 


    HAYFEVER
    If you baalak suffers from hayfever, please ensure you give them their medication prior to coming to kendra as we will be spending more time outdoors during the summer term. 


    Useful Information to Note

    UNIFORM (LABELLED)

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

    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 Rinaben using the email address shipa@shishukunj.org.uk

    Kendra Update: Sunday 22nd April 2018

    GUJARATI

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


    CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

    Today was a fantastic sunny start to the term, beginning with the surya namaskar in vyayam. After being powered by a hearty Kendra breakfast, we enjoyed prathna, learning about the importance of oxygen to stoke our 'inner fire' and introducing the theme of 'The Elements'. We were also treated to a brilliant baudhik on different stories of Creation from different world faiths. Making the most of the sunshine, we had a bumper kawayat and games session, where it was great to see everybody grasping the new kawayat daus and really pushing themselves during games.


    BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE

    Today the baalako used all their energy from the lovely weather by beginning their day with vyayam followed by prarthna with many of the baalako leading the bhajan and dhoon session. Incorporating our summer term theme of 'the elements', the baalako were learnt more about the elements and what they represent. Following on from this, was the introduction of their house teams which they'll be in until the end of the term to encourage teamwork as well as motivation to gain points through positive attitude. Kawayat, an exercise of discipline, core to Shishukunj, was taught to the baalako where they got through 3 daus of callisthenics. The day ended with banner designing for their houses in preparation to cheer on their houses and teammates in the coming weeks!


    Dates for your Diary

    Date

    What’s going on?

    22nd April 2018 (8:30am)

    Summer Term Begins with Breakfast

    27th May 2018



    Half Term

    3rd June 2018

    10th June 2018 (8:30am)

    Summer term continues with breakfast

    7th July 2018 (9am-3pm)

    Charity Book Collection (Bhavan)

    8th July 2018

    Last Day of Term and Charity Walk

    24th-26th August 2018

    JGS

    9th September 2018

    Autumn Term Begins