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


HALF TERM

Kendra will be closed on 17th and 24th Feb and restart on 3rd March at 8:30 with breakfast


PARENTS DAY - 17TH MARCH 2019

Please put this date in your diaries and keep the day free. 

Parent's day is an opportunity for you to find out the following:


1. How your baalak is progressing in gujarati - you will receive a time for your appointment on 3rd March 

2.  Learn about what how we aim to develop your baalak at kendra 

3. Watch the performances your baalako have been practising for over the past half term 


There will more information regarding specific timings in the next few weeks


KENDRA SHOW

Kawayat act - if you baalak is taking part in the kawayat act please could they source their costume over the half term and bring it to kendra on the 1st week back. Costume: green t-shirt and brown/army camouflage tracksuits 


GUJARATI TIMINGS
Gujarati will start at 9:00am. (GCSE Gujarati Class will start at 8:30am.) 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. 


PARENTS FITNESSS SESSIONS 

JAB Bhangra Fitness will be holding two sessions every week at kendra during term time. 


Cost: £5 per session (please bring cash with you). 

Timings: Session 1 - 9:15-10:15 or Session 2 -10:30-11:30. 


Please arrive to the dance studio 10 minutes before your sessions starts. 


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

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.

Kendra Update: Sunday 10th February 

GUJARATI

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

CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE

Baalako had a very busy, jam packed end of term day today. We were treated with our bhaio and beno from harrow kendra workforce this week, who took part and amplified all of our sessions. The baalako spent a lot of the day perfecting their performances for our big arts show case next half term. It is evident that a great deal of time and effort has gone into creating these acts, and the baalako themselves realised they have come a long way from the first rehearsal. The day ended with an outstanding prarthna session. Participation was high and the energy levels were through the roof. We look forward to carrying on our practices after the break.

BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE


Dates for your Diary

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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.