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 . 

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 
 

THIS WEEK'S SUCHNA

FINCHLEY KENDRA WHATSAPP GROUP
Please add yourself to the correct WhatsApp group for any last minute updates.

 BAAL MANDIR: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CykXdBtpnuOGnew4rk7Oty


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SHISHUKUNJ BAALAK - 29TH SEPTEMBER
We invite all parents to attend Kendra from 8.45am (Baal Mandir parents from 11am) with their baalako to experience "A Day in the Life of a Shishukunj Baalak". This will give you a better understanding of what we do at Kendra, what your baalako gain from Shishukunj and the different opportunities we offer your baalako. It is never too old to be a baalak again.

LOST PROPERTY FROM SHIBIR - 29TH SEPTEMBER
There was a handful of lost property from JGS this year. All lost property will be taken to Finchley Kendra on 29th September.
After this all lost property that hasn't been claimed will be donated to a Charity or disposed.

RAAS GARBA - 12TH & 13TH OCTOBER 2019
We will be holding our annual Raas Garba celebrations for two days at Kingsbury High School:
    - Saturday 12th October 18:00-22:30
    - Sunday 13th October 16:00-20:00
This always proves to be a highlight of the calendar so please put these in your diary now!
Please note, Shishukunj Raas Garba is only for members and immediate family.
Further information will be made available nearer the time.
The band is made up entirely of Shishukunj members. If your baalak would like to take part in the band either singing or playing an instrument then please email raasgarba@shishukunj.org.uk.
Rehearsals are underway and all band members will be expected to attend the next session on Friday 27th of September at the Shishukunj Bhavan from 7pm-9pm (arrive by 6.45pm).

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 speak to Bhavnaben or email finchley@shishukunj.org.uk. Please note that nasto must contain no nuts, eggs or gelatin.

PARENTS SUPPORT
Parents support 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 22nd September

Today we played a trading game in dastas to understand how exchange systems have shaped human history. Baalako of all ages were working together to make useful things out of raw materials, negotiating deals and cooperating with other teams.

Baalako also learned about human evolution and climate change in baudhiks delivered by our 14-17-year-old workforce members. We even managed to get some time to play on the field, despite the rain forecast! 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


Sunday 8th September 2019

Kendra Breakfast 

Sunday 15th September 2019

New Intake

Sunday 29th September 2019

Day in the life of a Shishukunj Baalak

Saturday 12th October 2019

Raas Garba 

Sunday 13th October 2019

Raas Garba

Sunday 20th October 2019 

Sit down Nasto

Sunday 27th October 2019 

Half Term

Sunday 3rd November 2019 

Half Term & Diwali Brunch 

Sunday 10th November 2019 

Kendra Breakfast 

Sunday 17th November 2019 

Subash Gooch Trip 

Sunday 1st December 2019

Gandhi 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.