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 BREAK FOR 2 WEEKS***
KENDRA WILL RESTART ON 11TH NOVEMBER AT 8:30AM WITH BREAKFAST

BAALSABHA - SIGN UP

Christmas baalsabha: 9th December. 

Baalsabha is an activity where baalako get the chance to perform to all the other baalako. If your baalak is in core kendra and would like to tell a joke, play an instrument, say a poem or share any other talent please sign them up here by 18th November. (Baal mandir baalako will be preparing and performing their own item)   


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.


PARENTS BHANGRA FITNESS SESSION 

Great opportunity to meet parents, have fun and also get fit! 

There will be a bhangra fitness taster class for all parents on 25th November from 9-10am 


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 11th November

GUJARATI

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

CORE KENDRA WEEKLY UPDATE


BAAL MANDIR WEEKLY UPDATE
On Sunday we did circle time and the baalko are starting to interact with each other more than previous weeks ,we then recapped the lines of asatyo maanhethee in prathna. We played games like dodgeball and lungri and the baalko seem to develop more of an understanding of the games they played. After we finished games we went to join Prathna with core kendra. The baalko seemed to enjoy it. The baalko could sing along as well.

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.