Harrow Kendra Parent Portal


Namaste! Welcome to the Harrow Kendra Parent Portal. Here you will find important information where you and your baalak can get involved at Shishukunj; information about the team and what we are trying to achieve; our Gujarati syllabus and homework; photos videos of what we have done at Kendra and much more. 


Key Notices

Please see the below suchna for you or your baalak.

Gandhi Gooch Trip - Sunday 24th November 2019

Timings
8.45am - Arrive at their respective Kendra for Vyayam and Gujarati Class
10.30am - Depart from Kendra for Trip
5.00pm - Pick Up from Shishukunj Bhavan

Baalako to Bring
Baalako should bring a rucksack containing a vegetarian packed lunch, a bottle of water, rain coat and pen and paper. Please note baalako should come in full Shishukunj uniform.

Subash Gooch Trip - Sunday 1st December 2019

Timings
8.45am - Arrive at their respective Kendra for Vyayam and Gujarati Class
10.30am - Depart from Kendra for Trip
5.00pm - Pick Up from Shishukunj Bhavan

Baalako to Bring
Baalako should bring a rucksack containing a vegetarian packed lunch, a bottle of water, rain coat and pen and paper. Please note baalako should come in full Shishukunj uniform.

Normal Kendra Timings 
Core Kendra 8:45am to 12:45pm
Worforce and Leadership - 8:30am to 1:45pm
Baal Mandir - 11:00am to 12:45pm

Arriving @ Kendra
If your baalak is under the age of 12 please ensure you drop your baalak to the Choki Desk and sign them in. There will be some limited parking on Kendra (if you arrive early) or you can park on a road nearby (Locket Road, Kenton Lane, College Hill Road, ...). Please ensure you respect the local community and do not block any driveways. If your Baalak arrives later than 9 AM they will be marked in late. 

Picking Up @ Kendra
All baalako will be in their dastas in the hall or playground or in the Hall. Please find your baalak's Dasta Nayak so they know you are taking your baalak home. 

Absence
For one off absences or leaving early please use this online form. If you will be absent for a long period of time please discuss with the Kendra Nayak by emailing harrow@shishukunj.org.uk to ensure it does not impact your baalak's development.

Leaving Early
If your baalak is leaving Kendra Early please inform our administration team at the Choki Desk in the morning to discuss the most appropriate time to pick them up without affecting our activities. If your Baalak is regularly required to leave early please email harrow@shishukunj.org.uk to discuss this with the Kendra Nayak to discuss the impact on your baalak's development.

Shishukunj Uniform 

Members are required to wear Shishukunj uniform at all times. This consists of:

  • Navy jeans, tracksuit or jogging bottoms (leggings, 3/4 length trousers or shorts are not permitted).
  • White t-shirt or long sleeved top.
  • Navy jumper (logos must be small).
  • White socks,
  • White trainers.
  • If you have your ears pierced then a single set of small studs may be worn, but all other jewellery (including wedding rings) is not permitted.
  • Nail polish is not permitted.
  • Long hair must be tied up.
Nasto and ShiPA Support
If you would like to donate Nasto, please email harrow@shishukunj.org.uk, or speak to ShiPA members at our choki desk when you arrive. We require support in three key areas this year at Harrow Kendra: parking, choki desk and big nasto preparation. If you can support Kendra and in turn support our baalako one week we will be grateful for your time. 

Gujarati Homework
Gujarati homework for all years is available here


Last Week @ Kendra - 17/11

This week we had Baal Din where baalako learnt about their impact on the world and their future. We discussed some of the issues facing us in the future like climate change, looked at how refugee baalako are having to live at the moment and learnt about how they can use their voice for good. We ended the day with a brilliant lunch and a manoranjan (pantomime) which we filmed and will send out in due course. 


Coming Week @ Kendra - 24/11

We will be having our second round of activities all about Indian Culure. We will be looking out India Food, Music, History, Stories and Music. The baalako will then be playing games which will focus on teamwork. 

Shishu-pprentice: You're Hired!
Gandhi Gooch will be going on their trip - we hope the baalako are excited and ready to get their teamwork and business minds on for their challenge. 


GUIDE to Harrow Kendra

A Useful GUIDE to Harrow Kendra



Media

Our Photo and Video gallery can be found here
Our Youtube channel can be found here (which includes our wonderful Natak (Pantomime) which can be found here).



Key Dates