Welcome to the new year in Gurukula

Dear parent,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I hope you and your family are well and the children are ready and eager to return to gurukula tomorrow. We are certainly all looking forward to seeing our wonderful gurukula families again and we also welcome the new children who will be joining gurukula tomorrow and their families.

Please ensure that your child arrives on time in clean uniform and with a labelled water bottle and healthy snack ( it must not contain nuts).

I wish to take this opportunity to let you know the staffing arrangements for this year:
Admin/Business manager: Mother Tulsi Seva
Year 1 and 2: Mother Adi Ganga
Year 3 and 4: Mother Swati
Year 5 and 6: Mother Gunacuda
Teaching assistant: Mother Gaurangi Lila
Cover teacher and interventions: Mother Gopal Nayika
Care taker: Krsnanama prabhu
Music teacher: Loka Bandhu prabhu
Lunchtime supervisor: Mother Raja Vidya
Volunteer lunchtime helpers: Mother Bhargavi, Mother Michaela

The teachers, auxiliary staff and I have been busy preparing for the start of the new academic year and have many exciting learning opportunities planned for our classes including the gardening project I wrote about previously. . .

Mother Tulsi Seva will be there to greet you all at the gate every morning .We respectfully remind you that due to procedures in place to minimise the risk of Covid, no parents should come inside the school gate at present. A cheerful farewell from mum or dad can help a child feel happy to enter and you can always remind your child that you will see them soon if they seem a little anxious.

For this year, the sports lessons with Josh will be on Tuesdays for KS1 and Wednesdays for KS2 and this will begin next week.
The teachers will be arranging ‘meet the teacher’ sessions with their classes in the next week or so to talk to the class parents about expectations and give you an opportunity to have any questions you might have answered.In the meantime, if you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please make an appointment for after school via the office.

We hope and pray for the blessings of Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda upon the gurukula to allow us to work in partnership with you to give your child the best Krishna conscious education we possibly can,

Yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada,
Gunacuda dasi