Pd. Dr Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Sainik School, Loni

Facilities

Academics

Well ventilated, spacious and well illuminated class rooms equipped with modern teaching aids along with fully equipped Laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics and Computer Science are available. 

School Library

The school has a well-stocked Library to provide an environment for the cadets and the staff to develop their reading skills and to brush up their knowledge.

Houses

Sharing the same campus with the principal and staff members, the school grows in a warm and loving environment of a ‘Home away from Home’. All cadets here are grouped in six houses, namely Cariappa, Pratap, Vaidya, Shivaji, Raigarh and Sinhagarh. Each house accommodates 70-80 cadets. In order to provide role models and a family atmosphere each house is led by a House master, a member of the teaching faculty. Actively supporting the house-masters are the tutors and the superintendents/wardens.

Dormitories

The School has sixteen Dormitories for facilitating the Students. Houses accommodate junior school cadets of Classes V to VII, senior school cadets of Classes VIII to X and junior college cadets of classes XI & XII.  Each house has strength of 70-80 cadets.  The Students are grouped according to their age.  In order to provide role models and a family atmosphere, each house is led by a House master who is a member of the faculty.  Actively supporting the House masters are the attached teachers and the Wardens.  

Mess

A full-fledged Mess provides hot meals to the Cadets.  It has a spacious Dining Hall which can accommodate 500 cadets at one time.   A wholesome vegetarian & non-vegetarian diet is provided to the cadets in a spacious mess. Masters on Duty also dines with the cadets to ensure proper observance of table-manners. On the advice of the school doctor extra diet is provided to the weak and convalescing cadets. To promote hygiene a modern automatic chapatti making machine and steam cooking system have been installed.

School Infirmary

An MBBS doctor, assisted by Nursing Assistants takes care of general health of the cadets. The school has a twelve-bed sick room for the care of ailing cadets. Cases of serious ailments are referred to Pravara Medical Trust Hospital, Loni and intimation is sent to parents. Cases of minor ailments are, however, not reported to save parents from avoidable worry.

Co-Curricular Activities

The school caters for harmonious all round development and growth of the cadets’ personality. The cadets are encouraged to take part in Debates, Declamations, Quiz competitions, Elocution competitions, Singing, Set speech, Poetry recitation, Art and craft, Story-telling competition, Calligraphy, Dramatics etc. The school provides ample opportunities and scope for the growth of creative faculties by offering photography, music, art, painting, electronics and computers as hobbies. 

NCC Training

NCC is compulsory for cadets of class VIII and IX .The school has the Junior and the Senior Division NCC Wings leading up to Certificate ‘B’ competence. Drill, Annual Training Camps and Air Rifle shooting are taught as a part of NCC training. The cadets also get a chance to participate in Republic Day Parade held at New Delhi. 

Scouts Training

Scouts is compulsory for cadets of class V to X. The school has Drill, Annual Training Camps as a part of Scouts training. The cadets also get a chance to participate in Independence and Republic Day Parade. 

Physical Training

Health and physical education forms an integral part of the training schedule of the school. For imparting Physical Education effectively, the school has qualified Physical Director, Military training instructor, PT Instructors, Gymnastics, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Kho-Kho, Hockey, Boxing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Badminton Yoga are taught systematically and regularly. Special stress is laid on outdoor games, Drill, Mass PT and athletics. 

Swimming Pool, Gymnasium and Obstacle Course

A modern and well-equipped Swimming Pool and Gymnasium are available. Swimming is compulsory. Training on Obstacle Course is imparted to test and improve the cadets’ courage physical endurance and mental robustness. 

Games and Sports

Games are compulsory for all the cadets. Facilities are available for games and sports including Cricket, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Boxing, Athletics and Gymnastics. 

Educational Tours, Hikes & Excursions

The school organises educational tours along with staff members to places of historical and educational interest. There is also ample opportunity for senior boys to go on hikes and out-door excursions during their stay at the school. Educational tours to NDA and other nearby military institutions are also organised.

Staff Quarters

The school administration felt the need of creating new set of accommodation for the backbone of the institution. In view of this, 8 new quarters have been for accommodating the staff.

Storage Water Tanks & Bore wells

In view of the growing problem of water scarcity in the recent past and for adequate water supply, the school has constructed large unground storage water tanks, dug bore wells and water purification system. These reservoirs meet potable water needs of the cadets, staff and their families.

Other Facilities

  • The untiring efforts of the Principal and dedicated staff have brought about a perceptible improvement in all spheres. The school has witnessed an all-round growth and carved out many new milestones in its multifarious ventures. A number of effective steps have been initiated to improve life and training of the cadets.
  • Additional fans have been installed in dormitories in all houses.
  • A telephone set (with only incoming facility, each house having its separate phone number).
  • Colour TV with satellite set top box has been separately installed in mess for junior and senior cadets.
  • LCD projectors have been purchased which are being used for screening documentary/features films.
  • New computers have been added to the computer lab. A new computer lab is being set up with a view to impart computer training from class VI onwards. 

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