The cadets are regularly encouraged and motivated to participate in various public speaking activities like elocution, quiz, debate and declamation. The bi-annual newsletter, "Kunjean Times", and the annual school magazine, "Grey Kunj", are published to nurture the creative urge of the cadets.
There are 20 dormitories comprising of 10 Houses. There are four Senior Houses namely Chillianwala-A, Kurukshetra-A, Panipat-A and Thaneshwar-A. Senior Houses are having cadets from X to XII. There are four Junior Houses namely Chillianwala-B, Kurukshetra-B, Panipat-B and Thaneshwar-B respectively. Junior Houses are having cadets from VII to IX. In addition, there are two Holding Houses namely Chamb and Shakargarh that accommodates the cadets of class VI.
In order to inculcate the spirit of competitiveness among the cadets, they are divided into ten houses. Every house conducts house assembly under the supervision of house staff. House assembly develops a feeling of affiliation and unity among house students. In these assemblies, the students give speeches, recite poems, deliver news, share their experiences, stories, anecdotes in presence of house staffs thereby honing up their oratory skills. House assembly motivates students by positive reinforcement in the form of praise or rewards awarded in public. Moreover, more number of students get required exposure to Public Speaking skills. It helps the students in driving away their stage fear.
Rules of School Appointment :
Generally, the all-rounder (good in Academics, sports and co-curricular) cadets are chosen to be an appointment, based upon their performance and behavior in the school.
Student & Leadership:
A student leader is typically an elementary, middle, high school, or college student who serves in a leadership position in their school or on their campus. Here in SSK, the cadets are exposed to enormous opportunity independently to hone their leadership skill and become an able leader in future.
The buddy system is a procedure in which two people, the "buddies", operate together as a single unit so that they are able to monitor and help each other. The buddy system is also informally used by school-aged children, especially on field trips. Assigning each student a buddy provides an extra measure of safety and removes some of the burden of keeping an eye on a large number of children in an unfamiliar environment from the supervising adults.
When this system is used as part of training or the induction of newcomers to an organization, the less experienced buddy learns more quickly from close and frequent contact with the experienced buddy than when operating alone. In adventurous or dangerous activities, where the buddies are often equals, the main benefit of the system is improved safety; each may be able to prevent the other becoming a casualty or rescue the other in a crisis.
A lecturettes is an oral presentation intended to present information or teaches people about a particular subject. In SSK, Lecturettes are routinely delivered by the cadets on various relevant topics concerning various current national and international burning issues, G.K., history, sports, science, food and nutrition, health and hygiene etc. Usually the lecturer stands in front of the audience and recites information relevant to the lecture's content. Lectures delivered by talented speakers are highly informative and stimulating for the young minds. It improves the oratory skill of the budding cadets, removes stage fear and enables a cadet to face the world with added confidence.
Poetry reading is a public oral recitation or performance of poetry. A public reading is typically given on a small stage in the school auditorium, in presence of large crowds. Poetry reading involves cadets reading their own work or work of a reputed poet, reciting it from memory.
Debate, Declamation & Quiz Contest :
Students at Sainik School Kunjpura are a fortunate lot as they are always motivated to participate in Co-curricular & extra-curricular activities held regularly at different forums such as Elocution, Quiz Contest, Debate, Declamation and Poetry Recitation.
The main objective of the Sainik Schools is to ensure maximum induction of students into NDA. The service officers posted in the school regularly interact with the cadets at various forums. Basically, such interactions are intended to motivate and orient the young mind of the cadets towards Armed Forces. Besides, the school makes special arrangements to give the students the required exposure to prepare them for the same as follows:
- NDA classes for class XII begin with the introduction of Zero Period and Evening Prep.
- Extra classes are held to cover the course of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, History, Civics and Geography.
- In addition, subject wise specialist is being hired to offer the required exposure to the kind of tests administered at the UPSC level.
- Pre-NDA tests are routinely conducted on every Saturday and Sunday by the School NDA Cell, on the pattern of UPSC (NDA) examination, to ensure adequate practice to the cadets.
- The Examination Papers are routinely evaluated and de-briefed to all cadets. Weak cadets are individually counseled to improve upon their performances.
- Besides, from current session onwards, the NDA Cell has started conducting tests for the classes VI to XI on the similar lines of NDA exam on a regular basis, so that each cadet can start preparing meticulously for a career in the Armed Forces, from day one in the school.
- A Special Motivational and Interactive session by officers and experts.
- SSB coaching by Serving Officers and Experts.
At Sainik School Kunjpura, the students are exposed to the varied cultural heritage of India with the help of diverse cultural events held from time to time to mark various occasions. In order to lend festive air, the school celebrates ‘Janamashthmi’, ‘Shivratri’, ‘Eid’, ‘Christmas’, ‘Dusshera’ etc. Cultural programmes are also organized in the School as part of Founder’s Day, Alumni Meet, Children’s Day and Talent Hunt for new entrants in order to display the latent talent of the students. The school also collaborates with SPIC-MACAY which showcases the cultural richness of our country to the students.