TLP P&I Course Lesson 3 Block 1: The 4 Houses

Block Description

Learners understand the goals of the house system. They then understand the 4 TLP Houses, their values, and their colors. 

During Block

Step 1: Greet Class (2 min)

Step 2: Review Previous Session (2 min)
What did we learn in the previous lesson? (We learned about the responsibilities of Omnimuse, the school leadership, the school teachers and the school student leaders.)

Step 3: Set Expectations (2 min)
In this block, we are going to take a look at why we need houses and then explore the 4 TLP houses. 

Step 4 Description

  • Learners understand the purpose of school houses

Step 4 Content 

Why are houses needed in a school? (Have a discussion and bring out the following points. )

  • Give students leadership roles and decision-making power
  • Get students to work on hands-on projects, show off their specific art, craft, and sports skills
  • Get students to collaborate, communicate with each other, and explore their problem-solving abilities
  • Provide students a space for expressing their problems and issues with their student leaders
  • Provide students a sense of belonging to the school and a feeling of taking ownership of the school
  • Incentivize students for better academic performance

Step 5 Description

  • Learners go through the overview of the TLP House System

Step 5 Content

The TLP House System is an exciting and fulfilling way to create a positive climate and culture for students, teachers, and school staff. The vision of the house system is to develop solid and value-oriented groups that foster a sense of belonging in students. The system is run by student leaders and for the benefit of all students in the school.

Overview of the TLP House System:

  • All students are randomly and equally distributed into four houses.
  • The 4 houses are represented by four colors and represent four core values. 
  • The houses come into play in all intra-school activities, and students can earn points for their houses with their participation and achievement.
  • Students can also earn points for their houses with academic achievements.
  • Students must have a physical representation of the house in their uniform, increasing their sense of belonging to the house. The school can choose any of the following for their students:
    • House uniforms
    • House ties
    • House wristbands
    • House color ID card and Lanyard
    • House color Lanyard
    • House Badges
  • The houses have a strong leadership hierarchy.
  • A House Teacher heads each house. The house teacher’s responsibility is to hold regular meetings with the house leader, plan and execute house activities, and tally house points.
  • The house teachers report to the principal and coordinate with the principal for house activities and projects.
  • The School Vice-Head Girl and Vice-Head Boy are the student leaders in charge of houses.
  • Each house will have a Girl House Captain and Boy House Captain. The Girl House Captain and Boy House Captain will have a special badge.

Step 6 Description

  • Learners understand the names of the 4 houses and the values associated with them 

Step 6 Content

There are 4 houses in the TLP House System. Each house is associated with a house value that the students and house teachers are expected to model. 


White House

The value of the white house is Integrity

Integrity can be shown by house members in the following ways: 

  • I admit to my mistakes
  • I learn from my mistakes
  • I stand up for the right thing, even if it is scary
  • I say “no” to anything harmful, even if I am under pressure.

Discuss and give 4 examples of student behaviour for each of the above 4 points.


Green House

The value of the green house is Compassion

Compassion can be shown by house members in the following ways: 

  • I don’t do things that are harmful to myself or others
  • I want the best for others
  • I am generous with my time and knowledge
  • I try to put myself in other’s shoes before judging

Discuss and give 4 examples of student behaviour for each of the above 4 points.


Purple House 

The value of the purple house is Open-Mindedness

Open-mindedness can be shown by house members in the following ways:

  • I try new things even if I am scared
  • I am curious about the world
  • I work hard to gain knowledge
  • I look at the world without prejudice or bias

Discuss and give 4 examples of student behaviour for each of the above 4 points.


Blue House

The value of the purple house is Excellence. 

Excellence can be shown by house members in the following ways:

  • I work hard to get what I want
  • I try again and again, even after failure
  • I do not give up even if I am tired or frustrated
  • I trust that I will make it in the end

Discuss and give 4 examples of student behaviour for each of the above 4 points.

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