TLP P&I Course Lesson 3 Block 4: Intra-House Interactions

Block Description

Learners understand during what days house competitions can be held, and during what days preparation for house activities can be done. 

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 house projects and how to guide students on house projects.)

Can we discuss Block 3 homework? (Ensure that principals have chosen a house project that is meaningful and feasible. Ensure that they have attempted each step in a feasible manner.)

Step 3: Set Expectations (2 min)
We have learned about house days, house competitions and house projects. Based on this, we are now going to learn about all the meetings the students of a house will need to have. 

Step 4 Description

  • Learners understand the purpose and agenda of the Welcome Meeting. 

Step 4 Content 

The Welcome Meeting

Who has to attend? 

  • House Teacher
  • House Captains
  • All house members 

Purpose of meeting: 

  • To welcome all students into the house 
  • To introduce students to the house values 
  • To introduce students to the house point system
  • To get signups for house competitions, house weekly assembly, and house projects

This meeting should ideally take place on a Monday.

Welcome meeting agenda:

  • The house teachers welcome all students to the meeting
  • The house captains share the house values with all house members
  • The house captains describe the house points system to all house members
  • All members decide upon the house cheer. This cheer will stay constant for a year.
  • The house captains demonstrate the house Weekly Assembly System to all house members. A 6 member team takes charge of the assembly system for the coming week.
  • The house captains share the house competition schedule with all house members and have students sign up for the competitions. The house captains keep a record of the sign-ups and share it with the vice-heads.
  • House captains introduce ‘house projects’ to the house members. All members vote to choose a project for the next two months, and a six-member team takes charge of the project.

Step 5 Description

  • Learners understand the purpose and agenda of the monthly house meetings. 

Step 5 Content

Monthly House Meeting

Who has to attend? 

  • House Teacher
  • House Captains
  • All house members 

Purpose of meeting: 

  • To tally house points
  • To note down house member greviances
  • To reflect on house assembly performance
  • To get signups for upcoming house competitions, house weekly assembly, and house projects

This meeting should ideally take place on a Monday.

House Meeting Agenda:

  • Tally house points and plan on how to achieve more
  • Reward house members who have demonstrated exceptional house values
  • Discuss student issues in class (bullying, problems with a teacher, issues with not understanding a subject, problems at home, etc.). The house captains pass this information on to the school heads.
  • Reflect on the house’s weekly assembly performance and select a team of 6 to run the next month’s weekly assembly.
  • The house captains share the house competition schedule with all house members and have students sign up for the competitions. The house captains keep a record of the sign-ups and share it with the vice-heads.
  • Talk about the progress of the house project team.
  • Select a team of 6 for the upcoming month’s house project.

Step 6 Description

  • Learners understand the purpose of the rest of the meetings that competition, project or assembly teams need to have.

Step 6 Content

Weekly Assembly Meeting (for the month’s assembly team): The weekly assembly team can meet as needed during weekdays or on House Days.

Competition Preparation Meetings (for students who have signed up for competitions): The house members who have signed up for house competitions can meet as needed during weekdays or on House Days.

House Project Meeting (for house project team): Once the house project for the upcoming month is selected, the project members can meet once a week to discuss progress. The house captains and house teachers will be present at this meeting.

House Lunch (all house members): The house can meet for lunch with their house teacher and captains once a month.

Homework

  • Add the training for welcome meetings and monthly meetings to the training you have already scheduled with the house teachers and house captains 
  • Assign a timetable for the assembly team to meet on a weekday and a Saturday 
  • Assign a timetable for the competition team to meet on a weekday and a Saturday 
  • Assign a timetable for the projects team to meet on a weekday and a Saturday
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