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Established since January 2005, the NUS High School’s House system forms the structure for the provision of student support for intra-school programmes and activities. The House system provide a platform for interaction for students across levels as well as facilitating peer bonding across levels. It also inculcates a sense of belonging to the House and school and promotes camaraderie and teamwork.

NUS High School’s four Houses are named after renowned mathematicians and scientists.
Named after the 19th century pioneer chemist, physicist and inventor, Michael Faraday, (1791 – 1867). His work on electricity and magnetism laid the foundation for electrotechnology.
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The house mascot is a pegacorn, a symbol that encompasses both beauty and power, glory and speed, that inspires Faradians to greater heights.

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Named after the world renowned mathematician Leonardo Bonacci, commonly known as Fibonacci (1170 - 1250). His pioneering work has earned him the reputation as the most talented mathematician of the Middle Ages.
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The house mascot is a minotaur, a symbol that reflects the indomitable will of its House members that pushes them to overcome all odds and achieve glory.

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Named after the biologist, physician and pharmacologist Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955), who is best known for his discovery of lysosome enzyme and penicilin.
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The house mascot is a griffin, a symbol that represents wisdom and power.

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Named after the chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel (1833 – 1896), best known for his invention of dynamite and for establishing the foundation for the Nobel Prize awards.
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The house mascot is a dragon, a symbol that reflects a "work hard, play hard" positivity that all Nobellians have.

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