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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.
Faraday
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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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Fibonacci
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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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Fleming
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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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Nobel
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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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