House Mascot: Wolf
House Tutors: Goh Kong Yong (Senior), Diana Barron, Phua Dong Haur, Gerald Tan, Yu Hai Yang
Marie Curie’s works were revolutionary—the discovery of radioactivity forever changed our perception of life. In rogue hands it had borne us nuclear weapons; in clinicians’ hands it had borne us powerful diagnostic tools.
No less revolutionary was Marie Curie’s life.
The patriot returned to Poland during the World War 1 and personally drove x-ray equipped ambulances to the front lines, ensured that her France-raised children knew their native language and had seen their native land, and dedicated naming one of her discovered elements, Polonium, after her native country.
Her hunger for excellence undergirded her pioneering spirit, where, disregarding social norms against female education, she worked her way to a place in Sorbonne, France, and ultimately became the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences in Sorbonne. Her intrigue in radioactivity was not mere fascination but extended to a pursuit of greater understanding of the works of physicists Roentgen and Becquerel.
Hence, in piety, pursue. Piety, because she had a dogged appreciation for her homeland, and an unwavering focus on individual excellence societal contribution regardless of fame or tribulation. Pursue, because in all her life she knew she had a potential she had yet fulfilled.
And so we shall. As she remained true to those who mattered, and true to herself; as she challenged herself all her life—so we must, in piety, pursue.
Which creature more fitting to portray Marie Curie’s traits, than a wolf? They are pious towards their pack, and grace every challenge.
With that, our house has decided to honour Marie Curie with a wolf as our house mascot, and yellow, in remembrance of her great contribution to radioactivity, as our house colour.