We inspire our students to think and dream big, and to make a positive change in their communities for the good of humanity.

Students’ Houses

In addition to Bishop N. F. S. Grundtvig, six great men and women from across the world and various moments in history provide inspiration for our students through their achievements, values and the difference they have made to humanity.

Each of the six houses in our school are named after one of these icons: Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, and Mahatma Ghandi.

Albert Einstein House

Albert Einstein
(14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)
Intellectual genius and greatest scientist of modern times.

Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity. Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history.

He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”.

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“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” 

Mahatma Gandhi House

Mahatma Gandhi
(2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)
The man who freed India and led the world in non-violent change.

Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered the use of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience. A tool to fight for civil rights and freedom that he called satyagraha.

He founded his doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress based upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence for which he is internationally renowned. Gandhi led India to its independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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“Non co-operation with evil is as much a duty as is co-operation with good.”

Mother Teresa House

Mother Teresa
(26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997)
Epitome of compassion who dedicated her life to bringing succour to the needy.

Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiumore, was a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship.

She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950.

For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

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“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

Nelson Mandela House

Nelson Mandela
(18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
Dogged fighter against apartheid who became the first black president of South Africa.

Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and a member of the African National Congress (ANC).

In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.

Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation, while introducing policies aimed at combating poverty and inequality in South Africa.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nnamdi Azikiwe House

Nnamdi Azikiwe
(November 16, 1904 – May 11, 1996)
Father of modern Nigerian nationalism & first president of Nigeria.

Azikiwe, popularly known as “Zik”, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism.

He became the first President of Nigeria after Nigeria secured its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 October 1960.

Zik held the presidency throughout the First Republic of Nigerian.

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“Show the light for people to find the way.”

Rosa Parks House

Rosa Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)
The heroine and icon who galvanised America’s civil rights revolution.

Parks  was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the freedom movement”.

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks’ action was not the first of its kind to impact the civil rights issue, but Parks’ civil disobedience had the effect of sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Parks’ act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

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“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

We believe in exposing our students to learning experiences that will enable them to develop right attitudes and aptitudes; cultural awareness, co-operative spirit, the ideals of resourcefulness, initiative, self-confidence and skills that will empower them to live lives useful and satisfactory to themselves, to their families and to the nation.