St. Stephen's Is On the Road...Check Us Out this Month in London!

Come and join us in London for our annual alumni event! This year, we are celebrating at the home of alumna Diana Paredes and Murat Abur, also an alumnus.

 

Our special guest this year is History teacher and former External Relations Director, the beloved Michael Brouse!

 

So we are looking forward to welcoming you to a long overdue catch up on Friday, November 24th from 6:00pm-8:00 pm! Make sure you check your email for address details.

 

If, for some reason, you did not receive your invitation, please email Simona Monaco, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at simona.monaco@sssrome.it.

 

And if you think you will be able to stop by, please RSVP to Simona's email address above and join the crowd!

 

As we know that so many of you have busy lives, it is our pleasure to reach out to you in person through these special occasions. Every year, St Stephen's heads to the UK in late November then travels on to the United States connecting to alumni in New York and Washington, DC in early December.  This year, we're hosting our annual holiday event in Rome on the 20th of December.  New next year: Brace yourselves...     

We're heading to Paris! 

 

Hope to see you at, at least one, if not all of our exciting upcoming events!

 

Here's the list:

1. London - Friday, November 24

2. Washington, DC - Friday, December 8

3. New York, NY - Saturday, December 9

4. Rome - Wednesday, December 20

5. Paris - Thursday, March 29

All events are from 6-8pm in each city.

 

See you soon! 

 

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Join Us on Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm for Peter Rockwell's Farewell Party in the Cultural Center

Please join us next Tuesday, September 26 from 5-7:00 pm to celebrate former SSS faculty member and board of trustee Peter Rockwell’s fond farewell. After nearly a lifetime in Italy, Peter is saying farewell to dear friends and the St. Stephen’s community before he heads to the United States to join his family.

 

 PETER ROCKWELL FAREWELL PARTY

ST. STEPHEN'S CULTURAL CENTER

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5:00 PM -7:00 PM

 

This will be a memorable evening for all and will feature a selection of art and sculpture from Peter’s gallery here in Rome, music by Trevor Pilling, good wine and plenty of food!  

 

We hope you will be able to share in this unforgettable send-off for a treasured member of the St Stephen's family. 

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Michael Stannus Memorial Service, Saturday, September 16 at 10:30am

In Loving Memory of Michael Stannus

Michael Stannus Memorial Service

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10:30am

St. Stephen's Chapel

      

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of longtime St. Stephen's community member, Michael 

Stannus.  Michael died on, May 31, of natural causes.  We received the news from his wife, Mariella.

 

Michael joined St. Stephen's in 1972, landing a post as Boarding Head and teacher "on the day I was morosely finalizing the details of the trip back [home] to Australia."  He served twenty years as teacher, Boarding Head, Director of Studies, Assistant Headmaster and Headmaster of the school, concluding his tenure in 1992.  He oversaw the introduction of the IB program at St. Stephen's, a shift that fashioned the school we enjoy today.  Of our school Michael once remarked, 

 

"Over fifty years, St. Stephen's has shaped students' minds and helped inform decisions that affect the rest of their lives. 

Yet most of us, both students and teachers, as we look back over our years at the School, are aware that one of the most valuable aspects of our experiences has been the lasting friendships it has helped us generate.  In this I find I am no exception, and I am grateful."

 

In recent years, Michael extended his connection with the school by attending concerts and events, contributing richly to the 50th Anniversary celebration, linking us with the non-profit 

Emergency (for which he volunteered), and, most endearingly to these eyes, regularly coming to the Cortile to learn Spanish from one of our teachers - a living testimony to lifelong learning.

 

His legacy was of such magnitude that the Board of Trustees established a permanent faculty prize, the "Michael Stannus Excellence in Teaching Award", an annual award "recognizing a member of the faculty who reflects the high standards and commitment to working with young people which exemplified Michael Stannus' contribution."

 

We are honoured to remember a truly gentle and noble soul, during a memorial service that will take place in September. 

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