Space is Still Available for Summer Service Learning in Rwanda and Sri Lanka! Sign Up Now!

There are still spots available for both the Rwanda and Sri Lanka service trip experiences at the end of June 2018. Please see the attached application form and submit it to either Liz Johnson-Mottola (elizabeth.johnson@sssrome.it) or Rebecca Raynor (rebecca.raynor@sssrome.it) Scholarship money is also available for interested students. 

 

Click here to access the CAS Summer Service Trip Application Form

 

Apply for the Pope-Ullman Scholarship here.

 

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The PA Historical & Archaeological Tour Series is Back! Join Us Next Wednesday, December 13th!

The Parents' Association Historical & Archaeological Tour Rome Series is back!

St. Stephen’s Parents’ Association

Presents

The Historical and Archaeological Rome Tour Series

 

The Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus

 

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

14.00 till 15.00 for the underground tour

An additional talk and a coffee can follow for those who have time to stay on

Conducted by Inge Weustink in collaboration with St Stephen’s School’s Lyceum

 

 

 

Many of you will have visited San Clemente and seen the mithraeum under the basilica. Another subterranean space in Rome that was dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras can be found between Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Circus Maximus. We will have the privilege to visit this site that is open on appointment only. The tour will provide an overview of the origins of the Mithras cult, how it spread across the Roman empire, who the followers of Mithras were and what we know about their secret rites. The Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus is one of the best preserved mithraeums in Rome and you will learn about the layout of the building and the artifacts that are still in situ. This site cannot be visited on a Saturday. That is why, exceptionally, we offer this tour on a Wednesday afternoon. This is an occasion you don’t want to miss: join us for this visit of one of the most fascinating underground archaeological sites of Rome.

 

Meeting place: Piazza Bocca della Verità, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, 1:45 p.m.

Cost: 15 euro (admission included)

Proceeds benefit PA/student charitable initiatives

Max. 22 participants

R.S.V.P for this tour by Friday 8 December sssromersvp@gmail.com

 
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From the St. Stephen's Refugee Committee

Activities which include talks, presentations, photographic exhibits, meetings, charitable work and even football matches are the focus of the work of the SSS Refugee Committee in order to raise awareness of the ongoing plight of refugees. While not a new theme for St Stephen’s, this year faculty decided that an organized and coordinated school-wide effort needed to be made to explore some of the issues around the reasons of what Amnesty International is referring to as the “worst crisis of our time.” 

 

Last week, students heard a first-hand account of the crisis from Jonathan Dumont, a former parent and Head of Television at WFP, who also shared his photographs in an exhibit at the SSS Cultural Center. Students and the Refugee committee have organized a GoFundMe campaign to bring much needed medical care to an orphan Mr Dumont met int he Congo. You can read more about their efforts to raise money in the Head’s Newsletter. 

 

And this past Wednesday evening, a football match was organized with a team of Eritreans, who fled their home country under great duress and difficult circumstances to create new lives in their host country of Italy. They met St Stephen’s' team of footballers, scored some goals and had a chance to exchange stories.

 

Throughout the year, we will be bringing you more stories about the work of the SSS Refugees Committee and hope to also share student impressions about the ongoing crisis.

You can also read more on this topic in the upcoming issue of The Cortile magazine due out in January 2018.

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