October 3, 2009

Rodrigo Lampreia’1999 Solo Tour


Former student Rodrigo Lampreia’99 started his solo tour through Europe, performing in the UK, in the Netherlands and in France in June 2009. The BritishSchool, Rio de Janeiro is very proud of his success and wishes him all the best!

October 3, 2009

News from the Wyse Family


Families come and go, but it is always good to hear from them and to know about their developments.

Mr Mike Wyse contacted the school in June and we were thrilled to hear about Sean and Jennifer. The family lived in Rio from 2000 to 2006 and both children were students at The British School during those years. Sean left in Class 5 and Jennifer in Class 9.  They now live in Texas, USA and in Mr Wyse’a own words:

“You will be happy to know Sean is doing fantastic in his school here taking top honours for 2009 in Integrated Physics and Chemistry. He is a grade A student thanks to the great schooling provided by the The British School, Rio de Janeiro, his teachers and staff.

Jennifer has graduated this year from High School and hasn’t really decided what to do next although she has been following a modelling career part time over the last 2 years with Elite Model Management in New York. You can view her at www.elitemodelmanagement.com.”

Congratulations Sean and Jennifer!  Keep up the great work!

October 3, 2009

Marcelo Henriques de Britto


TBS former student Marcelo Henriques de Britto has been awarded the Prêmio IBMEC Excelência de Ensino 2009.1 bestowed by the Conselho Regional de Administração São Paulo, in September 2009. The British School is proud of your achievements!  Congratulations, Marcelo!

October 3, 2009

Vivien Chen’2001 Sends News


Former student, Vivien Chen, told us what she’s been up to and it’s our pleasure to share this great news with you. In the first photo, we can see Vivien with her husband Davi Borges (they got married in May 2008) In the second photo Daniela Soares’01, André Weinert’01, Marina Tavares’01, Ana Maria Sena’01, Manuel Costa (1995-2000), Marcelo Teixeira’01, João Pedro Bogossian’01 and Fernando Visser ’01.

Vivian Chen'2001 and her husband

Vivian Chen’2001 and her husband

Daniela Soares’2001, André Weinert’2001, Marina Tavares’2001, Ana Maria Sena’2001, Manuel Costa (1995-2000), Marcelo Teixeira’2001, João Pedro Bogossian’2001 and Fernando Visser ’2001.

“I graduated from The British School in 2001. At that time, and still in doubt and equally divided between two careers (Veterinary Medicine or Management), I decided to roll a dice and let fate decide. Management it was. I decided to apply (vestibular) only for PUC-RJ, the best for that course at the time. I was admitted for the 2002 second semester, which I applied for.

By August 2005, I was admitted for an internship (estágio) at IBM Brazil, to join the Global Financing team supporting Financial Sales Executives in USA and Canada. My fluency in English, acquired after 11 years at TBS, certainly helped me to get that job! After only 6 months as part of that team, I was offered a temporary hire within another team, but unfortunately could not accept due to many other changes happening in my life then. I was moving in with my fiancée in February 2006 and got officially engaged on May 2006. Fortunately, I got to share that special moment with friends who are also alumni from TBS.

By September 2006 I was offered another temporary hire position to lead a team of 14 interns, which I was currently part of, while also expanding the scope of our support to USA, Canada and now Latin America . This time I took it, but not for long though.  After only 7 months I was promoted again (in May 2007), and moved to a new team, now as a regular IBM employee.

By December 2007 I completed my Bachelor of Management degree at PUC-RJ, achieving a good 9.7 score for my final project (monografia).

On May 17th 2008 I got married to Davi Borges at the Christ Church of Rio de Janeiro (Paróquia de São Lucas) on the Botafogo site. For almost a decade I walked past that church when arriving and leaving school everyday and we also had our graduation ceremony there, so I couldn’t  think of any better place for my wedding ceremony. Having two special friends to stand by my side at the altar as my ‘padrinhos’ and so many others, who I met as just a kid at TBS, there watching and supporting us made my wedding ceremony and party even more special! For my honeymoon I visited Buenos Aires and Mendoza in Argentina, where I also met André Weinert’01 and later went to London, UK and visited Matthew Johnson’01, Frederico Aragão’01 and Chiara Brown’00.

In February of this year (2009) I left IBM Brasil due to my husband’s transfer from Rio to Melbourne, Australia, where I currently live. We plan on returning to Rio sometime next year, to have our first child (which we also plan to have next year) and to apply for my Masters Degree in E-Commerce Marketing.”

October 3, 2009

Alice Franco’s (Class of 1996) Wedding


Former student Alice Franco (Class of 1996) married André Chateaubriand Martins on June 26th 2009 at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo, downtown, Rio de Janeiro. The party was held at Gavea Golf Club and many friends from The British School, Rio de Janeiro were there: Eduardo Muniz’93, Adriana Nogueira de Andrade’94, Marcelo Sá’96, Rafael Mellin’96, Pedro Seiler’96, Clarissa Oliveira’96, Julia Fritsch’96, Carol Lima’96, Anna Julia Werneck’96, Brunho Cunha’96, Isabel Cantidiano’96, Joanna Ribeiro dos Santos’96 and Patrick Hruby’96. We wish all the best for Alice and André!




October 3, 2009

News from Tatiana Falcão (Class of 1999)


Tatiana graduated at The British School, Rio de Janeiro in 1999. Started in LawSchool in 2000 at Universidade Cândido Mendes until 2004, and graduated top 10% of her class. She was an intern with Pinheiro Neto Advogados from 2002 to 2004 and accepted there as a lawyer thereafter (she received lots of BritishSchool students for the Work experience week!).

She continued working there from 2005 to 2006 as a tax lawyer and, in 2007, went to Tostes Associados, where she stayed for only a few months before going to Cambridge University, UK. In 2005, she started a Post-Graduate Degree at Insitituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributarios (IBET), graduating in 2007. She then moved on to CambridgeUniversity in September 2007, from which she graduated with the LLM (Master of Laws) degree in 2008. After that, she went to the Hague Academy of International Law (summer/2008) and to New York University (August/2008) for the International Taxation Programme, the top tax programme in the US – to graduate in May 2009. Congratulations Tatiana for all these achievements!