June 20, 2010

Bernar Mattos’2003

Bernar Mattos’2003 was invited to join Business at Butler – Indianapolis (USA), Concordia University – California (USA) and Michigan State University (USA). He decided to go to Concordia University in Irvine, California, and graduated with a major in Business and emphasis on management and finance. He then moved to Miami, Florida, to work at “Lloyds TSB” at the International Private Banking division, doing wealth management. In March 2010 he resigned from Lloyds TSB Private Banking, hence to the job opportunity in NYC at Safra. He accepted the offer, “I am very excited about it! My learning curve seems unlimited, exposure to the financial capital of the world, networking and most importantly, doing what I am passionate about, selling and client relationship!”

June 7, 2010

William Makant – Class of 1992


William Makant’1992 sent us news:

“Plumis (http://www.plumis.co.uk/), the start-up I co-founded has finally launched it first product, and at the prestigious Grand Designs Live event in London! The event happened at “Grand Designs Live 2010″, from May 1st to May 9th, at ExCeL, London, UK.”


 Way to go Will! :)

June 7, 2010

Tev Marçal Barros’88 sends us news!


Tev1Tev Marçal Barros’88 was a student at The British School, Rio de Janeiro from 1974 to 1981. He would have graduated in 1988 in the same class as Paulo Penido, as he recalls.

He left the school in 1981 and the family soon moved to the USA (Reston, Virginia). He graduated from South Lakes High School in 1988 and then moved on to James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA), where he got his B.S. in Biology in 1994.

After that, Tev worked for the USDA in Beltsville, MD, doing insect pheromone research; then graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a DVM in Veterinary Medicine.


He is now a veterinarian. In his own words: “Apart from the medicine aspect, I really enjoy the surgical aspect. I do both soft tissue and orthopaedics.”

The British School family is really proud of your achievements and thank you for keeping in touch!

June 7, 2010

Helena Sá’s Baptism


Marcelo Sá’96 and Clara’s daughter, Helena, was baptised on March 27th 2001 at Mosteiro Irmãs Clarissas, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro. Her godparents, Fábio Sá’00  and Thaíssa Sá’05, are certainly proud of their little angel! 

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June 7, 2010

Rafael Mellin’s Baby


Rafael Mellin’96 is now father to beautiful Alix. His wife, Roberta Mellin, gave birth to their baby girl on April 17th 2010. Congratulations to the family!

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June 7, 2010

Helena Grillo’s Baby


Helena Grillo’94 gave birth to handsome Yuri on Feb 19th 2010, in Barcelona, Spain. He was delivered at home, weighing 3,125kg after what the mother called a ‘long (12 hours) but smooth birth”.  Congratulations to the entire family!

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June 7, 2010

Tatiana Crockett (née Victorio) – Class of 1992


TATIAN~1Tatiana got in touch with us at the beginning of the year. She was at TBS-RJ from 1986 to 1989, from Class 4 to Class 8, and then left for a Brazilian school. At that time, the school did not have an effective programme for children who wanted to stay in Brazil, so many of our students would leave at the end of Class 8.

She stayed in Rio for another 2 years but ended up moving with her family to Miami, Florida (USA). She then attended and graduated from the University of Miami in 1997; and until 2008 worked as a Social Worker at the Guardian ad Litem Program, in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, at the Juvenile Justice Center.  In 2008, she became a Legal Assistant at an established South Florida law firm, Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she still works today. She is “a proud parent of a 6 year old, Tyghe”.   She is now focused on becoming an integral part of her firms’ International Litigation Practice Group.

She remembers several ex-students and would love to get in touch with them. Friends like: Roberta Wanderley Azevedo, Mariana Conde, Samantha Hughes, Adriana Aguiar (Cotrim), Bruna Clark, Alessandra Orgler, Fernanda Monta, Janaina, Yuri Assis, Tamur, Rodrigo Bianchini, Emil, Robert, Dominique, Paola, … If you would like to get in touch with Tatiana, please contact the school at aandrade@britishschool.g12.br

Thank you for getting in touch with us, Tatiana, and congratulations on the great life achievements!

June 7, 2010

News from Stephan Arkcoll’94


In December 2009 we heard from Stephan Arkcoll, who left TBS in 1990, but would have graduated in the Class of 1994.

“I would have finished in 1994 had I remained in Rio.  My parents relocated to South Africa in 1990 and I have been living in Cape Town since then. I still have some family in Brazil and tend to come back for visits every couple of years or so. I just wanted to commend you and the team on a great Falcon – in our days we had an annual book which was published and I still have some copies stacked away at my parents’ home.  In particular this edition of the Falcon seems to bring back memories after reading Mr. Wiseman’s report on the spirit of the school award. I still remember the days Mr. Wiseman arrived at the school – my favorite teacher!  He gave us a slide presentation on Brunei and to the day I still remember what the capital of Brunei is… amazing. In my final year I received a book from Mr. Wiseman - an award for best Geography pupil, an award I have cherished since then. Please send my regards to him – I doubt he remembers who I am – seems like centuries since I was a pupil travelling on a 1 ½ hour bus trip from Barra to Botafogo on a school bus every morning! Keep up the good work!

June 7, 2010

Julia Fritsch’s’1966 Wedding


Julia Fritsch’96 and Rafael got married on Nov 28th 2009 at the “Igreja Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso” in Rio de Janeiro. Rafael Fritsch’95 and his wife were ‘padrinhos’ and entered the church with their baby son. Laura Fritsch’2010 was also a ‘madrinha’, Gabriel Fritsch’2012 played the violin and Felipe Fritsch’2015 carried the rings.
The beautiful ceremony was followed by a great party at Copacabana Palace. Mr Paul Wiseman, school Director, and several ex-students were present, including Pedro Seiler’96, Alice Franco’96, Kevin Tang’97, Luciana Matsuda’96, Isabel Ribeiro’96, Celina Ribeiro’98, Adriana Nogueira de Andrade’94, Bruna Costa Furtado’96, Clarissa Oliveira’96, Anna Flora Werneck’96, Anna Julia Werneck’96, Roberta Sumares’96, Manuela Sumares’98.
We were all thrilled by the couple’s happiness. All the best to the new family!