June 7, 2011

Warren Singh-Bartlett – 1980s


warrenWarren Singh-Bartlett was born in Pakistan to an English-Indian family. He studied at TBS from 1980 to 1983 and has recently contacted us to tell us a little bit about his life. Warren has worked as a teacher in Japan and as a journalist in Lebanon. He currently lives in Beirut and writes for, among others, the New York Times and Aishti magazine, and also makes documentaries and other programmes for television.

If you remember Warren and would like to get in touch with him, send us an e-mail to admissions@britishschool.g12.br and we will be glad to help you!


June 7, 2011

Mariano Souza Ferreira’95’s Wedding


Mariano Souza Ferreira’95 got married to Joanna Fraga Ferreira on April 23rd 2011. TBS friends were present, as you can see in the photo! All the happiness to the new couple!

On the left side: Pedro Souza’95, Nicole Bianchi-Shore’95 and Julia Aboim’95. In the centre/front: Mariano Ferreira’95 and the bride – Joanna, Bruno Magalhães’95. In the centre/back:  Ana Luiza Salles, Bruno Weinert’95, Guilherme Lebleson Sued.  On the right side:  Marcelo Akstein’95.


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June 7, 2011

Two More Medals for André Carnier’97


Two more championships to our alumnus André Carnier’1997!  André won the “Brasil Open de Squash” Tournament which happened at Ilhéus – Bahia and won, for the fourth time, the championship in Búzios – RJ. Next phase will be in Porto Alegre-RG. Cheers for André!


June 7, 2011

Alice Franco’s’1996 Daughter


Maria Moreira Franco Chateaubrian was born on May 11th 2011 at Casa de Saúde São José. Mother Alice Franco’96 and daddy André Chateaubriand are thrilled with the arrival of this beautiful baby girl!


June 7, 2011

Satoshi Hori – Class of 1995 – now Daddy!


amiBaby Hori has arrived! Aimi was born on March 30th 2011, in London – UK, weighing 3.29kg.  Mummy (Lisa) and daughter are doing well and daddy, Satoshi Hori’95, cannot hold his smile!

Satoshi was a pupil at TBS from Primary School all the way up to the beginning of IB. He would have graduated in 1995 but left in 1994 when he won a music scholarship to study at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester – UK.  He then won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama but decided that he wanted to pursue his “other dream of becoming a doctor” and  so went to medical school instead.

He qualified in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Developmental Neurobiology with Basic Medical Sciences – King’s College London, University of London; in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) – St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) and he is currently studying for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Oncology at the University of Cambridge (King’s College).   He is an Urological Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and MRC / The Prostate Cancer Charity Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cambridge.

He has also let us know that Naoki Hori (that would have graduated in 1997) now lives and works in Tokyo, Japan, and their mother, Yasuko Hori has now moved back to live in Osaka, Japan.

When Mr Wiseman heard about the news of the birth of Aimi and saw the family photo, he said “I enjoyed his magnificent piano playing enormously – he actually played a piano concerto with a major orchestra at the Theatro Municipal one Sunday which I witnessed. I note his daughter has a cellist’s fingers!”

We all have great memories of Satoshi playing for the entire school in the Hall!  Good old days!  Congratulations Satoshi, for all your achievements and for being the daddy of a lovely little girl.

June 7, 2011

Nina – Daughter of Fabio Sá’2000


Nina Vilella Rangel Gentil  Sá was born on March 3rd 2011. Daddy Fabio Sá’00, mother Roberta, uncle

Marcelo Sá’96, aunt Thaíssa Sá’05 and cousin Helena (prospective Class of 2026) are in love with lovely Nina!


June 7, 2011

Ivone Ramos’95 Daughter


Ivone Ramos’95 gave birth to Maria Fernanda on April 4th 2011 at Perinatal-RJ. Daddy Marcelo,  Aunt Osvani Ramos’94, cousin Lívia Lima’2024 and brother João Marcelo Barbosa’2026 are enchanted by little Maria Fernanda (Class of 2030)!

Ivone with Maria Fernanda and João Marcelo

Ivone with Maria Fernanda and João Marcelo

June 7, 2011

News from Laura Fritsch’ 2010


In May 2011 we heard from Mrs Fátima Fritsch, that her daughter Laura Fritsch’2010 had finally made her choice.

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After applying to the 11 universities listed below, all in the USA, and getting accepted to all of them, it was not easy to decide where to go. They had the chance to visit a few of the universities at the beginning of the year and Laura has decided that she will join Columbia College (at Columbia University, New York), for a double major in Architecture and Visual Arts.

US Colleges, all of whom accepted Laura:

1. UCLA (University of California Los Angeles),

2. USC (University of South California),

3. UC Berkeley, (University of California at Berkeley),

4. UChicago (University of Chicago),

5. Brown University,

6. Duke University,

7. NYU (New York University),

8. Boston College,

9. UPenn (University of Pennsylvania),

10. Barnard College (at Columbia University).

11. Columbia College (at Columbia University).

 The British School, Rio de Janeiro is very proud of Laura’s achievements and wishes her success and happiness in this new phase of life.