September 20, 2013

Albuquerque Sá family

The Albuquerque Sá family, of 3 children, studied at The British School through 3 decades. In 2008, their parents told us of how they were doing:

Marcelo Sa'1996

“Marcelo Sá ’1996, the eldest son, finished the IB Diploma at TBS in 1996 and went to Bentley College, Massachusetts-USA, where he graduated in International Relations. He was always very active in school, participating in the school’s futsal and basketball team, taking home with him several medals from the RANCHOs he went to. He is now at Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, responsible for the area of ‘institutional communications’ focusing on the CVRD’s perceived image in the market.

Fabio Sa'2000

Fábio Sá ’2000 left the school in 2000 and decided to stay in Brazil. He, who was also very active in school’s sports and other matters, entered PUC-RJ via ENEM and in 2004 graduated in Publicity and Marketing (Publicidade e Propaganda). He is currently Commercial Manager for Esporte Interativo.

Thaissa Sá’2005, our youngest, always very responsible and dedicated to all she puts her mind to. Thaissa, entered PUC-RJ in 2006, via ENEM, for in Publicity and Marketing (Publicidade e Propaganda).  At the end of her first year at PUC she was awarded a scholarship for her excellent academic achievements.  When the award was given, Thaissa had gone to the USA for a ‘holiday work experience’ and therefore, her mother and bother represented her at the ceremony.”

In the words of Marcelo Sá‘1996: “Estamos muito orgulhosos da Thaissa e reconhecemos o importantíssimo papel que a formação na Escola Britânica desempenha no sucesso de sua carreira acadêmica. Mesmo os três irmãos já tendo saído do colégio, ficam os votos para que a Escola continue contribuindo para a formação e valorização de jovens que, como a Thaissa, atingem o sucesso por mérito de seus esforços acadêmicos, de seu caráter, de sua integridade e de um senso ético inabalável.”

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!

nina

April 7, 2011

News from Mariana Fontes’00

  

Congratulations to Mariana Fontes’2000 (AKA Nane) and Alex for their wedding. The beautiful celebration took place on September 11th 2010 at ‘Igreja Santa Ignez’ – Gávea – RJ. Wishing lots of love to the new couple!

October 7, 2010

News from Mrs Sherry, Adriana Andrade’97 and Daniela Hunter Andrade’00

  

Mrs. Sherry, Adriana Andrade’97 and Daniela Hunter Andrade’00 … if you were at TBS in the 90s, you certainly remember them.  You might have had English classes with Mrs. Sherry in the Ribeiro dos Santos building. You might have enjoyed the school plays when all seniors participated and certainly Adriana and Daniela were part of them.

Over 10 years after their graduations, we have now received a letter from their parents Mr. Rui Andrade and Mrs. Sherry Andrade. How good it is to hear from them!

Congratulations on all their achievements. The British School family is delighted that they have all done well!

Below is  the letter sent   to Mr. Wiseman. If  you  woul d like  to  contact   any   of them,  please   let  us  know  and we  will  put  you  in  touch.

Brasilia, August 17, 2010

Dear Paul,

 We would like to take this occasion to inform you that Adriana received her PhD in Neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University last year and was the recipient of the 2010 John A. Resko Outsanding PhD Dissertation Award. For her thesis, Adriana discovered a novel physiological process which occurs specifically in hippocampal neurons under conditions of restricted oxygenation, analogous to stroke. She also found that different brain regions respond differently to these conditions, which should shed important light on drug design to treat stroke victims. Her results have been published in two scientific manuscripts, including the Journal of Physiology, and presented in several scientific meetings across the US.

 We would like to thank you and all the teachers of The British School who contributed to the excellent education of our daughter Adriana. Although it has been many years since she graduated from the British School, we know that her solid educational base began with the excellence of The British School and the I.B. programme.

 It is also a pleasure to add that Adriana was married to Paul Focke on Saturday, July 17, 2010, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Portland Oregon. Paul was a classmate at OHSU and also completed his PhD in Neuroscience in 2009. They are both currently working as Post-Doctorates at OHSU.

 Our daughter Daniela was married to Pedro Henrique Melo on January 9th 2008, and they are living in London. Both are graduates in Cinema and Pedro also has a B.A. in Marketing and Propaganda from ESPM. Daniela is currently studying Nutrition at The University of  Westminster

 Once again, Rui and I would like to thank all of you at The British School for your dedication and high level of excellence in education. Well done!

 

                                                                                                       With warmest regards, Sherry and Rui Andrade”

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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April 3, 2009

And here is Helena Oliveira Gentil de Souza Sá

  

(According to the father – “nome de princesa!!!”)

By: Adriana Nogueira de Andrade’94, Admissions, Communications & Marketing Officer

Helena Oliveira Gentil de Souza Sá

On November 27th 2008 Marcelo Sá’96 and Clara had a beautiful baby girl. Helena arrived in Nova Lima – MG, Brazil, and in January 2009 moved with the family to Rio de Janeiro. The godparents Fabio Sá’2000 and Thaissa Sá’2005 are very proud indeed and try to enjoy every moment possible with her. Soon after they moved to Rio, Fabio Sá’2000 and Roberta got married. The wedding took place on January 31st 2009 at the ‘Santa Teresinha Church’ (Palácio Guanabara) and the party went on at the Fluminense Football Club party hall.

Fabio Sá'2000 and Roberta

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Helena was just two months old, but there she was at the godfather’s wedding… in her diapers as it was just too hot! ☺ Also present were Rafael Gryner’2000, Felipe Abeid’2000, Leonardo Viegas’2000, Paulo Niemeyer Neto’2000, Thomaz Vidal’2000, Marcos Carnier’1999, Rodrigo Lampreia’1999, Rafael Grabowsky’1999, Antonio Cotrim’1999, Felippe Lara’1999, André Carnier’1997, Rafael Mellin-Sale’1996 and Michael Stanford’2001. Grandparents Andréa Nogueira Gentil and Carlos Roberto de Albuquerque Sá, very proud of their children indeed, enjoyed the party all night long. On the very next day it was Thaissa Sá’2005’s time to fly away. She is now at Leeds University, England, on the scholarship programme via PUC-Rio for her major in Management and Communications. Once again The British School, Rio de Janeiro congratulates the Sá family on their beautiful path through life!

Fabio Sá'2000 Marriage

April 19, 2007

Thaissa Albuquerque Sá ‘05 is Awarded Scholarship at PUC-RJ for ‘Best Grade in Comunicação Social -Publicidade e Propaganda in 2006’

  

Thaissa premio PUC certificado

Marcelo Sá ‘96 and Mrs Andréa Sá represented Thaissa at the PUC Award Ceremony.

Marcelo Sá ‘96 and Mrs Andréa Sá represented Thaissa at the PUC Award Ceremony.

Our alumni are shining wherever they go! The Albuquerque Sá family, of 3 children, studied at The British School through 3 decades. Their parents have recently us of how they are doing and their letter can be seen fully below. Marcelo Sá ’96, the eldest son, finished the IB Diploma at TBS in 1996 and went to Bently College, Massachusetts-USA, where he graduated in International Relations. He was always very active in school, participating in the school’s futsal and basketball team, taking home with him several medals from the RANCHOs he went to. He is now at Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, responsible for the area of ‘institutional communications’ focusing on the CVRD’s perceived image in the market. Fábio Sá ’00 left the school in 2000 and decided to stay in Brazil. He, who was also very active in school’s sports and other matters, entered PUC-RJ via ENEM and in 2004 graduated in Publicity and Marketing (Publicidade e Propaganda). He is currently Commercial Manager for TopSports Marketing VenturesLast, but certainly not least, we have Thaissa Sá ’05. The youngest in the family, always very responsible and dedicated to all she puts her mind to. Thaissa, entered PUC-RJ in 2006, via ENEM, for in Publicity and Marketing (Publicidade e Propaganda). At the end of her first year at PUC she was awarded a scholarship for her excellent academic achievements. When the award was given, Thaissa had gone to the USA for a ‘holiday work experience’ and therefore, her mother and bother represented her at the ceremony. In the words of Marcelo Sá ‘96: “Estamos muito orgulhosos da Thaissa e reconhecemos o importantíssimo papel que a formação na Escola Britânica desempenha no sucesso de sua carreira acadêmica. Mesmo os três irmãos já tendo saído do colégio, ficam os votos para que a Escola continue contribuindo para a formação e valorização de jovens que, como a Thaissa, atingem o sucesso por mérito de seus esforços acadêmicos, de seu caráter, de sua integridade e de um senso ético inabalável.”

Letter form the parents of Marcelo, Fábio and Thaissa:

“Caro Mr. Wiseman, A Thaissa, nesta nova fase, já está colhendo os frutos do excelente aprendizado recebido durante todo o tempo em que estudou na Escola Britânica. Ingressou na PUC através do ENEM em 2006 e obteve ao final daquele ano média de 9.7, a maior do curso de Comunicação Social – Publicidade e Propaganda, sendo contemplada com uma bolsa-desempenho para o primeiro semestre de 2007. Gostaria mais uma vez de parabenizar e agradecer ao corpo docente da Escola Britânica, bem como aos demais funcionários que tanto contribuíram para o sucesso da Thaissa, o qual certamente irá se perpetuar tanto na vida acadêmica quanto na profissional. Cabe ressaltar que os irmãos da Thaissa, Marcelo e Fábio, também ex-alunos desta escola, estão muito bem colocados no mercado de trabalho e em franca ascensão.

Um abraço,
Andréa e Carlos Roberto de Albuquerque Sá”

We can all see that the Albuquerque Sá family is really proud of their children’s achievements, and so are we! Congratulations Marcelo, Fábio and Thaissa!