Welcome to the first issue of the 2018 Spotlight. On behalf of all of us at Spotlight and the British Society, I wish our readers and contributors a healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2018!Read More
2017 is the year that we took elder people from the community to over 200 doctor appointments, as part of our Care Program, and managed to create the greatest exhibition of British classic cars in Brazil, as you might have read on Spotlight’s last issue. What a busy and gratifying year!Read More
We have the pleasure to advise that this year the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, subsection Santo Amaro, has indicated Bishop Roger Bird to receive the award "Destaques OAB Santo Amaro - 2017".Read More
In November 1917, World War I was in its 4th year. Things were still very uncertain and I doubt that anyone believed that the war would terminate one year later on the 11th November 1918. Things looked very dark, both for the soldiers fighting on the battle fronts and for the civilians back in England.Read More
In the Summer of 1948 Dr. Schweitzer rested for some time in the Black Forest retreat of Koenigsfeld where his friends noticed his extreme weariness and loss of weight. He then spent some time in Switzerland where he met his four grandchildren for the first time.Read More
Mão Amiga is a private school in Itapecerica da Serra, which is about an hour away from our school. Their objective is to give neighbouring communities in Itapecerica access to affordable and quality education. The school pays its expenses through support from donors, so their resources are limited. In 2012, our school began a partnership with Mão Amiga.Read More
I had been asked numerous times over my tenure as Director of Music if we could perform the Sound of Music for our biannual Senior School musical here at St. Paul’s. For a number of years, I was reluctant to agree as we simply didn't have enough singers willing to take part. Imagine my surprise this year when we ended up with so many pupils auditioning for roles that we had to decide to have a double cast!Read More
On Thursday November 30th, residents and carers from Elite had the pleasure of seeing some of their regular visitors from St. Francis College performing on stage. Students Konsta Karavitis, Arthur Rodrigues and Luiz Felipe França were the lead characters in a sardonic comedy called “Out at Sea” written by Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek in 1960.Read More
Your heart starts beating very fast, with that pounding sensation as if it would jump out of your mouth and break free. When you seek medical advice, or even go to the emergency department, the sensation suddenly is gone. This is where an exam called holter monitoring can be very useful.Read More
The annual Remembrance Day Service was held at 10 am on Sunday, November 12th at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral.
The service was attended by over 280 people. This was an excellent turnout from the community and we were supported by the normal Commonwealth countries and the allied nations, including Holland, France, Belgium, Brazil (FEB and FAB) and the USA.Read More
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
and people who will see a world that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.Read More
The São Paulo Yacht Club or “SPYC”, was the first sailing club of the state of São Paulo, and celebrated 100 years in 2017. As the pioneer of sailing in São Paulo, it was also the first to start racing and organizing regattas at the Guarapiranga lake. Some of these regattas became very prestigious and traditional, with beautiful cups and trophies, and are part of the club’s annual championship (13 cups along the year) some of these cups (like the Foster & Knowles cup) from the early twenties, are still part of the annual championship.Read More