Our Primary school consists of Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Pictured left to right.

mrs. viviane rabelo (Kindergarten)


Viviane Rabelo is completing her 7th year as part of the RIS family. Even though she has worked in other schools, and a multinational company, working with children, English and the possibility of sharing the Gospel was why she chose to work at RIS. Circle time with her students every morning is her favorite part of her job. In her free time, Viviane enjoys running. Gramado and Canela in the south of Brasil are the coolest places she’s ever been, and her favorite food is stroganoff.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”


mS. RACHEAL LEIR (1st grade)


Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

mrs. rOBERTA VIDAL (2nd grade)


Roberta Vidal has been a part of the RIS family for 6 years, but has been teaching at other bilingual and English schools prior to joining the RIS team. The coolest place Roberta has been is the Morro de Sao Paulo, and she loves sailing and visiting new places with her family. Roberta speaks English and Portuguese and a little bit of Spanish.

Job 42:5 (NIV)

“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”


mrs. michelle pereira (3rd grade)


Michelle Pereira has been part of the RIS family for 6 years, and chose RIS because of the family-like atmosphere and the small class size. Her favorite part of her job is teaching students from all over the world, because it allows her to travel the world vicariously through them. She is from South Carolina, USA, and RIS is the only place she has ever taught. When not in school, Michelle enjoys watching movies, kickboxing, sewing, cooking, and working out.

2nd Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”

mr. jacob loney (4th grade)


Jacob Loney, originally from the state of Iowa, USA has been part of the RIS family for almost a year. His favorite part of his job is the great environment and getting to see something new everyday, and the coolest place he has been is New Zealand. Before becoming a part of the RIS family, Jacob taught in Texas and Iowa. In his free time he likes to play board games, and hang out with family and friends.

2nd Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”


mrS. KATH STRIJDOM (5th grade)


Matthew 28:20 (NIV)
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

ms. SARAH MAILLOUX (6th grade)


Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”