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Cecilia de Lleras, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 02 December 2014

Institución Educativa Cecilia de Lleras was established in Monteria (Córdoba Department) by Ordinance No. 21 of 25 May 1969.
The flag of the institute is described as diagonally divided indigo blue-white-green. The upper, blue part and the lower, green part each form a right-angled triangle.
Blue is a symbol of the sky covering the Sinú valley, supplying life and elation. White is a symbol of frankness, determination and human feeling. Green is a symbol of the fertility of the fields and of the vivacity of the youth.
However, the companion drawing shows the flag with horizontal stripes.
Source: http://iececilialleras.edu.co/simbolos-de-la-institucion/ -  Institute's website
A photo seems to confirm the horizontal arrangement of the stripes.
http://iececiliadelleras2011.wikispaces.com/home
Ivan Sache, 02 December 2014


CEDID San Pablo, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 6 January 2009

"Colegio CEDID San Pablo" was founded in 1988 in Bosa, Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided yellow-light blue-white.
Ivan Sache, 6 January 2009


CEIPA, Institución Universitaria


image by Ivan Sache, 14 Febuary 2004

CEIPA is the 'Centro de Investigacion y Planeamiento Administrativo'. It was founded in Medellin in 1972 by Antonio Mazo Mejia and his wife. In 1992, the CEIPA was granted the status of Universitary Foundation.
The flag of CEIPA is yellow, for excellence, with two thin white stripes, for transparency required for excellence in business, in the upper and lower parts of the flag, and the shield of the institute in the middle.
The shield of CEIPA is U-shaped, for University. The symbol placed on the shield was used in the Middle Ages by merchants. The four arrows symbolize the four compass directions, in which commerce should spread, whereas the moon crescents and stars are symbols of business. This medieval symbol was selected to recall that both business and university concepts date back to the Middle Ages.
Source: <virtual.ceipa.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 14 Febuary 2004


Celedón, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 3 February 2009

"Liceo 'Celedón'" was founded in Santa Marta, Department of Magdalena, on 24 November 1905 (Decree No. 118).
Named after Rafael Celedón (1833-1902)), appointed Bishop of Santa Marta in 1891, the institute was declared "National Monument" on 17 December 1993 (National Decree No. 2529).
The flag of the institute, as described on the website of the institute, is made of the two colours white and green. The arrangement of the stripe is not detailed. The emblem of the institute designed by Diomedez Varas shows on the shield's right a flag horizontally divided green-white-green, presented as "a flag, green and white symbolizing peace and hope".
White represents purity of heart and mind.
Green represents hope, strength and energy dedicated to study.
Ivan Sache, 3 February 2009


Celmira Huertas, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 18 November 2014

Institución Educativa Celmira Huertas was established in 1980 in Ibagué (Tolima Department), as Escuela Séptima Etapa. The school was subsequently named for Celmira Huertas, a teacher whose seven children became teachers, too.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided orange-white-green.
Source: http://www.iecelmirahuertas.com/?cat=9 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 18 November 2014


Centauros, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2014

Escuela Leovigildo Gutiérrez was established in 1992 in the La Rosita borough, part of the municipality of Villavicencio (Meta Department). Colegio Centauros was established on 17 September 2002, merging Escuela Leovigildo Gutiérrez with three other schools, located in La Cecilia (est. 1984), Juan Pablo II (est. 1992) and Amor (est. 1990) boroughs, respectively.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-red with a blue four-pointed star in the middle.
http://www.centauros.edu.co/simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 12 July 2014


Central, Universidad


image located by Esteban Rivera, 08 November 2015

The Universidad Central flag has two versions: one is a white horizontal flag with the logo (without inscription), and the second version is the same horizontal white background with the logo in the middle plus the University's name below in black capital letters.
Source: http://www.ucentral.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106&Itemid=195
The flag can be seen in the following picture. (First flag from left to right. Picture taken on June 2011 during a speech by current Colombian Ombudsman Alejandro Ordóñez)
The Logo of the University is described here. For further information go to: Universidad Central (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 06 June 2011

I'm attaching a sample of this flag (the first version one, plain logo without inscription), during a speech by a government official at the Universidad Central aired on August 5, 2015 but held the day before, August 4.
Source: CM& news website
Also, the University's flag is seen in this article (flag on the left) about a reputed piano player giving a concert on October 19, 2015 (article published on November 6). In the video, the flag is also seen.
Source: http://www.ucentral.edu.co/noticentral-uc/helvia-mendoza-homenaje-a-una-pianista-ejemplar
Esteban Rivera, 08 November 2015


Cervantes, Liceo de


image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009

Dr. Jesús Casas Manrique founded "Liceo Infantil" in 1934 in Bogotá. The institute was renamed in 1937 "Liceo de Cervantes", as a tribute to the founder's father, Dr. José Joaquín Casas, who was found of the Spanish culture and, especially, of the writer Cervantes. The modern grounds of the institute were built in 1944; in 1949, the founder of the institute transfered it to Augustinian fathers, only requiring that the name of the institute would not be changed.
The flag of the institute, as graphically shown and described on the website of the institute, is quartered yellow-red, the colours of Spain and Bogotá.
It appears that the previously reported flag is wrong.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009

Previously reported flag


image by Ivan Sache, 9 January 2004

The flag of the College is square, horizontally divded yellow-red-yellow, with the emblem of the college in the middle.
Source: <www.voluntad.com.co> (defunct), located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 9 January 2004


CES, Universidad


image by Ivan Sache, 01 August 2014

"Universidad CES", founded on 5 July 1977 in Medellín, was recognized as an university by the Ministry of National Education on 22 March 2007 (Decree No. 1371).
CES offers programs in Biology, Law, Physiotherapy, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Odontology, Psychology, Veterinary and Zootechny.
The flag of  CES, as described on the CES website, is horizontally divided white-dark blue. Blue represents tranquillity, confidence, harmony and the sense of responsability. White represents integrity, strength, purity and vigilance.
The arrangement of the colours is not given.
Ivan Sache, 20 December 2008

Photo of the flag: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m2CEUu9HI_I/UV3r8sqb9CI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/74EF49vny_w/s1600/Sala+Universidad+CES.jpg
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2014


Cesar Conto, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010

Colegio Cesar Conto, founded in August 1965 in Cali, caters today 1,400 students. The institute is named after the poet and Liberal politician César Conto (1836-1891), President of the Sovereign State of the Valle del Cauca in 1875-1877.
The flag of the institute is presented on the institute's website as horizontally divided blue-white. Blue represents justice, perseverance, vigilance and the sky. White represents, purity, commitment and truth.
Source: http://www.actiweb.es/colegiocesarconto/pagina4.html
Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010


Cesar, Universidad Popular del


image by Ivan Sache, 01 August 2014

"Instituto Tecnológico del Cesar" (ITUC) was recongnized by the Assembly of the Department of Cesar in 1973 (Decree No. 050) and inaugurated on 15 May 1973. ITUC was transformed into "Universidad Popular del Cesar" by the Ministry of National Education on 25 June 1993 (Decree No. 3272).
The main seat of the university is located at Valledupar; there is a secondary seat in Aguachica and presence in the municipalities of Chimichagua, Tamalameque and Maicao.
The flag of the university, as shown graphically and described on the University's website , is vertically divided green-white (c. 2:1) with a green stripe in the upper corner and the emblem of the university in the middle of the white stripe.
The emblem of the university was designed by Jairo Obregón Salazar, student in Law. It is made of a diamond, black in its upper part and blue with a yellow sun in its lower part, placed on a red device, surrounded by two laurel branches. The name of the university is written in black letters above the emblem, while its motto, "Educación y Futuro" ("Education and Future"), is written in black letters under the emblem.
The diamond represents the university, permanently irradiating light on the vast field of knowledge. Blue represents the transparency of the sky and the revealed truth, while black represents darkness and ignorance. The sun recalls Prometheus stealing a sun ray to show the truth to mankind. Laurel has always been associated to culture and was also used to crown the Greek heroes and Roman emperors.
Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008

Photos of the flag: http://elpilon.com.co/inicio/cesar-diamante-en-oportunidad-productiva-y-exportadora/
http://www.mastigrefr.com/exponen-la-gestion-de-tigre-en-universidades-de-colombia/
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2014


Champagnat, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 9 June 2001

Colegio Champagnat - 2:3 (by default) flag, horizontally divided light blue-white. The flag is shown on <www.voluntad.com.co>, located by Dov Gutterman. The flag is a symbol of life and grace, placed under Mary's protection. White stands for power and purity (state of grace). Blue stands for wisdom and infinity.
Blue has been used as Mary's color in religious iconography for the Middle Ages. White is of course the colour of virginity.
Ivan Sache
, 9 June 2001


Champagnat, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009

A first boys' education institute was founded on 5 October 1908 by Marist Brothers in Sibundoy, Department of Putumayo. "Normal de Varones de Sibundoy" was created on 6 May 1962 and superseded in 1969 by "Collegio de Bachillerato Masculino 'Champagnat'". The institute is named after St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840, canonized in 1999), the founder of the Marist Order.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-yellow.
Blue means the presence of the Blessed Virgin in the institute and represents the Marist community.
White represents peace and justice.
Yellow represents our intellectual resources.
Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009


Champagnat de Pasto, Instituto


image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010

The flag of Instituto Chmpagnat de Pasto, as shown graphically on the institute's website, is horizontally divided light blue-white - the traditional Marian and Marist colors, here identified to "the cloak and purity of the Blessed Virgin" - with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
The emblem of the institute is described as "a [yellow] cartouche in the heraldic Greco-Roman style, with the name of CHAMPAGNAT [blue letters] on top and the motto "Semper maoira conari" [black letters], the Latin for "Always aspire to the best"; the central [white oulined in blue] shield is [diagonally] divided into two parts, with the Marist "M" monogram on top and the torch, symbolizing courage and light, and the open book, symbolizing knowledge, science and study, on bottom[all in blue]."
Source: http://www.champagnatpasto.com/simbolos.htm
Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010


Champagnat de Popayan, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010

Colegio Champagnat de Popayan was founded in 1932 by the Marist Brothers, who had settled in Popayan in 1889. The institute is named after St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840, canonized in 1999), the founder of the Marist Order. 
The flag of the institute is described on the Colegio Champagnat's website as horizontally divided light blue-white-yellow (2:1:1). White and light blue are the traditional Marian and Marist colors; white and yellow are the colors of the Holy See. Moreover, white represents ultimate purity, chastity, innocence; yellow represents light, wisdom, enlightenment and peace; blue represents the Earth, calm, God's will, force, power and divine protection.
Source: http://colegiochampapopa.blogia.com/temas/filosofia-institucional-y-simbolos..php
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010


Charalá, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 24 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Charalá (Santander Department) was established on 11 February 1936 by the parish priest José Antonio Quijano. From 1940 to 2006, the institute was ran by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, a congregation founded in 1695 by Marie Poussepin (1653-1744; beatified on 20 November 1994 by Pope John Paul II). In 1948, the aim of the school was changed from commerce to teacher's education. Escuela Normal Departamental para Señoritas was renamed Escuela Normal Integrada de Charalá in December 1991. Escuela Normal Superior de Charalá was eventually established by Resolution No. 1,230 of 28 October 1999.
The flag is horizontally divided blue-white-blue. Blue recalls the cloak of Our Lady, Queen and Mother of the Presentation [the Blessed Virgin], her delicacy, and her humility. White recalls the purity of the Blessed Virgin.
Source: http://escuelanormalsuperiorcharala.jimdo.com/cultura-institucional/simbolos-institucionales/bandera/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 24 October 2014


Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Universidad de (UDCA)


image by Ivan Sache, 01 December 2014

UDCA ("Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales" - University of Applied and Environmental Sciences) succeeded on 22 November 1995 (Decree No. 5446 of the Ministry of National Education), as a university, "Corporación Universitaria de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales" (University Corporation of Agronomic Sciences, UDCA), recognized on 22 November 1995 (Decree No. 5446 of the Ministry of National Education), which itself had succeeded "Corporación Universitaria de Ciencias Agropecuarias" (University Corporation of Agronomic Sciences), recognized on 20 May 1983 (Decree No. 7392 of the Ministry of National Education).
The flag of UDCA, as shown graphically and described on the UDCA website, is horizontally divided orange-dark green, the two fields being separated by a thin white stripe, with the emblem of UDCA in the middle. Orange and green represent the applied and environmental sciences, respectively, while the white stripe represents the horizon.
The emblem of UDCA shows the green allegory of Wisdom, captioned, in Latin, "SAPIENTIA", surrounded by an orange ring charged with the letters "U.D.C.A." in green. The emblem is surrounded by a white ring outlined in orange, charged with the name of the university and "BOGOTA / COLOMBIA", all in green. Orange represents joy, energy, interaction, quality and knowledge. Green represents balance, sustainability, the natural environment, calm and freshness.
This new emblem keeps the colours and meaning of the old one, but with increased intensity, strngth and expression.
Ivan Sache, 27 December 2008

Photo: http://www.udca.edu.co/es/saludo-del-rector-egresados.html
Ivan Sache, 01 December 2014


Ciro Pupo Martínez, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014

Institución Educativa Ciro Pupo Martínez was established in La Paz (Cesar Department) by Departmental Ordinance No. 30 of 30 November 1968.
The flag of the institute is presented in the Institutional Educational Project as horizontally divided green-red. Green is a symbol of love for the natural environment and the reflect of a heart filled with aspirations. Red is a symbol of optimism, elation and sacrifice. It is also a symbol of life as a daily struggle to reach goals.
Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014


Ciudad Boquía, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad Boquía is located in the Ciudad Boquía borough, part of the municipality of Pereira (Risaralda Department). The borough, inaugurated on 28 June 1991, is named for Princess Boquía, the niece of Cacique Calarcá, head of the Los Pijaos tribe (Quimbaya culture).

The flag of the institute is diagonally divided white-blue per bend, with the institute's emblem in upper fly. White represents peace and harmony. Blue represents the reflect of the aspiration to build a better society. The emblem of the institute represents the quest of knowledge through justice, love and education as the directing principles of human building.
http://fiamneingles.wordpress.com/nuestra-institucion-2/
Ivan Sache
, 10 July 2014


Ciudadanos del Futuro, Colegio Mixto


image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2014

Colegio Mixto Ciudadanos del Futuro (Citizens of the Future) was established in 1988 in La Libertad borough (Bosa, Bogotá) by Nubia Esperanza Sandoval Ramos and Ricardo Martínez. After the rejection of the proposed name of Colegio Psicópedagogico El Libertad, the institute was named Colegio Mixto Pequeños Ciudadanos (Small Citizens) and eventually renamed Colegio Mixto Ciudadanos del Futuro in 1996.

The flag of the institute is red with a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the institute's emblem. Red is a symbol of love and life. White is a symbol of light, surpassing and knowledge. The emblem of the institute is circular, as a symbol of unity and greatness. The golden border (red on the drawing) is a symbol of the cardinal virtues: justice, force, temperance and prudence. The torch with the radiating rays is a symbol of surpassing
http://www.colegiomixtociudadanosdelfuturoltda.edu.co/paginas/jt/simbolos.php
Ivan Sache
, 10 July 2014


Ciudadela Cuba, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 10 October 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Cuba was established in Los Cristales de Cuba borough, part of the municipality of Pereira (Risaralda Department) by Departmental Resolution No. 2,382 of 30 December 2002, as the merger of Colegio Ciudadela Cuba (est. by Resolution No. 966 of 31 December 2001 and Escuela Naranjito.
The flag of the institute is yellow with a pair horizontal stripes at the top and bottom, blue-red and red-green, respectively, and the institute's emblem in the middle. Yellow is a symbol of prosperity and success. Red is a symbol of work, social struggle, liberty, and emancipation. Moreover, yellow and red are the colours of the flag of Pereira. Blue is a symbol of communication. Green is a symbol of optimism and aspiration to a progress future.
The symbol of the institute is a collective construction of the educational community, obtained through a contest. The symbol is made of a central disk made of the flag of Pereira and a dove with spread wings. The atom represents science. The disk is bordered on the left by a green branch of coffee with ripe berries.
Source: http://fr.slideshare.net/guvaga83/manual-de-convivencia-2014-30266797 - Institute's Etiquette Guidebook
Photo of the flag: http://pati73.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/historia-del-colegio-ciudadela-cuba-2/
Ivan Sache, 10 October 2014


Ciudadela Empresarial Cuyabra, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Empresarial Cuyabra is located in the Miranda borough, part of the municipality of Armenia (Quindio Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-gray-green (1:2:1) with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Source: http://www.ieempresarialcuyabra.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=208 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014


Ciudadela Siglo XXI, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Siglo XXI (lit., Citadel of the 21st Century) was established in 2001 in Florencia (Caquetá Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-yellow-white with the institute's emblem in the middle. Green represents agroforestry taught at the institute, and aspiration to interact with the natural environment in a protective and durable manner. Yellow is a symbol of spiritual, intellectual, and natural vegetal resources. White is a symbol of aspiration to personal, institutional, municipal, regional, national, and international peace.
The emblem of the institute is bordered by two green rings, which represent union, the educational community surrounded by a vivid  natural environment, and the dreams of the children, teenagers, and adults. The name of the institute is written on a white background symbolizing peace and harmony. The central disk is yellow, inscribed with the interlaced, green letters "C" and "E", for "Ciudadela Educativa". The three green stars represent the three seats of the institute.
Source: http://www.ciudadelasigloxxi.edu.co/index.php/quienes-somos/simbolos-institucionales - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014


Ciudad de Asís, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad de Asís was established on 13 January 2003 in Puerto Asís, as the merger of Colegio Ciudad de Asís and Escuela Central de Varones. Orfelinato de la Sagrada Familia was established on 28 February 1914 by Franciscan nuns. The orphanage-school was transformed by Resolution No. 23 of 13 June 1969 into a Colegio Feminino, directed by Sister Carmen Elvira Burbano, and subsequently renamed Colegio Ciudad de Asís. Escuela Urbana de Varones was established in 1917 by Friar Estanislao de Les Corts, and renamed Escuela Central de Varones in 1975.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue-green. White is a symbol of science and peace. Blue represents the sky and the rivers. Green represents the climate and the abundant, characteristic vegetation, as well as aspiration to progress.
Source: http://www.ieciudaddeasis.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=55
Ivan Sache, 27 November 2014


Ciudad de Cali, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014

Colegio Ciudad de Cali was established by Resolution No. 463 of 27 November 1989 in the Ciudad de Cali borough, part of the town of Bogotá. The school was founded by María del Carmen Moyano de León.
The flag of the institute is presented in the institute's Etiquette guidebook as horizontally divided white-blue.
Source: http://colegiociudaddecali.edu.co/manualc.pdf - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014


Ciudad Florida, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad Florida is located in Florida (Valle Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-red-blue with a green triangle placed along the hoist.
Source: http://evidenciastecnicosistemas.blogspot.fr/2013/02/escudo-y-bandera-de-la-institucion.html - Institute's unofficial blog
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014


Ciudad Itagüí, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad Itagüí was established in Itagüí (Antioquia Department) by Resolution No. 1,146 of 5 July 2003, as the merger of Escuela Mixta El Tablazo (inaugurated on 22 January 1979) and Escuela María Bernal Molina.
Source: http://www.ieciudaditagui.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is presented in Article 1.10.1 of the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as square, horizontally divided golden yellow-pure white-king blue-light gray. Golden yellow is a symbol of the inner light that invites us to growth, to respect, to day after day affirmation, to aspiration to become better. Pure white is a symbol of union, purity, tolerance, harmony, and equity in thoughts, acts and words. King blue is a symbol of intelligence, dreams, knowledge, and truth orientating our objectives. Light gray is a symbol of prudence, neutrality, sincerity, and knowledge.
Source: http://master2000.net/recursos/menu/314/1720/mper_arch_10385_manual_de_convivencia.pdf
Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014


Part IV