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image by Ivan Sache, 8 July 2014
Colegio Claretiano El Libertador was established on 15 April 1951 in Bosa
(Bogotá) by Luís María Hidalgo Dueñas, Benedicto Orjuel, Jorge Parra, Luís
Garavito, Manuel Poveda and Pedro Crisólogo Prieto. The institute was acquired
on 1 July 2010 by the Congregation of Missionaries Sons of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary (Claretians). The Claretians are a congregation founded on 16 July 1849
by the Catalan priest Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870; canonized on 7 May 1950 by
Pope Pius XII).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green.
http://ivaneamigos.wix.com/colegio#!informacion-general/vstc1=simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 8 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 16 November 2014
Institución Educativa Claudia María Prada (Colcama) is located in Cúcuta
(Norte de Santander Department). The college is named for the engineer Claudia
María Prada (1964-1999), who was abducted by the guerilla while supervizing the
building of a school in the Buenos Aires borough of Cúcuta and killed two days
later in Villa Sucre (municipality of Arboledos, Norte de Santander) during the
assault by the Army.
The flag of Colcama is horizontally divided green-white-yellow. Green is a symbol of aspiration to a better future for the youth. White is a symbol of peace and honesty of the institute. Yellow is a symbol of human resources in their multiple dimensions.
Source: http://colclama.edu.co/portal/nuestro-colegio/simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009
"Colegio 'Clemencia de Caicedo'" was created in 1967
by the Federal District of Bogotá (Decree No. 1667), succeeding
the girls' section of "Colegio Nacional Restrepo
Millán", founded the same year (Decree No. 1124).
The institute is named after Clemencia de Caicedo (also written Caycedo), who founded in 1770 in Santa Fé de Bogotá "Convento de La Enseñanza", the first girls' school in the town, today "Colegio La Enseñanza".
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-emerald green. Emerald green represents hope.
Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009
"Colegio COFREM" was founded by "Caja de
Compensación Familiar Regional del Meta" (COFREM) in
Villavicencio, Department of Meta, for the education of adults.
Classes started in 1974; the current name of the institute was
approved by the Municipality of Villavicencio on 25 November 2004
(Decree No. 792).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is yellow with two thin horizontal green stripes near the bottom and the emblem of COFREM in canton. Yellow represents the resources and services provided by COFREM. Green represents the aspiration to provide workers with better life conditions through services and education
The emblem of COFREM, designed in 1985, is inscribed in an hexagone, with all angles equal, and in a circle, whose radius equals the hexagone's radius, representing COFREM as a trustable entity. The emblem includes green arrows, pointing inwards, and yellow arrows, pointing outwards, representing inputs and outputs, respectively. Inputs are represented in green to symbolize hope and easy communication, safety of inputs and trust in the results. Outputs are represented in yellow to symbolize vitality, warmth, and the good results of the programs set up by COFREM.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 16 December 2008
The "Colegio Odontológico Colombiano" was founded
in 1974 by odontologists who had graduated in the University of
Buenos Aires (Argentina) and in the National University
(Colombia), led by Pr. Dr. Jorge René Arango Tamayo. The
original "Fundación Colegio Odontológico Colombiano",
officially recognized by the Ministry of Justice on 9 May 1974
(Decree No. 2087), was quickly transformed into a University
Institute, recognized by the Ministry of National Education on 1
April 1975 (Decree No. 1384). Classes started on 28 July 1975.
Following the reform of the Ministry of National Education, the institute was renamed "Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia UNICOC" on 6 November 2007 (Decree No. 6753); the scope of the institute was increased beyond odontology and related matters with the addition of two programs in social sciences (law and political sciences) and economic sciences (international trade and health administration).
The flag of UNICOC is shown graphically on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-red.
Ivan Sache, 16 December 2008
image by Ivan Sache, 08 November 2014
Colegio Colombo Británico is located in Envigado (Antioquia Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-gray-green with the institute's emblem in the middle. The colours are those of the student's uniform. White is a symbol of peace, innocence, purity, felicity, and harmony. Gray is a symbol of intelligence, creativity, stability, tranquillity, and elegance. Green is a symbol of ecology, hope, and friendship.
Source: http://www.ccbenv.edu.co/britanico/institucional-2/nuestros-simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 08 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014
Colegio Colombo Galés is located in Bogotá.
The symbols of the institute are prescribed in Article 3 of the Etiquette Guide. The flag of the institute is white with the institute's emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the institute includes a sun, as a symbol of arts, academics, and universality, and a book, as a symbol of values, originality, and competitive spirit.
Source: http://www.colegiocolombogales.edu.co/descargas/category/2-varios?download=3:manual-de-convivencia - Institute's Etiquette Guide
The flag appears to be used also with a blue background.
Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014
And what is the writing at its bottom?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 August 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009
"Colegio Colombo Inglés" was founded in 1972 in
Valledupar, Department of Cesar, by the Watson Briceño family.
Classes started on 20 January 1973.
The flag of the institution, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institution, is horizontally divided white-green.
White symbolizes purity, peace, innocence and tranquillity of our children, the nobleness and transparency of the education provided in the institute, and the light guiding the whole community with honesty and beauty.
Green symbolizes hopes, childrens' touch, friendship and sociability, as well as balance and tranquillity.
Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 6 July 2014
Colegio Colón was established on 15 June 1939 in Baranquilla (Atlántico
Department) by Ricardo Gordó y Fornés, a Spanish educationalist owner of a Ph.D
in Philosophy (University of Valencia) and of a Ph.D. in Law (University of
Madrid). In 1943, the founder of the institute had to emigrate to Argentina for
family reasons; the legal ownership of the institute was transferred to Ramón
Espina Pujol (1890-1963), who managed it together with a noted educationalist
from Magdalena, Elvira Torres de Espina (1901-1962). The institute is named for
Christopher Columbus (in Spanish, Cristóbal Colón).
The flag of the institute is diagonally divided white-green by the ascending diagonal. The institute's emblem is placed in canton, while the green triangle is charged with four white stars. White is a symbol of loyalty, altruism and sincerity. Green is a symbol of hope and peace. The four stars represent the four levels of education supplied by the institute: pre-school, primary basic, secondary basic, and median.
The emblem of the institute is of circular shape, charged in the middle with a caravel sailing from right to left. The caravel means that the institute's community sails on a sea of wisdom in search of new horizons, as did Christopher Columbus.
http://smartphonescolon.blogspot.fr/2009/09/insignias-del-colegio-colon.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 6 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 17 January 2009
"Escuela Nacional de Comercio" is located in the
borough of Candeleria, part of the Federal District of Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green-white.
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2009
Instituto Técnico Nacional de Comercio was established on 6 May 1953 by
Eustaquio Medina in Cúcuta (Norte del Santander Department), as Escuela Nacional
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-white-green, the white stripe being "narrower". The yellow stripe represents the main task of the institute, commercial education and teaching of commercial jobs. The white stripe is a symbol of beauty, honesty and transparency. The green stripe is a symbol of hope and of the future of the educational community.
Source: http://instenalcucuta.edu.co/wp-content/themes/ElegantNews/archivos/ManualdeConvivenciaInstitutoNacionaldeComercio.pdf - Institute's Etiquette Guidebook
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 23 July 2014
Colegio Cooperativo Fenalco was established on 4 January 1972 in Bucaramanga
(Santander Department), as Cooperativa Especializada de Educacion de Comfenalco.
Classes started on 16 February 1972. The institute is managed by Comfenalco (Caja
de Compensación Familiar de Fenalco). Fenalco (Federación Nacional de
Comerciante) was established in 1945. The Cajas de Compensación Familiar are in
charge of the Family Subsidizing System, prescribed by Law No. 21 of 22 January
1982; their duties are prescribed by Law No. 789 of 27 December 2002.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white, with the institute's emblem in the middle. The emblem was added in 1975 to the white-green flag adopted in 1972 when the institute was established. Green is a symbol of aspiration to a future filled with great expectations. Green is also a symbol of the cooperative movement and conveys a value of universal solidarity. White is a symbol of honesty and purity.
The emblem of the institute was adopted in 1975 following an internal contest. The shield, of circular shape, features on a white background two green pines - the symbol of the cooperativist movement - flanking the emblem of the Caja de Compensación Familiar de Fenalco; above is placed a red oil lamp supplying the light of knowledge.
http://historiacomfenalquista.blogspot.fr/2009/08/insignias-del-colegio-cooperativo.html - Student's blog
Ivan Sache, 23 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 23 July 2014
The Colegio de la Compañía de María - La Enseñanza (Medellín), colloquially
known as La Enseñanza, has a
flag which is a horizontal flag, with white (top) and light blue (bottom),
same proportion of the colors, with the
CoA in the middle.
Additional information here: La Enseñanza (official website): http://www.laensenanza.com/
One final detail on this thread: this school was established on February 26, 1899.
Esteban Rivera, 6 September 2010
More specifically, what is shown in the middle of the flag is the insitute's
seal, made of the institute's coat of arms placed on a golden disk, whose border
is inscribed "COMPANIA DE MARIA" (top) / "JUANA LESTONNAC".
St. Joan of Lestonnac (Jeanne de Lestonnac, 1556-1640; canonized on 15 May 1949), was a niece of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Following the death of her husband, she took the coat in 1602 in a Cisterican monastery; in 1607, she founded the Company of Mary Our Lady ("Compagnie de Marie Notre Dame", in short, "Compagnie de Marie"; Compañía de María " La Enseñanza "), a religious order that was approved by Pope Paul V. The order has today 2,500 members living in 17 countries. http://www.lestonnac.org/
The shield of the order has a blue background, symbolizing perseverance, nobleness, loyalty, zeal and justice. In the middle of the shield, the Marian monogram recalls the key involvement of Mary in the order. In the upper part of the shield, the glorious cross is a symbol action and resurrection. In the lower part of the shield, the rose is a symbol of love. The green branches of white lilies surrounding the shield are a symbol of integer life and hope.
The shield is crowned by twelve stars, the apocalyptic symbol of Mary. The shield anthem recalls in the third stanza the main elements of the shield, that is, the lilies, Mary's name, the rose and the cross, and endedwith the promise to die for the flag if required.
Ivan Sache, 6 September 2010
There is another High School with the same name, besides the one located in the
city of Medellín. This one is in the city of Pereira, and has the following
The only difference being the flag: http://laensenanzapereira.edu.co/laensenanza/imagenes/bandera.jpg
Esteban Rivera, 21 May 2011
image by Ivan Sache, 5 January 2009
"Colegio Hispanoamericano Conde Ansúrez" was
founded in 1959 in Bogotá by three Spanish educators, Mateo
Matamala Mateo, José Manuel Macias Payo and Prudencio Gonzalez
Tejerina. The institute is named after Count (in Spanish,
"Conde") Pedro Ansúrez (d. 1117), believed to be the
founder and first lord of Valladolid, recalling that the founders
of the institute were born in Valladolid.
The flag of the institute is shown on photos taken during sports events in 2008 as blue with a red ascending diagonal stripe.
The symbols' page of the website of the institute shows the flag with the badge of the website applied in the middle, but this does not seem to match the real flag. The flag represents the integration of colours of the Spanish (red) and Colombian (blue) flags. Blue represents the ocean the founders of the institute have crossed through their new homeland.
Ivan Sache, 5 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 04 July 2011
"Escuela Normal Superior de Convención" was founded on 16 March 1918 by
Departmental Decree No. 7 in Convención (Norte del Santander Department). The
institute is managed by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, a
congregation founded in 1695 by Marie Poussepin (1653-1744).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the institute's website, is horizontally divided white-blue. White represents Mary's purity, to be accomplished by the students as the daughters of the Presentation. White also represents loyalty and honesty in a true and fair environment. Blue represents the cloak of Mary, the queen and mother of the Presentation, her kindness, her modesty and her commitment in heavens.
Ivan Sache, 04 July 2011
Part V (Coo-Cu)