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Madre Antonia Cerini, Colegio

The Colegio Madre Antonia Cerini (Mother Antonia Cerini High School) was established in Medellín in 1961.
The Hermanas de San Antonio de Padua (Sisters of St. Anthony of Padua) arrive in Colombia from Argentina establishing themselves first in Sutatenza, with their respective (Catholic) educational mission through the so called Acción Cultural Popular. Later they establish in late 1960 another education center in Medellín.
Source: http://www.colcerini.com/#!historia/c5jk
The flag (of the Medellín High School) is seen here (it features the coat of arms on the flag in the middle). The symbols (flag and coat of arms) are explained here.
For additional information go to: Colegio Madre Antonia Cerino (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 05 November 2014


Madre del Bon Consejo, Instituto


image by Ivan Sache, 4 January 2009

"Instituto Madre del Bon Consejo" is an "educative citadel" founded in 1972 by Mother Verónica Tejedor in Floridablanca, Department of Santander. Since 2003, the institute has been ruling four seats all located in Floridablanca, "Instituto Madre del Bon Consejo" (main seat), "Instituto Domigo Sabio", "Instituto Josefa del Castillo" and "Instituto El Progreso".
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is vertically divided King blue-white, with the emblem of the institute in the upper left part of the white field, and five blue SW-NE diagonal stripes in the lower fly of the flag. Blue represents peace and harmony, and the diagonal stripes represent the ladder to excellence.
The emblem of the institute is a shield with the name of the institute written in the border, the red letters "IMBC", a yellow book representing science, a football ball representing sports and a torch representing the flame of knowledge.
Ivan Sache, 4 January 2009


Madre de Trinidad de Calcuta, Gimnasio


image by Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009

"Gimnasio 'Madre de Trinidad de Calcuta'" is located at Alamos Norte, Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided green-white.
Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009


Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 06 September 2014

Institución Educativa Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez was established in Florencia borough, part of the municipality of Medellín (Antioquia Department) by Resolution 16,210 of 27 November 2002, as the merger of Liceo Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez and Escuela Departamental Monseñor Diego María Gómez Tamayo. Liceo Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez was established in 1982 by Resolution No. 20,588 as the second seat of Institución Educativa Diego Echavarría Misas, and renamed institución Educativa Maestro Pedro Nel Gómez by Decree No. 2,663 of 8 July 1996 Escuela Departamental Monseñor Diego María Gómez Tamayo was established as Escuela Municipal No. 4 by Agreement No. 6 of 7 February 1964 and renamed Escuela Departamental Monseñor Diego María Gómez Tamayo by Resolution No. 102 of 12 February 1973. The institute is named for the artist Pedro Nel Gómez (1889-1984), considered as one of the most prolific South American muralists in the 20th century.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided ochre yellow-green with a red triangle placed along the hoist. The flag is a tribute to the work of Pedro Nel Gómez. Yellow is a symbol of nobleness, wealth, power, light, constancy, knowledge, and force. Green is a symbol of the exuberant environment of Antioquia represented in Pedro Nel Gómez' works, as a symbol of life, plenitude, and fresh and pure environment. Red is a symbol of light, force, and energy. The triangle is a symbol of the wisdom of Pedro Nel Gómez, who was a noted humanist, urbanist, muralist, painter, and sculptor.
Source: http://historialpedronelista.wordpress.com/informacion-general/ - Institute's historical blog
Ivan Sache, 06 September 2014


Magdalena Medio, Escuela Normal Superior del


image by Ivan Sache, 16 August 2014

Escuela Normal Superior del Magdalena Medio, established in Puerto Berrío (Antioquia Department), started classes on 27 January 1997. Named Escuela Normal Consejo de Puerto Berrío by Agreement No. 8 of 11 August 1997, the institute was renamed Escuela Normal Superior del Magdalena Medio to emphasize its regional dimension.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided wine red-white-wine red with the institute's emblem in the middle. Wine red is a symbol of force, dedication, and commitment. White is a symbol of peace, noble aspirations, and transcendency.
Source: http://kafe-normalsuperior.blogspot.fr/2009/05/bandera.html - Institute's blog
The emblem of the institute features a triangle inscribing a representation of the region; the triangle represents the pedagogic acts proper to the institute, its three sides symbolizing leisure, education, and science. The words "TRABAJO" (Work), "DISCIPLINA" (Discipline), and "SUPERACIÓN" (Surpassing) represent the attitude to be developed by the members of the educational community. Inside the triangle is represented river Magdalena, shaped with two letters "M" meaning "Magdalena Medio" (Middle Magdalena). The dark background surmounted by a red and yellow sun symbolizes the institute's vision as leadership, guide, and light for the educational development of the region. The sun is charged with a book inscribed with "HOMBRE NUEVOS" (New Men) and a torch representing the task to educate new teachers.
Source: http://kafe-normalsuperior.blogspot.fr/2009/05/sinbolos.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 16 August 2014

The name derives from the Magdalena River course, and when it passes through Antioquia Department (where Puerto Berrío, the Municipality of this school is located) the river is in its middle course towards the Caribbean Sea into the Atlantic Ocean.
Esteban Rivera, 18 August 2014


Magdalena, Universidad del


flag according to image
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 January 2009


suspected flag with regular colors (see below)
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 January 2009

"Universidad del Magdalena" was founded in Santa Marta in 1962.
The flag of the university, as shown graphically on the university website, is horizontally divided, the upper stripe being golden yellow and the lower stripe vertically divided into two equal blue and red fields. The emblem of the university is placed in the middle of the flag.
The emblem of the flag is a disk horizontally divided brown-blue with a four-directions rose wind overall, whose northern point ends in a vertically divided yellow-blue fleur-de-lis, and a golden bird in the upper part.
Ivan Sache, 30 December 2008

I suspect that these colors are standing for regular flag colors (taken from the national flag) in the actual flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 January 2009


Instituto Manizales


image by Ivan Sache, 01 November 2011

Instituto Manizales is based in Manizales, Caldas Department.
The flag of the institute, as used during the schools' parade held on 7 August 2000 in Manizales, is horizontally divided white-green-red (that is, the flag of Manizales) with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 01 November 2011


Manuel Germán Cuello Gutiérrez, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014

Institución Educativa Manuel Germán Cuello Gutiérrez was established in Valledupar (Cesar Department) by Resolution No. 1,269 of 17 June 2002, as the merger of Colegio Manuel Germán Cuello Gutiérrez, Escuela Mixta Villa Castro, and Escuela Mixta Jaime Molina Maestre. The school was established in September 1989 as a contract between Universidad Popular del Cesar and CORINCE (Corporación para el Desarrollo Integral y Social del Cesar), a corporation founded by Alfredo Cuello Dávila, Representative at the Cesar Assembly, and his father, Manuel Germán Cuello.
The flag of the institute is described in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided white-turquoise blue. White is a symbol of purity and peace. Turquoise blue is a symbol of vigour and energy.
Source: http://www.colmager.edu.co/Proyectos/PEI.pdf
Ivan Sache, 04 October 2014


Manuel J. del Castillo, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 29 September 2014

Institución Educativa Manuel J. del Castillo is located in Ciénaga (Magdalena Department).
The flag of the institute is presented in Chapter 5 of the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided blue-white. Blue is a symbol of knowledge, constancy and perseverance. White is a symbol of purity and peace.
Source: http://iemanueljdelcastillo.edu.co/documentos/manual_convivencia.pdf
Ivan Sache, 29 September 2014


Manuel José Caicedo, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 1 February 2009

"Liceo 'Manuel José Caicedo'" was founded in 1949 by Priest Louis Eduardo Pérez Molina in Barbosa, Department of Antioquia. The institute is named after Manuel José Caicedo (1850-1937), first Archbishop of Popayán (1901-1905), and then Archbishop of Medellín (Bishop in 1905, as Cayzedo), who had ordained priest the founder of the institute.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided red-white-green. Red stands for energy and vitality. White stands for purity and chastity. Green stands for hope and aspiration to a better future through study.
By pure coincidence, this flag is also used, but with proportions 1:2, by the non-related municipality of Barbosa, Department of Santander.
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2009


Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 15 November 2010

Colegio Manuel Mejía Vallejo, located in Envigado (Department of Antioquia), was founded in 1993. The institute is named for the Colombian writer Manuel Mejía Vallejo (1923-1998), founder of the writers' group La Tertulia.
The flag of Colegio Manuel Mejía Vallejo, as shown graphically on the institute's website, is horizontally divided blue-white with a gay triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the emblem of the institute. Grey represents firmness, blue represents horizon and mission, white represents spirit.
The emblem of Colegio Manuel Mejía Vallejo is a white oval with a blue border charged with the white writing "FORMACIÓ INTEGRAL" (top, Complete education) / "PARA LA NINEZ Y LA JUVENTUD DE HOY" (bottom, For today's children and youth). The oval is filled with a pentagon containing two wheat spikes surmonted by the letters "MMV", all in white bordered blue. The pentagon is flanked by the black writing "COLEGIO" (top) / "MANUEL MEJÍA VALLEJO" (bottom). The spikes are the symbol of fertile growth producing fruits of love and kindness.
http://www.colegiomanuelmejiavallejo.com/popup/simbolos.html
Ivan Sache, 15 November 2010


Manuela Beltran, Universidad


image by Ivan Sache, 9 June 2001


image by Carlos Thompson, 24 June 2003

Universidad Manuela Beltran (Bogotá) - 2:3 (by default) flag, horizontally divided white-red. Flag shown on <www.umb.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Symbolics:
- White stands for peace, science and academic harmony.
- Red stands for effort and solitary work.
Ivan Sache, 9 June 2001

In the website of the university reported above they only say that the colors of the flag are white and red and some drawing that is not a flag is shown, suggesting a horizontal divided flag. In <www.umb.edu.co> , there is a picture of the flag and a link to an animated version.  This annimate version is horizontal white over red, with the emblem.  The photograph is from a stand flag but it seems to be diagonal divided, white on the top-hoist and red on the fly-bottom, and includes the emblem (set diagonally so at it looks right in the stand flag).
The flag I have seen flying is diagonally divided, with no emblem.  Let me confiirm, I am pretty sure it is diagonally divided but last time I checked there was no wind (and I was driving) so I am not sure on the disposition of the colors.  Red seemed to be above, and white seemed to be towards the fly, anyhow.
Carlos Thompson, 24 June 2003

The Univesidad Manuela Beltrán has its flag already reported. However, I found a variant, which includes the coat of arms, as seen here and here.
Sources: http://es.slideshare.net/fabian1070/resea-historica-7226727
http://www.educaedu-colombia.com/centros/universidad-manuela-beltran-uni1742_4
http://catedrasmanuelabeltran.blogspot.com/2011/05/modulo-i-induccion_26.html
Esteban Rivera, 28 January 2015