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Piedecuesta, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 17 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Piedecuesta (Santander Department) was established in 1953. Originally open only to boys (Escuela Normal Superior de Varones), the school was renamed in 1964 Escuela Normal Nacional Mixta, and, eventually, Escuela Normal Superior de Piedecuesta by Resolution No. 17,340 of 27 November 2000.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-yellow.
Source: http://www.normalpiedecuesta.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=130 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 17 October 2014


Piedemonte, Colegio Gimnasio

"Colegio Gimnasio Piedemonte" is located in Bucaramanga.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is white with two thin diagonal stripes in the lower left and upper right corners, blue and red, respectively, and the emblem of the institute in the middle.
White symbolizes truth, justice and respect, as well as a open mind to new and improved ideals and knowledge.
Blue symbolizes nature, source of life, and the commitment to protect it through an intimate connivence with it and our neighbour. Red recalls us  love, energy and passion required to study, teach, live and fullfill our mission in the service of the society and of our country.
The emblem of the institute is circular and divided into four equal parts. The upper left part is charged with a representation of the earth, meaning that we should be prepared to be citizens both of Colombia and of the world. The upper right part is charged with the lamp of knowledge. The lower left part is charged with a landscape, requiring the protection and preservation of natural environment. The lower right parts is charged with the five Olympic rings representing permanent contact with sport.
The border of the emblem is charged with the white lettering "GIMNASIO PIEDEMONTE / EXCELENTES".
Ivan Sache, 12 December 2009


Pierre Faure, Gimnasio Pedagógico


image by Ivan Sache, 08 August 2014

Gimnasio Pedagógico Pierre Faure was established on 10 October 2003 in Bucaramanga (Santander Department) by Fanny Inés Luna Pico The institute is named for the French Jesuit priest Pierre Faure (1904-1988), the promoter of "community and personalized education".
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-red with a white star in the middle. Along the hoist is placed a vertical white stripe charged with the institute's emblem. Red is a symbol of leadership and love. Blue is a symbol of intelligence and responsibility. White is a symbol of purity and innocence. The star represents the human being at the center of the educational project of the institute.
Source: http://sites.amarillasinternet.com/colegiopierrefaure/nuestros_simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 08 August 2014


Piloto de Colombia, Corporación Universidad


image by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 7 October 2005

Corporación Universidad Piloto de Colombia - my university (Bogotá, Distrito Capital and Girardot, Cundinamarca).
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 14 November 2004

I didn't have found any sources that confirms the flag and the image is only a product of visual research in my university.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 7 October 2005


Piloto, Instituto Técnico Industrial

"Instituto Técnico Industrial Piloto" (ITIPI) was founded in 1939 in Bogotá as "Escuela Complementaria de Espacializacion Artistica". Renamed "Instituto Popular de Cultura" in 1949, the institute was given its current name in 1954.
The flag of ITIPI, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green with the emblem of ITIPI in the middle.
The emblem of ITIPI is a white disk surrounded by a green ring charged with "I.E.D. INSTITUTO TECNICO INDUSTRIAL PILOTO / BOGOTA" in white letters and charged with a green device presumably recalling the acronym of the institute and (my own interpretation) a calliper rule.
Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009


Pitalito, Escuela Normal Superior de

"Escuela Normal Superior de Pitalito" was founded on 30 April 1950 in Pitalito, Department of Huila, succeeding "Colegio San Antonio", founded in 1927.
A competition for the flag of the institute was organized in 1975, the year of the silver jubilee of the institute. The winner was student Fernando Antonio Rincón Trujillo, who proposed a flag with three equal, green-white-red stripes. Green represents the valley of Laboyos. White represents the traditional hospitality, generosity and good customs of the inhabitants of the region. Red symbolizes the vitality and strength of the youth studying at the institute. The arrangement of the stripes is, unfortunately, not given.
Source: <www.colombiauniversal.com>.
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2009


Poblaciones Especiales, Institución Educativa para


image by Ivan Sache, 22 September 2014

Instituto de Niños Especiales was established in 1978 in Sincelejo (Sucre Department) for the education of children with Down's syndrome. Instituto Nacional de Niños Especiales (INNES) was founded in 1983 by Myriam Mercado Pacheco and Militza Anaya Gómez, on a plot located in the Las Brisas borough, offered by the local chapter of the Lion's Club. Centro de Educación Integral para Poblaciones Especiales (CEIPE) was established by Resolution No. 226 of 15 February 2000. Institución Educativa para Poblaciones Especiales was eventually established by Decree No. 8 of 8 January 2003.
Source: http://www.iepoblacionespeciales.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag is green with the institute's emblem in the middle. The emblem of the institutes features two children symbolizing the equality of all human beings, a book representing science and knowledge, two hands representing acceptance, solidarity, cooperation, and work to develop skills, and a torch symbolizing triumph and sports achievement.
Source: http://www.iepoblacionespeciales.edu.co/?page_id=17 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 22 September 2014


Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011

"Colegio Policarpa Salavarrieta" was founded on 11 May 1948 in Bogotá by Decree No. 1,521 of the Ministry of National Education, as "Instituto Policarpa Salavarrieta", a girls' college depending on "Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca". In 1963, the college became autonomous and was renamed "Liceo Nacional Feminino Policarpa Salavarrieta". Open to boys in 1974, the college was renamed "Liceo Nacional Policarpa Salavarrieta", subsequently "Institución Educativa Distrital Colegio Policarpa Salavarrieta". The institute is named for the heroin Policarpa Salavarrieta (1795-1817), aka La Pola, shot by the Spaniards in Bogotá.
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as green with the institute's emblem in the middle. Green represents hope in the future. The emblem of the institute is a shield with the national colors, charged with a hand holding a flaming torch, issuant from the base, meaning constant work, energy and viability. The shield is bordered by a green stripe symbolizing biodiversity and hope in a better future, charged with the name of the institute and its motto "RESPONSABILIDAD IDENTITAD Y TRANSCENDENCIA" (Responsibility Identity and Transcendence).
Source: http://colegio.redp.edu.co/polisalavarrieta/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:simbolos&catid=39:simbolos&Itemid=39
Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011


Ponedera, Institución Educativa Técnica Comercial de


image by Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Comercial de Ponedera was established in November 1978 in La Pachita borough (Municipality of Ponedera, Atlántico Department)
The flag of the institute is presented in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided blue-white-yellow with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Source: http://www.instecoponedera.edu.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/MANUAL_DE_CONVIVENCIA_-COMERCIAL.pdf
Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014


Popayán, Escuela Normal Superior de


image by Ivan Sache, 22 October 2014

Escuela Normal Nacional de Popayán (Valle Department) was established in 1934 as Escuela Normal Nacional de Señoritas, and subsequently renamed Escuela Normal Superior de Popayán.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green.
Source: http://www.normalpopayan.edu.co/contenido/contenido.php?id_contenido=7 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 22 October 2014


Popayan, Fundacion Universitaria de


image by Ivan Sache, 16 Febuary 2004

The Fundacion Universitaria de Popayan was established in 1982 in Popayan. The grounds of the foundation were destroyed by the earthquake of 31 March 1983. New grounds were inaugurated on 1 August 1983. The Foundation manages a botanical garden dedicated to biodiversity preservation, ethnobotany and germplasn conservation. The garden is a membher of the national networks of botanical gardens, prescribed by law #229 in 1996.
The flag of the FUP is horizontally divided in three equal stripes, whose colours cannot be ascertained from the source quoted below. For the attached image, I have selected a grey-green upper stripe and a dark blue lower stripe, but these shades need to be confirmed (or corrected).
Source: <www.fup.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 16 Febuary 2004


Popular Diocesano, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 21 October 2014

Institución Educativa Popular Diocesano was established in Dosquebradas (Risaralda Department), by Resolution No. 2,517 of 21 November 2002 as the merger of Colegio Seminario Popular Diocesano (est. 6 March 1972 by His Grace Baltasar Álvarez Restrepo; Bishop of Pereira from 1952 to 1976), Escuela Jesus Maestro (est. 23 February 1973 by Sisters Elena Narvaéz and Mariana Salazar), Escuela Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento (est. 1990), and Centro Docente Rubén Sanin Mejia (est. 1999 as Centro Docente La Esneda).
The flag of the institute is described in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided red-green with a blue triangle placed along the hoist. Red is a symbol of sacrifice. Green is symbol of hope. Blue is a symbol of perseverance and of the sky. The blue triangle represents the sky that always protects us.
Source: http://www.colpopulardiocesano.edu.co/manualconvivencia/MANUALDECONVIVENCIA2013VERSION04.pdf - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 21 October 2014


Presbítero Luis Eduardo Pérez Molina, Institu ción Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 21 November 2014

Institución Educativa Presbítero Luis Eduardo Pérez Molina originates in a girl's school established in 1887 in Barbosa by Sara Patiño. The cornerstone of the building still housing the school was blessed in 1919. Escuela Urbana de Niñas was officially recognized in 1959. Upon request of the educational community, the school was renamed Escuela Integrada Presbítero Luis Eduardo Pérez Molina in March 1992, as a tribute to the deceased priest of the San Antonio de Padua parish. Colegio Presbítero Luis Eduardo Pérez Molina was established by Resolution No. 449 of 2 April 1997. Institución Educativa Presbítero Luis Eduardo Pérez Molina was eventually established by Resolution No. 15,029 of 25 October 2002.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-wine red. Blue is a symbol of elegance, safety and tranquillity. White is a symbol of peace, purity, spirituality and transparency. Wine red is a symbol of joy, understanding, enthusiasm and recreation.
Source: http://www.iepbrolepm.edu.co/index2.php?id=7086&idmenutipo=1292&tag= - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 21 November 2014


Presbiterio Ricardo Luís Gutiérrez Tobón, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 03 December 2014

Institución Educativa Marco Fidel Suárez was established in Belmira (Antioquia Department) by Resolution No. 1,471 of 20 February 2003, as the merger of Liceo Presbítero Ricardo Luís Gutiérrez Tobón and Escuela Urbana Integrada Marco Fidel Suárez, and renamed Institución Educativa Presbítero Ricardo Luís Gutiérrez Tobón by Resolution No. 7,260 of 20 September 2004.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-green by a yellow triangle placed along the hoist and reaching the midpoint of the fly.
The triangular fields represent stability and experience of knowledge. Yellow is a symbol of material resources, spirituality, creativity and knowledge.
Blue is a symbol of spirituality, harmony and peace. Green is a symbol of life, hope and natural environment.
Source: http://iepresbitero.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32:simbolos&catid=2:contenido-base&Itemid=143 - institute's website
Photos: http://www.iepresbitero.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34&Itemid=146
Ivan Sache, 03 December 2014


Principe San Carlos, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 9 November 2010

Colegio Principe San Carlos was founded, as Colegio Latinoamericano, on 1 February 195 in Bucaramanga (Department of Santander) by Jairo Garcia Cogollo and Nidia del Carmen. The institute took its present name on 6 December 1995 (Decree No. 323).
The flag of Colegio Principe San Carlos is described on the institute's website - with a color photo -, as made with the institute's corporate colors. The flag is divided blue-white by the descending diagonal, blue representing the teachers, their sincerity, joy and humility, and white representing the alumni, their purity, rightness and youth joy. Two equal vertical stripes are placed along the hoist, the first, green, symbolizing hope, faith, friendship and the constant quest of knowledge, and the second, yellow, symbolizing spiritual and moral resources, wisdom, force and vitality required for leadership.
Source: http://www.colegioprincipesancarlos.edu.co/acerca-de.php?seccion=simbolos
Ivan Sache
, 9 November 2010


Promoción Social, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017

Institución Educativa Promoción Social originates in the school established in 1953 in Palermo (Huila) by the parish priest, Pebitero Horacio Cuéllar.

The flag of I.E. Promoción Social is modeled on the national flag, being vertically divided (2:1:1) yellow-blue-green.
The yellow stripe is a symbol of permanent education, which facilitates a bright future.
The blue stripe is a symbol of participatory democracy, as the basis of harmony and pacific coexistence.
The green stripe is a symbol of the principle of sustainable development, involving respect for the natural resources and their rational use.
Source: Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017


Provenza, Institución Educativa

Institución Educativa Provenza is located in Bucaramanga. Founded in 1970, the institute was renamed in 1993 Concentración Escolar Provenza, in 1997 Colegio Básico Provenza, and, eventually, in 2004, Institución Educativa Provenza.
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-green-blue with the emblem of the institute in the green stripe. Photos taken during official flag ceremonies show that the website's drawing is erroneous:
- The stripe should not be of equal height but with repsective proportions 1:1:2;
- The emblem should not be inscribed within the green stripe.
The best view of the flag can be seen on photos taken on 23 September 2008:
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/.res/...........6534  (gallery)
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/self.aspx/.res/...........6923 (best photo).
Other galleries show the flag, for instance; http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada...........raza^6 - 26 October 2010
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada............202010 - 20 July 2010
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada%20de%20bandera................maestro - 13 May 2009
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada%20de%20bandera................maestro - 14 November 2008
The emblem of the institute is a green-bordered shield divided blue-white by the ascending diagonal, six white Olympic rings in the blue half, a white open book outlined in black in the white half, around the shield the blue writing "COMPROMISIO" (Compromise, left), "CIENCIA" (Science, top), and "LIDERAZGO" (Leadership, right); the whole placed on a white disk with a circular border outlined in blue and charged with the green writing "INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA PROVENZA" (top) "BUCARAMANGA" (bottom). http://sites.google.com/site/institucioneprovenza/Home
On the flag, the book is brown instead of white.
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010

At least, they show a flag that looks different. I'm not sure; I'd say that the flag goes further up the table, and also that it's not really hanging out at the bottom. I'd go for 2:1:3, I think. Note also neighbouring http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/self.aspx/.res/.............6922, where a Columbian flag is in the same position. A flag with tilted arms, BTW, including a ring bearing lettering, though in a different font from the one we have). The emblem should be on the dividing line between green and blue, presumably in the centre of the flag. This specimen also has a green fringe.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 4 November 2010


Pueblo Nuevo, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014

Institución Educativa Pueblo Nuevo was established in 1992 in Pueblo Nuevo borough, part of the municipality of Amalfi (Antioquia Department), as a secondary seat of Institución Educativa Presbítero Gerardo Montoya Montoya. Concentración Educativa Pueblo Nuevo was then established by Municipal Agreement No. 27 of 1 December 1995, and renamed Colegio Pueblo Nuevo by Municipal Agreement No. 24 of 2 December 1997.
The flag of the institute, designed in 1998 by Paula Marcela Velez and Paula Andrea Morales, is horizontally divided yellow-green. Yellow is a symbol of wealth and knowledge. Green is a symbol of mountains, hope and aspiration to peace.
Sources: http://contenidosamalfi.blogspot.fr/2010/05/institucines-educativas-de-amalfi.html - Institute's blog
http://www.iepueblonuevo.edu.co/images/slider/fondo_6.jpg - Photo, institute's website
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014


Pueblo Regao, Centro Educativo


image by Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014

Centro Educativo Pueblo Regao is located in El Centro, part of the municipality of Barrancabermeja (Santander Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-green. Along the hoist is placed a blue vertical stripe charged with six yellow stars arranged in a vertical row. Red is s a symbol of love, joy, and friendship. White is a symbol of peace, tenderness, harmony, and purity. Green is a symbol of hope, natural environment, and rural life. Blue is the colour of the student's uniform. The stars represent the different schools grouped into the institute.
Source: http://www.puebloregao.edu.co/principal/index.php/institucional/institucionales/bandera - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014


Puerto Bogotá, Institución Educativa Departamental


image by Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017

Institución Educativa Departamental Puerto Bogotá is located in the borough of Puerto Bogotá, Guaduas (Cundinamarca).
The flag of I.E.D. Puerto Bogotá is horizontally divided white-blue.
Photo: http://puertobogotahoy.blogspot.fr/2012/11/simbolos-de-nuestra-institucion.html
Ivan Sache, 02 September 2017


Putumayo, Instituto Tecnológico del

"Instituto Tecnológico del Putumayo" (ITP) was created on 11 December 1989 (Law No. 65). ITP has its main seat in the town of Mocoa and a secondary one in the town of Sibundoy.
The flag of ITP is shown graphically and described on the ITP website. The flag and the emblem of ITP were adopted after a competition held at ITP and approved on 17 April 1996 (Decree No. 007). Designed by Luís Hernando Henao, the flag is rectangular, divided into two equal parts by a rainbow. The upper left part is sea blue while the lower part is green. The black letters "ITP" are placed in the middle of the flag. There is a small black border in the upper and lower parts of the flag.
The rainbow, also surrounding the emblem of ITP, represents the biodiversity obtained from light in its brightest colours. Blue represents the water resources of the region, green represents the abundant vegetation and the black stripes the mineral resources.
Detailed presentation of the symbols at <www.itp.edu.co>.
Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008