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Santa Maria, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 13 September 2014

Institución Educativa Santa Maria was established in the Santa Maria borough, part of the municipality of Cartagena de Indias (Bolivar Department) by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a congregation founded in 1835 by the French nun St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier (1796-1868, canonised on 2 May 1940 by Pope Pius XII). The congregation settled in Cartagena on 21 July 1951, with the support of Archbishop López Umaña. One of he aims of the nuns was to provide education to children of jailed parents. It took them 10 years to establish a first school, Escuela Ana María Vélez de Trujillo, founded on 8 February 1961 and inaugurated in 1962 with some 150 students. Soon transferred to new grounds, the institute was renamed in 1964 Escuela Hogar del Buen Pastor. After the official inauguration of the new buildings on 22 February 1965, the institute was renamed Instituto Santa María. Decree No. 224 of 1 March 1968 renamed it Escuela Santa María. Transferred back in 1987 to its original grounds, the institute was renamed in 1995 Concentración Educativa Santa María.
Institución Educativa Santa Maria was eventually established by Municipal Resolution No. 776 of 10 May 2002, incorporating Escuela Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Escuela Marco Fidel Suárez, and Escuela Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.
Source: http://santamaria.ieocartagena.edu.co/
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided celestial blue-white. The upper stripe symbolizes the sky and the water that border our  Caribbean territory. The lower stripe symbolizes our aspiration to conquer and transform our environment to live together in a world of peace and love.
Source: http://santamaria.ieocartagena.edu.co/pagina-ejemplo/
Ivan Sache, 13 September 2014


Santa María Goretti, Institución Educativa


image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2015

Institución Educativa Santa María Goretti originates in a school established on 15 October 1933 in Mocoa (Putumayo Department) by Mother Mónica Wirth and Sisters María Pilar Revelo, María Cornelia Greissing, María Luciana Báchtiger and Lina Erazo. Colegio Femenino de Bachillerato Santa María Goretti was established by Resolution No. 21 of 30 September 1967.
The institute is named for St. Maria Goretti (1890-1902; canonized on 24 June 1950 by Pope Pius XII).)
The flag of the institute is vertically divided green-white-red.
Source: http://www.goretti.edu.co/web/index.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 13 September 2014

Looks rather Italian, doesn't it? I keep wondering why these schools have flags that are either match flags of other schools or national flags of other nations.
I thought to shrink the white slightly, equal stripes, standard green, smaller palette.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2015


Santa María Mazzarello, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014

Colegio Santa María Mazzarello was established in Canaguaro (Meta Department) by the Salesian Sisters. The institute is named for St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello (1837-1881; canonized on 24 June 1951), the founder of the Salesian Sisters, aka Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-pink. Blue and pink are the colours of the cloak and of the tunic of Mary  Help of Christians. Blue is a symbol of transcendency. Pink is the mixture of red and white. Red is a symbol of force and  sacrifice, reason and love. White is a symbol of rectitude,  transparency and strength. Accordingly, pink is a symbol of the  tenderness and kindness of the institute's patron saint.
Source: http://colsantamariamazzarello.jimdo.com/inicio/simbolos/
Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014


Santa Mariana de Jesús, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 07 July 2011

"Colegio Santa Mariana de Jesús", located in Portería (Bogotá Capital District), is managed by the Sisters of Mariana de Jesús, a congregation founded on 14 April 1873 by the Ecuadorian nun Blessed Mercedes de Jesús Molina (1828-1883).
The flag of the institute is shown graphically and described on the institute's website as horizontally divided "white-sweet red", that is pink.
Source: http://colegiosantamarianadejesus.com/institucional.html
Pink must be the color of the Sisters of Mariana de Jesús. During the beatification ceremony held on 1 February 1985 in Guayaquil, Pope John Paul II called Mercedes de Jesús Molina "the Rose of Baba [her birth place] and Guayaquil". She is locally known as "la Rosa del Guayas".
Ivan Sache, 07 July 2011


Santander, Universidad Industrial de


image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 February 2007

The Industrial University of Santander is located in Bucaramanga. The flag is apparently available on the home page of the university web site.
Ron Lahav, 22 February 2007

Simple white/green bicolor; the shade of green is specified as PANTONE 368c, CMYK 50:0:95:0, RGB 103:185: 62.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 February 2007

From university web site, we learn the meaning of the green colour. Green is a bright colour symbolizing hope and a chromatic sign evoking the opening of man towards all possible constructions, utopia, the best for society, all implicit elements in the educative task.
Ivan Sache, 30 December 2008


Santa Rocio, Gimnasio


image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2014

Gimnasio Santa Rocio was established in 1983 by Elisa Niño de Chicacausa in Villa del Río borough (Bogotá).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue. White represents purity and liberty. Blue represents hope, adequacy and responsibility.
Source: http://www.gsantarocio.edu.co/gimnasio-primaria-bachillerato-bogota/Bandera-33
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2014


Santa Rosa de Cabal, Universidad


image by Ivan Sache, 17 December 2008

"Universidad Santa Rosa de Cabal" (UNISARC) is the Colombian agronomic university. The "El Jazmin" campus has a crop farms, a cattle farm, a fish breeding station and a technological park.
The flag of UNISARC is shown graphically and described in the UNISARC website.
The flag is horizontally divided yellow-green with a simplified version of the UNISARC emblem in the middle.
The colours symbolize the balance between knowledge (represented by yellow) and the natural environment (represented by green).
The hexagonal emblem stands for the six (economic, social, technological, cultural, environmental and political) issues addressed by UNISARC.
The bird, a goose displayed with spread wings, represents progress. On the emblem, but not on the flag, red fruits placed above the head and under the wings of the goose represent productivity.
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2008


Santa Rosa de Lima, Institución Técnica Agroambiental


image by Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014

Institución Técnica Agroambiental Santa Rosa de Lima is located in Cicuco (Bolívar Department).
The institute is named for St. Rose of Lima (1642-1693, canonized on 12 April 1671 by Pope Clement X), the primary patroness of Peru and of the natives of South America.
The flag of the institute is described in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as quartered green-blue per saltire. In the middle is placed a white disk inscribing a green tree. Blue is a symbol of the water resources of the area. Green is a symbol of the natural environment and of vegetation, and of aspiration to a better future. White is a symbol of peace. The tree is a symbol of the natural resources that have to be preserved for the welfare of the whole community.
Source: http://www.edusacx.com/santarosa/pei.pdf
Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014


Santa Teresa de Jesús, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 04 July 2014

Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesús was established in 1934 in Fontibón (Bogotá) by seven nuns from the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family, Margarita de Jericó, Maria Rosa de Santo Domingo, Emilia de Urrao, Felicidad de Concepción, Trinidad de Yarumal, Cecilia de Yarumal and Catalina Carmona.
The flag of the institute is vertically divided blue-white. Blue is a symbol of science while white is a symbol of virtue.
Source: http://www.colsanter.edu.co/bandera.html
Ivan Sache, 04 July 2014


Institución Educativa Santa Teresa


image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2010

Institución Educativa Santa Teresa is located in Argelia, Department of Antioquia.
The flag and arms of the institute are painted on a building's wall, as shown on a photography available on the Argelia municipal website. The flag must be (no real flag seen) horizontally divided light blue-red-black. The colours of the flag are taken from the arms (or the reverse). Source: http://www.argelia-antioquia.gov.co/sitio.shtml?apc=m1G12--&x=2202378
Ivan Sache
, 27 July 2010


Santa Teresa de Jesús, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 31 January 2004

"Institución Educativa 'Santa Teresa de Jesús'" was founded in 1909 or 1911 in Armenia, Department of Antioquia, as "Colegio Oficial de Señoritas".
The flag of the institute, as described on the website of the institute, is vertically divided green-yellow-green.
Green represents hope.
Yellow represents the resources and strength of creative thinking.
The two green stripes also represent the natural environment while yellow represents bright mornings, with confidence into a future full of harmony and equity.
Ivan Sache, 31 January 2004


Santa Teresita, Escuela Normal Superior - Lorica


image by Ivan Sache, 8 January 2004

"Escuela Normal Superior Santa Teresita" was founded on 25 February 1940 in Lorica, Department of Córdoba, by nuns of the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, led by sister Angélica.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-coffee brown. White represents loyalty, purity, clear thinking, peace, innocence and simplicity. Coffee brown is the colour of the Theresian doctrine, with its virtues of value, strength, prudence, gravity, heroic immolation, and generous and constant empowerment.
Ivan Sache, 8 January 2004 and 7 January 2008


Santa Teresita, Escuela Normal Superior - Sabanalarga


image by Ivan Sache, 04 July 2011

"Escuela Normal Superior Santa Teresita" was founded in 1944 in Sabanalarga, Department of Antioquia, by nuns of the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-coffee brown. The same flag  is used by other institutes managed by the same congregation (for instance, another "Escuela Normal Superior Santa Teresita", located in Lorica.
Source: http://norsupsate.blogspot.com/2009_03_12_archive.html>
Ivan Sache, 04 July 2011


Santa Teresita, Escuela Normal Superior - Sopetrán


image by Ivan Sache, 26 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior Santa Teresita was established on 4 April 1939 in Sopetrán (Antioquia Department) by Father Tomás María Zapata. The institute was managed until 1994 by the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Carmelites).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-coffee brown. White is a symbol of purity, obedience, firmness, vigilance, eloquence, triumph, and innocence. Coffee brown is the colour of the cloak of the Carmelites.
Source: http://normalsopetran.blogspot.fr/2009/02/escuela-normal-superior-santa-teresita.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 26 October 2014


Santa Teresita de las Nieves, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010

Colegio Santa Teresita was founded on 7 February 1954 in the borough of Las Nieves, town of Baranquilla, by the nuns of the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
The flag of the institute is shown on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-coffee brown.
Source: http://www.colsatebarranquilla.com/start/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=49
The given meaning of the flag is exactly the same as for the very same flag used by another Theresian institute, Escuela Normal Superior San Teresita, Lorica.
It is therefore possible that several Theresian institutes, if not all, use the same "reneric" flag.
Ivan Sache
, 5 November 2010