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Santiago Apóstol de Funza, Colegio Parroquial


image by Ivan Sache, 01 July 2014

Colegio Parroquial Santiago Apóstol was established in 1960 in Funja by the parish priest Cesar Hernando Torres Martinez.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white. The flag is similar to the flag of Funja; at the time, the institute was the only one in the town with official support by the municipality.
Source: http://www.colsaf.org/colsaf_j/images/circulares/MANUAL_DE_CONVIVENCIA_2014.pdf - Institute's Constitution
Photos:
http://www.colsaf.org/colsaf_j/images/galeria/IMG_0189.JPG
http://www.colsaf.org/colsaf_j/images/galeria/IMG_0199.JPG
http://www.colsaf.org/colsaf_j/images/galeria/IMG_0216.JPG
http://www.colsaf.org/colsaf_j/images/galeria/IMG_0310.JPG
Ivan Sache, 01 July 2014


Santiago de Cali, Institución Educativa Normal Superior


image by Ivan Sache, 6 January 2009

"Institución Educativa Normal Superior Santiago de Cali" was founded on 12 February 1912 by the Assembly of the Department of Valle del Cauca.
The flag, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided green-white-green with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 6 January 2009


Santiago de Cali, Universidad


image by Zoltan Horvath, 11 March 2014

The USC (Universidad Santiago de Cali, Santiago de Cali University) was established on October 16, 1958.
Source: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universidad_Santiago_de_Cali
Its flag is the logo on a white horizontal flag as seen here (second flag from left to right)
Source: http://www.usc.edu.co/noticias/index.php/iquienes-somos/765-365-dias-de-transformacion-de-la-santiago
For additional information go to: USC (official website) 
Esteban Rivera, 11 March 2014

Faculty of Law and Political Sciences


image by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002

Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University Santiago of Cali - The image of the flag, shown without comments on the aforementioned website, is a bit problematic. The flag is made of three horizontal stripes, blue-white-green, and a vertical pink stripe is placed along the hoist. The overall proportion of the image is 100:222, but excluding the vertical stripe, we have a 1:2 flag! The colours seem also to be weird, especially the pink, but they are derived from the University shield, which is shown with a blue field, a green border and pink writings.
Source: <www.usaca.edu.co/derecho>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002


Santiago de Tunja, Escuela Normal Superior


image by Ivan Sache, 18 November 2010

Escuela Normal Superior Santiago de Tunja, located in Tunja, Department of Boyacá, dates back to Escuela Normal Nacional de Varones de Tunja, founded in 1870. This was part of a national program of refoundation of the Normal Schools in the states' capitals, managed by the first German Mission in Colombia. Classes started on 22 September 1872. In 1925, the institute adopted the "New School" model, promoted by Rafael Bernal Jiménez in the Department of Boyacá following a conference given by the educationalist Ovidio Decroly in Boyacá. The reformed institute was the cradle of the Faculties of Educational Sciences founded in Bogotá and Tunja, for women and men, respectively, part of the Educational and Technological University of Colombia. Since then, Escuela Normal Superior Santiago de Tunja has been an annex of the University. The institute caters today 3,500 alumni scattered over three seats (Central, Jardín Infantil and Parque Pinzón).
The flag of Escuela Normal Superior Santiago de Tunja is shown on a photo available on the institute's website as horizontally divided red-blue-white-blue-red (1:1:2:1:1). Blue means knowledge, white means purity and joy, red means watch. Oddly enough, a drawing shown just above the photo pictures the flag as horizontally divided blue-white-red (1:1:1, proportions stated in the companion text), the white stripe being charged with the black letters "E.N.S.S.T.".
http://www.ensst.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48:la-bandera&catid=38:simbolos&Itemid=60
http://www.ensst.edu.co/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&Itemid=105&page=inline&id=4628&catid=82&limitstart=12 - Photo, Student's Day, 2010
Ivan Sache, 18 November 2010


Santiago Pérez, Institución Educativa Departamental

"Institución Educativa Departamental 'Santiago Pérez'", based at Zipaquirá, Department of Cundinamraca, was recognized on 29 September 1975, as "Colegio Departamental 'Santiago Pérez'", by the Department of Cundinamarca (Decree No. 31054); classes started on 1 February 1976. The current institute was formed on 30 September 2002 (Decree No. 3395) by the merging of "Colegio Departamental 'Santiago Pérez'", "Jardín Infantil 'Carrusel'" and "Colegio Básico Portachuelo"
The flag of the institute, according to photos taken in 2008 and the description available on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided light blue-yellow-red (1:2:1) with the emblem of the institute in the middle of the yellow stripe.
The flag and arms of the institute were approved by the Rector on 5 August 1976 - but the flag is subsequently said to have been designed by teacher Fabio Restrepo Parra in 1977!
The colours are the same as on the flags of Colombia and Cundinamarca. Blue represents the celeste heavens and the crystalline waters of Zipaquirá. Yellow represents the resources of the soil, as gold mined by the first inhabitants and local, modern agriculture based on wheat cropping. Red represents the "torrents of blood" shed by the local martyrs for peace, independence and liberty.
The emblem of the institute is circular, emerald green to represent the aspirations of the students and of the Colombian youth and the natural resources of the mountains surrounding the valleys of Zipaquirá, Ubaté and Chiquinquirá (that is, emeralds). The  interlaced letters "C", "S", "P" and "Z" recall the name of the institute "Colegio Santiago Perez Zipaquirá". The white "Z" symbolizes the colonial, salt-mining town of Zipaquirá. The extreme parts of the letters mark the four main compass directions. The white ring surrounding the emblem represents candor and purity of the inhabitants of Zipaquirá and innocence of the students. "DPTO. DE CUNDINAMARCA" is written in golden letters on the ring.
This is how the emblem appears on the flag photographed in 2008, see for instance here.
The symbols' page on the website of the institute shows three different representations of the emblem, none of which exactly matches the emblem actually used on the flag, and a graphic of the flag with the most recent emblem, with letters "I", "S", "P" and"Z" reflecting the new name of the institute and the name of the department dropped from the border. See also photo gallery.
Ivan Sache, 7 January 2009


Santo Ángel, Colegio del


image by Ivan Sache, 03 September 2017

"Colegio del Santo Ángel" was founded in 1958 in Bogotá by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Guardian Angel. Founded in 1839 in Quillan (Languedoc, France) by Father Louis Antoine Ormières and Mother Saint Pascal Lavrilloux, the congregation was recognized by Napoléon III in 1852 and by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. Following the expelling of the religious congregations from France in the early 20th century, most sisters relocated to Spain, where they were known as the "French Sisters". Their first presence in South America was in Venezuela, in 1950.
See also
: <catholique-montauban.cef.fr>.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is white with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
White represents purity, liberty and transparency.
The emblem of the institute shows  a guardian angel guiding a child about to cross a bridge over a brook in a forest landscape. The scene is placed over a red cross bordered in yellow and surmonted by a yellow Latin cross. The emblem is inscribed in a white ring bearing the black writings "COLEGIO DEL SANTO ÁNGEL / 1839 / BOGOTÁ / 1958". 1839 and 1958 are the foundation years of the congregation and of the institute, respectively. Red and white represent love and purity.
Ivan Sache, 8 January 2009


Santo ángel de la Guardia, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 03 September 2017

Colegio Santo ángel de la Guardia was established in La Rinconada ward, Cúcuta, by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Guardian Angel. Founded in 1839 in Quillan (Languedoc, France) by Father Louis Antoine Ormières and Mother Saint Pascal Lavrilloux, the congregation was recognized by Napoléon III in 1852 and by Pope Leo XIII in 1902. Following the expelling of the religious congregations from France in the early 20th century, most sisters relocated to Spain, where they were known as the "French Sisters". Their first presence in South America was in Venezuela, in 1950
Source: <catholique-montauban.cef.fr>.
The flag of the institute is white with the institute's emblem in the middle, the same as for the Bogotá college, with adapted writing.
Source: Institute website
Ivan Sache, 28 March 2016


Santo Domingo, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 28 June 2014

Colegio Santo Domingo was established in Bogotá in January 1977. The institute is named for St. Dominic Savio 1842-1857), an Italian student of St. John Bosco, canonized on 12 June 1954 by Pope Pius XII and proclaimed the patron saint of schools worldwide.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-red, with the institute's emblem in the middle. Blue is a symbol of academics, study, learning, knowledge and aspiration to intellectual progress. White is a symbol of purity, spirituality, love of God and respect of the institute's patron saint, St. Dominic Savio. Red is a symbol of valiance, solidarity and constancy.
The emblem of the institute features on a blue field, representing knowledge, an open book, recalling that education should matter everybody, and the flag of Colombia, placed diagonally.
Source: http://www.colegiosantodomingo.edu.co/simbolos.php
Photos: http://www.colegiosantodomingo.edu.co/img/izada/8.jpg
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2014


Santo Tomás, Institución Educativa Técnica


image by Ivan Sache, 17 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Santo Tomás is located in Cuatis Corregimiento, part of the municipality of Gualmatán (Nariño Department). The institute is named for St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274, canonized on 18 July 1323 by Pope John XXII and promoted Doctor of the Church in 1568 [Doctor angelicus - Doctor communis]).
The symbols of the institute were adopted on 20 October 1999. The flag, designed by the 3rd grade student Digna Isabel Chavez  Rosero, is diagonally divided white-green-yellow according to the descending diagonal. White, green, and yellow represent the region's peace, vegetation, and resources, respectively.
Source: http://ietsat.webnode.com.co/oferta-educativa/simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 17 November 2014


Santo Tomás, Universidad


Note: this image is incomplete - see below.
image by Carlos Thompson, 28 May 2003

Translated from Universidad Santo Tomás websites: <www.usta.edu.co> (Bogotá) and <www.ustabuca.edu.co> (Bucaramanga, Santander):
"The flag is composed by five horizontal bands, three in green and two white alternated, the university shield in the middle and in the top the national tricolor in triangle".
The pictures do not show the flag completly , so I know I miss the "national tricolor in triangle", this should mean a triangle of yellow, blue and red.
Carlos Thompson, 28 May 2003

"Universidad Santo Tomás", the First Universitary Convent in Colombia, was founded in Santa Fé de Bogotá by the Dominican Order on 13 June 1580. Founded in 1608, "Colegio Santo Tomás" was subsequently merged with "Universidad de Estudios Generales" to form "Colegio-Universidad Santo Tomás", later renamed "Universidad Tomástica".
On 7 March 1965, the Dominican Order's Province of San Luis Bertrán de Colombia restored "Universidad Santo Tomás de Colombia", which was recognized by the Ministry of National Education on 6 August 1965 (Decree No. 3645). The university opened regional seats in Bucaramanga (1973), Boyacá (1996) and Medellín (1997).
On the new symbols' page of the university, the discrepancy reported by Carlos Thompson has vanished since there is no longer mention of the national flag in corner.
The shield of the university is a blue disk charged with a black and white Cross of Calatrava, surrounded by a red ring bearing in black capital letters the university's name (top) and motto (bottom), "Facientes Veritatem", in Latin, "Furthering Truth", and 16 golden rays representing the "Sun of Aquino", that is the knowledge of St. Thomas of Aquino.
Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008


Santo Tomás de Aquino, Colegio

"Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino", "Dean of the Colombian Colleges", was founded by the Dominican Order in Santa Fé de Bogotá in 1573 and refunded in the same town in 1949. It is one of the six colleges ran by the Order, together with the "Universidad Santo Tomás", in Colombia (Province of San Luis Bertrán of the Order).
The flag of the college, as shown on a photo and described on the college website, is horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow (1:2:1) with a sun near the fly and (seemingly) the coat of arms of the college near the hoist.
Blue symbolizes liberty, to be compared with the infinite blue sky, immense and inexplorable, a free space for the flight of the birds, the lightning of the constellations and the transit of the clouds that water the earth.
Yellow represents wisdom, to be compared with incandescence and light, the golden base of knowledge and the crucible of word through radiated truth, born from the infinite fire.
The sun is the Sun of Aquino, united with chains, representing St. Thomas of Aquino's knowledge instilled in all of his writings. The sun shown on the flag is more complex than the sun emblem of the college placed in the middle of the crest of the coat of arms of the college. It has more rays, is plain yellow and bears a black ring inside (maybe a chain?).
The coat of arms of the college is made of the Cross of Calatrava countercoloured black and white, as the specific symbol of the Dominican Order, with a blue border charged with the yellow writing "VERITAS COLEGIO STO. TOMAS DE AQUINO", and surmonted by a crenelled crown charged with a yellow chain and sun, alluded to in the anthem of the college.
Black, as absorbing light, represents interiorization and appropriation of knowledge. White, as the lack of colour and the plenitude of light, represents truth reveealed to mankind and enlighting it.
The "Identidad Corporativa" booklet of the college, available as a PDF file on the website of the college, includes a detailed construction sheet of the coat of arms, last amended in 2006.
The prescribed shades are:
- Blue: Pantone 2935c / CMYK 100-47-0-0
- Yellow: Pantone 109c / CMYK 0-9-94-0.
Ivan Sache, 2 January 2009


Sarid Arteta de Vásquez, Colegio Distrital


image by Ivan Sache, 25 July 2014

Colegio Distrital Sarid Arteta de Vasquez was established in Baranquilla (Atlántico Department) on 13 February 1964 by Leticia Herrera de Ramos.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue with the institute's emblem the white stripe.
http://colegio-saridartetadevasquez.barranquilla.edu.co/VM/article/?id=AR00010221 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 25 July 2014