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Sebastián de Belalcázar, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014

Institución Educativa Sebastián de Belalcázar is located in the Belalcázar borough, part of the town of Medellín (Antioquia Department).
The institute was established by Resolution No. 9,301 of 22 December 1994. It was originally a secondary seat of Liceo María Montessori, and, subsequently (1982), of Liceo Tricentenario. The institute is named for the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar / Benalcázar (1480-1551), appointed Captain of Darién in 1514 and Mayor of León (Nicaragua) in 1524.
The flag of the institute, adopted in 1997, is presented in Chapter 1.2 of the institute's Etiquette Guidebook, as horizontally divided green-wine red.
Green is a symbol of youth and exuberant vegetation. Wine red is a symbol of knowledge.
Source: http://master2000.net/recursos/fotos/62/GUÍA%20PARA%20LA%20CONVIVENCIA%20INSTITUCIONAL.pdf - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014


Seminario de Chiquinquirá, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

"Colegio Seminario Menor Diocesiano" is a Roman Catolic institute ran by the Diocese of Chiquinquirá, Department of Boyacá. The institute was founded by the first Bishop of Chiquinquirá, His Grace Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, on 1 November 1978 (Ecclesistic Decree No. 027). Classes started on 20 February 1979 and the institute was recognized by the Ministry of National Education on 3 March 1982 (Decree No. 2099).
The flag of the institute, as shown on a photo and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided emerald green-blue. Green represents the "vegetal velvet covering the picturesque landscape surrounding the institute", the green "God's gems" found in the underground of Western Boyacá (that is, emeralds), and, most important, hope. Blue symbolizes the Blessed Virgin, the patroness of the institute.
These two colours are also used in the coat of arms of the institute.
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2009

Institute's name changed from Colegio Seminario Menor Diocesiano to Colegio Seminario de Chiquinquirá.
Ivan Sache, 7 November 2010


Señor de los Milagros, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 20 May 2012

The Liceo Señor de los Milagros, is located in the Municipality of Girón, Department of Santander.
Its flag is seen here (white horizontal flag with the CoA in the middle). It can also be seen here (top right flag)
(Source: http://simposioliceo-2009.blogspot.com/ )

The Coat of Arms is seen here and here.
(Source: http://aplicaciones.colombiaaprende.edu.co/colegios_privados/content/colegio-liceo-se%C3%B1or-de-los-milagros)

For additional information please go to: Liceo Señor de Los Milagros (official website, currently down)
Esteban Rivera, 15 May 2012


Sergio Arboleda, Universidad


image by Eugene Ipavec, 21 October 2007

The flag of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda. You can find the explanation of the Coat of Arms at <www.usergioarboleda.edu.co>. The University is located in Bogota..
Source: Official website.
E.R., 14 October 2007

The arms are canting; "arboleda' means "grove" (of trees). The website calls it the "tree of wisdom of Aristotle," so apparently a diagrammatic representation of the hierarchy of the sciences rather than an actual tree.
Eugene Ipavec, 14 and 21 October 2007

I have not found yet a reference to Aristotle, but René Descartes (Les principes de la philosophie, 1644; originally written in Latin as "Principia philosophiae") defined a "tree of knowledge". My own translation from the French text:
"Therefore philosophy is like a tree, whose roots are metaphysics, trunk is physics and branches emerging from the trunk are all the other sciences, which can be reduced to three main ones, medecine, mechanics and ethics, I mean here the highest and most perfect ethics, which, assuming a perfect knowledge of the other sciences, is the highest degree of wisdom. Since fruits are cropped neither from the root or the trunk of the tree built but only from the end of the branches, the main usefulness of philosophy depends on its parts which cannot be learned only as the last one."
The Catalan philosoph and mystic Ramon Llull (XIIIth century) also uses the metaphor of the "tree of sciences", which has 18 roots, made of the nine divine (absolute) principles, including wisdom, and of the nine logical (relative) principles.
Ivan Sache, 21 October 2007

"Universidad Sergio Arboleda", located in Bogotá, is named after Sergio Arboleda (1822-1888). Born in Popayán, Arboleda studied Law at "Universidad del Cauca", where he was subsequently appointed Rector. Arboleda dedicated most of his life to the education of the youth but also contributed to the political life of Colombia, as a member of the National Congress, of the Assembly of Cundinamarca and of the Provincial Chamber; he submitted in 1885 a draft of Constitution to the National Assembly.
The shield of the university was designed by Dr. Alvaro Gómez Hurtado, in collaboration with Dr. Ramón Bulla Qunitina, Dean of the School of Philosophy, Humanities and Education.
The trunk of the tree represents Philosophy. The branches on the right side of the trunk are Humanities, such as Literature, Philosophy, Astronomy, Law, Communication...
The branches on the left side of the trunk are Exact Sciences, such as Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Economy... The border of the shield encompasses all knowledge, with the following caveat emptor: "If first we don't understand God's love, all knowledge will be difficult, obscure and unuseful".
Source: <www.usergioarboleda.edu.co>.
Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008


Silvino Rodríguez, Institución Educativa


image by Ivan Sache, 29 January 2009

"Institución Educativa 'Silvino Rodríguez'"  was founded in the Municipality of Tunja, Department of Boyacá, in 1973 (Decree No. 12), through the merging of  "Colegio 'Silvino Rodríguez'" and "Liceo Departamental Femenino", founded on 31 August 1963 (Decree No. 726) and in 1964 (Decree No. 039), respectively.
The institute is named after Silvino Rodríguez, Governor of Boyacá in the 1920s.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided yellow-green-yellow, the two colours being also used on the emblem of the institute.
The flag and emblem were designed by Otoniel Jiménez Cuervo and Alfonso Mariño Camargo. Yellow represents the projection of the young minds, looking like sun rays, eager to learn and know. Green represents hope.
Ivan Sache, 29 January 2009


Simón Bolívar, Institución Educativa Departamental


image by Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014

Institución Educativa Departamental Simón Bolívar is located in El Difícil, the seat of the municipality of Ariguaní (Magdalena Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-red with a green triangle placed along the fly and eleven yellow stars placed 6 and 5 in the white stripe. White is a symbol of peace and values. Red is a symbol of love and brave heart. Green is a symbol of hope. The stars represent the 11 seats of the institute.
Source: http://iedbolivariano.es.tl/NUESTROS-S%CDMBOLOS.htm - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 07 December 2014


Simón Bolívar, Institución Educativa Técnica


image by Ivan Sache, 04 August 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Simón Bolívar was established in Arauca (Arauca Department) by Luis Eduardo García and officially approved by Decree No. 213 of 30 January 1967.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided ochre yellow-olive green. Yellow is a symbol of spiritual resources and prudence. Green is a symbol of the immense plain and of hope
Source: http://www.unibolivar.edu.co/arauca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83&Itemid=148 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 04 August 2014


Simón Bolívar, Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial


image by Ivan Sache, 18 November 2014

Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial Simón Bolívar is located in Guamo (Tolima Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green. It symbolizes teaching and apprenticeship through education in different industrial specialities.
Source: http://ietisimonbolivarguamo.wordpress.com/acerca-de/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 18 November 2014


Simón Bolívar, Universidad


image by Ivan Sache, 29 December 2008

"Universidad Simón Bolívar" was founded on 15 October 1972 in Barranquilla by the economist José Consuegra Higgins (b. 1926), former Rector of "Universidad del Atlántico".
The flag of the university, as shown graphically and described on the university website, is white with the green emblem of the university. The emblem of the university is made of a big letter "U" and the signature of Simón Bolívar. Green represents the Bolivarian ideal and the fertility of the fields.
The text seems to indicate that the signature is taken from the "Carta de Jamaica" ("Letter from Jamaica")  written by the Liberator on 6 September 1815, mostly calling for the union of the countries of the Americas (see the original text in Spanish at <ww.simon-bolivar.org>).
Ivan Sache, 29 December 2008

I happen to have this text in English but it does not mention flags I believe. (Fitzgerald, Gerald E. 1971. The Political Thought of Bolivar. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.).
Jan Mertens, 29 December 2008


Sinaí, Liceo Mixto


image by Ivan Sache, 30 July 2014

Liceo Mixto Sinaí is located in Manizales (Caldas Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-green. Yellow is a symbol of the sun, of wealth, and of the power of youth. Green is a symbol of aspiration to ecological spirit.
Source: http://jmdussan.blogspot.fr/ - Director's blog
Ivan Sache, 30 July 2014