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Champagnat, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 9 June 2001

Colegio Champagnat - 2:3 (by default) flag, horizontally divided light blue-white. The flag is shown on www.voluntad.com.co, located by Dov Gutterman. The flag is a symbol of life and grace, placed under Mary's protection. White stands for power and purity (state of grace). Blue stands for wisdom and infinity.
Blue has been used as Mary's color in religious iconography for the Middle Ages. White is of course the colour of virginity.
Ivan Sache
, 9 June 2001


Champagnat, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009

A first boys' education institute was founded on 5 October 1908 by Marist Brothers in Sibundoy, Department of Putumayo. "Normal de Varones de Sibundoy" was created on 6 May 1962 and superseded in 1969 by "Collegio de Bachillerato Masculino 'Champagnat'". The institute is named after St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840, canonized in 1999), the founder of the Marist Order.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-yellow.
Blue means the presence of the Blessed Virgin in the institute and represents the Marist community.
White represents peace and justice.
Yellow represents our intellectual resources.
Ivan Sache, 30 January 2009


Champagnat de Pasto, Instituto

image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010

The flag of Instituto Chmpagnat de Pasto, as shown graphically on the institute's website, is horizontally divided light blue-white - the traditional Marian and Marist colors, here identified to "the cloak and purity of the Blessed Virgin" - with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
The emblem of the institute is described as "a [yellow] cartouche in the heraldic Greco-Roman style, with the name of CHAMPAGNAT [blue letters] on top and the motto "Semper maoira conari" [black letters], the Latin for "Always aspire to the best"; the central [white outlined in blue] shield is [diagonally] divided into two parts, with the Marist "M" monogram on top and the torch, symbolizing courage and light, and the open book, symbolizing knowledge, science and study, on bottom[all in blue]."
Source: http://www.champagnatpasto.com/simbolos.htm
Ivan Sache, 5 November 2010


Champagnat de Popayan, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010

Colegio Champagnat de Popayan was founded in 1932 by the Marist Brothers, who had settled in Popayan in 1889. The institute is named after St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840, canonized in 1999), the founder of the Marist Order. 
The flag of the institute is described on the Colegio Champagnat's website as horizontally divided light blue-white-yellow (2:1:1). White and light blue are the traditional Marian and Marist colors; white and yellow are the colors of the Holy See. Moreover, white represents ultimate purity, chastity, innocence; yellow represents light, wisdom, enlightenment and peace; blue represents the Earth, calm, God's will, force, power and divine protection.
Source: http://colegiochampapopa.blogia.com/temas/filosofia-institucional-y-simbolos..php
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010


Charalá, Escuela Normal Superior de

image by Ivan Sache, 24 October 2014

Escuela Normal Superior de Charalá (Santander Department) was established on 11 February 1936 by the parish priest José Antonio Quijano. From 1940 to 2006, the institute was ran by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, a congregation founded in 1695 by Marie Poussepin (1653-1744; beatified on 20 November 1994 by Pope John Paul II). In 1948, the aim of the school was changed from commerce to teacher's education. Escuela Normal Departamental para Señoritas was renamed Escuela Normal Integrada de Charalá in December 1991. Escuela Normal Superior de Charalá was eventually established by Resolution No. 1,230 of 28 October 1999.
The flag is horizontally divided blue-white-blue. Blue recalls the cloak of Our Lady, Queen and Mother of the Presentation [the Blessed Virgin], her delicacy, and her humility. White recalls the purity of the Blessed Virgin.
Source: http://escuelanormalsuperiorcharala.jimdo.com/cultura-institucional/simbolos-institucionales/bandera/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 24 October 2014


Chipre, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 14 June 2018

Institución Educativa Chipre originates in Instituto Comanday (for boys) and Liceo Chipre (for girls), established by Order No. 11 issued on 14 November 1966. The two institutes were merged to form Instituto Chipre by Decree No. 147, issued in March 1971 by the Government of the Department of Caldas.
IE Chipre was eventually established as the merger of Instituto Chipre, Escuela Julio Zuluaga, Escuela Camilo Torres and Centro Educativo La Palma.
Source: IE Chipre website

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-gray-white-gray-blue (1:1:2:1:1) with the institute's monogram, composed of the interlaced letters "C" and "H", in the center.
Blue represents water and moving energy.
White represents wisdom lit by knowledge.
Gray represents struggle, compromise and tenacity.
Source: IE Chipre website
Ivan Sache, 14 June 2018


Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Universidad de (UDCA)

image by Ivan Sache, 01 December 2014

UDCA ("Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales" - University of Applied and Environmental Sciences) succeeded on 22 November 1995 (Decree No. 5446 of the Ministry of National Education), as a university, "Corporación Universitaria de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales" (University Corporation of Agronomic Sciences, UDCA), recognized on 22 November 1995 (Decree No. 5446 of the Ministry of National Education), which itself had succeeded "Corporación Universitaria de Ciencias Agropecuarias" (University Corporation of Agronomic Sciences), recognized on 20 May 1983 (Decree No. 7392 of the Ministry of National Education).
The flag of UDCA, as shown graphically and described on the UDCA website, is horizontally divided orange-dark green, the two fields being separated by a thin white stripe, with the emblem of UDCA in the middle. Orange and green represent the applied and environmental sciences, respectively, while the white stripe represents the horizon.
The emblem of UDCA shows the green allegory of Wisdom, captioned, in Latin, "SAPIENTIA", surrounded by an orange ring charged with the letters "U.D.C.A." in green. The emblem is surrounded by a white ring outlined in orange, charged with the name of the university and "BOGOTA / COLOMBIA", all in green. Orange represents joy, energy, interaction, quality and knowledge. Green represents balance, sustainability, the natural environment, calm and freshness.
This new emblem keeps the colours and meaning of the old one, but with increased intensity, strength and expression.
Ivan Sache, 27 December 2008

Photo: http://www.udca.edu.co/es/saludo-del-rector-egresados.html
Ivan Sache, 01 December 2014


Ciro Pupo Martínez, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014

Institución Educativa Ciro Pupo Martínez was established in La Paz (Cesar Department) by Departmental Ordinance No. 30 of 30 November 1968.
The flag of the institute is presented in the Institutional Educational Project as horizontally divided green-red. Green is a symbol of love for the natural environment and the reflect of a heart filled with aspirations. Red is a symbol of optimism, elation and sacrifice. It is also a symbol of life as a daily struggle to reach goals.
Ivan Sache, 25 November 2014


Ciudad Boquía, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 17 October 2018

IE Ciudad Boquía was established in 1996 in borough Ciudad Boquía, Pereira (Risaralde Department). Named for the niece of cacique Calarcá (Pijaos tribe, Quimbaya culture), Ciudad Boquía was inaugurated on 28 June 1991.

The flag of IE Ciudad Boquía is diagonally divided (per bend) white-blue with the school's coat of arms in upper fly.
White represents peace and harmony. Blue is a reflect of the quest for a better society.

The coat of arms represents the quest for knowledge through justice, love and education.
https://fiamneingles.wordpress.com/nuestra-institucion-2/
School website
Ivan Sache
, 17 October 2018


Ciudad de Ipiales, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 9 October 2018

Institución Educativa Ciudad de Ipiales (INEDCI) was established, as Colegio Ciudad de Ipiales, by Order No. 6, adopted on 19 October 1961 by the Assembly of Nariño. The school was renamed to Colegio Integrado Ciudad de Ipiales by Decree No. 541, adopted on 23 August 1977.

The flag of INEDCI is horizontally divided red-white-blue.
http://institucioneducativainedci.blogspot.com/2014/06/institucion-educativa-inedci.html
INEDCI website
Ivan Sache, 9 October 2018


Ciudadanos del Futuro, Colegio Mixto

image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2014

Colegio Mixto Ciudadanos del Futuro (Citizens of the Future) was established in 1988 in La Libertad borough (Bosa, Bogotá) by Nubia Esperanza Sandoval Ramos and Ricardo Martínez. After the rejection of the proposed name of Colegio Psicópedagogico El Libertad, the institute was named Colegio Mixto Pequeños Ciudadanos (Small Citizens) and eventually renamed Colegio Mixto Ciudadanos del Futuro in 1996.

The flag of the institute is red with a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the institute's emblem. Red is a symbol of love and life. White is a symbol of light, surpassing and knowledge. The emblem of the institute is circular, as a symbol of unity and greatness. The golden border (red on the drawing) is a symbol of the cardinal virtues: justice, force, temperance and prudence. The torch with the radiating rays is a symbol of surpassing
http://www.colegiomixtociudadanosdelfuturoltda.edu.co/paginas/jt/simbolos.php
Ivan Sache
, 10 July 2014


Ciudadela Cuba, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 10 October 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Cuba was established in Los Cristales de Cuba borough, part of the municipality of Pereira (Risaralda Department) by Departmental Resolution No. 2,382 of 30 December 2002, as the merger of Colegio Ciudadela Cuba (est. by Resolution No. 966 of 31 December 2001 and Escuela Naranjito.
The flag of the institute is yellow with a pair horizontal stripes at the top and bottom, blue-red and red-green, respectively, and the institute's emblem in the middle. Yellow is a symbol of prosperity and success. Red is a symbol of work, social struggle, liberty, and emancipation. Moreover, yellow and red are the colours of the flag of Pereira. Blue is a symbol of communication. Green is a symbol of optimism and aspiration to a progress future.
The symbol of the institute is a collective construction of the educational community, obtained through a contest. The symbol is made of a central disk made of the flag of Pereira and a dove with spread wings. The atom represents science. The disk is bordered on the left by a green branch of coffee with ripe berries.
Source: http://fr.slideshare.net/guvaga83/manual-de-convivencia-2014-30266797 - Institute's Etiquette Guidebook
Photo of the flag: http://pati73.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/historia-del-colegio-ciudadela-cuba-2/
Ivan Sache, 10 October 2014


Ciudadela Empresarial Cuyabra, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Empresarial Cuyabra is located in the Miranda borough, part of the municipality of Armenia (Quindio Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-gray-green (1:2:1) with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Source: http://www.ieempresarialcuyabra.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=208 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014


Ciudadela Siglo XXI, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Siglo XXI (lit., Citadel of the 21st Century) was established in 2001 in Florencia (Caquetá Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-yellow-white with the institute's emblem in the middle. Green represents agroforestry taught at the institute, and aspiration to interact with the natural environment in a protective and durable manner. Yellow is a symbol of spiritual, intellectual, and natural vegetal resources. White is a symbol of aspiration to personal, institutional, municipal, regional, national, and international peace.
The emblem of the institute is bordered by two green rings, which represent union, the educational community surrounded by a vivid  natural environment, and the dreams of the children, teenagers, and adults. The name of the institute is written on a white background symbolizing peace and harmony. The central disk is yellow, inscribed with the interlaced, green letters "C" and "E", for "Ciudadela Educativa". The three green stars represent the three seats of the institute.
Source: http://www.ciudadelasigloxxi.edu.co/index.php/quienes-somos/simbolos-institucionales - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014


Ciudad de Asís, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 27 November 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad de Asís was established on 13 January 2003 in Puerto Asís, as the merger of Colegio Ciudad de Asís and Escuela Central de Varones. Orfelinato de la Sagrada Familia was established on 28 February 1914 by Franciscan nuns. The orphanage-school was transformed by Resolution No. 23 of 13 June 1969 into a Colegio Feminino, directed by Sister Carmen Elvira Burbano, and subsequently renamed Colegio Ciudad de Asís. Escuela Urbana de Varones was established in 1917 by Friar Estanislao de Les Corts, and renamed Escuela Central de Varones in 1975.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue-green. White is a symbol of science and peace. Blue represents the sky and the rivers. Green represents the climate and the abundant, characteristic vegetation, as well as aspiration to progress.
Source: http://www.ieciudaddeasis.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=55
Ivan Sache, 27 November 2014


Ciudad de Cali, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014

Colegio Ciudad de Cali was established by Resolution No. 463 of 27 November 1989 in the Ciudad de Cali borough, part of the town of Bogotá. The school was founded by María del Carmen Moyano de León.
The flag of the institute is presented in the institute's Etiquette guidebook as horizontally divided white-blue.
Source: http://colegiociudaddecali.edu.co/manualc.pdf - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 19 October 2014


Ciudadela Nuevo Occidente, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 6 March 2017

Institución Educativa Ciudadela Nuevo Occidente originates in the secondary seat of Institución Educativa Santa Margarita, known as Las Flores, inaugurated on 25 January 2009 by President of the Republic Uribe. Institución Educativa Ciudadela Nuevo Occidente was recognized on 28 June 2011. The symbols of the institute are prescribed in Article 7 of the institute's Constitution.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-white-black with a blue triangle placed along the hoist and the institute's emblem
placed in the middle of the white stripe.
The triangle represents the three main dimensions of human being: cognitive, affective-spiritual, and expressive. Interrelated, these
three dimensions shall be developed with the same intensity.
The rectangle represents the way to excellence, paved with the institutional colours.
Blue represents the institute's creative ideal to educate individual people who would positively impact society.
Yellow represents the light provided to every student, expected to become a great citizen in the future.
White represents the purity of the heart and the mind of the students.
Black is a symbol of force.

The emblem of the institute is divided into three quarters.
1. (Upper left) The "metrocable" is the means of transport mostly used by the members of the educational community and the general emblem of the Ciudadela Nuevo Occidente Sector, whose urbanizations are also featured. The quarter represents the location of the institute.
2. (Upper right) The sun-shaped sunflower recalled the origin of the institute, established as Las Flores (Flowers). It also refers to the institutional philosophy of the institute, where the light provided by the sun is reflected on the student's mind.
3. (Lower) The book, quill and dove represent a trio of significant skills powering the educational work. The book represents science, the quill represents creativity, and the dove represents peace.
The shield is outlined by a border inscribed with the institute's name and motto "FORMAMOS CON QUALIDAD HUMANA LOS CIUDADANOS DEL MAÑANA" (We teach with human value the citizens of the future).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxePJ8Plsoc3X3M3N01HTWstcDQ/view?idmenutipo=1077&tag=col - Institute's Constitution
6 March 2017


Ciudad Florida, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad Florida is located in Florida (Valle Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-red-blue with a green triangle placed along the hoist.
Source: http://evidenciastecnicosistemas.blogspot.fr/2013/02/escudo-y-bandera-de-la-institucion.html - Institute's unofficial blog
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2014


Ciudad Itagüí, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014

Institución Educativa Ciudad Itagüí was established in Itagüí (Antioquia Department) by Resolution No. 1,146 of 5 July 2003, as the merger of Escuela Mixta El Tablazo (inaugurated on 22 January 1979) and Escuela María Bernal Molina.
Source: http://www.ieciudaditagui.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is presented in Article 1.10.1 of the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as square, horizontally divided golden yellow-pure white-king blue-light gray. Golden yellow is a symbol of the inner light that invites us to growth, to respect, to day after day affirmation, to aspiration to become better. Pure white is a symbol of union, purity, tolerance, harmony, and equity in thoughts, acts and words. King blue is a symbol of intelligence, dreams, knowledge, and truth orientating our objectives. Light gray is a symbol of prudence, neutrality, sincerity, and knowledge.
Source: http://master2000.net/recursos/menu/314/1720/mper_arch_10385_manual_de_convivencia.pdf
Ivan Sache, 16 September 2014