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Pablo Correa León, Institución Educativa Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2014

Institución Educativa Colegio Pablo Correa León was established on 20 March 1980 in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander Department). The institute is named for Pablo Correa León (1918-1980), 2nd Bishop of Cúcuta (22 July 1959 - 27 July 1970).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided dark blue-white-wine red-gold with the institute's emblem in the white stripe. There is no photographic evidence that the flag in actual use bears the emblem. Dark blue is a symbol of great ideals. White is a symbol of peace, harmony, transparency, legality, human relations, respect for all, and dignity. Wine red is a symbol of tenacity, audacity, and perseverance. Gold is a symbol of human values. - María José Uribe Silva's blog

The emblem of the institute is a shield diagonally divided per bend sinister. The upper part, white, is charged with a mitre, as a tribute to Bishop Pablo Correa León and a symbol of the Christian faith. The mitre is yellow, with a red cross and lappets (infulae). The sinister part, blue [white on the drawing] is charged with a yellow parchment and a green quill, symbolizing science and truth. The bend is charged with the institute's motto, "EMPRESA Y VIRTUD" ('Enterprise and Virtue). - María José Uribe Silva's blog
Ivan Sache
, 12 July 2014

Pablo de Tarso, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 27 January 2009

"Colegio 'Pablo de Tarso'" (Paul of Tarsus) was founded in January 1996 by the Federal District of Bogotá (Decree No. 002).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided red-blue with a white triangle placed along the hoist.
Ivan Sache, 27 January 2009

Pablo Sexto, Colegio Diocesano

image by Ivan Sache, 01 July 2014

Colegio Diocesiano Paulo Sexto is located in Cereté (Córdoba Department). The institute is named for Pope Paul VI.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-yellow.
Source: - Nabonazar Cogollo Ayala's blog
Ivan Sache, 01 July 2014

Padre Manyanet Colegios

image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2018

Colegios Padre Manyanet were established in Medellín, Bogotá and Chía by the Sons of the Holy Family, a congregation founded in 1864 by St. Josep Manyanet i Vives (1833-1901; canonized on 16 May 2004 by Pope John Paul II).

The flag of Colegios Padre Manyanet is described in Chapter 6.1. of the schools' Manual de Convivencia, as follows.

The flag of Colegio Padre Manyanet, used worldwide by the Sagrada Familia, is horizontally divided purple-white-blue.
Purple represents St. Joseph.
White represents Jesus.
Celestial blue represents the Blessed Virgin.
Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2018

Padre Roberto Arroyave Vélez, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 07 July 2018

Institución Educativa Padre Roberto Arroyave Vélez was established in San Pedro de los Milagros, as Escuela Pública del Distrito Municipal, by a Decree issued on 22 October 1821 by the Sovereign Congress of Colombia. The school was renamed in 1984 as a tribute to Father Roberto Arroyave Vélez, founder of Escuela Normal Señor de los Milagros and of Liceo Departamental Pio XII.

The flag of IE Padre Roberto Arroyave Vélez is described as follows:
A. A royal blue upper stripe, meaning loyalty, confidence, knowledge, cleverness, faith, and truth.
B. A white stripe, associating light, kindness, purity, perfection, and peace.
C. A green lower stripe, symbolizing the color of natural environment. It represents harmony, growth, and hope.
Source: Manual de Convivencia, Chapter 1.7.1
Ivan Sache, 07 July 2018

Palermo de San José, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 30 June 2014

Colegio Palermo de San José was established on 17 January 1943 by Antonio Henao (d. 1986), the parish priest of El Pobladao (Medellin) and Mother María Olivia (1918-2004), an Austrian-born nun from the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians, established in Ecuador by the Swiss-born nun St. Maria Bernarda Bütler (1848-1924; canonized on 12 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI). Blessed on 19 March 1943, St. Joseph's Day, the institute was relocated in 1945 in the Palermo estate, purchased one year before.
The flag of the institute is presented as horizontally divided yellow-blue. The image shows the institute's emblem in the middle of the flag, while the written description mentions only the two stripes. There is no photographical evidence that the flags in actual use are charged with the emblem.
Yellow is a symbol of the love for the Eucharist, of struggle for surpassing, and of universal fraternity. Blue is a symbol of love for Mary Help of Christians.
The emblem of the institute was designed by Sister Gregoria Dücks. It is made of a yellow disk with a blue border inscribed with "COLEGIO PALERMO DE SAN JOSE" (top) and "MEDELLIN" (bottom). Inside the disk is a white parchment, a symbol of truth and transparency. The yellow stars represent high ideals and goals. The lamp is a symbol of force and tenacity, of the light of Christ, of enthusiasm, joy, and Franciscan kindness. The monogram refers to the name of the institute. The books are a symbol of science.
Ivan Sache, 30 June 2014

Palmira OETH, Colegio Comercial de

image by Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

Colegio Comercial de Palmira OETH (CCDPOETH) joined on 1 July 2009 Organización Educativa Tenorio Herrera (OETH), a company established by Mercedes Herrera Mora de Tenorio.
The original Colegio Comercial de Palmira was established on 1 May 1945 by Helga Garcia Cabal, who owned and managed it until 30 March 2009.
The Municipality of Palmira approved on 10 March 2010 the sale of the school and its new name.
CCDPOETH website

The flag of CCDPOETH is red with the school's emblem in the center.;
CCDPOETH website

Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021

Pamplona, Universidad de

image by Ivan Sache, 20 October 2017

Image based on
Dov Gutterman, 21 July 2002

The University was established on November 23, 1960 as a a public, departmental, coeducational research University based primarily in the city of Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia. The university also has two satellite campuses in the department, in the cities of Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario.
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Its flag design is very simple: it is the color of the Municipality of Pamplona after which it gets its name, with the University's coat of arms ( in the middle.
Esteban Rivera, 19 October 2017