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Colombia - Education Institutes Flags (S) - Part 19

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  • Part 1 (Sabio Caldas - Salesiano San Juan Bosco)
  • Part 2 (Samper Uribe - San Antonio)
  • Part 3 (San Bartolomé - San Diego)
  • Part 4 (San Felipe - San Isidro)
  • Part 5 (San José)
  • Part 6 (San Juan - San Lorenzo)
  • Part 7 (San Luis - San Martin)
  • Part 8 (San Nicolás- San Pablo)
  • Part 9 (San Patricio - San Rafael)
  • Part 10 (San Sebastian- San Vicente)
  • Part 11 (Santa Ana - Santa Clara)
  • Part 12 (Santa Emilia - Santa Lucia)
  • Part 13 (Santa Maria - Santa Rosa)
  • Part 14 (Santa Teresa - Santa Teresita)
  • Part 15 (Santiago - Santo Ángel)
  • Part 16 (Santo Domingo - Sarid)
  • Part 17 (Sebastian - Silvino Rodríguez)
  • Part 18 (Simon Bolívar - Sinai)

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Sincelejo, Institución Educativa Normal Superior de

image by Ivan Sache, 19 October 2018

The flag of Institución Educativa Normal Superior de Sincelejo (Sucre Department) is horizontally divided green-yellow-red. The meaning of the colors has not been recorded in the school's history.
https://josefrancop7.blogspot.com/2016/01/horizonte-y-simbolos-institucionales.html
Jose Franco's blog
Ivan Sache, 19 October 2018


Sincerin, Institucion Educativa Técnica Agropecuaria

image by Ivan Sache, 04 December 2014

Institucion Educativa Técnica Agropecuaria de Sincerin (INETASIN) was originally established in Sincerin (municipality of Arjona, Bolívar Department) by Decree No. 453 of 4 March 1971, as Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta de Sincerin. Colegio Departamental de Bachillerato Mixto de Sincerin (COBASIN) was established by Ordinance No. 117 of 19 February 1981. Institucion Educativa de Sincerin (INESIN) was established in 2001 and eventually transformed into INETASIN in 2003.
The flag of INETASIN is quartered blue-white. The two colours jointly symbolize the Caribbean joy and the human  quality of the population. Blue is a symbol of water and of the nearby Caribbean Sea. White is a symbol of peace and altruism.
Source: http://www.inetasin.edu.co/conceptual/simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 04 December 2014


Sinú, Universidad del

"Universidad del Sinú 'Elías Bechara Zainúm' "  (a.k.a UniSinú) was founded in 1974 in Montería by Dr. Elías Bechara Zainúm. Born in 1920, Bechara studied chemistry; he founded in 1962 the "Instituto Agricola de Lorica" and in 1964 the first university in the region, the "Universidad Nacional de Cordóba". In 1974, he founded the "Corporación Educativa Superior de Cordóba", renamed in 1980 "Corporación Educativa Superior del Sinú".
The university has today two campuses, in Montería (Faculties of Law; Health Sciences; Odontology; Social, Human and Education Sciences; Economic and Accounting Sciences; Architecture Science and Engineering) and Cartagena (founded in 1998).
The flag of the university is shown graphically and described on the university's website. It is horizontally divided in white and red stripes, whose number is not clear on the graphic (probably five stripes starting with a white stripe on top).
Red represents strength and power while white represents peace and tranquility.
Ivan Sache, 16 December 2008


Soacha, Institución Educativa Integrado de

image by Ivan Sache, 11 August 2014

The flag of Institución Educativa integrado de Soacha (IEIS) is horizontally divided red-green with the institute's emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the institute is white with red stylized letters "EIS".
Source: http://ieintegradodesoacha.blogspot.fr/2012/09/nuestros-simbolos-escudo-ieis-bandera.html - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 11 August 2014


Soacha, Liceo Mayor de

image by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017

Liceo Mayor de Soacha "Bienestar para todos" (Welfare For All) was inaugurated on 11 February 2013 in Soacha (Cundinamarca Department), by Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios, a corporation founded in 1958 by Father Rafael García Herreros Unda (1909-1992) , which manages 24 educational institutes all over Colombia.

The flag of the institute is quartered yellow-red-blue-white by a white saltire, charged in the center with the institute's emblem.
The triangles represent the institutional values of the institute:
- Red is a symbol of love;
- White is a symbol of justice;
- Yellow is a symbol of commitment;
- Blue is a symbol of liberty.
Red and white are the colours of the flag of Soacha, while yellow and blue are the colours of Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios. The saltire represents evangelism, purity, and the transversal features of education lit by the Gospel.

The emblem of the institute is made of a shield horizontally divided white-red, charged in the upper part with a white open book inscribed with the golden yellow letters "MD" and a white cross, the whole derived from the emblem of Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios, and in the lower part with the black letters "LMS". The shield surmounted by a blue scroll inscribed with "FORMACIÓN INTEGRAL" (Integral Education) in white capital letters. Beneath the shield a blue scroll inscribed with "A LA LUZ DEL EVANGELIO" (Lit by the Gospel).
http://www.colegiosminutodedios.co/soacha/index.php/quienes-somos/nosotros/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017


Socha, Escuela Normal Superior de

image by Ivan Sache, 10 September 2014

Escuela Normal Superior is located in Socha (Boyacá Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided dark blue-white-dark blue. The flag was adopted on 28 January 2003 in a meeting of the parents,  students and teachers.
The upper stripe represents the youth's clear horizon. The central stripe refers to inner peace, vitality, positive vibrations in spiritual places, as well as acts open to change and clarity to analyze situations and triumph in difficult moments. The lower stripe represents the sky, the water resources of the municipality, sincerity and belonging to the institute.
Source: http://norsocha.jimdo.com/nuestra-institucion/simbolos/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 10 September 2014


Socorro, Colegio Universitario

image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2009
Current flag

image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2009
Former flag (until 1993)

"Colegio Universitario Socorro" was founded in Socorro, Department of Santander, on 15 January 1826, as "Colegio del Socorro", succeeding a primary school originally founded in 1778. The institute was elevated a "Colegio Universitario" in 1823. The Department of Santander merged in 2002 (Decrees No. 12501, 28 October, and No. 13488, 18 November) "Colegio Universitario Socorro" with "Concentración Escolar Kennedy", "Concentración Escolar Bicentenario", "Instituto Cooperativo Cacique Chanchón" and "Concentración Escolar Comuneros".
The flag of the institute is shown graphically and described on the website of the institute.
Deploring that the institute had the same flag as most other educational institutes of Socorro and the national police, the Arts professors Luis Eduardo Manrique Corzo and Alirio Gómez Gómez proposed in 1993 to change the flag of the institute, while keeping its traditional colours, white and green. The board of the institute agreed and organized a flag competition, whose winners were the students Leady Selenet Archila and Adriana Maria Estévez Gerena, from the "7B" class.
The flag is 2.50 m x 1.75 m (proportions 7:10), horizontally divided white-emerald green-white-emerald green-white (3:7:15:7:3) with the emblem of the institute in the middle. White represents purity, virtue and transparency. Green represents hope in a better future.
The designer of the emblem, used for 50 years, is unknown. The shield is "Per bend sinister vert a mullet or argent an eagle gules", with a white scroll charged with "CUS" sable over the chief, and "SIC ITUR AD ASTRA" sable in the border of the shield.
Green represents hope and the agronomical resources of the region.
The yellow star represents the light enlightening and guiding the students and educators on the right way. "CUS" is the acronym of "Colegio Universitario Socorro".
White represents purity, clarity, sensibility, virtue and noble aspirations.
The red eagle spreading wings to fly represents greatness, visual acuity, liberty, courage, strength and value required to get rid of the obstacles.
The Latin motto "SIC ITUR AD ASTRA" means "Thus you shall go to the stars". The original source is in Virgil's Aeneid (IX, 641), Apollo exhorting young Ascanius: "Macte, nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra" ("Courage, child, thus you shall go to the stars").
Ivan Sache, 13 January 2009


Soledad Atlántico, Instituto Tecnólogico de - ITSA

ITSA ("Instituto Tecnólogico de Soledad Atlántico"), based in Soledad, was recognized by Law 391 on 23 July 1997. The flag of ITSA is shown graphically and described on the ITSA website. The flag is horizontally divided blue-yellow-blue with the logo of ITSA in the middle.
The logo of ITSA is composed of a series of elements graphically symbolizing the most significant features of the origin of ITSA and of its institutional mission.
The cogwheel symbolizes industrialization and was inspired by a similar element from the logo of ITIDA (Instituto Técnico Industrial del Atlántico), the institute where the creation of ITSA was decided. The green disk in the middle corresponds to the universal projection of ITSA. The typography used for "ITSA" reflects solidity and seriousness, increased with elements representative of the study areas of the institute.
The name of the institute in a semi-circular pattern stands on an open book yellow and blue, representing education as the source of knowledge.
Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008


Soledad Rafael U. Lafaurie Rivera, Liceo Mayor de (LIMASOL)

image by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017

Liceo Mayor de Soledad Rafael U. Lafaurie Rivera (LIMASOL), established in 2009 in the Villaestadio borough, Soledad, Atlántico Department, had its management granted in 2009, for a period of 12 years, to Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios, a corporation founded in 1958 by Father Rafael García Herreros Unda (1909-1992), which manages 24 educational institutes all over Colombia.
http://www.colegiosminutodedios.co - institute's website

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white with the institute's emblem in the middle.
The emblem is made of a white disk inscribing a white open book, the black silhouette of a couple and two children, and the golden yellow letters "MD" and a white cross, derived from the emblem of Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios. The disk is surrounded by a green ring inscribed with "LICEO MAYOR DE SOLEDAD" (top) and "Rafael U. Lafaurie Rivera" (bottom) in golden yellow letters.
http://www.colegiosminutodedios.co/soledad/index.php/quienes-somos/nosotros/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017