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Colegio Gimnasio Los Cedros, located in Medellín, was founded in 1972.
The flag of Colegio Gimnasio Los Cedros, as shown graphically on the institute website, is horizontally divided yellow-black. Yellow (gold) is a symbol of knowledge, firmness, faith, purity and greatness of aspirations and ideals. Black is a symbol of prudence, honesty and obedience, of pain as well.
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2010
image by Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021
Gimnasio de Los Cerros is managed in Bogotá by the Corporación Educativa
Central, as a "corporative apostate work" of Opus Dei.
The flag of Gimnasio de Los Cerros is vertically divided red-white-blue with the school's emblem in the center.
The emblem must be canting, for "cerros", "hills".
Ivan Sache, 1 January 2021
image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004
The College was founded in Valle del Lily in 1974. Its flag is
blue with a pink diamond in the middle, touching the upper and
lower borders of the flag and flanked by two smaller green
diamonds touching the left and right borders of the flag,
respectively. A blck logo made of a combination of the G and F
letters is placed in the pink diamond
Source: www.voluntad.com.co, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004
image by Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017
Institución Educativa Los Libertadores originates in a project initiated in
1970 in Consacá (Nariño) by Mayor José Antonio Rosero Rosero, unfortunately
rejected by the departmental administration. Colegio Cooperativo Mixto Consacá,
authorized by Resolution No. 307, was eventually inaugurated on 11 September
1972. Taken over by the Department of Nariño on 9 December 1993, as prescribed
by Ordinance No. 27, the institute was merged with Centro Educativo Luis Felipe
de la Rosa by Resolution No. 2,519 of 30 September 2002. Resolution No. 770 of
16 August 2003 established the present-day name of the institute.
http://germanarturo.com/libertadores - Institute's website
The flag of I.E. Los Libertadores is prescribed in Article 1.3.2 of the Manual par la Convivencia, prescribed by Agreement No. 2 of 6 October 2014.
The flag was established on 7 November 1997, as prescribed by Resolution No. 3A, adopted on 9 November 1997, with the following design. Three horizontal stripes of equal size, the upper and the lower stripes, red, the central stripe, white. In the center is placed the coat of arms of the institute. The equality of the stripes represents equity granted to all members of the educational community, both in rights and duties.
Red is the symbol of the fierce struggle during the battle of Bomboná*. White is a symbol of peace and harmonious coexistence that the institute aims at teaching to the students and the community, in agreement with its institutional philosophy.
The coat of arms of I.E. Los Libertadores is prescribed in Article 1.3.3 of the Manual par la Convivencia.
1. The shape of the coat of arms is as usual in heraldry. Its meaning reflects the mission, view and institutional principles, and, in general, the intentions of the educational action.
2. The shield has a red border, which means education nourished with human feelings. The star placed in the upper border symbolizes light guiding the development of the town via the liberating educational project. The broken chain highlights the name and action of the institute, Liberty as a force inherent to the human being, favored by intellectual and spiritual teaching.
3. In the center of the shield is featured volcano Galeras**, as the stronghold of the vivid natural environment that surrounds us and supplies us with sources of life. Its color [green] is a symbol of aspiration to the education of new human beings and of education in harmony with the natural environment, the volcano and the river being elements of the beautiful landscape of Consacá. From this marvelous natural resources emerges a firm hand and fist, holding a parchment, as a faithful reflection of highest aspirations and projection towards the future. On a blue background representing calm is placed an open book representing open and dynamic science, constantly oriented to knowledge. Yellow is a symbol of search for quality in the educational compromise.
4. The aforementioned symbols are framed by a diamond with a yellow border, representing the durability of the I.E., inscribed in the
timeline of the town.
5. The inner part, plain white, represents the purity of childhood and youth, as well as peace and coexistence via respect of difference.
http://germanarturo.com/libertadores/manual-de-convivencia - Manual par la Convivencia
* The battle of Bomboná was fought on 7 April 1822 on the southern slopes of volcano Galeras**. The battle opposed the Royalist troops (1,200), commanded by Colonel Antonio García y Velasco to the Patriot troops (1,700) commanded by Simón Bolívar, heading from Bogotá to Pasto. In spite of great human loss, the patriots forced the Royalists to withdraw, which prepared the surrender of the garrison of Pasto.
http://cnh.gob.ve/index.php/119-efemerides/479-7-de-abril-de-1822-la-batalla-de-bombona - Centro National de Historia (Venezuela)
** Volcano Galeras (4,276 m), a stratovolcano with a large breached caldera located immediately west of the city of Pasto, is one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanoes. The dominantly andesitic Galeras volcanic complex has been active for more than 1 million years, and two major caldera collapse eruptions took place during the late Pleistocene. Long-term extensive hydrothermal alteration has affected the volcano. This has contributed to large-scale edifice collapse that has occurred on at least three occasions, producing debris avalanches that swept to the west and left a large horseshoe-shaped caldera inside which the modern cone has been constructed. Major explosive eruptions since the mid Holocene have produced widespread tephra deposits and pyroclastic flows that swept all but the southern flanks. A central cone slightly lower than the caldera rim has been the site of numerous small-to-moderate historical eruptions since the time of the Spanish conquistadors.
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/galeras - Volcano World, Oregon State University
The historical record of the I.E. adds that the coat of arms was adopted by Resolution No. 16 of 22 May 2008, following a call to proposals and superseding the original coat of arms adopted at the same time as the flag. The design submitted by Eider Arnulfo Villota (grade 10-1) was amended by the teacher Segundo Juan Sapuyes.
http://germanarturo.com/libertadores/resena-historica - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 21 August 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 14 February 2004
The 'Fundacion Universitaria Los Libertadores' was founded in
Bogota in 1982. Its flag is horizontally divided green-white-red
with the emblem of the Institute in the middle of the white
stripe. The emblem is made of the heads of the three
'Libertadores', who are: 'El Libertador', Simon Bolivar; 'El
Hombre de las Leyas', Francisco de Paula Santander; 'El Precurso
de la Independencia', Antonio Narino. The heads are surrounded by
a laurel wreath.
Source: http://www.ulibertadores.edu.co:8089/?idcategoria=35, located by Dov Gutterman, updated by Ivan Sache.
Ivan Sache, 14 February 2004
A photo of the flag of the university is shown on this page.
Green represents hope, honour and friendship.
White represents integrity, purity, and eloquence.
Red represents fire, highness, value and strength.
The heads of the three Libertadores are surrounded by 42 leaves of laurel.
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2008
image by Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021
Gimnasio de Los Llanos is located in Yopal (Casanare).
The flag of Gimnasio de Los Llanos is horizontally divided white-blue-green with the school's emblem in the center.
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2021
image by Ivan Sache, 14 March 2017
Institución Educativa Los Nogales was established on 22 March 2011 in the El
Paraíso borough, Montería, Córdoba Department, by the Fundación Ana Carmela
Gómez de López.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue with the institute's coat of arms in the center. Blue is a symbol of fraternity while white is a symbol of knowledge, peace and spirituality.
The coat of arms of the institute was designed in 2011 by the educational community. The proposal made by class 9A, guided by Manuel Francisco Contreras Ruiz, was considered as the most suitable. The design was amended by Liliana Paola García Támara, who proposed the nut shape of the shield.The shield is divided white-blue by a white bend sinister inscribed with the institute's motto "CIENCIA CULTURA VALORES" (Science Culture Values). A nut tree ("nogal") is featured in the white part, as a symbol of force. An open book is featured in the blue part, as a symbol of science and education. The shield is surrounded by a yellow scroll inscribed with the institute's name and place. The shield and scroll are bordered in brown.
http://www.megacolegiolosnogales.edu.co/sobre-el-colegio/s%C3%ADmbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 14 March 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 24 September 2018
Institución Educativa Distrital Colegio Los Periodistas was established in
1992 in Ciudad Kennedy Sur, Bogotá.
The symbols of IED Los Periodistas are presented in the school's Proyecto Educativo Institucional, as follows.
The flag is composed of the white and blue colors, in the center is placed the school's coat of arms. It symbolizes the compromise required to increase the school's profile and integral education based on principles and values that allow the construction of a productive and peaceful community.
The coat of arms is charged with the school's initials inscribed on a parchment that symbolizes intelligence and academic education, superimposed to two stripes that represent the equality of all students to establish a peaceful and tolerant way of living inside and outside the institute.
Proyecto Educativo Institucional
Ivan Sache, 24 September 2018
C.E.D. (or I.E.D.) Los Pinos is an official (public) school that currently
has three branches in
Bogotá. C.E.D stands for
Centro Educativo Distrital (District Educational Center), which was
later changed to I.E.D (Institución Educativa Distrital, District
Educational Institution) to denote all official (public) schools in
Its flag is seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 14 December 2015
image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014
Gimnasio Los Sauces was established in 1986 in Bogotá by María Hilda Segura
de Rosas and Jorge Enrique Rosas Silva and officially authorized on 10 February
The flag of the institute is vertically divided (1:2), white at hoist and horizontally divided red-green at hoist. White is a symbol of peace. Red is a symbol of joy and surpassing. Green is a symbol of natural environment, life, and aspiration to a better future.
Source: http://www.gimsau.edu.co/Simbolos.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014
Colegio Loyola is located in Toscana borough, part of the municipality of
Medellín (Antioquia Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided gray-green-red by two three-segmented broken lines. The green stripe is charged with a white ring and two white horizontal lines.
http://www.iecolegioloyola.edu.co/index2.php?id=9445&idmenutipo=1592&tag= - Institute's website
image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2014