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"Escuela Normal Superior de Ibagué" was founded in
1910 in Ibagué, Department of Tolima.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is green with a white quarter-of-sun in canton and four white rays reaching the edges of the flag. The tradition says that green and white are the colours of the institute, but these colours were never used on a flag until a competition was launched in 1999. The Governing Council of the institute approved the proposal submitted by teacher Gerardo Erasmo Vivas Paz as:
"A sun of white light emits its rays on a green background. White is a symbol of purity and knowledge, while green is a symbol of hope and youth. The four rays represent the four levels of education offered by the institute; pre-school, basic, median and complementary cycle. [...]"
Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
ICESI was founded in 1979 by a group of business leaders from
the Department of Valle. It is located
in the area of Pance, a suburb in the south of Cali. The flag is
horizontally divided blue-white-green (1:2:1) with the emblem of
the University placed in the midle of the white stripe. The
official size of the flag is 1.10 x 1.80 m (approx. 3.5 x 5.8
ft). The emblem of ICESI is made of a blue rosette with letters L
placed concentrically around the circumference, UNIVERSIDAD in
green capital letters and ICESI in blue capital letters, both
being placed right to the rosette, and a green line under all
items, which symbolizes unity.
Source: <www.icesi.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
image by Ivan Sache, 30 December 2008
There is a construction sheet for the flag provided on this
page, but I cannot figure out how it can work. Dimensions are
given in the text as 1.80 m x 1.10 m (18/11 ~ 1.64) but the
construction sheet gives 24.5 x 14 (7/4 = 1.75). Moreover, the
figures given for the horizontal dimensions are not on the same
scale as those given for the vertical dimensions (compare 6x and
Ivan Sache, 30 December 2008
image by Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014
Escuela Normal Superior Icononzo (Tolima Department) was established in 1944.
Originally housed in the Sumapaz hospital, the school was relocated to El Guarno
in 1950, and repatriated to Icononzo in 1960, in the buildings used today by
Escuela de Niñas Gabriela Mistral.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green. White is a symbol of the purity and innocence of the youth; it represents also the white sheet of paper required to make a good drawing. Green is a symbol of the cordillera that borders the municipality of Icononzo and of the fields where hope is cultivated.
Source: http://normalsuperioricononzo.edu.co/bandera.html - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 31 October 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2014
Institución Educativa INCODELCA (Instituto Commercial del Cauca) was
established on 25 March 1968 in Corinto (Cauca Department).
The flag of INCODELCA is square, horizontally divided blue-white-green (1:4:1) with the institute's emblem in the middle. Green is the characteristic colour of the region, as a symbol of force and hope, representing diversity, environmental and agricultural resources - recalling big farms, small plots with green meadows and beautiful pastures. Corinto is indeed the agricultural capital of northern Cauca. White is peace aspirated to by the inhabitants of Corinto. Blue is a symbol of the water resources of the municipality.
The emblem of INCODELCA is made of a yellow shield, meaning wealth, charged with an open book meaning access to knowledge, inscribed with the words "CIENCIA Y VIRTUD, ORDEN Y TRABAJO" (Science and Virtue, Order and Work) and ensigned with a flaming torch highlighting spirit of leadership, enterprise and proactivity. The shield is supported by two flags at the institute's colour.
Sources: http://incodelca.com/index.php/simbolos - INCODELCA website (description)
http://corinto-incodelca.blogspot.fr/2011/03/simbolos-de-la-institucion-educativa.html - INCODELCA blog (photo)
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 22 June 2014
INEM Custodio García Rovira was established in 1970 in Bucaramanga, as
one of the first 10 institutes of "Enseñanza Media Diversificada".
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-yellow. Green is a symbol of hope, democracy and freedom. Yellow (gold) is a symbol of nobleness, knowledge, respect and honesty.
Source: http://inembucaramanga.edu.co/web/nota/20/S%C3%ADmbolos-del-INEM - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 22 June 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 23 July 2018
Institución Educativa INEM Manuel Murillo Toro was established in 1969 in
Ibagué (Tolima). Classes started on 1 March 1973.
The flag of IE INEM Manuel Murillo Toro is described in the school's Manual de Convivencia as follows:
Made of three colors [three horizontal stripes of equal height, as shown on the photo of the flag]:
Green: Located in the upper part, means hope.
White: Located in the central part, means purity and dignity.
Orange, located in the lower part, means affect, human touch and optimism.
Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 23 July 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 3 February 2009
"Institución Educativa Infantas", with two seats at
Miramar and El Parnaso, Municipality of Barrancabermeja,
Department of Santander, is the follower of the first
school founded in the oil district by the "Tropical Oil
Company" in 1932. The institute is ran by the Industrial
University of Santander.
The flag of the institute, according to a photo and the description available on the website of the institute, is white with the emblem of the institute in the middle. White stands for peace.
The shield of the institute is of "mixed Swiss and Spanish shape". It is quartered, horizontally by three wavy stripes blue-red-green, and vertically by a thin black line. The upper left quarter, or, representing the gold resource, has to be understood jointly with the lower left quarter, sable, the "black gold" being here oil; Barrancabermeja is known as "The Oil Capital of Colombia". The upper right quarter is argent, symbolizing the values of the institute, with a charge unfortunately not described. The lower right quarter is gules, symbolizing life, joy, dynamism, strength, energy and tenacity. The wavy fess vert represents the seat of El Parnaso, named after the Greek Mount Parnassus, where God Apollo lived among the Muses. The wavy fess azure represents the seat of Miramar, surrounded by swamps. The wavy fess gules is not mentioned in the description.
The shield is surmounted by a yellow scroll ending with four upwards points, a symbol of courage, charged with "INFANTAS" in black letters. Here again, the yellow and black colours recall oil.
The shield and scroll are inscribed in a white disk surrounded by a white ring outlined in blue and charged with "INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA" (top) / "SEDE MIRAMAR SEDE EL PARNASO" (bottom) in blue letters.
Ivan Sache, 3 February 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 1 February 2009
"Instituto INGABO" was founded in 1996 in
Restrepo, Department of Meta, with a second seat at Chapinero,
Bogotá. Classes are given in public health and business
The flag of INGABO, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided green-yellow.
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2014
Colegio Ingleterra Real ("Royal England") was founded in 1972 in the San José
de Bavaria borough (Bogotá), as Instituto Moderno de Bachillerato, by Gustavo
Méndez Hernández and Gladys Parada de Méndez.
Renamed Nuevo Gimnasio Divino Maestro in 1986, the institute was renamed Colegio Inglaterra Real by Resolution No. 4,130 of 28 October 1987.
Source: http://www.colegioinglaterrareal.edu.co/ - Institute's website
The flag of Colegio Ingleterra Real is horizontally divided blue-white-red-white-blue. Along the hoist is placed a triangle horizontally divided red-blue.
The flag is, most probably, "derived" from the Union Jack.
Source: http://www.colegioinglaterrareal.edu.co/index.php/colegio1/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
Fundación Escuela Superior Profesional INPAHU was funded in
1974 by Resolution 330 of the Secreatary of Education of the
Special District. Its name was then Institución para el
Desarrollo Humano (Institute for the Human Development). In 1977,
Resolution 148 of the Secreatary of Education of the Special
District changed its name to Escuela Superior de Carreras
Intermedias INPAHU. On 9 October 1981, the Institute current name
was approved by Resolution 16971 of Minister of National
The flag of the Institute is an orange field with the emblem of the Institute in the middle. Orange was selected as the result of mixing red and yellow, red symbolizing love, energy and strength, whereas yellow symbolizes wealth, greatness and life.
The emblem of the Institute is made of three black rings slightly off-centered. In the middle of the rings is a stylized human being, in black, too. INPAHU is written in black capital letters below the rings. When applied on the flag, the emblem lacks the writings.
Source: <www.inpahu.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
image by Ivan Sache, 8 July 2014
Institución Educativa Distrital Instituto Tecnico Internacional is located in
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-red-green (1:2:1). Along the hoist is placed a white triangle charged with the institute's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 8 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 19 November 2018
Institución Educadiva Instituto Técnico Marillac was established in Santa
Rosa de Cabal (Risaralda Department) by Decree No. 314, issued on 14 March 1956,
as Vocacional Femenino, to be renamed to Instituto Técnico Industrial by
Resolution No. 1,015 issued on 9 December 1997.
Instituto Técnico Industrial was merged by Resolution No. 2,454 issued on 14 November 2002, with La Milagros, Ana Joaquina Hurtado, La Unión, La Leona, San Ramón, El Óbito and La Samaria to form IE Instituto Técnico Marillac.
The school is named for St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660, canonized on 11 May 1934 by Pope Pius XI), founder in 1633 of the congregation of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
The flag of IE Instituto Técnico Marillac is horizontally divided light blue-intense blue-red.
Light blue, the color of the sky, represents highness and depth; it is a symbol of nobleness and suavity.
Intense blue is a symbol of the permanent compromise between force and valiance.
Red is a symbol of love and sacrifice.
Ivan Sache, 19 November 2018
image by Ivan Sache, 16 December 2008
"Universitaria de Investigación y Desarrollo" (UDI)
was founded in Bucaramanga in 1982 as "Centre Superior de
Sistemas - Centrosistemas" by a group of engineers from the
University of Santander led by Jairo Castro Castro. The institute
was recognized as "Corporación Universitaria
Centrosistemas" by the Ministry of National Education on 1
August 2002 (Decree No. 1856); its name was changed to UDI on 11
April 2003 (Decree No. 731).
UDI has now four campuses located in Bucramanaga, Barrancabermeja, San Gil and Valledupar.
The flag of UDI is shown graphically and described on the UDI website. The flag, designed by Marisol Barragán, student in graphic design, is in proportions 1:2, blue with an orange square in the upper right corner, covering one-third of the flag height and an orange rectangle of the same width, covering two-thirds of the flag height, adjacent to the square.
The flag was designed after the logo of UDI, designed by Carlos Andrés Pérez, graduate in technology and graphic design, in which the blue "I" is surmounted by an orange square dot; on the flag, the orange elements match this pattern. Moreover, they are expected to represent the move and progress of the institute.
Blue represents tranquility without excitement, like the pulse and the pressure blood. Psychologically, blue represents a state of peace and satisfaction, as the colour of introversion. Orange is the colour of enthusiasm and interest for everything. The square means honesty, rectitude, care, balance and stability.
Ivan Sache, 16 December 2008
image by Ivan Sache, 29 March 2009
"Gimnasio Iragua" (lit., "The Forge"), was
founded in 1968 at Bogóta by ASPAEN ("Asociación para la
Enseñenza), the organization set up in Colombia by the Opus Dei
movement. Classes started on 20 January 1969. The name of the
institute is explained as follows on the website of the
"Iragua is a word that comes from the Chibcha language and means river bed. This supposes a dynamic that flows from an origin to an end, through which liberty is practiced within the limits of responsibility to follow the natural law of being a more perfect human person."
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green-red.
White stands for purity
Green stands for hope and truth.
Red stands for love.
Ivan Sache, 29 March 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 04 September 2017
Institución Educativa Isaza is located in the borough of Isaza, Victoria (Caldas).
The flag of I.E. Isaza is horizontally divided green-blue with a square white canton charged with a yellow star.
Source: Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 04 September 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009
"Colegio 'Ismael Perdomo'" was founded in 1954 in
Bogotá. The institute was named in 1960 after Ismael Perdomo
(1872-1950), Archbishop of Bogotá (1928-1950).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is made of three yellow, white, and blue triangles.
Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 13 March 2017
Institución Educativa Técnica Ismael Santofimio Trujillo was established in
the La Gaviota borough, Ibagué, Tolima Department, on 25 May 1988 by Ordinance
http://www.ismaelsantofimio.edu.co - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-red.
http://www.ismaelsantofimio.edu.co/institucion/informacion/nosotros - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 13 March 2017