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Robert F. Kennedy, Institución Educativa Distrital

image by Ivan Sache, 14 July 2011

Institución Educativa Distrital Robert F. Kennedy is located in El Luján borough, part of the municipality of Engativá (Bogotá). The institute is named for Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), brother of President John F. Kennedy. Bob Kennedy was Minister of Justice (1961-1964) and Senator of New York State (from 1964 to his assassination).

The flag of the institute is vertically divided red-white-blue (1:1:2), with the institute's emblem in the white stripe. Red is a symbol of love and leadership, of esteem for oneself and the others, of patriotic dedication, and of love for God. White is a symbol of peace and social interaction. Blue is a symbol of the ocean of science and knowledge.

The emblem of the institute is made of two circles. The outer circle represents the word we live in, while the inner circle represents the institute. Between the two circles, the words "COMMUNICACIÓN LIDERAZGO CONVIVENCIA" (Communication Leadership Social Interaction) are the axes of the education project. The flame represents the sports events organized at the institute and social interactions. The book represents the communication process and knowledge. The initials "RFK", for "Robert Francis Kennedy" are placed in the middle of the emblem.
http://rfk2009.es.tl/Nuestro-Cole.htm - Institute's website
http://redsocialrfkjm.bligoo.com/dia-del-trabajo - Photo of the flag
Ivan Sache
, 14 July 2011


Roberto Garcia Peña Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 6 July 2014

Colegio Roberto Garcia Peña was established in Giron (Santander Department) by Decree No. 51 of 17 February 1994. The institute is named for the journalist Roberto García Peña (1910-1993), director of "El Tiempo" from 1949 to 1981.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-yellow. Blue is a symbol of historical projection by the institute. White is a symbol of hope and purity. Yellow is a symbol of the people's idiosyncrasy.
http://ingridpaolamejia.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/bandera-del-colegio-roberto-garcia-pena - Ingrid Paola Mejia's blog
Ivan Sache, 6 July 2014


Rodolfo Llinás, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 20 July 2014

Colegio Rodolfo Llinás is located in Desquebradas (Risaralda Department). The institute is named for the neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinás Riascos (b. 1934), currently Professor at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of the best-seller "I of the vortex: from neurons to self" (MIT Press, 2002), prefaced by his friend Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014, awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature).

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided gray-white with the institute's emblem in the middle. Gray, also the colour of the student's uniform, is a symbol of balance, stability and incentive to creativity. White is a symbol of purity, innocence, optimism and concentration.

The emblem of the institute is made of a gray shield charged with:
- two hands holding a globe inscribed with "VALORES" [Values];
- the representation of an atom, a symbol of knowledge;
- the portrait of Dr. Rodolfo Llinás, the institute's namesake;
The scroll placed beneath the shield is inscribed with the writing "CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA" (Science and Technology).
The emblem is surrounded by a red circle inscribed with the institute's name and location ("R." stands here for "Risaralda"). Red is a symbol of passion, energy, force and love.
http://www.colegiorodolfollinas.com/insignias.php - Institute's website
image by Ivan Sache, 20 July 2014


Rodolfo Llinas Riascol, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 6 March 2017

Institución Educativa Rodolfo Llinas Riascol originates in Escuela 13 Mixta, established in March 1969. in Baranquilla. In 1994, the institute was renamed Centro de Educación Básica No. 36. The institute adopted its present name in 2005., for the neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinás Riascol (b. 1934), currently Professor at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of the bestseller "I of the vortex: from neurons to self" (MIT Press, 2002), prefaced by his friend Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014, awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature).
http://rodolfollinasriascos.webnode.es - Institute's website

The flag of the institute is divided blue-white by the ascending diagonal, with the institute's emblem in the middle. Blue is a symbol of knowledge, cleverness, faith, and truth. White is a symbol of security and purity.

The emblem of the institute is made of a drop-shape shield with a blue background, symbolizing the light of knowledge, surrounded in chief left by the flag of Colombia and right by the flag of Baranquilla. The shield is charged with an open book and diverse technological devices, symbolizing sources of knowledge.
http://rodolfollinasriascos.webnode.es/nuestro-colegio/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2017


Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Institución Educativa Distrital

image by Ivan Sache, 28 September 2018

Colegio Rodrigo Lara Bonilla was established, as Colegio Distrital Candelaria La Nueva, by Municipal Agreement No. 11, adopted on 25 February 1983. The school was renamed to Colegio Distrital Rodrigo Lara Bonilla by Municipal Agreement No. 41, adopted on 12 June 1984. Institución Educativa Distrital Rodrigo Lara Bonilla was established by Resolution No. 3,649 adopted on 15 November 2002.
http://www.colegiorodrigolarabonilla.edu.co/crlb/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Manual-de-Convivencia-2015.pdf
Manual de Convivencia

The school is named for the layer Rodrigo Lara Bonillo (1946-1984). Appointed Minister of Justice in August 1983, Lara obtained the expelling of the the drug lord Pablo Escobar from the Congress and the revocation of his US visa; he further revived criminal charges against the drug lords. On 30 April 1984, Lara was murdered by two henchmen commissioned by Escobar. The murder resulted in the war against organized crime, led by Lara's successor, Enrique Parejo González.

The flag of Colegio Rodrigo Lara Bonilla is horizontally divided green-white-yellow with the school's coat of arms in the center.
http://www.colegiorodrigolarabonilla.edu.co/crlb/nuestro-colegio/imagen-institucional/
School website
Ivan Sache, 28 September 2018


Roldanillo, Instituto de Educación Técnica Profesional de (INTEP)

image by Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008

"Instituto de Educación Técnica Profesional de Roldanillo" (INTEP) was created on 17 May 1979 (Decree No. 1093) in Roldanillo  as "Instituto de Educación Intermedia Profesional de Roldanillo". The institute was reorganized and renamed "Instituto de Educación Técnica Profesional de Roldanillo" on 26 April 1988 (Decree No. 758) and its general statutes were approved by the Ministry of National Education on 15 May 1989 (Decree No. 1027).
The flag of INTEP is shown graphically and described on the INTEP website.
The flag is vertically divided yellow-white-blue with the emblem of INTEP in the middle, in dimensions 1.20 m x 1.50 m (that is, with proportions 4:5).
Yellow is the colour of the nobleness and high value of knowledge, and of the joy and honour characterizing all the working activities in the institute.
White is the colour of light and the greatest symbol of union, purity and nobleness conferred by study.
Blue is the colour of the sky over Roldanillo, and, more generally the colour of heavens once clouds have dispersed; it represents truth, justice, the deep gentleness of the university members and loyalty to the spiritual values.
Placed on the symbolically strong white colour, the emblem of INTEP unites the meanings of the yellow and blue colours.
The vertical display of the colours represent the continuous increase of knowledge towards excellence. It also expresses the infinite and the possible movement. The colours are arranged to match the physiologic mechanism of visual perception.
Yellow, a warm colour, is placed in the left visual field and is interpreted by the brain right hemisphere, in relation to sensibility, imagination, intuition and creativity.
Blue, a cold colour, is placed in the right visual field and is interpreted by the brain left hemisphere, in relation to intelligence, rationality, science and language.
The vertical stripes are arranged according to an horizontal gradient of colour temperature, from the warm yellow to the cold blue, mitigated by the quite cold and still white. This colour display is harmonic and balanced, both in time and space.
The emblem of INTEP is made of a shield surrounded by an elliptic border.
The elliptic border is ornamental but mandatory, with a ratio of 6:5 between its greater and smaller axes. It represents the trajectory of a celeste  body moving around another on an orbit prescribed by the Law of universal gravitation.
In the lower focus of the elliptic shield is placed the shaft and capital of a Doric column. The lower part of the shaft is charged with a scroll bearing the motto ot INTEP and its Latin translation. A woman and a man stand on the column, rising their arms to support the globe placed in the upper focus of the ellipse. The column symbolizes the support and cohesion provided by the past and shared traditions to people, represented by a pair in a creative function, aimed at the free research of inner and outer knowledge.
The central elements are surrounded by two golden branches of olive symbolizing peace and the commitment of INTEP to keep and preserve the natural environment with the help of science and progress.
Yellow, used in the outline of the outer ellipse, in the olive branches and in the scroll, represents the sun as a source of vitality, loyalty to the commitments, the nobleness and high value of knowledge, and the joy and honour characterizing all the working activities in the institute.
Blue, used in the central figures, in the globe and the column, is the colour of the sky over Roldanillo, and, more generally the colour of heavens once clouds have dispersed; it represents truth, justice, the deep gentleness of the university members and loyalty to the spiritual values.
The motto is written on the scroll in relief, with letters outlined in black, representing prudence, shyness and honesty. The background of the shield is white, the colour of light and the greatest symbol of union, purity and nobleness conferred by study.
Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008


Rosalía Suárez, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 13 October 2014

Institución Educativa Rosalía Suárez was established in the Belén borough, part of the town of Medellín (Antioquia Department), by Resolution No. 16,385 of 27 November 2002, as the merger of Escuela Rosalía Suárez (est. in 1954 and named by Ordinance No. 21 of 28 November 1959 for the mother of President of the Republic Marco Fidel Suárez [1918-1921]), and Escuela Especial Municipal Belén.
The flag of the institute is described in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided white-blue. White is a symbol of peace, while blue is a symbol of stability, deepness, loyalty, trust, knowledge, intelligence, faith, truth, and eternity.
Source: http://rosaliasuarez.edu.co/manual-de-conviencia/ - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 13 October 2014


Rosario, Universidad del

  images located by Esteban Rivera, 25 October 2016

In a broadcast of tv news by CM& I spotted the flag for Universidad del Rosario (Rosary's University).

Its full name is "Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario - Universidad del Rosario" (Major College of Our Lady of the Rosary - Rosary's University). It was established on December 18, 1653 in Bogotá
Sources: http://www.urosario.edu.co/Home/la-universidad/historia/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Rosario_University

The flag features the University's logo (http://www.urosario.edu.co/App_Themes/Ur_home/images/logo.png) whose current version was adopted in 2011 (http://www.urosario.edu.co/Home/la-universidad/Adjuntos/2011.jpg). The logo itself features the symbol of the Order of Calatrava in maroon and white with the name in white. The flag is a maroon horizontal flag with the symbol in white outline and golden letters. For the evolution of its symbol please see: http://www.urosario.edu.co/Home/la-universidad/El-escudo/

For additional information go to Rosary's University (official website): http://www.urosario.edu.co/
Esteban Rivera, 25 October 2016

The symbol is that of the Dominican Order, but with colors changed.
Tomislav Todorovic, 25 October 2016

The University's official website states:

La Cruz de Calatrava es el símbolo de la Orden de Predicadores (Dominicos) (Order of Preachers, in Latin: Ordo Praedicatorum, postnominal abbreviation O.P.), also known as the Dominican Order, (official website: http://op.org/) fundada en 1215 por Domingo de Guzmán. Por pertenecer a dicha orden, el fundador del Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, fray Cristóbal de Torres, hereda al Rosario este emblema distintivo conformado por cuatro flores de lis adaptadas en blanco y negro. A partir de 1936, la Cruz de Calatrava se enmarca dentro de los lambrequines diseñados por Dionisio de Renart, autor de la Estatua del Fundador ubicada en el Patio Central del Claustro, reemplazando la simbología iconográfica dominica propuesta originalmente por el escultor.
Source: http://www.urosario.edu.co/Home/la-universidad/El-escudo/
(Translation: The Cross of Calatrava is the symbol of the Order of Preachers also known as the Dominican Order. Being a member of this Order, Fray Cristopher of Torres inherits this symbol composed of four fleur-de-lys in black and white. From 1936 onwards, the Cross of (the Order of) Calatrava is engraved within the lambrequins designed by Dionisio de Renart (Dyonisis of Renart), author of the Statue of the Founder located in the Central Square of the Claustro (Cloister), replacing the iconographic Dominican symbolism originally proposed by the sculptor).
Esteban Rivera, 25 October 2016

Rosedal, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 7 March 2017

Institución Educativa Rosedal, inaugurated on 26 March 2012, was established in the El Educador borough, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar Department. by Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios. Established in 1958 in the Minuto de Dios borough by Father Rafael García Herreros Unda (1909-1992), the corporation manages 24 educational institutes all over Colombia.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-orange with the institute's emblem in the center of the white stripe. The emblem features the skyline of Cartagena and an open book, representing with the Gospel, charged with the letters "MD", taken from the emblem of Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios.
http://www.colegiosminutodedios.co/rosedalcartagena/index.php/quienes-somos/nosotros/simbolos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache
, 7 March 2017


Rozo, Institución Educativa de

image by Ivan Sache, 12 August 2014

"Institución Educativa de Rozo" was founded in the "corregimiento" of Rozo, Municipality of Palmira, Department of Valle del Cauca, on 26 September 1979 (Decree No. 1953).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green with a thin golden border all around. The drawing shows the flag tied to a staff with a peak-shaped finial and two golden tassels.
The flag was designed by María Mabel Castillo, current Director of the institute. Green represents the natural environment of Rozo, agriculture as the main source of income and the aspiration to a better future. White represents purity, peace and liberty provided in the institute. The golden border represents God's light guiding us every day.
Ivan Sache, 29 January 2009

Institución Educativa de Rozo was established by Decree No. 1,953 of 26 September 1979 in the Rozo village, part of the municipality of Palmira (Valle del Cauca Department).
The flag of the institute, designed by the Director, María Mabel Castillo, is horizontally divided white-green., with a golden yellow border. White is a symbol of purity, peace, and liberty. Green is a symbol of the natural environment, of agriculture, and of hope. The golden yellow border represents God's light.
Ivan Sache, 12 August 2014


Rufino Cuervo, Institución Educativa Departamental

image by Ivan Sache, 24 November 2014

Institución Educativa Departamental Rufino Cuervo was established in Chocontá (Cundinamarca Department) in 2006, as the merger of Colegio Rufino Cuervo - originally established on 24 September 1924 by the parish priest Agustin Gutierrez and the educationalist Miguel Cancelao - and 12 rural schools - Aposentos, Guangüita Baja, Capellanía, Mochila, Tablón, Tejar, Pozo Azul, Retiro de Indios, Retiro de Blancos, Retiro Alto, Chingacio Bajo, and Chingacio Alto. The institute is named for the lawyer, journalist and politician Rufino Cuervo (1801-1853), President of the Supreme Court of Justice and Vice President of Colombia.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-green. White is a symbol of peace and purity. Green is a symbol of hope and of fertile fields.
Source: http://iedrufinocuervochoconta.jimdo.com/mi-institucion/simbolos/  - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2014