Colegio Bolivar Values
Creating the future together!
We want the values we live at Colegio Bolivar, framed in our mission, to transcend and positively impact society, and to make a difference.
Personal BestCattleya Orchid
Autonomy and ResponsibilitySamán
Sense of Bolivar CommunityCotorra Cheja
Respect, treat others as you would like to be treated.
Qualities of the Jaguar
In our Latin American culture, there is no animal that generates more respect and admiration than the jaguar, an important symbol of power and strength. They are energetic, intelligent, and agile animals. They possess a keen sense of sight, as well as hearing and smell. Without a doubt, this beautiful feline is worth a second look.
Qualities of Respect
Respect speaks to us of appreciation and recognition towards a person or thing. The word “respect” translates from the Latin “respectus,” which means attention or consideration. Originally, it meant “look again”; hence, something that deserves a second glance is something worthy of respect. Recognizing one’s own value, and the rights of others and society, means to treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
The imposing Jaguar is a symbol of respect and admiration throughout our Latin American culture.
Integrity, do the right thing even when no one is watching you.
Qualities of the Yubarta Whale
Defined by biologists as a "charismatic mega species,” the Humpback Whale, with their immense size, long white fins, charming songs, and spectacular acrobatics, travel thousands of kilometers to complete their reproductive cycle. They contribute to the functioning of the ecosystem under the sea while nobody sees them.
Qualities of Integrity
Someone with integrity is someone who always does the right thing. It is to do what we consider beneficial for ourselves and not detrimental to others. The word integrity comes from the Latin word “integritas,” which means totality, robustness, and a sound physique. The adjective “integer” signifies intact, whole, untouched, or not easily corrupted. Thus, integrity is the state of what is complete or has all its parts; it is totality and fullness.
The Yubarta / Humpback Whale is an indispensable animal, which silently helps maintain the balance of our planetary ecosystem.
Personal Best, give your best in everything you do.
Qualities of the Cattleya Orchid
The Colombian Cattleya Orchid, the national flower, is considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Its colors, smells, shapes, textures, and sizes make it the subject of endless admiration. Colombia is the country with the largest number of registered orchid species worldwide, more than 4,270!
Qualities of Personal Best
Personal excellence is a process of continuous improvement and seeks to achieve harmony in all facets of the human beings, in their physical, socio-affective, mental, and spiritual dimensions. It is defined as a way of living, a mental attitude, which takes advantage of opportunity and transforms difficulties into positive actions. An exceptional human being encourages others, gives meaning to life, is resilient and balanced, responds with reason, and develops his or her potential.
The Cattleya Orchid, with its impeccable structure, reminds us that we must always give the best of ourselves.
Curiosity, always discover, question and learn with passion.
Qualities of the Butterfly
Butterflies are very special insects. They flit from flower to flower carrying pollen and play an important role in pollinating plants and crops. A butterfly ‘s whole body is covered by small sensory hairs, and its membranous wings of scales. The wings are used to regulate body temperature, to beckon in courtship, and to signal throughout the season.
Qualities of Curiosity
Curiosity is one of the most important qualities for humans in our evolution. A curious mind is an active mind. This teaches us to deepen our experiences and reflect differently; it is the starting point towards personal, artistic, and professional development. Thanks to curiosity, people interact with other subjects and their environment
The Butterfly, in its voyage from flower to flower, evokes the creative reach of our curiosity.
Autonomy and Responsibility, decide and be responsible for your actions.
Qualities of the Samán
The Samán, of great size and stature, adapts to different soil conditions, tolerates high alkalinity and acidity, and, after reaching adulthood, is resistant to drought and excess precipitation. This tree has many medicinal properties, along with exceptional nutritional values, both in the fruit and in the leaves, constituting an important food supplement for animals in times of drought.
Qualities of Autonomy and Responsibility
Autonomy and responsibility refer to our ability to make decisions and act consciously as a social being. It is the result of the learning process, our cognitive development and construction, that each person makes of himself or herself, with a clear moral and ethical foundation.
An autonomous and responsible individual accepts the consequences of his or her own actions and decisions, assuming the appropriate role to positively impact his or her environment.
The Samán is a collaborative force within our ecosystem, benefiting all animals, plants, and humans in their purvey.
Sense of Bolivar Community, support one another.
Qualities of the Cotorra Cheja
The Cotorra Cheja or Blue-headed Parrot is a species of neotropical bird from the parrot family. Most often seen in pairs or flocks, parrots are very social animals that live in colonies where they can find protection. These birds are riveting in their ability to articulate sounds; each one has a different song, and they often imitate the call of others to gain attention or communicate.
Qualities of Sense of Bolivar Community
The meaning of community is founded on the bedrock of our seven stakeholders, fostering relationships of respect, affection, and trust; strengthening links and a sense of belonging; supporting each other; developing a collective identity, where solidarity and support for diversity prevail; fully assuming both individual and group, responsibilities for the welfare of the Bolivar Community and society.
The Cotorra Cheja never fly alone, teaching us the importance of developing a collective identity.
Social Commitment, be a committed citizen.
Qualities of the Farallones
The majestic blue peaks of the Farallones are the youngest rock formations of the Western Range of the Andes and separate the basins of the Pacific and the Cauca River. In this area, various ecosystems, such as rain forests, tropical forests, the forests shrouded in fog, and the paramo, are home to more than 540 species of birds and spawn more than 30 rivers that supply southwestern Colombia. This reservoir of diversity, of unique and endangered species, reminds us of the importance of the commitment of the Bolivar Community to our environment.
Qualities of Social Commitment
Social commitment is based on the principles of honorability. It refers to the obligation imposed on an individual or group, in order to assist others in supporting the community. The origin of this concept plays a fundamental role in the development of society, where each person has the responsibility to participate, given that what he or she does or does not do affects the whole. The commitment of every human being is to contribute to the collective welfare, social, and environmental balance.
The majesty and richness of the Farallones sanction our commitment to take care of our environment.
Motivated by the desire to strengthen our bond with the community and the Bolivar Values, we have enriched their narrative, inspired by the fauna and flora of our environment, reimagining part of the ecosystem.
The choice of plants and animals is just a small sample that shows the diversity of our ecosystem. With this creation, we want to express our values from a more empathetic and ecological perspective. Each representation of these values stimulates the imagination, creativity, and critical thinking, and each enriches our identity.
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