DOCUMENTS IN THE URN
On the occasion of the 50 years celebration, Mister Agustín Nieto Caballero, his wife Mrs Adelaida Cano, Monsignor Emilio de Brigard and the former President of the Republic, Eduardo Santos, look excitedly at the documents that were deposited in the urn 25 years ago.
Jorge Salazar of Elementary and Mauricio Ortiz of Secondary, together with Mister Agustín, proudly show the Cup of Personal Effort that the school awarded them in the Closing Session.
The eyes of the Gimnasio students knew another Universe, thanks to the room that Prof Bein designed so that the light entered only from the side and illuminated the mirrors of the microscopes.
The children of Elementary sing like angels under the naves of the Chapel during their choir class with teacher Jose Eleazar Leal
IN THE DORM
While some organized their school chores and others, their personal items, some took advantage of some minutes to take a nap. Such was life in the dormitories of the boarding school.
LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE
Giovanni Martinelli, Ernesto Bein, Pepita Calderón and Álvaro “el Pájaro” Gutiérrez, represent on the tables of Fernández Madrid, the play “Le Malade Imaginaire” by Moliére.
During the “retreats” that the school programs, Father José Ignacio Perdomo plays the guitar, under the gaze of the student Fernando Urrego and the company of El Prof.
Mister Agustín observes and encourages the children participating in the tricycle race on the day of the school’s party
UNVEILING OF THE PLAQUE
Presentation of the plaque in which the OAS recognized the college for its gesture of having preserved, in 1948, the deliberations of the IX Pan American Conference amid the chaos of April 9.
The looks and the surprise of the children in drawing class with the teacher Cecilia Ruiz, who was later the Coordinator of the first section.
UNDER THE PINE
Father Luis Montalvo talks to the students during his outdoor religion class, under the branches of a giant pine in the Founder’s Park.
Another of the Prof’s great virtues were his histrionic gifts. Every time he stepped on the stage boards his students were not able to recognize him. He was someone else; characteristic that also appeared in front of the board when he taught his classes.
At the end of the school year, the Prof programmed with some of his most outstanding students, cultural fieldtrips to Europe. Here, alongside him, the brothers Álvaro and Jaime Gutiérrez.
Students from Second Grade Decroly in drawing class with their teachers Maruja Otoya de Casas and Teresita Casas de Gutierrez.
THE OTHER BAND
With clarinets, trombones, cornets, tuba and trumpets, among others, in front of the entrance to the Main Building, the students’ Symphonic Band is presented.
Teacher Luis Alberto Vargas’s classes last in the memories of his students. Mister Luis, as he was known, always knew how to show the world of science with clear methods and a lot of patience.
These students are very interested in their biology class. The teacher taught the digestive system of the human body, with full color plates and the unforgettable skeleton that was missing one or another bone.
In the shelves of the Library, the students investigate about different topics for their classes with the help of the librarian, Paulina Guarnizo.
AT EASE… FIRM!!!
On the pole, the flags of Colombia and the Gimnasio Moderno fly, and in the background the impeccable line-up of all the students who watch the presentation of the Band.
Representation of the play “The Phantom” in which the students and the teacher Patricia Villaneda de Amador act, on the tables of the Fernández Madrid Theater.
VOLLEYBALL WEARING A TIE
Without the jacket, the “blazer” of the uniform these boys play a friendly match on the deck of the Covered Gym.
ON A HORSE
Being invited by the Prof was a privilege that not many students can share. He invited them to his farm in Tabio and took them from store to store to discover the region. Anecdotes are endless.
YOUTH RED CROSS
The children that made up the Youth Red Cross Brigade, which was founded in 1923, deliver the groceries as part of their humanitarian commitment, a pillar of the School’s philosophy.
The students of the Gimnasio are well aligned. They look impeccable in a gala uniform, while the Band honors the national flag and the school’s green and orange flag.
This row of cooks is led by Prof. Bein and is followed by the students. They are going to serve lunch to all the students.
He met Mister Agustín at a World Congress on Education. He came to Colombia to make sure of everything he had heard and fell in love with the Discipline of Trust. A universal man; strict, but at the same time affable, he managed to establish himself among several generations of students as an unforgettable teacher.
Thee Audiovisual Hall that was next to the Library in the High School Building. Against the walls are the maps of all the corners of the Earth and, in the center, the overhead projector that enlarged the texts and graphics of the books against the wall.
By the early 1970s, the Girls of the Feminino competed in the Indoor Gym against the boys of the Moderno. Generally the girls won.
THE PIGEON HOUSE
The Leaning Tower of Babel. That’s what the students called the old pigeon house that was stationed on the trunk of a tree. In the background, its replacement is built.
Before going on a mid-year vacation, on the day of the school party, all the students parade around La Raqueta to the rhythm of the band.
Sideburns, bell-bottom pants, large lapels and the occasional miniskirt were part of the fashion used by teachers in the early 1970s.