These were the first computers to arrive at school. It was the “Radio Shack TRS-80, Model III”. In them, students wrote “El Aguilucho” and “El Pichón”, learned programming language and became familiar with the emerging technology.
COMPANY TO THE LAUREATES
The First Lady of the Nation, Mrs. Rosa Helena Álvarez de Betancourt, and Mrs. Pilar Marulanda de Galofre, accompany the Laureates with the Agustín Nieto Medal, Dr. Carlos Lleras Restrepo and Dr. Eduardo Guzmán Esponda.
The children of Third Grade make the procession from their classroom, on one side of La Raqueta, to receive the Eucharist for the first time.
Around Monsignor Emilio de Brigard, Father Luis Carlos Mantilla, Secretary Gabriel Triana and the Principal, Germán Pardo Sánchez, pose for the photo some of the teachers who by 1985 transmitted their knowledge to all the students.
IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS
During their Physical Education class, these students take a few minutes to pose, with camaraderie, for the camera.
After lunch, the elementary school teachers used to sit on the stairs of the Virgin to accompany recess.
BUST FOR THE FOUNDER
Gloria Nieto de Arias, daughter of Mister Agustín, discovers the bust erected in memory of her father, on the tenth anniversary of the school founder’s disappearance. Since then, the sculpture presides over the most important acts that take place in La Raqueta.
María Helena Amador Mateus represented the essence of the school. In addition to having been the eternal and faithful collaborator of Mister Agustín, she had the virtue of greeting the students by their full names, and then, in the same way, she sent greetings to the parents of her interlocutor.
High school football team that won the Aguilucho Cup, which is held every year on the school grounds.
In the Bands Contest of 1986, the Gimnasio Moderno captivated the attention of the public with the famous “bowtie”, a figure achieved with the participation of all the members and which was decisive for the jury to award it first place.
Girls from the Gimnasio de Nuestra Señora – known as Nena Cano – and from the Gimnasio Femenino met in the afternoons with the boys of the Gimnasio Moderno to sing to life, under the guidance of the teacher José Eleazar Leal.
HIKE WITH NELSON
Teacher Nelson Cuervo has always been a great hiker. In this image, the students make a stop on the way to take a break and thus be able to continue the walk through the Eastern Plains.
Building of the art classrooms in the Cultural Center.
TEACHERS ON A FIELDTRIP
In the photograph, from left to right, Maria Elena Amador, the Social Studies teacher Myriam Bustamante, the Physical Education teacher Oscar Bravo and a student who proudly wears his hiking scarf.
A WEDDING ON CHILDREN’S DAY
One day María Helenita came out dressed as a bride from the Main Building. Her suitor was Francisco Amador, the Computers Teacher The wedding was blessed, before the confused eyes of the witnesses, by the Principal who was disguised as a bishop. The day ended and everything came back to reality
ARRIVING TO CLASS
Very early in the morning, Montessori children arrive at school with their suitcases and lunch boxes to start the school day.
25 years ago, the building where the “Ernesto Bein” Hall and the music and art rooms of the Gimnasio Moderno were inaugurated. It was the gift that the community gave to the city in its 450 years and since then it has established itself as the “ideal environment for culture in Bogotá”.
ON THE WAY TO GORGONA
On the ship of the National Navy that took them to the Gorgona Island in the Colombian Pacific, Nicolás Durán, Juan Pablo Chaustre, Felipe Pimentel, Camilo Vergara, Javier Uribe, Germán Camilo Lleras and Carlos Bieri.
Mrs Ana Restrepo del Corral, Director of the Gimnasio Moderno, is awarded by the President of the Republic, Virgilio Barco Vargas, with the imposition of the Great Medal Agustín Nieto Caballero, on the day of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Gimnasio Moderno.
In the 75 years, Germán Pardo Sánchez gave Father Luis Carlos Mantilla the packages containing historical elements that were deposited 25 years ago in the school’s historic ark.
In the celebration of the Diamond Anniversary, Don Francisco Eudoro Romero, “Eudorito”, an employee who worked at the school for more than 70 years, helps install the plaque that covers the urn that will open on the day of the commemoration of the first centenary .
GIMNASIO MODERNO STAFF
This is the administrative and general service staff that worked in the year of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the school. Men and women who give their lives to the school day by day.
Postage stamp that the National Government granted in memory of the centenary of the birth of Don Agustín and of the celebration of the Brilliant Anniversary of the Gimnasio Moderno
Group of teachers and administrators associated to the school in the year of the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of its foundation.
WITH THE NURSES
María Teresa de Plata on the left and Julita Lleras de Garavito on the right, both school nurses, are accompanied by Inés Castillo Torres, Director of the Documentation Center and Cecilia Ruiz Tolosa, Coordinator for many years of the first section of the primary school.
The bell rings and everyone goes out for recess. The soccer matches are part of the program. In front of the grand Chapel of Cristo Rey and the modest kiosk, the children play before starting the next class, regardless of the gala uniform.
Before going on an excursion, the boys set up their tents in the school fields to be sure of how to do it and that there is no lack of rods or stakes.
Fifth Grade children dressed up, after their theatrical performance in the Library during the programming of the Cultural Week. They are: Nicolás Calderón, Juan Francisco Soler, Juan Sebastián Villamizar “Pijama”, Macías, Mauricio Gutiérrez and Felipe Caballero.
At the launch of Bogotá City Community Libraries, which was promoted by singer Gloria Estefan, eleventh-grade student Daniel Samper Ospina reminded attendees that it would always be cheaper to purchase a good book than a concert ticket from the popular artist.
HORSE RIDING COMPETITION
On the initiative of the students of the Sports Committee, the High School Soccer Field was adapted to carry out the First Equestrian Competition that called for lovers of this sport. Silvia Rosselli, a teacher for many years in the school preschool, was the great inspirer of this activity.
The School Dining Room became the ideal setting for students to show their musical skills on the morning of Gimnasian Talent.
THE GIMNASIAN SIGNAL
Camilo García, Jorge Ramírez, Amos Piñeros, Camilo De-Irisarri and Carlos Torres were members of the Radio Gimnasio Moderno team. They broadcasted their programs during recess, through a pirate transmitter built by themselves.