ALL THEIR LIVES
Tribute to our great teachers and employees of the Gimnasio Moderno in the celebration of the ninetieth anniversary of its foundation.
THE GRAND HORSEBACK EXPEDITION
Eighth grade hikers who started “on horseback” from La Raqueta to Villa de Leyva. Eight days of horseback riding through the hills of Cundinamarca and Boyacá. A sample of the hiking spirit of the students.
LETTER TO BABY JESUS
Before the end of the year and after a presentation by the Children’s Band, the children gather at La Raqueta with their parents to launch the letters they wrote to Baby Jesus to heaven.
Since 2005,the initiative of the students Andrés Mozo and Sergio Lombana, La Gimnasiana, a store managed by the students, was created. This project, in its daily management, becomes an exercise in autonomy and shared responsibility.
Since 1989, the students of the school have been able to provide their Social Service with the youth of FIDES (Foundation for Research and Development of Education). In this photograph, on the left, Juan Carlos Tavera from the class of 2005 appears, in the company of the athletes of this foundation.
The branch of one of the gigantic eucalyptus fell on the zoo and devastated everything in its path. The school was on vacation, what a blessing! It was necessary to demolish the Prof’s Greenhouse, the Polimotor Hall and the Biology Laboratory.
IN THE LABORATORY
Children imagine themselves as scientists when they approach the laboratory elements for the first time, provided in this classroom.
Since 2006, students have had the opportunity to participate in the Cultural Exchange and English Language Learning Program in Canada. A way to put into practice the paradigms of the Discipline of Trust and thus strengthen knowledge in the second language. In the image the second group of travelers, before leaving.
Several families in the community have transferred the ashes of their loved ones to the 500 urns offered by the Ashes Building, an intimate and peaceful place for reflection and prayer, located on the eastern side of the Chapel. Designed by Christian Binkele, this construction has won several architectural awards.
WITH NO INSTRUMENTS
In July, the members of the Band made their presentation without instruments and with a large banner that read: “They silenced us.” This was due to a determination by the DAMA, the Administrative Department of the Environment, which ordered to suspend for six months any activity that exceeds the volume allowed for the area.
Children submerged in the warm waters of the Swimming Pool that was inaugurated in 2001. A pedagogical project that includes the management and control of the students’ bodies in three dimensions.
On Open Doors Day, the children of First Grade exhibited their Interest Center: “My City”, a sample of how the Gimnasio Moderno continues to apply the Active School model, in which students learn while they investigate, do and build; all this, under the gaze and company of their teachers.
CULTURE FOR EVERYONE
True to its humanistic and liberal spirit, the School created a free Cultural Agenda open to the entire community, which includes meetings with writers, book releases, forums, recitals, seminars and tributes. In this photo, the inauguration of the Lineas de su Mano Festival I.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK
Students listen attentively to an exhibitor in the framework of the second version of the Week of Science, Mathematics and Technology, which was held in conjunction with ExxonMobil, Microsoft and the Junior Week Magazine.
For a special Flag Raising, all students wore their favorite soccer team jersey. An exercise to learn to respect and tolerate the passion that each fan feels for his team.
THE TREE HOUSE
Inauguration of the house in wood and guadua, which was built on the gigantic Urapán of the Montessori as a result of the project that the children of Primero Decroly started in 2007 and which had the name: “My planet and I”. A search by students to build their own space that would identify them within the school campus.
Mónica Echeverri, Director of the Monsignor Emilio de Brigard Foundation, and Ember Estefenn, Principal of Sabio Caldas (center), receive an important donation from Andrés Chaustre and José Antonio Espinosa, members of the Golf Committee of the Alumni Association for the social works that lead in Ciudad Bolívar.
From a young age, children visit regions close to the capital on day trips, and then, as their exploratory spirit expands, they can discover other latitudes. In this photograph, the children of Montessori I know Tabio, Cundinamarca.
HONORS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
In the Closing Session, on behalf of all the alumni since 1965, the Gimnasio Moderno conferred on Mister Guillermo Quiroga González his diploma as Honorary Bachelor of the school, for having trained generations of gymnasts with his wisdom, sense of humor and patience
HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
Inauguration of the building that houses the classrooms for students from the last two school years. It has a modern laboratory, music studios and a multi-engine room. It rose in the area that the eucalyptus branch devastated.
GOOD-BYE TO THE BLACK TIE
On Monday, February 8, the students took off the black tie from the uniform, waved it over their heads, said “see you soon” and put on the new striped tie that was the winner in the contest that was organized among the entire community. Samuel Acosta Arboleda, from Sixth C, wears the new garment while raising the flag.
MODEL UN IN PARIS
Students Santiago Gärtner, Sergio Fog and Francisco Escobar at the Ninth Model of the United Nations that took place in Paris, France, and that was held at UNESCO headquarters.
Concert of the Pre Orchestra before the 1030 girls and boys in celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Gimnasio Sabio Caldas the district school that the Moderno manages in concession in Arborizadora Alta, Ciudad Bolívar, since 2000.
Soccer sparks a special passion among students. When the senior team faces their rivals, the Gimnasio Front sings some songs and harangues with all their might to cheer on the local team and others to try to demoralize the opponent.
Just like when it arrived in 1943, 70 years ago, in the month of November the alligator was taken to La Raqueta, so that the children could ride on it and be amazed with its pointy teeth.
In order to bring the details of the Tradition Cup to all the students, the La Raqueta Televisión team, led by the student Felipe Ruan, broadcasts the football match live on the Internet from Gimnasio Campestre’s soccer field.
Presentation of the Gimnasio Moderno during the Contest in which the precious “Silver Baton” is awarded to the best Martial Band among the friendly schools of the Gimnasio Campestre, Emilio Valenzuela, San Tarsicio, Los Nogales and José Joaquín Casas. In this presentation, the students earned the desired award.
FIXING THE RAQUETA
During the holidays the renovation works of the La Raqueta vehicle path were carried out. A new 18-centimeter layer of concrete supports the weight of school buses.
AWARD FOR THE FEMENINO
During the closing ceremony, the Gimnasio Moderno presented the Agustin Nieto Caballero Medal in Gold Category to the Gimnasio Femenino for its 85 years of existence. Representing her community, Trudy Martínez de Ruíz, Principal of the sister school, receives the recognition.
On the day of the school’s 99th anniversary, attendees witnessed the activation of the countdown that kicked off the commemoration of the school’s first centenary in 2014.
MISTER MIGUELITO SANABRIA
Collaborator of the Gimnasio for more than 55 years. His dedication, commitment and deep love for the institution, marked the life of this simple man who planted hundreds of trees and watched generations of students grow.
20 temporary classrooms were placed on the multi-sports fields so that students could receive classes while the earthquake resistance works are carried out, in the three of the oldest buildings of the school.