By being part of St. Matthew School, the student is assigned to one of the 4 houses we have: Jischana, Nemgata, Sie, Fijisca. These houses were named after a Chibcha name, one of the indigenous groups that formed the first Colombian civilizations. Each house has assigned a symbol, an element of nature and a color, which are part of the students' sports uniform, and which we can see represented throughout our school.
With this system in mind, we host various integration dynamics throughout the school year, such as sports, artistic, academic and cultural competitions, which help create a feeling of identity and belonging, as well as the development of values such as respect, fair play and collaborative work.
Symbol: Tree of life.
The earth possesses life, the tree is the symbol of life, it allows development and transcendence through its fruits. The tree represents harmony, wisdom, love, truth, and beauty.
Symbol: Phoenix Bird.
Fire, a powerful ally, or fearsome enemy, symbolizes love, passion, strength, emotion, and warmth. Represented by the half-eagle and half-pheasant phoenix bird, who burns every hundred years and is reborn from its own ashes.
Symbol: Three fish.
Water and fish are synonyms of life, projecting the vision of the Holy Trinity in the Christian Faith. Water characterizes truth, transparency, crystalline and clean.
Air is a conductive element, it can be calm or turbulent. It is represented through the OM symbol or creator sign. It is the point of union of the creative forces.
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