Flag of Ibis
Ibis (Koninklijk Werk IBIS, formerly Œuvre Royale des pupilles de la pêche, Koninklijk Werk van de Kweekelingenschool der visscherij) (website) was founded at Ostend in 1906 at the behest of Crown Prince Albert, later King Albert I, in order to provide education to fishers' waifs. Ibis, a ship bought at Southampton, served as a stationary school building till 1924 and educational tool till 1937.
From 1908 on, Ibis operated fishing boats to augment income. During the first World War, Ibis stayed at Milford Haven in 1914-1919. The current school building opened in 1924. Ibis moved to Bruges during the Second World War.
The tutelary ministry has been the Ministry of Communications till 1980, then the Ministry of Education (primary school and maritime secondary school, lodgings). Ibis was granted additional infrastructure during the 1980-1990s. The school has always enjoyed Royal patronage.
The flag of Ibis (annual report 2008, photo, p. 17) is a rectangular flag, horizontally divided light blue above white and bearing in the centre the emblem in yellow, crowned in full color.