About Gerry Goertzen

Gerry loves everything to do with wind and water! He loves stunt kites, sailing, and especially time spent on his Hobie 16 in the Okanagan. After learning at UBC, SFU, Briercrest Bible College and TWU, he spent two years in Japan and 20 years at Cedars Christian School in Prince George, and then joined the Abbotsford community in 2011. His wife and best friend Debbie (who he met while tree planting in northern B.C) teaches kindergarten at ACS Elementary. His two oldest children are in University (nursing) and his son Sam goes to school at ACS. His dog is Lucy. His nickname in the staff room is "Sparky."
Feb 27, 2017

If You Build It, They Will Come

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 February 27, 2017|21st Century Learning, Secondary|

On Friday, February 17, we did our annual pilgrimage from the multi-purpose room at the secondary campus to the middle school gymnasium with literally tons of wood. I will admit that this pilgrimage is not my favourite day of the school year.  In one day, we have to organize 25 students to help us move [...]

Dec 14, 2016

The Best Season Ever

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 December 14, 2016|Athletics, Character, Secondary|

Not long ago, I heard secondary teacher Trent De Jong describe athletics by saying, “At ACS we don’t just compete, we represent.”  I heard a great story the other day from one of our coaches in the staff room that exemplified this idea. Here is Joanne Friesen, the Jr. Boys’ Volleyball Head Coach, in her [...]

Oct 24, 2016

Parking in the Right Lot

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 October 24, 2016|School Vision, Secondary, This Square Inch|

Way back when, I used to look at which films were playing on Tuesday nights and sometimes, if Debbie and I weren’t too busy, we would go see one of them. Years ago, we went to a $5 Tuesday night movie on McCallum Road and parked in the lot next to the theatre. After the [...]

Jun 20, 2016

Five Things I Learned in Kindergarten

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:20+00:00 June 20, 2016|School Vision, Secondary|

I was thinking about a month ago, “What am I going to write for my last blog article of the year?”  So I asked my wife, Debbie, who happens to be one of our ACS kindergarten teachers. She said, “Why don’t you spend a day in my world and write about it?” So I did.Last Tuesday, [...]

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