About Tym Berger

Tym is in his fifth year as the principal of the middle campus, his 14th year at ACS and 22nd year as a teacher. He is a husband to Sharon and the father of four amazing kids. He loves tinkering with stuff and has a pretty good assortment of tools and a garage full of car and bicycle parts. One of his favourite things to do is make something useful out of a bunch of spare parts; he enjoys the creativity and problem solving this entails. He enjoys running and sports of all kinds, though there is nothing finer than a nap on the couch with a football game on the TV!
Jan 16, 2017

Barbies, Fairy Tales and Overhead Doors

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 January 16, 2017|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

Just before Christmas, I wandered around the middle school campus, observing students and teachers. It’s one of my favourite things to do during the day--so cool to be a witness to learning! I was struck by how incredibly busy our halls are, reinforcing for me the fact that our hallways really are extensions of our READ MORE...

Nov 14, 2016

Silly Answers to Good Questions

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 November 14, 2016|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

I was taking a first year Canadian history course and my professor asked the question,“Why do you think there was a law in Lower Canada that prohibited the cutting down of oak trees?” I thought to myself, “Oh, I know this one!” A little background is needed here. I was almost finished my degree, but READ MORE...

Sep 20, 2016

Tubing with the Thiessens

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 September 20, 2016|Middle School, School Vision|

Have you ever noticed that you need others in order to make it through adventures and ordeals? Case in point, tubing on Lake Okanagan. Our school board chair, Rick Thiessen and his wife Karen (who is also our school’s transportation coordinator) invited my family to spend an afternoon boating with them. The Thiessen’s have a READ MORE...

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