Registration is now open! STA Convention
May 7, 2021
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Staff Rep Training Staff Rep Training Register Staying Well at Teaching Workshop
Monday, April 12, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Summer PD Townhall The STA office will be presenting a summer Pro-D Townhall on April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to ask questions and share ideas with other Pro-D reps. Topics that may be covered are organizing Whole Staff Pro-D activities, application process FAQs, summer Pro-D, etc. Summer Pro-D Townhall Register now Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting and STARA is on April 21, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

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Look forward to “seeing” you there.
Special General Meeting and STARA
Knit Chat Wine Night STA Status of Women Committee's Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoy the company while you work on your own projects. This BYOB event happens weekly at 7:00 pm on Fridays starting April 9, 2021! Knit, Chat, and Wine Night! Register now

Latest News

  • Tips for Teaching during a Pandemic

    In light of the new guidelines dated February 4, 2021 from the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC), we thought it would be helpful to teachers to provide this summary of what we have found to be the most common and useful directions for teachers. Read the full summary (last updated: February 25, 2021)Read more

  • Knit, Chat, and Wine Nights are back!

    Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoyRead more

  • Interested in Job Share?

    The STA is facilitating a Job Share information session on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm via zoom.  Join your colleagues to connect with potential job share partners and learn about your rights when it comes to job shares.  In addition to taking you through the application process, you will learn about possible denials and whatRead more

  • Income Tax deduction for working at home

    You may have heard that there is a tax deduction available for 2020 taxes for workers who had to work from home during the pandemic. We understand that one can claim under the temporary flat-rate amount ($2/day, minimum 4 consecutive weeks) without any additional documentation from the employer. That will probably apply to most of us. Be sure to check the CRARead more

  • FSA campaign update

    We have received some feedback from members about principals pushing back when parents seek to exempt their children from writing the FSA. In the past couple of years, the Ministry of Education has put great pressure on school districts to increase FSA participation rates. The Ministry’s position is that all students must write the FSA, unless they are prevented fromRead more

  • Black Shirt Day

    This Friday January 15th, students and educators across BC will be wearing black shirts in solidarity with the anti-racism and civil rights movements led by Black and racialized Canadians. This initiative was started by the Anti-Racist Coalition of Vancouver (ARC) and like Pink Shirt Day and Orange Shirt day, advocates to promote awareness and civilRead more

Grievance: Failures-to-Fill

The STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failure to fill for classroom teachers. The STA is therefore collecting data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill. In an effort to make this task as quick and efficient as possible, we have created a new format for reporting failures to fill.

The Advocate


The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.

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