Latest News

  • School Calendar for 2022 – 2023

    The Ministry of Education has adjusted the school calendar in order to include a new statutory holiday on September 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Members are urged to check withRead more

  • Violence in Schools

    Sadly, violence in schools has long affected our members and continues to do so.   The STA and the District have recently formed a working group to tackle this important issue. Read more

  • Learning about anger

    Anger is an important emotion. It has had critically important functions throughout human evolution. Its main purpose is to infuse us with energy so that we can fight for ourRead more

  • Failure to fill Agreement

    On May 3, the Association signed an amended agreement with the School District that resolves several grievances related primarily to special education classes, staffing ratios, caseloads, and failures to fillRead more

  • Round 2

    Round 2 of the Transfer Process will begin on Tuesday, May 24. Make sure the personal information page of Employee Self-Serve makes it clear how you are qualified for the positionRead more

  • Summer Pro-D

    If your school is thinking of having summer Pro-D activities, staff need to vote on the proposal. Many staffs hold this vote at a May staff meeting. However, a voteRead more

  • Reflection by Marilyn Carr, Convention Committee member

    Convention… that time of year when you get to see all your teacher friends… oops, wait… we’re still online. Not to worry, we know how to do this! Wake up,Read more

  • An analogy to explain “restored language” 

    Imagine that after saving hard for many years you bought a good, reliable car in 1993. It was nothing fancy but got you between places in relative comfort and ease.Read more

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that STA members have the privilege of working on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sɛmiˈɑːmuː (Semiahmoo) who have cared for this land for thousands of years, and who continue to care for this land. As educators, we are committed to actions aimed at healing the broken relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

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.