Sign up Margie Willers passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2020. She was President of the STA from 1990-92 and was instrumental in bargaining many of the provisions Surrey Teachers have today. She was a truly great Surrey teacher and the rights of Surrey Teachers were her great focus. Please join us on Sunday, November 29 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm to help memorialize Margie by signing up. Virtual Memorial for Margie Willers Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 We will be reconvening the meeting on
December 2, 2020 at 4 pm on Zoom.

If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2020-2021 year, sign up for this year’s links.

Look forward to “seeing” you there.
November Special General Meeting will continue on December 2! 
Register now Gender-Based
Violence Workshop
The Status of Women Committee is hosting a full-day workshop on gender-based violence, with the goals of working to end violence against women and girls, and promoting gender equity, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

The full day gender-based violence workshop will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Status of Women Committee will cover the costs of your TTOC. Spots are limited, so make sure you sign up first before booking your LOA. The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.

Latest News

  • RIP Margie Willers, Past President of the STA

    Sad news – our dear Margie passed away peacefully on Nov 17th, 2020.  She was President of the STA from 1990-92, and was instrumental in bargaining many of the provisions we have today. The 1990 bargaining round was when we won the most significant gains in 40 years of bargaining before and after, and MargieRead more

  • “Failures to Fill” Reporting

    As many of you already know, the STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failures to fill for classroom teachers. The STA has been collecting this data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill via this link found on our homepage underRead more

  • Communications Coordinator Introduction

    My name is Adilah Abdirahman and I would like to introduce myself as your new Communications Coordinator. This is my second year with the Surrey School District and I currently serve as a Local Representative on the 2020-2021 Executive Committee. By training, I am an English teacher and hold a Master of Education from YorkRead more

  • Virtual School Visits

    The STA table officers have done hundreds of school visits in the last 3 years as a result of our push to be more accessible to members and to provide direct service, as well as to get to know our members and schools better. Now the pandemic has thwarted this campaign! We are keen toRead more

  • Secondary Scheduling: Any Changes?

    We have heard concerns from many secondary teachers about the significant disparity in student contact hours between Grade 8/9 and Grade 10/11/12 courses. We have raised these concerns with senior management, but their current plan is not to make any changes to school schedules for the second quarter. However, they are interested in hearing from teachersRead more

  • Update on Blended Learning

    Blended learning raises many issues, and we are having ongoing discussions with the employer about various issues that members have brought forward. We can report the following:  It no longer seems that all elementary blended classes will end in January. Since the program was a response to parent demand for a blended option, and that demand is likelyRead 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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