Latest News

  • Year-End President Message

    Hello friends!  It’s hard to believe that another school year is finished. What a historic year it’s been!  We began the year going back to full time face-to-face instruction forRead more

  • Mentor36

    Elementary Are you interested in creating a mentorship culture within your school?  The Mentor36 program will support your school team to co-create learning opportunities for professional growth and to fosterRead more

  • Staff Reps

    In September, your staff will hold elections for staff reps. Facts to know: The staff rep is the peer of the principal in matters related to the interpretation and applicationRead more

  • Prep Time Rollover

    Do you have a lot of missed Prep Time from this school year due to Failures to Fill? Do not fret! As per Article D.4.9 in the Working Conditions sectionRead more

  • Remedy

    The provision of remedy arises from Letter of Understanding No.17 which was signed in March 2017 as a result of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in November 2016. TheRead more

  • TTOC Experience Transfer

    The deadline to apply to have your TTOC Experience transferred to your Contract Teaching Experience is June 30! Sign and send the form to the district (Attn: HR/Payroll). It mightRead more

  • Transfer Grievances

    There are two main types of transfer grievances. In qualification grievances, a teacher is sometimes not shortlisted for an interview because the principal decided they were not qualified. In suitabilityRead more

  • Learn more about Mentorship 36 on September 8, from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

    Are you interested in creating a mentorship culture within your school?  Mentor36 is our Surrey Teachers’ Association – School District 36 joint mentorship program.  We are committed to supporting professionalRead more

  • BCTF Summer Leadership Conference (August 24-26, 2022 at UBC)

    The BCTF is inviting members who would not otherwise be attending the 2022 BCTF Summer Leadership Conference as part of the commitment in creating an equitable and inclusive union. TheRead more

  • Professional Development

    It’s the time of year when some schools start allowing top-ups on Pro-D applications that were not fully reimbursed the first time.  Pro-D Reps please e-mail Navneet Basra at accounting2@surreyteachers.orgRead more

  • Reporting Clarification

    Recently in a few district weekly memos, there have been instructions about year-end reporting changes that have announced the end of the reporting order that was put in place duringRead 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.