• OCTOBER 27, 2020
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    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…

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    • OCTOBER 27, 2020
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    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…

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    • OCTOBER 26, 2020
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    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…

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    • OCTOBER 2, 2020
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    Covid concerns continue

    We are working hard to bring forward concerns from Surrey teachers to district administrators and to Fraser Health. There are schools where teachers feel relatively safe now that we have settled…

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    • OCTOBER 1, 2020
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    FSA postponed, hurray!

    We are thrilled that our pressure worked and the FSA tests that were scheduled for October are postponed. Of course, a pandemic is not the time to hold standardized tests for so many reasons. As you…

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    • OCTOBER 1, 2020
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    Orange Shirt Day

    Wednesday, September 30 was Orange Shirt Day. This is a day set aside for remembering the treatment of Indigenous peoples at residential schools in Canada. Indigenous children were forcefully removed…

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