TTOC EI 2021.06.09 June 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Are you a TTOC? Did you know that you are likely eligible to receive Employment Insurance payments over the summer months?

This seminar helps TTOCs understand the steps to follow in applying for, and obtaining, EI benefits.
TTOC EI Workshop Register now
Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next STARA is on June 16, 2021 at 4 pm
via 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.
STARA Meeting

Latest News

  • STA Scholarships and Bursaries for Children of Members

    STA Scholarships and Bursaries for Children of Members

    Did you know that in addition to the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award, the Surrey Teachers’ Association annually awards six $2,000 scholarships and six $2,000 bursaries to the children of STA members? In order to be eligible for a scholarship or bursary, applicants must be the graduating children of STA members active during theRead more

  • Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    As many of you know, the STA filed two grievances on reporting in the fall of 2016. This was in response to what many teachers saw as an unreasonable change in expectations from the district around the reporting tools. The two grievances were filed on the Professional Autonomy and Technological Change clauses of the collectiveRead more

  • Results of our STA Election

    Results of our STA Election

    The biggest meeting of the STA year took place May 23rd at the Bombay Hall, which was attended by about 230 teachers. We are pleased to announce the results of the elections. Your Executive Committee for 2018-19 will be: President: Matt Westphal 1st Vice-President: Julia MacRae 2nd Vice-President: Jatinder Bir Grievance Officers: Joanna Cerazy andRead more

  • STA Convention 2019

    As you may know, we changed the structure of the May 4, 2018 STA Convention Day so that we had four sites: Aboriginal, Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary. For next year’s convention we would like to continue with the four sites and are working on an idea to form convention sub-committees for each site. Since theRead more

  • Highlights from STA Convention

    Thank you to all the teacher volunteers, organizers, presenters, committee members, and coordinators who helped to make #STAConvention2018 such a success! This event would literally not be possible without you and we, your colleagues, are so grateful for the many hours of hard work you put in on our behalf. This year, Convention’s 150+ workshopsRead more

  • “Justice-To-Go” DVD Library

    Did you know that the STA’s Social Justice Committee has curated a large collection of social justice themed documentaries on DVD which are available for loan to Surrey Teachers? There are films for a wide range of grade levels and theme areas, from war and peace issues to water privatization, immigration, globalization and many, manyRead more

  • A Message to Teachers from STARS (Surrey Teachers Advocating for Refugee Students Ad Hoc Committee)

    We’re building a picture of how our district is meeting the needs of refugee students and we need your help. To support our work with refugee students across the Surrey School District, we are looking for stories of teachers’ experiences working with refugee students. This will help us understand what resources are currently in placeRead more

Land Acknowledgement

Surrey teachers work on the unceded traditional territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt and Semiahmoo First Nations. As part of meaningful reconciliation work, we reflect on the impacts of colonialism through self-education in order to be accountable to Indigenous people and pay attention to our students of Indigenous ancestry, providing them the tools for their success in the future. We are all on a path to learn more and understand the role of each of us as educators in healing the broken relationship with the First Peoples of these shared territories. We thank those who live on and care for the land.

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.