Pro-D Rep Training
Rookie Pro-D Rep Training: September 21, 2021
Returning Pro-D Rep Training: September 22, 28, and 29, 2021
Please note: Pro-D Funds will only be released to the school once the Pro-D Rep for that school has attended a Pro-D Rep training session.
If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2021-2022 year, sign up for this year’s links.
Look forward to “seeing” you there. STARA on September 22, 2021
Come join us for a Health and Safety workshop on September 23, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm to review the WCB section on violence protection.
Confirming Violence Prevention
September 27, 2021, 9:00 am to 11:15 am via Zoom The STA is proud to present joint virtual ProD workshop with the NWTU featuring Myrna McCallum.
Myrna McCallum is an Indigenous lawyer and the host of "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast. Myrna educates on trauma-informed lawyering, vicarious trauma, cultural humility, and Indigenous intergenerational trauma through keynotes, training sessions, and customized coaching sessions.
Joint STA/NWTU Virtual Pro-D Workshop
Thank you to all of the Surrey teachers who advocated for public education by wearing red for ed, talking to friends and families, emailing their MLAs, participating in walk-ins and rallies – your support has helped us achieveRead more
The BCTF Fall Representative Assembly will be on November 1-2. This is where our elected local representatives will be making important decisions about provincial bargaining. Surrey has six Local RepresentativesRead more
Committee elections will be occurring at upcoming STARA meeting on Wednesday, October 23. There are vacancies on the following Standing Committees: Anti Poverty Committee – open Awards Committee – 1Read more
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.
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 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.