Latest News

  • Local Bargaining Townhalls

    Local bargaining is starting November 1.  Your bargaining committee has already been working on both provincial and local aspects of a new collective agreement.  Last year we hosted a survey andRead more

  • Face shields available for the asking

    We were given boxes of face shields last year to distribute, and we still have a lot. They are quite good quality, heavier than single use shields. They need assembly.Read more

  • City of Surrey Facilities Discounted Pass

    The city of Surrey offers a 25% corporate group rate for teachers for their annual Recreation Pass as well as discounts for single swipe passes which includes 10-swipe passes (10% off)Read more

  • Sad News: Trish Kelley 

    After an extended struggle with cancer, long time STA activist Trish Kelley passed in Kamloops, July 8, 2021. Trish served as a first vice-president of the STA, was a longRead more

  • Can Admin split Pro-D Days?

    The Collective Agreement provides for six non-instructional days, four of which are teacher-directed. Admin has one non-instructional day that they are responsible for planning and this single day cannot be split.   Teachers have professionalRead more

  • No Staff Meetings on Pro-D days

    If Monday, September 27th is a teacher-directed Pro-D Day at your school and you have a staff meeting scheduled for that day, the meeting cannot happen during instructional hours, because a staff meetingRead more

  • Supporting Health Care Workers

    We’d like to show our support in a meaningful heartfelt way for the workers who are doing all they can to help our society in the pandemic, and who faceRead more

  • Volunteer as a Peer Support Consultant

    As you continue growing in your teaching career, you may feel the desire to give back to the profession in the same way that others helped you at various pointsRead 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.