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  • Opportunity for Members: STA Committees

    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

  • Clause of the Week: D.25 Staff Meetings

    It’s nearing that time of the month when most of our staff meetings will be scheduled. Wondering if you have to attend and for how long? Here’s what the articleRead more

  • Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Want to get reimbursed for money spent on pro-d? Want to be the first to receive the weekly STA Connection and stay up to date with special opportunities for membersRead more

  • Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    It has come to our attention that some elementary Teacher-Librarians have been assigned to teach more than K – 4/5 prep, as part of the school’s Library Entitlement. This shouldRead more

  • White Ribbon

    White Ribbon

    On Thursday, December 6, White Ribbon Day, the STA Executive Committee passed a motion to donate $250 to the White Ribbon Campaign, working to end violence against women and girls,Read more

  • Staff Rep Training January 2019

    Staff Rep Training January 2019

    The next round of Staff Rep Training starts after winter break! Space is limited to 23 participants per day and there will be 8 sessions happening at the STA officeRead more

  • Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    All Surrey teachers are invited to attend our next Special General Meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at the Bombay Banquet Hall (7475 135 St, Surrey) from 4:00 pm to 6:00Read more

  • Moose Hide Campaign

    Moose Hide Campaign

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the moose hide pinRead 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.

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.