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  • Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

    Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

    FSA withdrawal letters and information for parents will soon arrive to your school via courier, and should be distributed to the parents of Grade 4 and 7 students.  If youRead more

  • Orange Shirt Day

    Orange Shirt Day

    Orange Shirt Day is September 30! Congratulations to those members who have been drawn to win an Orange Shirt. The shirts will should arrive at your school via courier onRead more

  • Remedy FAQ Update

    Remedy FAQ Update

    I am feeling pressure from my admin to take remedy time even though I don’t want to. Do I have to take it? No. Teachers cannot be compelled to takeRead more

  • Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Things to consider 1. Notice The STA has previously advised that if you are resigning from the District (e.g. to work in another district) you are only required to giveRead more

  • Mentorship: Join Mentor36 Now!

    Mentorship: Join Mentor36 Now!

    Teaching: you don’t have to do it alone! As a new teacher, or someone new to a grade level or subject area, things can get overwhelming. There’s a lot ofRead more

  • 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 childrenRead 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 changeRead 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 ofRead 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.