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  • Summary of Health and Safety Guidelines for 2021-22 School Startup

    General Approach Much less requirements than last year. Schools remain different than other public spaces. Be tolerant of others having different levels of comfort with the new guidelines. If youRead more

  • Election of your union reps

    Why not make this the year you get more involved in the STA? Every school and site needs STA reps. To be effective as a union, we need to ensureRead more

  • Late Summer 2021 Update

    As we embark upon a third pandemic school year, we want to bring a few issues to your attention before the start of school. Political action about the inadequate schoolRead more

  • Summer Pro-D

    If you feel frustrated with the limitations of the Summer Pro-D agreement, please know that the STA has asked for a renegotiation of the agreement, and the district has not been willingRead more

  • Round 3 Posting Information: Regular and Special Bulletins

    Reminder that you’re not eligible for Regular Round 3 postings if you already have a contract position but you can check the Special Bulletins as you may be eligible for postings there.   Round 3 Postings for 2021-2022 areRead more

  • Out of our Pockets

    The Out of Our Pockets (OOOP) project is a Web-based research tool that will enable teachers and other education workers to document and record instances where they use their own money to purchase thingsRead more

  • Mentor36

    Our Mentor Application Form for the 2021-2022 school year is now open for teachers who work at our Elementary Schools and Learning Centres.  If you’re interested in being a mentor, we inviteRead more

  • Consolidated Pro-D funds

    The deadline for applying for Consolidated Pro-D funds is Friday, June 25.  Consolidated Pro-D applications can be emailed to accounting@surreyteachers.org, or faxed to (604) 594-5176 for the approval process.  The deadline for use of the Consolidated Pro-DRead 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.