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May 7, 2021
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Monday, April 12, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Summer PD Townhall The STA office will be presenting a summer Pro-D Townhall on April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to ask questions and share ideas with other Pro-D reps. Topics that may be covered are organizing Whole Staff Pro-D activities, application process FAQs, summer Pro-D, etc. Summer Pro-D Townhall Register now Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting and STARA is on April 21, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

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Look forward to “seeing” you there.
Special General Meeting and STARA
Knit Chat Wine Night STA Status of Women Committee's Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoy the company while you work on your own projects. This BYOB event happens weekly at 7:00 pm on Fridays starting April 9, 2021! Knit, Chat, and Wine Night! Register now

Latest News

  • STA statement on Attack on Capitol Hill

    We condemn the terrorist attack on the US capitol that took place January 6, 2021. In keeping with our commitment to anti-racism, we, the STA Executive, condemn racism in all its forms. We believe racism and white supremacy were evident in the attack. We believe that it is imperative to speak out in solidarity andRead more

  • January 31 Qualifications Deadline

    In order to be shortlisted for jobs that require certain qualifications in Rounds 1 and 2, teachers need to be listed in the District Qualification Book. Teachers who are interested in changing their assignments to such positions need to apply to the Human Resources Department (courier #481) by January 31, 2021 to have their qualifications evaluated. TheRead more

  • The STA stands with Indian Farmers

    The largest protest in human history is taking place in India. The Modi government has passed three bills allowing large multi-national corporations to largely control the agricultural sector. Sixty to seventy percent of the Indian population works in agriculture. Farmer-led peaceful protests have been met with water cannons and violence by police as they march to the Indian capital. Protests in support of the movement haveRead more

  • Frustrations over re-organization

    We know many teachers are concerned as reorganization is being contemplated in some schools, because some students are returning to face-to-face learning from the blended model. We have heard different reports from different schools around the district about various actions that are being considered. For example, some teachers may be being asked to prepare oneRead more

  • Microsoft Teams and Confidentiality

    A reminder to be careful if you use the school district’s Microsoft TEAMS platform for union business and meetings. Although Teams is efficient for holding large meetings, be sure about who is in the meeting, do not record the meetings, do not use the chat feature (which could leave a permanent record of comments), andRead more

  • Red 4 BC Ed Campaign

    At our last General Meeting, we passed a motion to put pressure on for safer schools. Considering this, the STA is starting a Red4BCed campaign to build advocacy and awareness around issues impacting our staff, students and community during this pandemic. To show we need some changes, please consider wearing red in solidarity on Fridays. Your reason for wearing red might be toRead more

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.

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