Latest News

  • November Pensions Seminars

    For the next five Tuesdays, from November 1 to November 29, 2022, there will be online pension seminars provided by the BCTF to help members learn about their pension plan,Read more

  • Newly Elected STA TTOC and Early Career Rep – Hallan Mtatiro

    As of Wednesday October 19th, I’m happy to be your newly elected TTOC and Early Career Rep in our association. As both a TTOC in our district, and in myRead more

  • Concerns about Elementary Reporting

    We have heard from many members with concerns about the changes in Elementary Reporting, notably that Elementary school teachers are required to use Spaces or the CSL Template for reportingRead more

  • My Journey with Truth and Reconciliation

    Submitted by Katerina Bardouniotis, French Immersion Learner Support Teacher I have been taking little steps to educate myself on the history of residential schools and learn what truth and reconciliationRead more

  • Bargaining Update

    The BCTF has reached a tentative deal with BCPSEA. This is not the final deal as members still need to vote on whether to accept it. Details of the deal canRead more

  • STA Fall 2022 Awards Recipients 

    We are happy to announce the winners of the Fall STA Awards. This past COVID year presented an extra challenge to the applicants and their families. The Awards Committee hadRead more

  • WorkSafeBC and COVID-19 

    Many members are continuing to contract COVID-19.  If WorkSafeBC can link your case to an exposure at school, you are entitled to have most of your sick days reimbursed byRead more

  • Violent Incidents in Schools 

    We have had a number of calls to the office about violent incidents in schools. Some incidents involve students and others do not. WorkSafeBC says, “Violence” means “the attempted or actualRead 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.