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  • Failure to fill Agreement

    On May 3, the Association signed an amended agreement with the School District that resolves several grievances related primarily to special education classes, staffing ratios, caseloads, and failures to fillRead more

  • Round 2

    Round 2 of the Transfer Process will begin on Tuesday, May 24. Make sure the personal information page of Employee Self-Serve makes it clear how you are qualified for the positionRead more

  • Summer Pro-D

    If your school is thinking of having summer Pro-D activities, staff need to vote on the proposal. Many staffs hold this vote at a May staff meeting. However, a voteRead more

  • Reflection by Marilyn Carr, Convention Committee member

    Convention… that time of year when you get to see all your teacher friends… oops, wait… we’re still online. Not to worry, we know how to do this! Wake up,Read more

  • An analogy to explain “restored language” 

    Imagine that after saving hard for many years you bought a good, reliable car in 1993. It was nothing fancy but got you between places in relative comfort and ease.Read more

  • Remedy Agreement

    The grievance officers met with the staff representatives from secondary schools to discuss best efforts to comply with the restored language of our collective agreement. Staff reps, with the helpRead more

  • Health and Safety Update

    With the updated Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines, our Medical Health Officer from Fraser Health has indicated that the following activities can return to pre-pandemic practices:   Food activities InRead more

  • BCTF AGM Personal Reflections 

    Forty-two Surrey teachers spent four days online attending the 2022 BCTF AGM from Saturday, March 19 until Tuesday, March 22. Read what some of them thought about the experience.    AndreaRead 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.

School Visit

We’d like to visit your school! Let us know which date you’d prefer. We are available for lunch or after school visits.

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.