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  • Know your Collective Agreement: Staff Committee

    The staff committee is the best mechanism we have under our Collective Agreement to have a real say in how the school runs. Yet some schools don’t have one atRead more

  • Shout Out November 2021

    We received a record number of shout outs for this month, an indication that there’s a lot of amazingness and kindness happening in schools throughout the district! Kudos to youRead more

  • December 6 Vigil

    December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women, reflecting the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, when 14 women were singled outRead more

  • Save the Date for Focus Day 2022

    SD36/STA Focus Day 2022 will be on Friday, February 25, 2022. Our keynote is Len Pierre. His address is Decolonizing Education & Institutionalizing Cultural Safety. Len is Coast Salish fromRead more

  • Call for Nominations

    There will be an election at the January 19, 2022 General Meeting for a Professional Support Services Officer and for a Grievance Officer. Both are Table Officer positions and partRead more

  • Special Bulletin Postings for IST

    The STA and District have entered into a continuing Special Bulletin Agreement for the 2021-22 school year regarding Integration Support teacher vacancies. Special Bulletins are open to contract teachers whoRead more

  • Racial Equity and Educational Justice

    Selected Extracts from Racial Equity Environment Assessment (pages 12 – 14) Summary of Findings from Listening Circles · Staff are student-focused and committed to equity and justice · Staff wantRead more

  • Purchasing pensionable service for unpaid leaves

    If members take an unpaid leave, they have the option of buying service for the period of their absence. Leaves taken under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), including the new COVID-19 related leave, are shared-costRead 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.