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  • Mask Exemptions 

    If you have concerns with how the policy on mask exemptions are being addressed at your school, please bring your concerns to your admin.  If you are not satisfied withRead more

  • Ending Gender-Based Violence Resource List

    The Status of Women Committee has created a comprehensive Ending Gender-Based Violence Resource List for STA members.  Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR)   Email:  Twitter Facebook    Toolkits Read more

  • Cyber Security Training

    STA members received an email from Surrey School IMS on January 18 or 19 asking them to complete an assignment for Cyber Security Training. Although this may have looked likeRead more

  • Know your Collective Agreement: Prep Time

    By now you’ve probably realized how often you lose your prep time due to holidays and professional development days. But how can you recoup that time? There’s a clause forRead more

  • Pension Plan

    One of the major benefits of being a BCTF member is our jointly trusteed pension plan, which provides retirement security through a defined benefit for life.  Detailed information about howRead more

  • Naomi Onotera

    Tribute by Melissa Salter  I work at Katzie—pronounced Kate-zee not cat-zee—yes, I work at Katzie. Oh—you’re thinking sadly—the school Naomi worked at. Yup. That is where I work and have worked for fourRead more

  • Secondary Teachers’ Preparation Time

    On November 19, 2021, the STA and the Employer have reached an agreement that settles Grievance 20-21-011 regarding secondary teachers’ preparation time for 2020/21 school year. The Association filed aRead more

  • The District Job Description Committee has revised several job descriptions

    The District Job Description Committee has revised the following job descriptions:  Connections Program Teacher  District Behaviour Specialist—ABA Autism  District Behaviour Specialist  District Resource Counsellor  District Social Worker—WRAP Program  School Psychologist Read 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.