Latest News

  • COVID-19 is still here. Please take care.

    COVID-19 has not gone away as much as we wish it would! While teachers are once again being asked to complete Daily Health checks each day it’s also important toRead more

  • Summary of Health and Safety Guidelines for 2021-22 School Startup

    General Approach Much less requirements than last year. Schools remain different than other public spaces. Be tolerant of others having different levels of comfort with the new guidelines. If youRead more

  • Election of your union reps

    Why not make this the year you get more involved in the STA? Every school and site needs STA reps. To be effective as a union, we need to ensureRead more

  • Late Summer 2021 Update

    As we embark upon a third pandemic school year, we want to bring a few issues to your attention before the start of school. Political action about the inadequate schoolRead more

  • Summer Pro-D

    If you feel frustrated with the limitations of the Summer Pro-D agreement, please know that the STA has asked for a renegotiation of the agreement, and the district has not been willingRead more

  • Round 3 Posting Information: Regular and Special Bulletins

    Reminder that you’re not eligible for Regular Round 3 postings if you already have a contract position but you can check the Special Bulletins as you may be eligible for postings there.   Round 3 Postings for 2021-2022 areRead more

  • Out of our Pockets

    The Out of Our Pockets (OOOP) project is a Web-based research tool that will enable teachers and other education workers to document and record instances where they use their own money to purchase thingsRead more

  • Mentor36

    Our Mentor Application Form for the 2021-2022 school year is now open for teachers who work at our Elementary Schools and Learning Centres.  If you’re interested in being a mentor, we inviteRead 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.