Latest News

  • 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

  • Call out for 2022 BCTF AGM Delegates

    Do you want to attend the BCTF AGM from Saturday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 22, 2022? It’s expected that the AGM will be a hybrid event but final details haveRead more

  • Training for NEW Health & Safety Committee Members

    WorkSafeBC requires that all NEW committee members receive a full day of training within 6 months of joining a committee. If you have not been trained or if you are already on a H&S Committee orRead more

  • Mask enforcement

    In circumstances where it appears administration is not appropriately enforcing the Public Health Officer’s Order, including the use of exemption criteria, we recommend the following steps be taken:  Ensure theRead more

  • Being Anti-Racist

    If you’re interested in combating racism within schools in Surrey, there are three options.  To become an Anti-Racism Lead at your school for the 2021-2022 school year, let your admin teamRead 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.