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  • The Asterisk Items in the Collective Agreement

    I am an asterisk educator. I looked on in envy as my colleagues shared their excitement about their experiences on the province-wide professional development day last week. There are noRead more

  • Supporting Female Students and Female Teachers in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is now under the control of Taliban military forces resulting in female teachers and female workers being forced to stay home and not to work.  Afghans are asking forRead more

  • STA Fall 2021 Awards Recipients

    Winning a scholarship/bursary is a happy and proud moment, not just for the winner but also for the parents, extended family, friends and, of course, the Surrey Teachers’ Association (STA)Read more

  • Social Justice Reps

    Every school site should have a Social Justice Rep as part of the union team that includes the Staff Rep, Health & Safety Rep, and Pro-D Rep. Because the BCTFRead more

  • Mask Wearing Non-Compliance

    When discussing concerns about mask wearing non-compliance with administration, ensure that you have the Public Health Order handy. The wording in the order is much stronger than the Health andRead more

  • Ideas to balance the loss of Monday and Friday prep times?

    At many elementary schools, a few teachers end up with Friday and Monday prep times.  As most statutory holidays fall on these days, these teachers end up with significantly lessRead more

  • Surrey Teachers’ Favourite Teachers

    To celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2021 on Tuesday, October 5, we called for stories of Surrey Teachers’ favourite teachers in last week’s STA Connection. Here are the entries we received: Raman Badesha – TTOC My favourite teacher was Ms. HenryRead more

  • New Reporting Policy

    The Ministry of Education has released a draft form of a new K–12 Student Reporting Policy which includes significant changes to the current reporting order. Teachers, parents, and students have fromRead 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.