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  • Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    It has come to our attention that some elementary Teacher-Librarians have been assigned to teach more than K – 4/5 prep, as part of the school’s Library Entitlement. This shouldRead more

  • White Ribbon

    White Ribbon

    On Thursday, December 6, White Ribbon Day, the STA Executive Committee passed a motion to donate $250 to the White Ribbon Campaign, working to end violence against women and girls,Read more

  • Staff Rep Training January 2019

    Staff Rep Training January 2019

    The next round of Staff Rep Training starts after winter break! Space is limited to 23 participants per day and there will be 8 sessions happening at the STA officeRead more

  • Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    All Surrey teachers are invited to attend our next Special General Meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at the Bombay Banquet Hall (7475 135 St, Surrey) from 4:00 pm to 6:00Read more

  • Moose Hide Campaign

    Moose Hide Campaign

    The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing the moose hide pinRead more

  • Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

    Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

    FSA withdrawal letters and information for parents will soon arrive to your school via courier, and should be distributed to the parents of Grade 4 and 7 students.  If youRead more

  • Orange Shirt Day

    Orange Shirt Day

    Orange Shirt Day is September 30! Congratulations to those members who have been drawn to win an Orange Shirt. The shirts will should arrive at your school via courier onRead more

  • Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Things to consider 1. Notice The STA has previously advised that if you are resigning from the District (e.g. to work in another district) you are only required to giveRead 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.