Teachers are often the first to wipe away the tears and give emotional support to their students. From collecting funds and organizing countless assignments, to dealing with new technologies and coaching teams after school, teaching is not what it used to be. Classrooms today are complex places.

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  • 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, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Thank you to everyone who donated shoes for the shoe memorial – the STARead 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 office between January 9 and 24. Sessions run from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. Lunch will be provided.  Register now to secure your spot. For RookieRead 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 6:00 pm.Read 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 pin on October 18th signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violenceRead more

Grievance: Failures-to-Fill

The STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failure to fill for classroom teachers. The STA is therefore collecting data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill. In an effort to make this task as quick and efficient as possible, we have created a new format for reporting failures to fill.

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.

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