View AGM 2020 Register Now The Annual General Meeting will be held on June 10th at 4pm in a virtual format. All members who wish to attend will need to sign up individually as the registration keys are one use only. Please use your surreyschools email for registration. Registration will be open until June 10th at 2:00 pm. The ProD Committee has made the decision to postpone the Professional Development Draw that would normally occur at the STA AGM in May. We know this is a highly anticipated draw that allows for a very unique professional development opportunity and so we will hold the draw at a later date, next school year, when some certainty around travel returns.

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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  • Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Want to get reimbursed for money spent on pro-d? Want to be the first to receive the weekly STA Connection and stay up to date with special opportunities for members and information about our union? Want to learn more about your rights at work? Then you would be perfect for one of the school unionRead more

  • 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 should not be happening. Elementary Teacher-Librarian entitlement is based on the school’s projected enrolment from the previous spring, at a 1:500 ratio. Out of that libraryRead 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, 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

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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