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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  • 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 you find that you need additional handouts, please contact reception@surreyteachers.org.  The provincial government has been administering the FSAs to all students in Grades 4 and 7Read 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 on September 24. As always, we encourage everyone to wear an orange shirt on Friday, September 28 in honour of residential school survivors and in theRead more

  • Remedy FAQ Update

    Remedy FAQ Update

    I am feeling pressure from my admin to take remedy time even though I don’t want to. Do I have to take it? No. Teachers cannot be compelled to take remedy if it will not be helpful to them. Do I have to take remedy time before the end of the school year? Teachers areRead 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 give 30 days’ notice ahead of the start of the next school year. You can, of course, give more notice of resignation or retirement. 2. BenefitsRead 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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