Latest News

  • Masks

    Masks are not currently mandatory grades K-3 students, leaving our primary colleagues more exposed to COVID-19. Thank you to those teachers who are also parents of primary students who haveRead more

  • New phones in secondary schools

    We are concerned about the health and safety implications around unreliable phones in classrooms. It has come to our attention that some schools have introduced new, web-based phones. Some membersRead more

  • COVID-19 is still here. Please take care.

    COVID-19 has not gone away as much as we wish it would! While teachers are once again being asked to complete Daily Health checks each day it’s also important toRead more

  • Summary of Health and Safety Guidelines for 2021-22 School Startup

    General Approach Much less requirements than last year. Schools remain different than other public spaces. Be tolerant of others having different levels of comfort with the new guidelines. If youRead more

  • Election of your union reps

    Why not make this the year you get more involved in the STA? Every school and site needs STA reps. To be effective as a union, we need to ensureRead more

  • Late Summer 2021 Update

    As we embark upon a third pandemic school year, we want to bring a few issues to your attention before the start of school. Political action about the inadequate schoolRead more

  • Summer Pro-D

    If you feel frustrated with the limitations of the Summer Pro-D agreement, please know that the STA has asked for a renegotiation of the agreement, and the district has not been willingRead more

  • Round 3 Posting Information: Regular and Special Bulletins

    Reminder that you’re not eligible for Regular Round 3 postings if you already have a contract position but you can check the Special Bulletins as you may be eligible for postings there.   Round 3 Postings for 2021-2022 areRead more

Land Acknowledgement

Surrey teachers work on the unceded traditional territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt and Semiahmoo First Nations. As part of meaningful reconciliation work, we reflect on the impacts of colonialism through self-education in order to be accountable to Indigenous people and pay attention to our students of Indigenous ancestry, providing them the tools for their success in the future. We are all on a path to learn more and understand the role of each of us as educators in healing the broken relationship with the First Peoples of these shared territories. We thank those who live on and care for the land.

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.