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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  • Mentorship: Join Mentor36 Now!

    Mentorship: Join Mentor36 Now!

    Teaching: you don’t have to do it alone! As a new teacher, or someone new to a grade level or subject area, things can get overwhelming. There’s a lot of responsibility on your plate, and you’re working very hard. Studies show that when teachers support one another, everyone benefits. Whether you’re brand new or experienced,Read more

  • STA Scholarships and Bursaries for Children of Members

    STA Scholarships and Bursaries for Children of Members

    Did you know that in addition to the Jennifer Wadge Memorial Social Justice Award, the Surrey Teachers’ Association annually awards six $2,000 scholarships and six $2,000 bursaries to the children of STA members? In order to be eligible for a scholarship or bursary, applicants must be the graduating children of STA members active during theRead more

  • Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    Reporting Grievances Resolutions

    As many of you know, the STA filed two grievances on reporting in the fall of 2016. This was in response to what many teachers saw as an unreasonable change in expectations from the district around the reporting tools. The two grievances were filed on the Professional Autonomy and Technological Change clauses of the collectiveRead more

  • Results of our STA Election

    Results of our STA Election

    The biggest meeting of the STA year took place May 23rd at the Bombay Hall, which was attended by about 230 teachers. We are pleased to announce the results of the elections. Your Executive Committee for 2018-19 will be: President: Matt Westphal 1st Vice-President: Julia MacRae 2nd Vice-President: Jatinder Bir Grievance Officers: Joanna Cerazy andRead 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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