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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  • STA Convention 2019

    As you may know, we changed the structure of the May 4, 2018 STA Convention Day so that we had four sites: Aboriginal, Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary. For next year’s convention we would like to continue with the four sites and are working on an idea to form convention sub-committees for each site. Since theRead more

  • Highlights from STA Convention

    Thank you to all the teacher volunteers, organizers, presenters, committee members, and coordinators who helped to make #STAConvention2018 such a success! This event would literally not be possible without you and we, your colleagues, are so grateful for the many hours of hard work you put in on our behalf. This year, Convention’s 150+ workshopsRead more

  • “Justice-To-Go” DVD Library

    Did you know that the STA’s Social Justice Committee has curated a large collection of social justice themed documentaries on DVD which are available for loan to Surrey Teachers? There are films for a wide range of grade levels and theme areas, from war and peace issues to water privatization, immigration, globalization and many, manyRead more

  • A Message to Teachers from STARS (Surrey Teachers Advocating for Refugee Students Ad Hoc Committee)

    We’re building a picture of how our district is meeting the needs of refugee students and we need your help. To support our work with refugee students across the Surrey School District, we are looking for stories of teachers’ experiences working with refugee students. This will help us understand what resources are currently in placeRead 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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