Registration is now open! STA Convention
May 7, 2021
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Staff Rep Training Staff Rep Training Register Staying Well at Teaching Workshop
Monday, April 12, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Summer PD Townhall The STA office will be presenting a summer Pro-D Townhall on April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to ask questions and share ideas with other Pro-D reps. Topics that may be covered are organizing Whole Staff Pro-D activities, application process FAQs, summer Pro-D, etc. Summer Pro-D Townhall Register now Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting and STARA is on April 21, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2020-2021 year,
sign up for this year’s links.

Look forward to “seeing” you there.
Special General Meeting and STARA
Knit Chat Wine Night STA Status of Women Committee's Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoy the company while you work on your own projects. This BYOB event happens weekly at 7:00 pm on Fridays starting April 9, 2021! Knit, Chat, and Wine Night! Register now

Latest News

  • Clause of the Week: D.25 Staff Meetings

    It’s nearing that time of the month when most of our staff meetings will be scheduled. Wondering if you have to attend and for how long? Here’s what the article says: D.25.1 ATTENDANCE Whenever practicable, members of a staff shall attend staff meetings called by the supervising Principal / Vice Principal, and further, whenever practicable:Read more

  • 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

  • Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    Special General Meeting on October 17, 2018

    All Surrey teachers are invited to attend our next Special General Meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at the Bombay Banquet Hall (7475 135 St, Surrey) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.Read 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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