Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting is on January 20, 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
Staff Rep Training Staff Rep Training 2021 Register Register Understanding and Advocating
for Public Education

Friday, January 8, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
Advancing Equity and Inclusion
in Our Schools and Communities

Friday, January 22, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
PD Townhall 2021.01.21 If you have Pro-D questions or are a Pro-D Rep, feel free to sign up for our Pro-D Town Hall on January 21st from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Do you have
Pro-D Questions?
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NTC 2021.02.02 Our popular conference is back on February 2, 2021. You will learn about all your union has to offer in terms of opportunities, programs and advocacy for your rights. New Teachers' Conference Register now EJC 2021.02.02 The STA Environmental Justice Committee invites you to participate in this BCTF workshop, which will
be held on February 2, 2021, from
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (via Zoom). Spaces are limited. Please register by January 28.
Taking Action on Climate Change Register now

Latest News

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    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

  • 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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