• Virtual School Visits

    The STA table officers have done hundreds of school visits in the last 3 years as a result of our push to be more accessible to members and to provide direct service, as well as to get to know our members and schools better. Now the pandemic has thwarted this campaign! We are keen toRead more

  • Remedy FAQ Update

    Remedy FAQ Update

    I am feeling pressure from my admin to take remedy time even though I don’t want to. Do I have to take it? No. Teachers cannot be compelled to take remedy if it will not be helpful to them. Do I have to take remedy time before the end of the school year? Teachers areRead more

  • Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Retiring or Leaving the District?

    Things to consider 1. Notice The STA has previously advised that if you are resigning from the District (e.g. to work in another district) you are only required to give 30 days’ notice ahead of the start of the next school year. You can, of course, give more notice of resignation or retirement. 2. BenefitsRead more

  • 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

  • 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