Paddles & Bumper Stickers

The Treehorn Express

Prepared and presented by Phil Cullen,

proud anti-NAPLAN geriactivist thinking of kids.


Treehorn story?

The Treehorn Express Theme song: ‘Care for Kids’

Politicians :  Do you know what it feels like to be a teacher of Year 3,5,7,9 these few days?


Paddles and Bumper Stickers

I remember the pre-examination jitters one shared with the kids. It was a grossly tense atmosphere with sleepless nights….growling about some test-crazy donkey somewhere up in cuckoo land who didn’t know what happened in normal classrooms when such tyranny prevailed [in both places]. Useful learning techniques had gone out the window weeks ago. Now it was cram, cram, cram.

I also felt just like Joe Bower of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada [also a victim of the pandemic test plague spread by the GERM virus]

Literacy Inquiry which launched the most clearly defining document about NAPLAN , ‘Say NO toNAPLAN’, that Australia has seen,  last week [attached for you to check again] has bumper stickers available. I bought my first car in 1957 and there has always been a strict rule “No bumper stickers.”  I am about to frack that rule; and park my car from 2pm. to 5pm near one of the nearby public schools so that the Mums and Dads can see that somebody cares. Why don’t you do something like this? Think of those unfortunate Year 3s on Tuesday; poor little tykes. What kind of ‘mentality’ does this to them?

How to buy bumper stickers?  Place your order NOW with   If you order today, there’s a chance you could receive it by Tuesday.   [Fingers crossed. Poor Lorraine]

They cost $1 each and the minimum order is 10. Postage for 10 is $1.20

Postage for more than 30 is $2.40.

Bank : ANZ                Branch : Carlton North

BSB: 013-374            Account Number :   5697-99435

Account name    WILSON, LORRAINE


Let’s do something for all the children of Australia.

It’s ‘Say NO to NAPLAN’ time.

Help your friends to decide.

Any time is good really. Just say “NO! Not to my child”


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Phil Cullen

41 Cominan Avenue

Banora Point

Australia 2486

07 5524 6443


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