CARE FOR KIDS: Some songs and poems.

The Treehorn Express

Opinion soaked in knowledge & experience.

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Treehorn is the hero of an easy-to-read, sad children’s book: “The Shrinking of Treehorn” by Florence Heidi Parry. It clearly illustrates the disregard that adults demonstrate towards children at school. Treehorn’s principal and his teacher, even his parents give him ‘short shift’. They don’t seem to care that school testing can cause stress,vomiting, worry and sleeplessness and does nothing for learning habits. Children’s problems are so easy to ignore. We all should think more seriously about the aims of NAPLAN.

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CARE FOR KIDS

Relax. Lean back. Think about kids. Look carefully at each frame. Sing along as loud as you can.

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‘Care for Kids’

SING UP

Then….If you teach kids how to develop their learning habits, FEEL PROUD. If you’re a testucator, feel ashamed.

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Care for kids

Care for kids

Find a minute to spare for kids

Find a minute to spare for kids

Such a lot you can share with kids

Such a lot you can share with kids

It’s important to care for kids

It’s important to care for kids

Care for kids

Care for kids

Try to always be there for kids

Try to always be there for kids

Won’t you let down your hair for kids

Won’t you let down your hair for kids

It’s important to care for kids

It’s important to care for kids

Oh kids

Care for kids

With the stars in their eyes there’s so much to be learning

Find a minute to spare for kids

KIDS

Such a lot you can share with kids

You can help them to rise and keep the new world turning

It’s important to care for kids

Though they’re small

We need them all

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NAPLAN

[Ray Kelley]

N is for the Nervousness it’s causing

A is for the Angst it causes too;

P the pointless Practice, Practice, Practice;

L the Loss of Learning that we rue;

A stands for the Axe with which to Axe it;

N this Needless Nuisance we deplore

Put them all together, they spell NAPLAN –

A thing to ban for evermore.

[Can be sung to the tune of “Mother”]

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NAPLAN TESTING STRESS DISORDER

I Don’t Want to Do the NAPLAN

[Ray Kelley]

I don’t want to do the NAPLAN

I don’t want to post a score.

Once my Mum and Dad decided

They object to what it’s for.

I don’t want to do the NAPLAN

Just because I’m in Year 3,

And we hear ACARA holler

To imply it’s manda-TREE

I’m not going to do NAPLAN

I don’t want to any more

I’ll be carefree on the test day,

Having slept the night before.

Wasn’t granted an exemption

For some disabiliTEE –

Just withdrawn because the truth is

That it’s not compulsory

[Sing to the tune of “I Don’t Want To Play In Your Yard”]

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Schools Rush In

[Ray Kelley]

Schools rush in

For books that must be read

before Year 7s have to do

The NAPLAN test ahead

Those who see

The danger there

Are told it’s one thing

To grin and bear –AIR-

Schools rush in

To let the parents know

Those vital books are now on sale

At Grabbabuck & Co.

Don’t your kids

Deserve the chance to win?

Oh, how the scholar-dollars flow

When schools rush in!

[ The tune is “Fools Rush In”.]

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No fair-dinkum teachers likes NAPLAN

It breaches all ethical rules.

In a school of repute there is no fan;

There’s learning without measurement tools

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Phil Cullen AM FACE FACEL FQIEL
Gold Medal : ACEL
Life Member : CCEAM, QSPPA, QSPSSA
Classroom Teacher : 17 years
Primary Principal : 22 years
State Administrator: 17 years
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Banora Point 2486
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