I am grateful to no longer have the responsibility of educating young children. Mine were educated in a mixture of schools, Catholic systemic when they were young, and Catholic non-systemic and state schools when they were older. My philosophy on education has always been that different horses require different courses. This, in somewhat simplistic terms, […]
Author Archives: Angela Shanahan
Angela Shanahan is a Canberra-based freelance journalist and mother of nine children. She has written regularly for The Australian for over 20 years, The Spectator (British and Australian editions) for over 10 years, and formerly for the Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times. For 15 years she was a teacher in the NSW state high school system and at the University of NSW. Her areas of interest are family policy, social affairs and religion. She was an original convener of the Thomas More Forum on faith and public life in Canberra. In 2020 she published her first book, Paul Ramsay: A Man for Others, a biography of the late hospital magnate and benefactor, who instigated the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.