Maryfield College

For Parents

John Doran – Author, Speaker and Teacher

John Doran has been a teacher and guidance counsellor in the Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare for over 23 years. He was Chairman of the Network of School Planners from its foundation, dedicated to the ongoing professional development of teachers.  He is author of the acclaimed Ways to Wellbeing, Ireland’s leading resilience and wellbeing programme aimed at post junior certificate students.

“Ways to Wellbeing” is currently taught in over 140 schools both here and in mainland Europe. John has personally trained over 250 teachers in the programme with great success. He is passionate about the transformative power of education to disrupt poverty, and help young people do all that they can, with all that they have, in the time that they have got, in the space that they are in. John speaks to management bodies, teachers, parents and students on the topics of resilience, wellbeing, stress management and maximising performance both nationally and internationally.

What’s Happening?

John Doran will speak to teachers and parents on Wednesday March 7th 2018

Where? The Parish Centre, Larkhill/Whitehall Parish

What time? 7:30pm

Why? The Larkhill/Whitehall/Santry Adult Faith Development Team are sponsoring this talk. They invited John to come along and speak to teachers and parents from local schools as we are all acutely aware of the increasing struggle with mental wellbeing among our teenagers, and the increasing strain on teachers and families.

We welcome all teachers and parents from your school and hope that you will share details of this free and insightful talk by John Doran.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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